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COLLEGE FUNDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 166: tabled on 24 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the escalating financial crisis in Britain's further education colleges; regrets the deteriorating industrial relations and increasing demoralisation of staff at all levels within the sector; is extremely concerned about the effect on student achievement and student opportunity of the present instability; condemns the lack of accountability inherent within the current structures of college governance; condemns the lack of any form of serious strategic planning for the growth and development of the sector; believes the current crisis is the direct consequence of the forced introduction of the internal market combined with an inflexible and inequitable funding methodology; believes that the college sector has a central role to play in the implementation of the Government's policies on Welfare to Work and Lifelong Learning; and calls on the Government to introduce a moratorium on the current drive to achieve convergence of funding pending the estabishment of a major review of the further education sector which would include the role and function of the FEFC, the validity of the existing funding methodology, the structure of college governance, the nature of the existing industrial relations framework, the potential for establishing strategic planning mechanisms within the emerging structures of regional government and a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the internal market on levels of student achievement and choice and diversity within the curriculum.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
St Helens South
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Salford
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
The Wrekin
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 1997
Isle of Wight
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Twickenham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Bolton North East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Leigh
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Bristol West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Wakefield
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Stretford and Urmston
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Brent East
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1997
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Burnley
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Dundee West
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Kettering
Sheldon, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Ashton-under-Lyne
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 1997
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1997
Wellingborough
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
North West Leicestershire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Preston
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.