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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1171A2: tabled on 20 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Chaytor on 23 April 2002. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'students' to end and add: "is alarmed at continuing reports of loss of staff from the sector creating a recruitment crisis; believes the recent unprecedented campaign by those bodies representing principals, staff and students is in response to the indifference of Government to the crisis; condemns the Minister for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning for her misleading attacks on the quality of Further Education; and calls on the Government to restore trust in those delivering further education by re-appraising the method of funding from project and initiative to core funding, reduce the needless bureaucracy associated with bidding for such initiatives, and give due respect to the professionalism of governors, principals and staff to do their jobs.".

Original motion text

That this House congratulates the staff of further education and sixth form colleges on their outstanding service to over four million students; welcomes the increased capital and revenue funding now available to the sector; notes, however, that colleges' core funding remains at 90 per cent. of 1995-96 levels and that the funding gap between schools and sixth form colleges for the same three A-level package remains at ú1,000 per pupil; further notes the current recruitment crisis caused by low pay throughout the sector; welcomes the campaign led by the Association of Colleges, NATFHE and NUS, and supported by all the sector's recognised trade unions including UNISON, TGWU, GMB, ATL and ACM, for increased financial support for further education students, an improvement in the core funding allocated to colleges and a recognition of the recruitment crisis caused by growing salary differentials between schools and colleges; and calls on the Government to provide a fair allocation to the further education sector in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.