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GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 498: tabled on 29 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 that the Government's tests and targets policy, whilst of some value in the early stages of its reforms of literacy and numeracy teaching, is now after four years in danger of having an adverse effect on teaching and learning in primary schools and that the Government's own commissioned research by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has warned of these effects; and agrees with the independent campaign 'Time to Teach' that new government targets for pupils' achievements in 2004 should be dropped and a moratorium on further initiatives in primary education should be imposed for a period of three years, thus allowing time for teachers to consolidate the work of the national literacy and numeracy strategies to raise standards within a now well established framework of public accountability without further government intervention.

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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2001
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2002
Cheadle
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Guildford
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Stoke-on-Trent Central
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Chesterfield
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2002
Basingstoke
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
North Norfolk
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2002
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Nuneaton
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2002
Hertford and Stortford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Reading West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 November 2001
Ceredigion
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2001
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2001
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.