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FAITH SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 238: tabled on 15 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 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 opposes the increase in segregated faith schools as outlined in the Education White Paper, Schools achieving success; notes that the White Paper says that church and other faith schools must be inclusive but that schools with a particular religious ethos cannot by their very nature be inclusive, because there is discrimination through selection with those of a particular faith being favoured over children who are not of that faith or indeed are atheist, that religious schools choose their children rather than the other way around, that an increase in religious schools may lead to less integration of communities, causing division; and being taught in a religious school is not necessarily a sound basis for living in a multi-cultural society; and further notes that events in Northern Ireland and also in Bradford indicate that we should be working for the greater integration rather than the division of our schools.

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.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Kingswood
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Elmet
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Cynon Valley
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Burton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Holborn and St Pancras
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Crewe and Nantwich
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2001
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Norwich North
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2001
Reading East
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Brentford and Isleworth
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Worsley
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Cardiff North
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Ochil
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Forest of Dean
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2001
West Lancashire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 October 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Wolverhampton North East
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Portsmouth North
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Bradford North
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Wellingborough
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2001
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Hemsworth
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.