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CHILDREN'S SERVICES IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 241: tabled on 30 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 regrets the proposals by the Liberal Democrat and Labour controlled Gloucestershire County Council to close three of Gloucestershire's special schools, namely Alderman Knight, Belmont and Battledown Children's Centre, despite the excellent standard of education and care they provide for many children who would not be able to cope or succeed in mainstream schools; further notes the intentions of the primary care trust to reduce the 24 hour acute paediatric cover at the Battledown Children's Ward at Cheltenham General Hospital; is concerned at the downgrading of services for children generally across Gloucestershire; notes the decision by Tewkesbury Borough Council, under provisions of the Local Government Act 2003, to hold a referendum on the proposed closure of Alderman Knight School, which was opposed by 98.8 per cent. of voters in a 56 per cent. turn-out; is dismayed by the decision of Liberal Democrat-controlled Cheltenham Council to vote against Conservative proposals to hold a similar referendum in that borough; and calls on Cheltenham Council to reverse that decision and allow its residents the opportunity to participate in the democratic process to express their views on this important issue affecting many thousands of local children.

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.

Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
North East Bedfordshire
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Fareham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2005
Basingstoke
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
South Cambridgeshire
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Uxbridge
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Tewkesbury
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Broxbourne
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Poole
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Spelthorne
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2005
South Suffolk

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.