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EDM (Early Day Motion) 473: tabled on 11 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House deplores the decision by Torfaen County Borough Council to propose closure of Ponthir VC Primary School subject to statutory consultation; notes that the recent Estyn Inspection Report commends the high standard of teaching, pupil attainment and attendance; recognises that the school plays an important role in a village community and is supported by the Church in Wales; regrets that the Director of Education's Report to the Torfaen Cabinet wrongly claimed that the school had a high proportion of surplus places and failed to acknowledge the school's achievements; notes that alternative primary school provision within the authority is nearly three miles away; and calls on Torfaen County Borough Council to withdraw the decision to close the school and the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning in the National Assembly for Wales to reject any statutory notice of closure.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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Line 1, after 'by' insert 'the New Labour-dominated'.
Plaid Cymru, Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
EDM 473A1: tabled on 12 January 2005