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GRAMMAR SCHOOLS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 240: tabled on 26 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 applauds the continuing excellence of the education system in Northern Ireland, which consistently produces higher academic standards than the rest of the United Kingdom; believes that this success is due in large part to the continued existence of the grammar school system; deplores the dogmatic determination of the Government and the former education ministers in Northern Ireland to abolish this system against the wishes of parents and teachers; and calls upon the Government and the next education minister in Northern Ireland to ensure that the present ethos, structure and standards of education in Northern Ireland are preserved.

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.

Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
North West Norfolk
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hornchurch
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2005
Belfast North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Lichfield
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Forest of Dean
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Orpington
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
St Albans
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2006
South Antrim
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2005
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Eddisbury
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Croydon Central
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2005
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2005
Strangford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Meriden
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2005
South West Devon
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
East Devon
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wantage
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leominster
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2005
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.