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LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND THE LAW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 718: tabled on 17 April 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 224 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

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Motion text

That this House notes that, by refusing to assess children with special educational needs and issue statements describing their specific requirements, a growing number of local education authorities are dodging their legal obligation to make appropriate provision; deplores this disregard of legal obligations; and calls upon the Government to ensure that all local education authorities fulfil their legal duties under the Education Act 1981.

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.

Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Wansdyke
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Harrogate
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 30 April 1991
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Rother Valley
Beaumont-Dark, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1991
North West Norfolk
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 1991
Eastbourne
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Bootle
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Ealing, Southall
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Blackpool South
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Sheffield, Brightside
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Brent South
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 1991
Upminster
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1991
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Castle Point
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Winchester
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 1991
Gordon
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Warrington South
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1991
Sheffield Central
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1991
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1991
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 1991
Montgomery
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 1991
Davyhulme
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1991
Monklands West
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Swindon
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1991
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Gillingham
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Tooting
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Rotherham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1991
Linlithgow
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1991
Chorley
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 1991
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 1991
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Blaenau Gwent
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
Shipley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Norwood
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Gloucester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Norwich South
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1991
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1991
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Windsor and Maidenhead
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1991
Bow and Poplar
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Billericay
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1991
Ealing North
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1991
York
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Bridgend
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Cardiff Central
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
The Wrekin
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 1991
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1991
Hyndburn
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1991
Peckham
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1991
High Peak
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1991
Harlow
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Mid Staffordshire
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Southampton, Test
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1991
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Clydesdale
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Newport East
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 April 1991
Foyle
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 April 1991
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Clwyd South West
Jopling, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1991
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 1991
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 1991
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1991
Oldham Central and Royton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Hartlepool
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Eccles
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Liverpool, Garston
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Western Isles
Macfarlane, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1991
Sutton and Cheam
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 1991
Caithness and Sutherland
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Halifax
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
West Gloucestershire
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 1991
East Hampshire
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Tiverton
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1991
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 1991
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1991
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 June 1991
South Down
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Newbury
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Mansfield
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 1991
Argyll and Bute
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Redcar
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Sunderland South
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1991
North Cornwall
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Torridge and West Devon
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 1991
North Antrim
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Barnsley East
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Burnley
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Wirral South
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Ogmore
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 1991
Eastleigh
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Gateshead East
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 1991
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Lewes
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1991
Don Valley
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Hamilton
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 1991
East Belfast
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 1991
Broxbourne
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 1991
East Londonderry
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 1991
Banff and Buchan
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1991
Pudsey
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Huddersfield
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Hereford
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Sillars, Jim
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 1991
Glasgow, Govan
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Chislehurst
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1991
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1991
Rochdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 1991
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
West Bromwich East
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1991
Crawley
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Newham South
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Ashford
Speller, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
North Devon
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Stewart, Andy
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Sherwood
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1991
Edinburgh East
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Walthamstow
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1991
Truro
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Calder Valley
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Ilford South
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1991
Bridlington
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1991
Reading East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 1991
North Belfast
Walker, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Worcester
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1991
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1991
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1991
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1991
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 April 1991
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1991
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1991
Cunninghame North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1991
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1991
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1991
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND THE LAW (Amendment 1)
at end add'and give priority to this rather than waste resources on opting out of schools.'.
Labour, Bradford South
8
signatures
EDM 718A1: tabled on 25 April 1991
LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND THE LAW (Amendment 2)
at end, add 'and have the financial means to do so.'.
Labour, Wrexham
6
signatures
EDM 718A2: tabled on 30 April 1991