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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES FUNDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 383: tabled on 04 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 169 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

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House regards the ability to read, write and speak English as an essential basic skill for all workers in the UK; welcomes the contribution to the UK economy and to the diversity of the population that migrant workers make; recognises that many migrant workers need basic training in English to help them integrate, be aware of their rights and to make a full contribution to society; further welcomes the role that trade unions and employers make in promoting and facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for all workers, including migrant workers; is concerned that funding for training in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is due to be cut back at the end of this academic year; is further concerned that, as a consequence, low paid and vulnerable migrant workers will lose access to ESOL learning; and calls on the Government to reinstate appropriate funding for ESOL learning particularly for those least able to afford to pay for their own training.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Kingswood
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Sheffield, Brightside
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
South East Cornwall
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Birmingham, Northfield
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Brent South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Bury North
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 2006
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2006
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2007
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 9 January 2007
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Llanelli
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2007
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Leeds North East
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2007
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2007
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Edmonton
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Glenrothes
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 December 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
East Lothian
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2007
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Winchester
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2007
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Hyndburn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Dover
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2007
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Bolsover
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
South West Devon
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2007
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2007
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2006
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES FUNDING (Amendment 1)
after `UK;', insert `considers that such a basic skill should be a requirement for all migrant workers to remain in the UK;'.
Labour, Birkenhead
7
signatures
EDM 383A1: tabled on 18 January 2007
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES FUNDING (Amendment 2)
after `workers;', insert `recognises the importance of free ESOL provision for asylum seekers and refugees in rebuilding their lives in the UK;'.
Labour, Walthamstow
5
signatures
EDM 383A2: tabled on 5 February 2007