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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 225: tabled on 12 December 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 recalls that agreed syllabuses for religious education in maintained schools must now statutorily reflect the 'mainly Christian' religious traditions in Great Britain, whilst taking account of the other principal religions now represented here; believes that religious education in schools should respect the integrity and identity of each religion studied, and should promote respect, understanding, and tolerance for those adhering to different faiths; further believes that thematic teaching approaches which blur the distinctions between religions tend to undermine their coherence and should be avoided; recognises that for good educational reasons only two, or at the very most three, religions can be studied in any worthwhile depth within the constraints imposed on religious education by schools' weekly timetables; urges the Secretary of State for Education and Science to monitor, assess, and if necessary, correct local education authorities' syllabuses in this field to ensure the reflection in those syllabuses of these foregoing principles; and further urges the Secretary of State to issue supplementary guidance to local education authorities on the subject.

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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1991
Bournemouth East
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 1990
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1991
Middlesbrough
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Ilford North
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Milton Keynes
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Holland with Boston
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Brent North
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Castle Point
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
Winchester
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Bury North
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1991
Stafford
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Rochford
Coombs, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Wyre Forest
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Swindon
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
South Staffordshire
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1990
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Emery, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1991
Honiton
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Erith and Crayford
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1990
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1991
Birkenhead
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Shipley
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
North Thanet
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1990
Ealing North
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
York
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Portsmouth North
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Exeter
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Hyndburn
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1991
Southampton, Test
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1991
Western Isles
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
West Gloucestershire
Marshall, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Arundel
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
East Hampshire
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1990
Falmouth and Camborne
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Lewes
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1991
East Londonderry
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1991
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Mid Kent
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Pudsey
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1991
Scarborough
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1991
Hereford
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 1990
South Belfast
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
Southend East
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Ilford South
Trotter, Sir Neville
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
Tynemouth
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 1991
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1991
Doncaster Central
Wiggin, Sir Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Weston-Super-Mare
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 March 1991
Caernarfon
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Congleton
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1991
Sevenoaks

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.