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EDM (Early Day Motion) 915: tabled on 26 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 notes the failure of the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to assess the effect of its proposed relocation on its staff and customers particularly with regard to race, disability and gender; further notes the recently announced review of agencies whose work is intended to improve outcomes for children and families, including the TDA, and the predicted loss of at least 85 per cent. of the agency's existing expertise, putting at risk its ability to deliver the Government's aspirations for improving the skills of the children's workforce in schools; is concerned that the agency's stated intention of not paying compensation to staff whose circumstances make them unable to move to Manchester places them under undue pressure to fund comparable jobs in an already difficult London employment market; further notes the UK's changed economic situation since the Lyons review; and therefore calls for a review of the decision to relocate the TDA from London to Manchester.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.