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ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK 9 TO 15 MAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1430: tabled on 06 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 welcomes Adult Learners' Week and the events being organised all over the country to celebrate the achievements of adult learners; notes with regret the cuts to the number of Learning and Skills Council-funded adult learner places, which have led to 865,000 fewer female learners and 375,000 fewer male learners since 2004-05; is concerned about the opportunities that have been closed to some of the most vulnerable people, including those with learning disabilities and other disabilities; regrets the failure to plan the adult apprenticeship budget, which is likely to lead to a decrease in the number of places available; is further concerned about the slow pace of the Government's attempt to deal with the capital crisis in further education; and calls on Ministers to provide new opportunities to adult learners during the recession.

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.

Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Banbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2009
Worthing West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Islington North
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2009
Shipley
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2009
Ribble Valley
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ilford South
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 June 2009
South Antrim
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 6 May 2009
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Wantage

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.