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CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1142: tabled on 06 December 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 publication of the coalition Government's White Paper, The Importance of Teaching; agrees with the comments of the Secretary of State for Education in the document's foreword that `it is only through reforming education that we can allow every child the chance to take their full and equal share in citizenship'; further notes the Government's commitment to reform the National Curriculum; is concerned that, as part of that reform, citizenship education may become non-statutory in English schools; believes that citizenship is the only subject that provides an opportunity for pupils to become literate in our legal system and political processes and the skills to become active citizens; further notes that citizenship is a subject of academic rigour, established with cross-party support almost 10 years ago and that, to date, over half a million young people have achieved a GCSE or A-level qualification in the subject; supports the work of specifically-trained citizenship teachers in promoting democratic understanding and civic participation; and calls on the Government to affirm its commitment to citizenship education as an entitlement for all students in English secondary schools.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Lewisham East
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
York Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Blyth Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Islington North
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Scunthorpe
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Heywood and Middleton
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2010
St Ives
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2010
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Luton North
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2010
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 December 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2011
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2011
Leeds North West
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2010
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Halifax
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Walsall South
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2010
Bristol West

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.