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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND THE ENGLISH BACCALAUREATE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1375: tabled on 31 January 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 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 recent publication of league tables of school performance measuring the proportion of pupils obtaining the English Baccalaureate; further notes that the English Baccalaureate is awarded to pupils who gain GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, mathematics, science, a foreign language and a humanities subject; further notes with concern that this list of approved subjects does not include religious education; recognises that religious education is an academically rigorous subject with increasing popularity among pupils; further recognises that the rise of religious extremism around the world and in the UK means that a good understanding of all religions is vital to a well-rounded education; further notes that with the increasing emphasis on the English Baccalaureate as the primary qualification for 16-year-olds, schools are more likely to focus on the core subjects which make it up; and therefore calls on the Government to recognise the importance and relevance of religious education by including it as a core subject in the English Baccalaureate.

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.

Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2011
Waveney
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Lewisham East
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
Southend West
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
West Bromwich West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Bootle
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2011
Harrow East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
City of Durham
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Salford and Eccles
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2011
Wellingborough
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2011
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2011
Canterbury
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Congleton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2011
North East Fife
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Darlington
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2011
Hertsmere
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Bolton North East
Creasy, Dr Stella
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Walthamstow
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2011
Chatham and Aylesford
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2011
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Scunthorpe
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Rochdale
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2011
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2011
Foyle
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Sefton Central
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2011
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Birkenhead
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Makerfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2011
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2011
St Austell and Newquay
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2011
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Stretford and Urmston
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2011
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 11 May 2011
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Swansea East
Dan Jarvis,
Signed on 4 April 2011
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2011
Tottenham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2011
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2011
Gainsborough
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2011
Hitchin and Harpenden
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 April 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 8 February 2011
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2011
Edmonton
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2011
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2011
Blackpool South
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCartney, Karl
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Lincoln
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2011
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 March 2011
Belfast South
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Wirral South
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2011
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Great Grimsby
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2011
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2011
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2011
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2011
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2011
Torfaen
Pawsey, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2011
Rugby
Percy, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2011
Brigg and Goole
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2011
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Bolton South East
Reckless, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2011
Rochester and Strood
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2011
Wolverhampton North East
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2011
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2011
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2011
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2011
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2011
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Huddersfield
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2011
Pendle
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2011
South West Devon
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2011
Redcar
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2011
Poole
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2011
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2011
Cleethorpes
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2011
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
St Helens North
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2011
Calder Valley
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2011
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2011
Bristol West
Williamson, Gavin
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2011
South Staffordshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2011
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Norwich South

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.