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UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1417: tabled on 08 February 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 the efforts being made by the Government to improve standards in schools and raise the aspirations of pupils but would view with concern any attempt to put political pressure on universities to discriminate between applicants on the basis of their school, family income, background or any other factor unrelated to their academic merit; and believes that any such policy would be to the detriment of standards in universities and highly unlikely to lead to any improvement in standards in 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.

Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Basildon and Billericay
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Wellingborough
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
Christchurch
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Shipley
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
Haltemprice and Howden
Drax, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
South Dorset
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Cities of London and Westminster
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
North Wiltshire
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2011
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
New Forest East
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
St Albans
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Newark
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2011
Southport
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2011
Romford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2011
Strangford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Aldridge-Brownhills
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2011
Beverley and Holderness
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Poole
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2011
Maldon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.