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READING IN SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 647: tabled on 29 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 that one of the Government's priorities is for all children to read daily for pleasure; believes that every school should have a well-stocked library; further notes that research shows that children who have access to a school library and who read for pleasure reach higher levels of attainment in all subjects; further notes that the best way to encourage children to read for pleasure is by free voluntary reading; and calls on the Government to continue to take all necessary steps to encourage school libraries.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
York Central
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 November 2012
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bradford West
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2012
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2013
Wealden
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 7 November 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2013
Cambridge
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Dulwich and West Norwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2012
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2012
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Mansfield
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2012
Upper Bann
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2013
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2012
Worcester
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2012
North Dorset
White, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2012
Warwick and Leamington
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2012
Calder Valley
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2012
East Antrim
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.