House of Commons
INVESTMENT IN FURTHER EDUCATION
EDM #1686
Tabled 11 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the vitally important contribution which further education colleges make to the education system and economy; notes with concern the recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that spending per student in further education has fallen by eight per cent in real terms since 2009 and the adult learning budget has fallen by 45 per cent in the same period; further notes that over a million adult learners have been lost from colleges in that same period, representing a huge loss of opportunity; further recognises that over this period further education pay has fallen by 25 per cent in real terms causing increasing problems with recruitment and retention of staff; is concerned that the impact of this is likely to be compounded by the recent ring-fenced Teachers' Pay Grant for schools which was not extended to further education colleges; and calls on the Government to urgently increase investment in colleges to fund a fair pay deal and sustainable resource levels for the future.

Signatures (47)

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.
Aldous, Peter
Conservative
15 October 2018
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
23 October 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
18 October 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
17 October 2018
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
21 November 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 November 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
16 October 2018
Davies, Philip
Conservative
30 October 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
22 October 2018
Frith, James
Labour
16 October 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
22 October 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
17 October 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
30 October 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
22 November 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
31 October 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
22 October 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
19 November 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
16 October 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
16 October 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 November 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
21 November 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
14 November 2018
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
15 October 2018
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
29 October 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
18 October 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
16 October 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 October 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
12 November 2018
Smith, Angela
Labour
24 October 2018
Smith, Laura
Labour
27 November 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
17 October 2018
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
28 November 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
06 November 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
16 October 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
17 December 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
09 January 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
24 January 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
11 February 2019
Benn, Hilary
Labour
29 March 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
09 July 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion