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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1723: tabled on 30 March 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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Motion text

That this House notes the need for increased discipline of unruly pupils in United Kingdom schools; therefore welcomes the recent ruling of the European Court with regard to their decision that it is legal for independent schools to discipline their fee-paying pupils with corporal punishment; and believes that this form of punishment should be made available to all schools including the state funded sector.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

leave out from 'schools' to end and add 'and the predictable response of right wing Tories in calling for the return of flogging; and regrets their populist and barbaric enthusiasm for a form of treatment so primative that it has rightly been rejected by society as too brutal for animals, criminals and military servicemen, and which cannot be considered by any civilised person to be appropriate for errant schoolchildren'.
Liberal Democrat, North Devon
EDM 1723A1: tabled on 31 March 1993
leave out from 'schools' to end and add 'and calls on the Government to abandon the encouragement of greed, selfishness and avarice which are the hallmarks of the enterprise culture and which creates the severe social difficulties in the population and reflected in schools and to replace this corrosive creed by co-operation and concern for others rather than the failed mixture of greed and sadism'.
Labour, Bradford South
EDM 1723A2: tabled on 31 March 1993