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EDUCATION CUTS IN WARWICKSHIRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1276A1: tabled on 10 February 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Mike O'Brien on 28 January 1993. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'congratulates Warwickshire County Council on increasing its levels of spending in real terms on Warwickshire schools over the last three years and on its proposals for 1994, and in particular on the increases in budget for pupils with special needs; further congratulates the Warwickshire Education Authority, its heads, teachers and governors on achieving excellent examination results, for example: National Curriculum Key Stage 1; sixth highest out of 102 local education authorities, with 84 per cent. of children Level 2 or above, third highest for reading scores, and 18th out of 102 local education authorities at A level; and regrets the failure of the honourable Members for North Warwickshire and Nuneaton apparently to understand the developments now taking place in education within the county or the damage done to their constituents by publishing misleading information.'.

Original motion text

That this House is concerned by a report from a special working party investigation into the state of Warwickshire County Council's schools which presents a stark picture of underspending and overwork; blames the incompetence of controlling Conservative councillors and uncaring Government Ministers for creating a situation in which provision for children with special needs has been cut, general maintenance has not been done, heads have had to take on extra teaching responsibilities, investigators were told of heads being totally exhausted and unable to afford to be ill, and where staff moral is said to be low following dismissal of some support staff; and further condemns the decision of Conservative councillors voluntarily to slash spending in the first year of the poll tax together with the resulting poll tax capping of the council which has resulted in the majority of children in the county having their education seriously hampered by a lack of resources.

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 amendment.