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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 446: tabled on 07 July 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes with dismay the conclusions in the report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, that religious education is taught superficially in many primary schools and that two-thirds of all secondary schools inspected failed to feature religious education in their age 14 to 16 years timetable; believes that for good educational reasons only two or at most three faiths can be studied in any depth within normal religious education time constraints; further believes that all agreed syllabuses should be written in plain English with clear content, and should all reflect the statutory requirements for a mainly Christian balance in that content; and urges the Secretary of State to affirm the Government's commitment to the teaching of mainly Christian religious education in maintained schools by enhancing the scope for parental comments or complaints, and by strengthening the enforcement procedures where schools are in breach of their statutory duties.

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.

Bates, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Langbaurgh
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1992
Middlesbrough
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1992
Ilford North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Eltham
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1992
Brent North
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1992
Coventry South West
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1992
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1992
Stafford
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1992
Hertsmere
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1992
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1992
Romsey and Waterside
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1992
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1992
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Dartford
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1992
Blackpool North
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1992
Hemsworth
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Ribble Valley
Evans, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Monmouth
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1992
Westbury
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1992
Perth and Kinross
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1992
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1992
Birkenhead
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 1992
South Antrim
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1992
Wellingborough
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Reigate
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Ealing North
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
Bridgend
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1992
Wentworth
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Blackpool South
Hawksley, Warren
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1992
North Norfolk
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1992
Basingstoke
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1992
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1992
Alyn and Deeside
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 24 September 1992
Western Isles
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1992
Blaydon
Milligan, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Eastleigh
Morris, Sir John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1992
Aberavon
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1992
Torfaen
Neubert, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1992
Romford
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1992
Taunton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Rugby and Kenilworth
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1992
Lewes
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 1992
East Londonderry
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1992
Chislehurst
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 1992
South Belfast
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1992
Shoreham
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1992
Crosby
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 1992
Upper Bann
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1992
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1992
Sevenoaks

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Amendment 1)
leave out 'two or at most three faiths' and insert 'one faith'.
Conservative, South Staffordshire
3
signatures
EDM 446A1: tabled on 14 July 1992