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CONDUCT OF THE HON MEMBER FOR DEWSBURY AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 704: tabled on 01 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 the interview given in the magazine of the Independent Schools Information Service by the Labour Party's spokesman on education, the honourable Lady for Dewsbury, in which she re-affirms the Labour Party's opposition to independent schools; notes in particular her desire to abolish the assisted places scheme which provides access to independent education to more than 30,000 children from low income families, and also her intention to re-open the issue of charitable status for independent schools, thereby reversing the policy of her predecessor, the honourable Member for Blackburn; believes that the assertion by the honourable Lady that people send their children to independent schools in order to buy 'social value' does not square with recent survey data and shows how totally out of touch she is with the aspirations of many parents in this country; and concludes that with this interview the honourable Lady has taken the policy of her party several steps leftwards and shown herself to be entirely out of step with the modernisers within the Labour Party.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.