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Religious Education In Maintained Schools

EDM number 1136 in 1989-90, proposed by Michael Alison on 19/06/1990.

That this House, recalling that agreed syllabuses for religious education in maintained schools must now statutorily reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain, believing that religious education in schools should respect the integrity and identity of each religion studied within the agreed syllabus, and should in turn promote respect, understanding, and tolerance for those adhering to different faiths, further believing that thematic teaching approaches which blur the distinctions between religions tend to undermine their coherence and should be avoided, and recognising that for good educational reasons only two, or at the very most three, religions can be studied in any worthwhile depth within the normal constraints imposed on religious education by schools' weekly working timetables, urges the Secretary of State for Education and Science to monitor, assess, and if necessary, correct local education authorities' syllabuses in this field to ensure the proper reflection in those syllabuses of the ideals spelt out above; and further urges the Secretary of State to issue supplementary guidance to local education authorities on the subject.

This motion has been ammended, see 743A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 72 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Michael Alison19/06/1990SelbyProposed
James Pawsey19/06/1990Rugby & KenilworthSigned
George Walden19/06/1990BuckinghamSigned
Rhodes Boyson19/06/1990Brent NorthSigned
Harry Greenway19/06/1990Ealing NorthSigned
David Knox20/06/1990Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ian Paisley20/06/1990North AntrimSigned
William Powell21/06/1990CorbySigned
William McCrea21/06/1990Mid UlsterSigned
David Evennett22/06/1990Erith and CrayfordSigned
Ann Winterton22/06/1990CongletonSigned
Fergus Montgomery25/06/1990Altrincham and SaleSigned
Anthony Coombs25/06/1990Wyre ForestSigned
Julian Brazier26/06/1990CanterburySigned
Nicholas Winterton26/06/1990MacclesfieldSigned
Andrew Welsh26/06/1990Angus EastSigned
David Atkinson26/06/1990Bournemouth EastSigned
Donald Anderson26/06/1990Swansea EastSigned
John Hannam26/06/1990ExeterSigned
David Alton26/06/1990Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Geoffrey Pattie27/06/1990Chertsey and WaltonSigned
Jerry Wiggin27/06/1990Weston-Super-MareSigned
Martin Smyth27/06/1990Belfast SouthSigned
Colin Shepherd27/06/1990HerefordSigned
Michael Marshall28/06/1990ArundelSigned
Patrick Cormack29/06/1990South StaffordshireSigned
Frank Field29/06/1990BirkenheadSigned
Jonathan Aitken29/06/1990South ThanetSigned
Ronnie Fearn02/07/1990SouthportSigned
Roger Gale02/07/1990North ThanetSigned
Alan Beith02/07/1990Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Willie Ross03/07/1990East LondonderrySigned
Bill Cash03/07/1990StaffordSigned
Stuart Bell04/07/1990MiddlesbroughSigned
Richard Body06/07/1990Holland with BostonSigned
Dafydd Wigley09/07/1990CaernarfonSigned
Peter Griffiths09/07/1990Portsmouth NorthSigned
Christopher Gill09/07/1990LudlowSigned
Teddy Taylor10/07/1990Southend EastSigned
Bill Walker10/07/1990North TaysideSigned
Michael Clark12/07/1990RochfordSigned
Simon Coombs12/07/1990SwindonSigned
Timothy Devlin12/07/1990Stockton SouthSigned
Bob Dunn12/07/1990DartfordSigned
Peggy Fenner12/07/1990MedwaySigned
David Wilshire12/07/1990SpelthorneSigned
Tim Smith16/07/1990BeaconsfieldSigned
James Hill16/07/1990Southampton, TestSigned
Tony Marlow16/07/1990Northampton NorthSigned
Richard Alexander16/07/1990NewarkSigned
Vivian Bendall16/07/1990Ilford NorthSigned
Mark Wolfson16/07/1990SevenoaksSigned
Ann Widdecombe17/07/1990MaidstoneSigned
Malcolm Thornton17/07/1990CrosbySigned
Den Dover17/07/1990ChorleySigned
Geoffrey Dickens17/07/1990Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Dudley Smith17/07/1990Warwick & LeamingtonSigned
Andrew Rowe17/07/1990Kent MidSigned
Anthony Grant17/07/1990Cambridge South WestSigned
Giles Shaw18/07/1990PudseySigned
Roger Sims18/07/1990ChislehurstSigned
Paul Marland18/07/1990Gloucestershire WestSigned
John Carlisle18/07/1990Luton NorthSigned
Michael Mates19/07/1990East HampshireSigned
John Ward19/07/1990PooleSigned
Marcus Fox19/07/1990ShipleySigned
Tim Rathbone19/07/1990LewesSigned
David Steel20/07/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours24/07/1990WorkingtonSigned
Stephen Day25/07/1990CheadleSigned
Calum MacDonald06/09/1990Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Neil HamiltonUnknownWithdrawn

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