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Testing Of Children At Three Years

EDM number 498 in 1989-90, proposed by Hilary Armstrong on 08/02/1990.

That this House condemns the principles and practices of the company Tutoria Educational Services, P.O. Box 17, Yarm, Cleveland in marketing their assessment and testing services to nursery schools and playgroups and encouraging nursery school teachers and playgroup leaders to promote and sell testing for children from the age of three years in preparation for the assessment and testing incorporated in the national curriculum; considers that to encourage nursery teachers, nursery nurses, playgroup leaders and parents to believe that it is necessary to employ outside agencies to test, tutor and measure the ability of children at three years of age specifically for the demands of the national curriculum is damaging to the educational development of young children; and calls upon the Government to do all that it can to dissuade parents from thinking that testing at three years is appropriate preparation for the national curriculum.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Hilary Armstrong08/02/1990North West DurhamProposed
Dawn Primarolo08/02/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Alan Williams08/02/1990Swansea WestSigned
Dennis Turner08/02/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson08/02/1990WansbeckSigned
Gerry Steinberg08/02/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths08/02/1990BridgendSigned
Mildred Gordon08/02/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Mark Fisher08/02/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Mo Mowlam08/02/1990RedcarSigned
Tony Lloyd08/02/1990StretfordSigned
Harriet Harman08/02/1990PeckhamSigned
Andrew Smith08/02/1990Oxford EastSigned
John Reid08/02/1990Motherwell NorthSigned
Joyce Quin08/02/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Dennis Skinner09/02/1990BolsoverSigned
Norman Hogg09/02/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Harry Barnes09/02/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
James Wray12/02/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Keith Bradley12/02/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie12/02/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey12/02/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alice Mahon12/02/1990HalifaxSigned
Peter Hardy12/02/1990WentworthSigned
Chris Smith12/02/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Ernie Ross12/02/1990Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion12/02/1990Dundee EastSigned
Alan Meale13/02/1990MansfieldSigned
Michael Welsh13/02/1990Doncaster NorthSigned
John Battle13/02/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/02/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bob Cryer13/02/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Alex Carlile13/02/1990MontgomerySigned
Alun Michael13/02/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Eddie Loyden13/02/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Doug Hoyle13/02/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Terry Patchett13/02/1990Barnsley EastSigned
David Hinchliffe14/02/1990WakefieldSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/1990Islington NorthSigned
Roland Boyes14/02/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Elliot Morley14/02/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Martin Redmond15/02/1990Don ValleySigned
Jeff Rooker15/02/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Terry Lewis15/02/1990WorsleySigned
Ronnie Campbell15/02/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Tom Cox15/02/1990TootingSigned
Max Madden19/02/1990Bradford WestSigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Tony Worthington20/02/1990Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Eric Illsley07/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse08/03/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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