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Shortage Of Teachers

EDM number 747 in 1989-90, proposed by Dennis Turner on 15/03/1990.

That this House notes the danger posed to the successful implementation of the national curriculum by the growing shortage of full-time, part-time and supply teachers in our classrooms and of teachers with qualifications appropriate to the subject they teach; notes with concern suggestions that this danger can be averted by the introduction of regional differentials in teachers' pay, which would merely shift shortages round the country without addressing the real problems which are the need to retain teachers already in schools, recruit sufficient graduates into teaching and encourage those who have left the profession to return by making teachers' salaries competitive with those paid to other professional groups, improving the inadequate level of resourcing which also threatens the success of the national curriculum and improving teacher morale, a first step towards which would be restoration of their negotiating rights; and urges the Government to restore teachers' negotiating rights immediately, and recognise the inadequacy of the ú600 million constraint on salary increases this year by funding in full an increase which would provide proper professional levels of pay, incentive allowances and salaries for heads and deputies reflecting the importance of the job the profession does.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Dennis Turner15/03/1990Wolverhampton South EastProposed
Dennis Skinner16/03/1990BolsoverSigned
Harry Barnes16/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
John Cummings16/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Alan Meale16/03/1990MansfieldSigned
Martin Redmond19/03/1990Don ValleySigned
Peter Hardy19/03/1990WentworthSigned
Bill Michie19/03/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/03/1990LeighSigned
John Garrett19/03/1990Norwich SouthSigned
Win Griffiths20/03/1990BridgendSigned
John Battle20/03/1990Leeds WestSigned
Roy Hughes21/03/1990Newport EastSigned
Terry Davis21/03/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Tony Banks21/03/1990Newham North WestSigned
Roland Boyes22/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
James Wray26/03/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Keith Bradley27/03/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/03/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Eric Illsley28/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jack Thompson28/03/1990WansbeckSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/03/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Mo Mowlam29/03/1990RedcarSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Allan Rogers18/04/1990RhonddaSigned
Kim Howells19/04/1990PontypriddSigned
Ian McCartney19/04/1990MakerfieldSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse19/04/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Jimmy Hood19/04/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Robert Parry23/04/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Elliot Morley26/04/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Joan Ruddock30/04/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Tom Cox01/05/1990TootingSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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