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EDM number 367 in 1990-91, proposed by Andrew Smith on 29/01/1991.

That this House condemns the Secretary of State for Education for turning down Devon County Council's plans for reorganising St. Peter's and Devonport secondary modern schools, Plymouth, into the new 11 to 18 years All Saints' Church of England Comprehensive School; believes that this decision condemns a large section of pupils in a needy and deprived area of the City of Plymouth, to using some of the worst school buildings in Britain at St. Peter's and substandard facilities at Devonport; notes that owing to the known increase of rolls in Plymouth schools in the next few years, if proper secondary provision is not made this will lead to a shortage of secondary school places in Plymouth in 1993-94, causing overcrowding in existing comprehensives within the City; congratulates the governors, head teachers and staff of both schools for their excellent work in maintaining high standards throughout this period of uncertainty; is concerned that a decision on a plan of such strategic importance should be subjected to a 15 months delay; and, as this has the full support of Devon County Council, the local community, the Church and the major political parties, calls on the Secretary of State for Education urgently to reconsider his decision on All Saints' School.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Andrew Smith29/01/1991Oxford EastProposed
Peter Pike29/01/1991BurnleySigned
Brian Wilson29/01/1991Cunninghame NorthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams29/01/1991CarmarthenSigned
Joan Walley29/01/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Keith Vaz29/01/1991Leicester EastSigned
Harry Barnes29/01/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Hilary Armstrong29/01/1991North West DurhamSigned
Michael Foot29/01/1991Blaenau GwentSigned
Jim Cousins29/01/1991Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Harry Cohen29/01/1991LeytonSigned
Roland Boyes29/01/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Paul Murphy29/01/1991TorfaenSigned
Lewis Moonie29/01/1991KirkcaldySigned
Martyn Jones29/01/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Chris Smith29/01/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Giles Radice29/01/1991North DurhamSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/01/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Tony Worthington30/01/1991Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
John Garrett30/01/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Tony Lloyd30/01/1991StretfordSigned
Harry Ewing30/01/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie30/01/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Keith Bradley30/01/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie30/01/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey30/01/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion30/01/1991Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon30/01/1991HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden30/01/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Norman Hogg30/01/1991Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Ernie Ross30/01/1991Dundee WestSigned
Win Griffiths31/01/1991BridgendSigned
John Battle31/01/1991Leeds WestSigned
Peter Hardy04/02/1991WentworthSigned
Ian McCartney05/02/1991MakerfieldSigned
John Cummings05/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Robert Wareing05/02/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Eric Illsley06/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
John Evans06/02/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Tommy Graham13/02/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson14/02/1991WansbeckSigned

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