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Education Funding For Ethnic Minorities

EDM number 534 in 1991-92, proposed by Robert Parry on 22/01/1992.

That this House is greatly concerned by the effective cut by 15 per cent. of eligible education expenditure announced for 1992-93 by the Home Office for section 11 funding payments to local authorities; notes that these grants account for 75 per cent. of salary costs of staff engaged in special provision for ethnic minorities; believes that teachers paid from these funds provide an invaluable service by teaching English as a second language, giving bilingual support, making the curriculum accessible to ethnic minority pupils, giving pastoral support and being involved in home school liaison; is alarmed by the Home Office guidance which outlines a scaling down procedure for projects, subject to a tapering of the rate of grant, which will inevitably lead to a proportionate loss of section 11 posts within local education authorities; and urges the Government to recognise the continuing value of the work undertaken supporting ethnic minority pupils alongside their class teachers, and restore expenditure levels prior to its formal financial approval of funding levels in February 1992 to provide security of employment to section 11 teachers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 66 MPs.

Robert Parry22/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideProposed
Terry Patchett22/01/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Alan Wynne Williams22/01/1992CarmarthenSigned
Michael Welsh22/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg22/01/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Joe Ashton22/01/1992BassetlawSigned
Irene Adams22/01/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Mildred Gordon22/01/1992Bow and PoplarSigned
Bob Cryer22/01/1992Bradford SouthSigned
James Callaghan22/01/1992Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Richard Caborn22/01/1992Sheffield CentralSigned
William McKelvey22/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion22/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon22/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse22/01/1992Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Peter Hardy22/01/1992WentworthSigned
Nigel Spearing22/01/1992Newham SouthSigned
Ernie Ross22/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
Dawn Primarolo22/01/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Alun Michael22/01/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Frank Cook23/01/1992Stockton NorthSigned
John Cummings23/01/1992EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/01/1992LeighSigned
Terry Davis23/01/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Huw Edwards23/01/1992MonmouthSigned
John Evans23/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Maria Fyfe23/01/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Harry Barnes23/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Dennis Turner23/01/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dennis Skinner23/01/1992BolsoverSigned
Harry Cohen23/01/1992LeytonSigned
Martin Redmond23/01/1992Don ValleySigned
Chris Smith23/01/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Kim Howells23/01/1992PontypriddSigned
Eric Illsley23/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone23/01/1992Brent EastSigned
Alan Meale23/01/1992MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie23/01/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley23/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Joan Lestor24/01/1992EcclesSigned
Tom Cox24/01/1992TootingSigned
Norman Godman24/01/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mike Watson27/01/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Tony Lloyd28/01/1992StretfordSigned
Kenneth Eastham28/01/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ian McCartney28/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
Peter Pike28/01/1992BurnleySigned
Joyce Quin28/01/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Eddie Loyden29/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Battle29/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
Andrew Faulds30/01/1992Warley EastSigned
Win Griffiths30/01/1992BridgendSigned
James Wray30/01/1992Glasgow ProvanSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Bruce Grocott10/02/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Paul Boateng11/02/1992Brent SouthSigned
Gareth Wardell11/02/1992GowerSigned
Audrey Wise13/02/1992PrestonSigned
Max Madden17/02/1992Bradford WestSigned
Tom Pendry20/02/1992Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Michael Carr27/02/1992Ribble ValleySigned

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