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Testing Of English

EDM number 1296 in 1992-93, proposed by Peter Hardy on 02/02/1993.

That this House notes with serious concern the woeful position which has now been reached in regard to the national testing of English in schools; recognises that the trials have been quite unsatisfactorily prepared; is aware that the pilot testing has been demonstrably inadequate; deplores the quality of the advice given to English teachers which has been marked by inconsistency and contradiction; notes that these teachers have faced distraction and confusion and been caused serious frustration; and, therefore, in condemning the careless approach which has been so clearly adopted, suggests that Education Ministers should look at these matters again to avoid adding to the impression that their Department is now to be seen as presenting a danger to the quality of schools rather than serving as an instrument in the cause of wisdom and educational advancement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Peter Hardy02/02/1993WentworthProposed
John Heppell03/02/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg03/02/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes03/02/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans03/02/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd03/02/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Connarty03/02/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Keith Bradley03/02/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara03/02/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie03/02/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale03/02/1993MansfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone03/02/1993Brent EastSigned
Barry Jones03/02/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Eric Illsley03/02/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Paddy Tipping04/02/1993SherwoodSigned
Jack Thompson04/02/1993WansbeckSigned
John Gunnell04/02/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Win Griffiths04/02/1993BridgendSigned
Irene Adams04/02/1993Paisley NorthSigned
Don Foster04/02/1993BathSigned
David Clelland04/02/1993Tyne BridgeSigned
Andrew Miller04/02/1993Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Alice Mahon04/02/1993HalifaxSigned
Terry Lewis04/02/1993WorsleySigned
Dennis Skinner04/02/1993BolsoverSigned
Allan Rogers04/02/1993RhonddaSigned
Nick Raynsford04/02/1993GreenwichSigned
Peter Pike04/02/1993BurnleySigned
Michael Clapham04/02/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Terry Davis05/02/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Eddie Loyden08/02/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tom Cox08/02/1993TootingSigned
John Cummings08/02/1993EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie08/02/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tony Banks08/02/1993Newham North WestSigned
Martyn Jones09/02/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Tony Benn09/02/1993ChesterfieldSigned
Llin Golding09/02/1993Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Jean Corston09/02/1993Bristol EastSigned
Geoff Hoon09/02/1993AshfieldSigned
Bridget Prentice10/02/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Barry Sheerman10/02/1993HuddersfieldSigned
Alex Carlile10/02/1993MontgomerySigned
Kenneth Eastham10/02/1993Manchester, BlackleySigned
Gareth Wardell10/02/1993GowerSigned
Roland Boyes15/02/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Nick Harvey18/02/1993North DevonSigned
Tommy Graham25/02/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours04/03/1993WorkingtonSigned
Audrey Wise17/03/1993PrestonSigned
Frank Cook23/03/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Joan Lestor30/03/1993EcclesSigned
Greg Pope31/03/1993HyndburnSigned

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