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Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Education Bill 1944

EDM number 390 in 1993-94, proposed by Nigel Spearing on 19/01/1994.

That this House notes that 20th January 1994 is the fiftieth anniversary of the unopposed Second Reading of the Education Bill, later the Education Act 1944, which for the first time established in England and Wales a coherent system of primary and secondary education to be administered by locally elected representatives of the areas within which the education system was an integral part; deplores the policy and intention of Her Majesty's Government to dismantle and destroy the essence of this combined national and local system, widely supported by all interests and parties and introduced by the then Ministers, R. A. Butler and Chuter Ede; and opposes its replacement by Government control through centrally appointed boards and agencies and the consequential introduction of continual controversy, contention, and uncertainty prejudicial to the interests of all the children, parents and communities of England and Wales.

This motion has been signed by a total of 70 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Nigel Spearing19/01/1994Newham SouthProposed
Helen Jackson19/01/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Estelle Morris19/01/1994Birmingham, YardleySigned
Angela Eagle19/01/1994WallaseySigned
Paul Flynn19/01/1994Newport WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Keith Bradley20/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie20/01/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alex Carlile20/01/1994MontgomerySigned
Eric Clarke20/01/1994MidlothianSigned
John Cummings20/01/1994EasingtonSigned
Terry Davis20/01/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Dowd20/01/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/01/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Evans20/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes20/01/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Paddy Tipping20/01/1994SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner20/01/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
James Wray20/01/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Paul Murphy20/01/1994TorfaenSigned
Rhodri Morgan20/01/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Alan Meale20/01/1994MansfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone20/01/1994Brent EastSigned
Terry Lewis20/01/1994WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones20/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Roy Hughes20/01/1994Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy20/01/1994WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner20/01/1994BolsoverSigned
Terry Rooney20/01/1994Bradford NorthSigned
Martin Redmond20/01/1994Don ValleySigned
Bridget Prentice20/01/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Colin Pickthall20/01/1994West LancashireSigned
Jack Thompson21/01/1994WansbeckSigned
Tony Banks21/01/1994Newham North WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/01/1994Islington NorthSigned
Tom Cox21/01/1994TootingSigned
John Heppell24/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Greville Janner24/01/1994Leicester WestSigned
Tessa Jowell24/01/1994DulwichSigned
Harry Cohen24/01/1994LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty24/01/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Tommy Graham24/01/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Janet Anderson24/01/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Mike Hall25/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Gerry Bermingham25/01/1994St Helens SouthSigned
John Gunnell25/01/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Bryan Davies25/01/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Alice Mahon25/01/1994HalifaxSigned
Alan Simpson25/01/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Barry Sheerman25/01/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Jeff Rooker25/01/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Greg Pope25/01/1994HyndburnSigned
Peter Pike25/01/1994BurnleySigned
Glenda Jackson25/01/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Edward O'Hara26/01/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Derek Enright26/01/1994HemsworthSigned
Audrey Wise26/01/1994PrestonSigned
Don Foster27/01/1994BathSigned
Andrew Miller27/01/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Eric Illsley27/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Milburn02/02/1994DarlingtonSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours03/02/1994WorkingtonSigned
Jean Corston07/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
John Garrett10/02/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Mike Gapes15/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Tony Wright23/02/1994Cannock and BurntwoodSigned

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