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Funding Of Further And Higher Education

EDM number 669 in 1995-96, proposed by Paul Murphy on 27/03/1996.

That this House is concerned that, in the European Year of Lifelong Learning, Government policies for post-school education significantly undercut efforts to improve the country's record of achievements in education and training, and undermine efforts to reach the revised national education and training targets; notes that the education and training provided by higher, further and adult education is crucial to the United Kingdom's future competitiveness; further notes that post- school education equips individuals with knowledge and skills for employment and reduces dependence on benefits; deplores the fact that funding cuts are reducing opportunities for people to take part in post-school education, and by reducing the amount that is available for students are leading to worsened facilities, poor equipment, overcrowding and less traditional attention, and will result in a long period of uncertainty and delay, while access and quality decline; further deplores the cuts in funding for higher, further, adult and penal education in the November 1995, Public Expenditure Statement; and believes that this funding should be urgently reviewed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Paul Murphy27/03/1996TorfaenProposed
Lynne Jones28/03/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bill Michie28/03/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley28/03/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Burden28/03/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
John Cummings28/03/1996EasingtonSigned
John Evans28/03/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Don Foster28/03/1996BathSigned
Neil Gerrard28/03/1996WalthamstowSigned
Harry Barnes28/03/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Paddy Tipping28/03/1996SherwoodSigned
Denis MacShane29/03/1996RotherhamSigned
Andrew MacKinlay29/03/1996ThurrockSigned
Ken Livingstone29/03/1996Brent EastSigned
Roy Hughes01/04/1996Newport EastSigned
Barry Jones01/04/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Kevin McNamara01/04/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Michael Clapham01/04/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe01/04/1996LeighSigned
Maria Fyfe01/04/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tony Banks01/04/1996Newham North WestSigned
Kenneth Eastham02/04/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Robert Wareing02/04/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Gerry Steinberg02/04/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Roger Berry02/04/1996KingswoodSigned
Mildred Gordon02/04/1996Bow and PoplarSigned
Terry Davis02/04/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Eric Clarke02/04/1996MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale02/04/1996MansfieldSigned
Alice Mahon02/04/1996HalifaxSigned
David Rendel02/04/1996NewburySigned
Ken Purchase02/04/1996Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/04/1996Islington NorthSigned
Tom Pendry03/04/1996Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Jeff Rooker03/04/1996Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Austin Mitchell03/04/1996Great GrimsbySigned
Win Griffiths03/04/1996BridgendSigned
Hugh Bayley03/04/1996York, City ofSigned
Janet Anderson16/04/1996Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Michael Connarty16/04/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Roland Boyes16/04/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Robert McCartney16/04/1996North DownSigned
Mike Hall17/04/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson17/04/1996WansbeckSigned
Ian McCartney19/04/1996MakerfieldSigned
Martyn Jones23/04/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Terry Rooney24/04/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Anne Campbell24/04/1996CambridgeSigned
Jean Corston24/04/1996Bristol EastSigned
Joe Benton24/04/1996BootleSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/04/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
John Gunnell30/04/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours02/05/1996WorkingtonSigned
John McWilliam09/05/1996BlaydonSigned
Don Touhig15/05/1996IslwynSigned
Jim Cousins16/05/1996Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned

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