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Corporal Punishment In Schools

EDM number 808 in 1997-98, proposed by Llin Golding on 18/02/1998.

That this House notes that corporal punishment was made illegal in state schools in 1987; further notes that Sir William Utting's Report of the Review of the Safeguards for Children Living Away from Home, 'People Like Us', recommended the removal of the right to use corporal punishment from boarding schools which still retain it and that corporal punishment has been abandoned by all the well-known independent schools; notes that none of the independent school associations in any way promotes or defends corporal punishment and that both the Headmasters' Conference and the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools support the extension of prohibition to cover children attending private schools; and calls on the Government to amend the School Standards and Framework Bill to outlaw corporal punishment in private schools.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Llin Golding18/02/1998Newcastle-under-LymeLabourProposed
Lynne Jones19/02/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Terry Lewis19/02/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone19/02/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/02/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Cryer19/02/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Hilton Dawson19/02/1998Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths19/02/1998Reading EastLabourSigned
John Austin19/02/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Harry Barnes19/02/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Tom Cox23/02/1998TootingLabourSigned
Ann Cryer23/02/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe23/02/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Julia Drown24/02/1998South SwindonLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe24/02/1998WakefieldLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar24/02/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell25/02/1998Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones26/02/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis26/02/1998Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Bill Etherington26/02/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall27/02/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Alice Mahon02/03/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Helen Jones05/03/1998Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara11/03/1998Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Peter Brand11/03/1998Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Davis11/03/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe12/03/1998WellingboroughLabourSigned
Audrey Wise12/03/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours18/03/1998WorkingtonLabourSigned
Syd Rapson23/03/1998Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/03/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned

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