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Government Support For Higher Level Skills Training In Information And Communications Technology

EDM number 1559 in 2001-02, proposed by Ross Cranston on 03/07/2002.

That this House notes that the success of the United Kingdom economy combined with rapid changes in technology has led to employers facing a scarcity of individuals trained to the necessary high standards in information and communications technology; welcomes the commitment of Her Majesty's Government to address such skills shortages and to promote access to training; but observes that although many individuals in low paid and low skill jobs would benefit from the opportunity to access higher levels ICT skills training their employers do not fund the necessary courses; further notes that many individuals in such jobs would, if given a helping hand, fund their own higher level training through part time and/or distance learning schemes; and invites the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review such options as allowing training costs to be tax deductible, VAT free, or otherwise less burdensome when paid through taxed income in order to ensure that such individuals are given an incentive to improve their skills as they are in several other European member states to their own benefit and that of the UK economy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 65 MPs.

Ross Cranston03/07/2002Dudley NorthLabourProposed
Julie Morgan03/07/2002Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams03/07/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Roy Beggs03/07/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Valerie Davey03/07/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
John Mann03/07/2002BassetlawLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood03/07/2002Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Martin Smyth03/07/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Austin Mitchell03/07/2002Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar04/07/2002Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara04/07/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable04/07/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton04/07/2002GowerLabourSigned
David Drew04/07/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Win Griffiths04/07/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Rob Marris05/07/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle08/07/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harry Barnes08/07/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Lynne Jones08/07/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson08/07/2002Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Lady Hermon08/07/2002North DownUUPSigned
Si09/07/2002Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/07/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/07/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/07/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson09/07/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Brian White09/07/2002North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Mike Gapes10/07/2002Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sue Doughty10/07/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson10/07/2002StrangfordDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell10/07/2002East LondonderryDUPSigned
Syd Rapson10/07/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope11/07/2002HyndburnLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins11/07/2002TamworthLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra11/07/2002Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jim Knight11/07/2002South DorsetLabourSigned
Bill Olner11/07/2002NuneatonLabourSigned
David Crausby11/07/2002Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/07/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin11/07/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Laura Moffatt12/07/2002CrawleyLabourSigned
Gavin Strang12/07/2002Edinburgh East & MusselburghLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt12/07/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Donald Anderson15/07/2002Swansea EastLabourSigned
Ian Davidson16/07/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Frank Cook16/07/2002Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty16/07/2002Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/07/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Marsha Singh16/07/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
Chris Ruane17/07/2002Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Meg Munn17/07/2002Sheffield, HeeleyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Helen Clark17/07/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
Barbara Follett17/07/2002StevenageLabourSigned
Mike Wood17/07/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Albert Owen18/07/2002Ynys MLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey18/07/2002West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Dennis Turner18/07/2002Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Taylor19/07/2002Esher & WaltonConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Robertson23/07/2002Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Tom Brake24/07/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis24/07/2002Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Kerry Pollard28/10/2002St AlbansLabourSigned

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