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Government Intervention In Primary Education

EDM number 498 in 2001-02, proposed by Phil Willis on 29/11/2001.

That this House notes that the Government's tests and targets policy, whilst of some value in the early stages of its reforms of literacy and numeracy teaching, is now after four years in danger of having an adverse effect on teaching and learning in primary schools and that the Government's own commissioned research by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has warned of these effects; and agrees with the independent campaign 'Time to Teach' that new government targets for pupils' achievements in 2004 should be dropped and a moratorium on further initiatives in primary education should be imposed for a period of three years, thus allowing time for teachers to consolidate the work of the national literacy and numeracy strategies to raise standards within a now well established framework of public accountability without further government intervention.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Phil Willis29/11/2001Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell29/11/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt29/11/2001Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Roger Williams29/11/2001Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas29/11/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Matthew Taylor29/11/2001Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley29/11/2001RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Fisher29/11/2001Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Sue Doughty29/11/2001GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey29/11/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb29/11/2001North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Ivan Henderson29/11/2001HarwichLabourSigned
Paul Holmes30/11/2001ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones30/11/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Rudi Vis30/11/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Rob Marris03/12/2001Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Colin Breed03/12/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable04/12/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green04/12/2001LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George05/12/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden06/12/2001Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Steve Webb06/12/2001NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess06/12/2001Southend WestConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler06/12/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett11/12/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith11/12/2001Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones12/12/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ashok Kumar17/12/2001Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
John McDonnell17/12/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes09/01/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton10/01/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Olner23/01/2002NuneatonLabourSigned
Paul Burstow01/02/2002Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Oaten05/02/2002WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Prisk06/02/2002Hertford & StortfordConservativeSigned
Martin Salter06/02/2002Reading WestLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter12/03/2002BasingstokeConservativeSigned
Tony McWalter11/04/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Richard Allan14/05/2002Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best24/05/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn17/06/2002JarrowLabourSigned

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