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Volunteer Reading Help

EDM number 1231 in 2005-06, proposed by Edward Davey on 08/12/2005.

That this House notes that the national charity Volunteer Reading Help has over 2,500 volunteers who work to help disadvantaged children develop a love of reading and learning and that it has delivered valuable services supporting over 100,000 children in this field for over 30 years; recognises that learning to read is a fundamental part of a child's development; further notes that informal learning opportunities outside the classroom can act to stimulate individual growth and help prevent offending behaviour in the future; acknowledges that volunteering can give people the confidence to enter or return to full-time employment; commends Volunteer Reading Help for their continued and vital contribution in improving the education of young people throughout the United Kingdom; and hopes that they will continue to receive the necessary encouragement, support and finance from national, regional and local government to enable them to continue and expand their most valuable work in the future.

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

Edward Davey08/12/2005Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
Tim Farron08/12/2005Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Don Foster08/12/2005BathLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Williams08/12/2005Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Williams08/12/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Annette Brooke08/12/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adrian Sanders12/12/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink12/12/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones12/12/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell12/12/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ann Cryer12/12/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/12/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley12/12/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon13/12/2005North DownUUPSigned
Martin Caton13/12/2005GowerLabourSigned
Derek Conway13/12/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
David Drew13/12/2005StroudLabourSigned
Andrew George13/12/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Benyon13/12/2005NewburyConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis14/12/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
William McCrea14/12/2005South AntrimDUPSigned
Mark Durkan14/12/2005FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Pugh15/12/2005SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable15/12/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming15/12/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/12/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed19/12/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore19/12/2005HendonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds19/12/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Wilshire19/12/2005SpelthorneConservativeSigned
John Leech19/12/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams20/12/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson09/01/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/01/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling09/01/2006Croydon CentralConservativeSigned
George Galloway12/01/2006Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Paul Farrelly16/01/2006Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
David Hamilton17/01/2006MidlothianLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins18/01/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Bob Russell16/02/2006ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Sharon Hodgson04/05/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt11/05/2006CrawleyLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/07/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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