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EDM number 1630 in 2005-06, proposed by Eric Martlew on 13/02/2006.

That this House totally condemns the short-sighted and callous decision by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat controlled Cumbria County Council to close the county's four children's literacy centres in Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal and Barrow; urges immediate reconsideration of the decision in light of the invaluable service these centres provide to children who have not made the necessary progress in their school reading programmes and who require this essential additional help with the vital life skills of reading and writing; and calls on Cumbria County Council to continue to finance these special units and to show that it values the work they do to accelerate the development of children's early literacy skills by linking reading with speech, sound and pronunciation and helping to equip children with literacy difficulties with the necessary tools to unlock their individual potential.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Eric Martlew13/02/2006CarlisleLabourProposed
Jamie Reed13/02/2006CopelandLabourSeconded
Alan Meale14/02/2006MansfieldLabourSeconded
Gregory Campbell14/02/2006East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Paul Flynn14/02/2006Newport WestLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz14/02/2006Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle15/02/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/02/2006GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/02/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/02/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis15/02/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins16/02/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis16/02/2006Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Graham Stringer16/02/2006Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Bob Spink27/02/2006Castle PointConservativeSigned
Sharon Hodgson27/02/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Betty Williams27/02/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington27/02/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice28/02/2006PendleLabourSigned
John Cummings28/02/2006EasingtonLabourSigned
Janet Dean28/02/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Iris Robinson01/03/2006StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson01/03/2006Upper BannDUPSigned
Joan Humble01/03/2006Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
John Austin01/03/2006Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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