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University Of Oxford Black Boys Can Programme

EDM number 517 in 2007-08, proposed by Evan Harris on 10/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Ethnic groups, Higher education and Schools.

That this House welcomes the University of Oxford Black Boys Can Programme which is run in conjunction with the National Black Boys Can Association, the first four year programme of which commenced at St Anne's College, Oxford on 26th October; notes that this builds on previous initiatives between the National Black Boys Can Association and the University of Oxford; welcomes the programme's key aim of encouraging more black boys to enter university education through raising their aspirations and academic attainment, particularly in the national curriculum subjects of mathematics, English and science; notes that programme students are assigned Oxford undergraduate mentors and the parents of the programme student are also engaged fully in supporting their sons' education; notes that the programme students were drawn from black boys in years 9 and 10 from across the UK who have the potential to achieve well above the national averages at GCSE; wishes the 26 students in this year's programme every success; and encourages more higher education institutions in the UK to participate in such schemes.

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

Evan Harris10/12/2007Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratProposed
Paddy Tipping10/12/2007SherwoodLabourSeconded
John Grogan10/12/2007SelbyLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley10/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lynne Jones11/12/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Martin Caton11/12/2007GowerLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson11/12/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Williams12/12/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech12/12/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis12/12/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ian Gibson12/12/2007Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer12/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Karen Buck12/12/2007Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/12/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard13/12/2007WalthamstowLabourSigned
Hywel Francis13/12/2007AberavonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore13/12/2007HendonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins13/12/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/12/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/12/2007Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Andrew George18/12/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams18/12/2007Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Bercow08/01/2008BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington17/01/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jo Swinson30/01/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley05/02/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned

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