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EDM number 1099 in 2010-12, proposed by Ian Mearns on 29/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Schools.

That this House is concerned by the speed of change that has taken place in the qualifications system in recent years; welcomes the recent report from Cambridge Assessment on examination standards which looks into this issue; notes the report's conclusion that the frequency and scope of change in qualifications needs to be reduced; further notes the report's recommendation that any changes in the content of qualifications should be driven by user and subject communities; believes that qualifications should be owned primarily through partnerships between schools, higher education, employers and awarding bodies; calls fora public debate about what qualifications are for; and further calls on the Government to act on the recommendations of the report.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ian Mearns29/11/2010GatesheadLabourProposed
Bill Esterson29/11/2010Sefton CentralLabourSeconded
Pat Glass29/11/2010North West DurhamLabourSeconded
Tom Blenkinsop29/11/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSeconded
Jenny Chapman29/11/2010DarlingtonLabourSeconded
Teresa Pearce29/11/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram29/11/2010Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley01/12/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Dennis Skinner01/12/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Stephen Williams01/12/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin02/12/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/12/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery08/12/2010WansbeckLabourSigned
John Pugh20/12/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Julian Huppert24/01/2011CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn02/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned

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