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Funding For Adult Learning

EDM number 866 in 2010-12, proposed by Frank Dobson on 20/10/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Adult education and Public expenditure.

That this House expresses its concern over prospects of severe and disproportionate reductions in funding for adult lifelong learning; notes the public statements in support of the value of adult lifelong learning to individuals, society and the economy made by the Prime Minister and all Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; considers that adult education provides a second chance for many who did not do well at school, as well as providing life-changing opportunities for the needs of some of the most disengaged people in society; further notes the general benefits of a diverse range of adult learning, which include significant positive effects on health, work-life balance, work-related hard and soft skills and social mobility, greater community engagement and encouragement of volunteering; further considers that adult learning makes a wider contribution to a wider skills agenda and to economic regeneration and has many direct economic benefits, such as moving people off benefits into work and reducing the burden on the state in many areas including health, social care and justice; and, while acknowledging the need to rebalance investment between government, employers and individuals and to make some reductions in expenditure, calls on the Government to recognise that any decisions about savings must ensure that opportunities for affordable adult education for the less well-off and disadvantaged are not irretrievably damaged and lost.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Frank Dobson20/10/2010Holborn and St PancrasLabourProposed
Mark Durkan20/10/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Ian Mearns20/10/2010GatesheadLabourSeconded
Bob Russell20/10/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Dobbin21/10/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
John Leech21/10/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale21/10/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram21/10/2010Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
David Crausby22/10/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop22/10/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma22/10/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mike Gapes22/10/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/10/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner25/10/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Bridget Phillipson25/10/2010Houghton and Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz25/10/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Kevin Barron25/10/2010Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/10/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George25/10/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson25/10/2010Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/10/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd26/10/2010Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Caton26/10/2010GowerLabourSigned
Hywel Francis27/10/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson27/10/2010Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
George Howarth27/10/2010KnowsleyLabourSigned
David Simpson27/10/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Shannon27/10/2010StrangfordDUPSigned
Kate Hoey27/10/2010VauxhallLabourSigned
Eric Illsley28/10/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Joan Ruddock28/10/2010Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Clive Betts28/10/2010Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Malcolm Wicks28/10/2010Croydon NorthLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield28/10/2010Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Andrew Love01/11/2010EdmontonLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson01/11/2010Washington and Sunderland WestLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz01/11/2010Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell02/11/2010Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Mark Williams02/11/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Heidi Alexander02/11/2010Lewisham EastLabourSigned
David Ward08/11/2010Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Pat Glass08/11/2010North West DurhamLabourSigned
John Cryer08/11/2010Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Lady Hermon10/11/2010North DownIndependentSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/11/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods15/11/2010City of DurhamLabourSigned
David Heyes16/11/2010Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy16/11/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood22/11/2010Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Linda Riordan24/11/2010HalifaxLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi29/11/2010Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Joan Walley02/12/2010Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham03/12/2010Stockton NorthLabourSigned
George Mudie15/12/2010Leeds EastLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley10/01/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland23/06/2011Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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