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Further Education Funding

EDM number 835 in 2014-15, proposed by George Galloway on 04/03/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Further education.

That this House deplores the cuts to the further education budget which will impact severely on Bradford College and on other colleges throughout the country; notes that 24 per cent is to be cut from that budget in the next financial year; believes that crucial stepping stones back into learning for many people, including those who missed out on qualifications at school and those who need to update skills and retrain, will be removed; further notes that since 2009 student numbers have fallen by one million and the University and College Union believes a further 400,000 will go with the next round of cuts; and calls on the Government to reverse this appalling loss and to boost further education and people's life chances by not only retaining but increasing the present sums spent on this crucial arm of education.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

George Galloway04/03/2015Bradford WestRespectProposed
Alan Meale05/03/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins05/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd05/03/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Mike Hancock09/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Cunningham10/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
David Anderson10/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Graham Stringer16/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/03/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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