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Further Education Colleges

EDM number 1686 in 2017-19, proposed by Robert Halfon on 11/10/2018.

That this House recognises the vitally important contribution which further education colleges make to the education system and economy; notes with concern the recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that spending per student in further education has fallen by eight per cent in real terms since 2009 and the adult learning budget has fallen by 45 per cent in the same period; further notes that over a million adult learners have been lost from colleges in that same period, representing a huge loss of opportunity; further recognises that over this period further education pay has fallen by 25 per cent in real terms causing increasing problems with recruitment and retention of staff; is concerned that the impact of this is likely to be compounded by the recent ring-fenced Teachers' Pay Grant for schools which was not extended to further education colleges; and calls on the Government to urgently increase investment in colleges to fund a fair pay deal and sustainable resource levels for the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Robert Halfon11/10/2018HarlowConservativeProposed
Layla Moran11/10/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Caroline Lucas11/10/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Wera Hobhouse11/10/2018BathLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Mearns11/10/2018GatesheadLabourSeconded
Lucy Powell11/10/2018Manchester CentralLabourSeconded
Stephen Morgan15/10/2018Portsmouth SouthLabourSigned
Peter Aldous15/10/2018WaveneyConservativeSigned
Dennis Skinner16/10/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Mike Hill16/10/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Matt Western16/10/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
James Frith16/10/2018Bury NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham16/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon16/10/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/10/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/10/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Wes Streeting17/10/2018Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon17/10/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Tom Brake18/10/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle18/10/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Paul Farrelly22/10/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Helen Hayes22/10/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Ruth George22/10/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Bob Blackman23/10/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Christine Jardine24/10/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Smith24/10/2018Penistone and StocksbridgeLabourSigned
Emma Reynolds29/10/2018Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff30/10/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Philip Davies30/10/2018ShipleyConservativeSigned
Emma Hardy31/10/2018Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned
George Howarth05/11/2018KnowsleyLabourSigned
Thelma Walker06/11/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter12/11/2018HammersmithLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe14/11/2018Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn19/11/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper20/11/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Vernon Coaker21/11/2018GedlingLabourSigned
Norman Lamb21/11/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Green22/11/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Laura Smith27/11/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas28/11/2018Harrow WestLabourSigned

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