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EDM number 1789 in 2017-19, proposed by Rachel Reeves on 31/10/2018.

That this House congratulates the England chess team on its recent success at the Chess Olympiad and welcomes the staging of the World Chess Championship in London, beginning in November 2018; recognises the social and intellectual benefits, for all children across the social spectrum, of learning chess at a young age, as well as the relatively low costs of teaching it in schools; notes that while chess currently receives no financial support from the Government, most European countries encourage the teaching of chess in schools; and calls on the Government to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to learn chess at primary school within existing resources.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Rachel Reeves31/10/2018Leeds WestLabourProposed
Jim Shannon01/11/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman01/11/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Keith Vaz01/11/2018Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens01/11/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Crausby01/11/2018Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
David Simpson01/11/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle01/11/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Helen Hayes06/11/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Mary Glindon06/11/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Nigel Evans12/11/2018Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Mark Hendrick21/11/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Ruth George26/11/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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