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Centenary Of The Education (Scotland) Act 1918

EDM number 735 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Stephens on 21/12/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Religion and faith communities and Schools.

That this House recognises that 2018 marks the centenary of the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act, which established in law the principle of state funding for Catholic schools in Scotland; notes the range of celebrations planned by the Scottish Catholic education community to mark the ongoing collaboration between Church and State; believes that the arrangements put in place by the Act represent a unique and successful partnership, that continues to serve the people of Scotland well; further believes that the anniversary year will provide an opportunity to rejoice in the academic, cultural, civic and social achievements of pupils who have attended Catholic schools in the last one hundred years, and is a chance to mark publicly the ways in which Catholic schools are not just good for Catholics, but good for Scotland; believes that the positive contribution of Catholic schools to Scottish society is well documented; notes the continuing support of government and all of the main political parties is encouraging for the future of denominational schools; further notes that during 2018 schools, families, parishes and local communities across Scotland will reflect on the past, the present and the future of Catholic Schools, using the theme, Catholic Schools: Good For Scotland as a way to highlight the contribution Catholic schools make to wider society; and notes that by working with elected members from local authorities, and the UK and Scottish Parliaments, the Catholic Education Community aims to show that this distinctive collaboration for the governance of schools continues to reflect the diverse, inclusive and progressive nature of Scotland.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Chris Stephens21/12/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartyProposed
Brendan O'Hara21/12/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins21/12/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan21/12/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Philippa Whitford21/12/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySeconded
Hugh Gaffney21/12/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Patrick Grady21/12/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon08/01/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Martin Docherty09/01/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
David Linden09/01/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz09/01/2018Leicester EastLabourSigned
Chris Law09/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper10/01/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Ged Killen22/01/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Lisa Cameron22/01/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Paul Masterton22/01/2018East RenfrewshireConservativeSigned
Alan Brown22/01/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald23/01/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley25/01/2018Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Conor McGinn08/02/2018St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Marion Fellows20/02/2018Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands08/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry09/10/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned

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