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Future Of The National Collaborative Outreach Programme

EDM number 897 in 2017-19, proposed by Mary Creagh on 01/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education, Incomes and poverty and Students.

That this House congratulates the 29 National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) consortia across the UK who have seen thousands of students from non-traditional backgrounds enter higher education; urges the Government to announce the future funding of NCOP before April 2018; notes that due to the replacement of the Higher Education Funding Council for England by the Office for Students (OfS) the decision has been delayed until after the establishment of the OfS in April; acknowledges that no organisation can plan for its future if it has to wait until the third quarter to know if it will continue to exist; condemns the fact that leaving NCOP in limbo causes job insecurity, distress and worry among staff, students, volunteers and sponsors; applauds the work that NCOP has done in helping students from underprivileged and non-traditional backgrounds enter university; looks forward to seeing NCOP continue into 2019 and beyond; urges the Secretary of State for Education to issue a statement to the House confirming the funding plan for this programme which is vital to removing the attainment gap.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Mary Creagh01/02/2018WakefieldLabourProposed
Hugh Gaffney05/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/02/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Sandy Martin06/02/2018IpswichLabourSeconded
Adrian Bailey06/02/2018West Bromwich WestLabourSeconded
Luciana Berger06/02/2018Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer07/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon07/02/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/02/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham08/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Catherine McKinnell20/02/2018Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Richard Burden22/02/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Ruth George26/02/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Liz Twist28/03/2018BlaydonLabourSigned
Hilary Benn16/04/2018Leeds CentralLabourSigned
Kate Green12/06/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned

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