Early day motion 1142

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CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

That this House notes the publication of the coalition Government's White Paper, The Importance of Teaching; agrees with the comments of the Secretary of State for Education in the document's foreword that `it is only through reforming education that we can allow every child the chance to take their full and equal share in citizenship'; further notes the Government's commitment to reform the National Curriculum; is concerned that, as part of that reform, citizenship education may become non-statutory in English schools; believes that citizenship is the only subject that provides an opportunity for pupils to become literate in our legal system and political processes and the skills to become active citizens; further notes that citizenship is a subject of academic rigour, established with cross-party support almost 10 years ago and that, to date, over half a million young people have achieved a GCSE or A-level qualification in the subject; supports the work of specifically-trained citizenship teachers in promoting democratic understanding and civic participation; and calls on the Government to affirm its commitment to citizenship education as an entitlement for all students in English secondary schools.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 20.12.2010
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 10.01.2011
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 06.12.2010
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 06.12.2010
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 03.02.2011
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 16.12.2010
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 21.12.2010
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 08.12.2010
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 09.12.2010
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 16.12.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 07.12.2010
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 08.12.2010
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 07.12.2010
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 20.12.2010
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 06.12.2010
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 20.12.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 09.12.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 13.12.2010
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 08.12.2010
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.12.2010
Jamieson, Cathy Labour Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 16.12.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.12.2010
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 09.12.2010
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 06.12.2010
Mann, John Labour Party Bassetlaw 15.02.2011
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 11.01.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.12.2010
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 06.12.2010
Miliband, David Labour Party South Shields 06.12.2010
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 23.06.2011
Nandy, Lisa Labour Party Wigan 31.01.2011
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 13.01.2011
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 20.12.2010
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 26.01.2011
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 21.12.2010
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.01.2011
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 10.01.2011
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 20.12.2010
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 20.12.2010
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 09.12.2010
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 08.12.2010