Early day motion 874

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ADULT EDUCATION

That this House recognises the valuable role that adult education plays and the positive impact it has on individuals, the economy and society; notes with concern that funding for adult education was cut by 40 per cent in real terms between 2010 and 2015; further notes with concern that the number of adult learners fell by 10.8 per cent between 2014 and 2015; notes with concern that the number of adults achieving Level 4 or above qualifications fell by 75 per cent from 2013 to 2015; notes with regret that while this House has discussed education on over 300 occasions since 2010 very little parliamentary time has been dedicated to debating adult education; believes that addressing the UK's skills gap requires investment in adult education to enable adults to retrain throughout their lives; further believes that in the context of an ageing society and a modern economy in which people are more likely to change jobs and careers this is an issue that requires urgent attention; therefore calls on the Government to publish its new approach to lifetime learning as promised in its Post-16 Skills Plan; and calls on the Government to invest in adult education to create an adult education system that is fit to meet the challenges of the modern economy and equip people with the skills that they need.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bailey, Adrian Labour Party West Bromwich West 23.01.2017
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 24.01.2017
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 23.01.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 23.01.2017
Coaker, Vernon Labour Party Gedling 24.01.2017
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 30.01.2017
Coyle, Neil Labour Party Bermondsey and Old Southwark 23.01.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 22.02.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 31.01.2017
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 02.02.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.01.2017
Fovargue, Yvonne Labour Party Makerfield 24.01.2017
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 25.01.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 23.01.2017
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 23.01.2017
Harman, Harriet Labour Party Camberwell and Peckham 08.02.2017
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 24.01.2017
Hodge, Margaret Labour Party Barking 25.01.2017
Hollern, Kate Labour Party Blackburn 23.01.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.01.2017
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 24.01.2017
Johnson, Alan Labour Party Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 30.01.2017
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 23.01.2017
Lewis, Ivan Labour Party Bury South 30.01.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 24.01.2017
Lynch, Holly Labour Party Halifax 25.01.2017
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 25.01.2017
McGinn, Conor Labour Party St Helens North 30.01.2017
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 24.01.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 25.01.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 30.01.2017
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 26.01.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 23.01.2017
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 31.01.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 24.01.2017
Ryan, Joan Labour Party Enfield North 23.01.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 24.01.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 24.01.2017
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 23.01.2017
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.01.2017
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 23.01.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 24.01.2017
Timms, Stephen Labour Party East Ham 27.01.2017
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 27.01.2017
Winterton, Rosie Labour Party Doncaster Central 23.01.2017