Early day motion 2158

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That this House recognises the positive social and intellectual benefits for all children across the social spectrum of learning chess at a young age and the relatively low costs of teaching it in schools; notes that while chess currently receives no financial support from the Government, many European countries including Sweden and France financially support chess in schools; further notes that the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth would welcome UK support for the Chess in Schools project being developed by the ECU and the Kasparov Chess Foundation; welcomes the work of the UK-based charity Chess in Schools and Communities which teaches chess to primary school children from less affluent backgrounds; and calls on the Government to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to learn chess at primary school within existing resources.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 11.10.2011
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 20.10.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 09.09.2011
Cash, William Conservative Party Stone 10.11.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 10.10.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.09.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 14.09.2011
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 06.12.2011
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 10.10.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.09.2011
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 18.10.2011
Evans, Jonathan Conservative Party Cardiff North 11.10.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 15.09.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 12.09.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 17.10.2011
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 10.10.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.09.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.10.2011
Leigh, Edward Conservative Party Gainsborough 09.11.2011
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 21.10.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 15.09.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 14.09.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 13.09.2011
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 19.10.2011
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 11.10.2011
Mowat, David Conservative Party Warrington South 24.10.2011
Murray, Ian Labour Party Edinburgh South 12.10.2011
Perkins, Toby Labour Party Chesterfield 17.10.2011
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 08.09.2011
Reevell, Simon Conservative Party Dewsbury 10.11.2011
Reeves, Rachel Labour Party Leeds West 08.09.2011
Reynolds, Emma Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 15.09.2011
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 23.02.2012
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 15.09.2011
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 08.09.2011
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 21.11.2011
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 20.12.2011