Early day motion 488

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YOUTH SERVICES

That this House believes that all young people across the UK should have access to a statutory funded, wide-ranging and universal youth service with ring-fenced funding from central government which is delivered by local authorities working closely with schools and youth voluntary organisations; notes the importance of youth services being delivered by professionally qualified youth workers, who offer young people the benefit of wide-ranging information, advice, guidance and support; recognises that a statutory funded, wide-ranging and universal youth service will deliver not only a safe and secure environment for young people to thrive, but in addition, embed critical life skills that enable young people to positively contribute to society both socially and economically; additionally recognises that for many young people, especially the most vulnerable and those from disadvantaged communities, the provision of a statutory funded, universal and wide-ranging youth service will support their journey into further and higher education, employment or training; further believes that a statutory funded, wide-ranging and universal youth service will constitute value for money in that such a service will lead to many young people not having to access higher tiered and more costly interventions later in their lives; and further believes that responsibility for youth services within central government should rest with the Department for Education.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 11.11.2014
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 11.11.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 06.11.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 11.11.2014
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 10.11.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.11.2014
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 11.11.2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 10.11.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 11.11.2014
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.11.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 10.11.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 10.11.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.11.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 11.11.2014
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 11.11.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 10.11.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 07.11.2014
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 11.11.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 11.11.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 10.11.2014
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 06.11.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 11.11.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 11.11.2014
Wood, Mike Labour Party Batley and Spen 11.11.2014