Early day motion 2560

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That this House recognises the value of music education for children's creativity and intellectual development; notes the publication on 25 November 2011,The Importance of Music - A National Plan for Music Education; acknowledges the recent research from the Institute of Education, Evaluation of the EMI Music Sound Foundation Project rollout: Training Key Stage 1 Primary School Teachers (2010-2011) by Professor Susan Hallam, Dr Andrea Creech and Dr Maria Varvarigou; furthernotes with concern that this research found great inequalities in the provision of resources for music education in primary schools; is alarmed at the study's finding that one in nine schools did not have a piano; and calls on the Government to support schools in nurturing musical enthusiasm and talent among schoolchildren by ensuring that every primary school has a piano.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 10.01.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.01.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 11.01.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.01.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 11.01.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 16.01.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.01.2012
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 12.01.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 10.01.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 10.01.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 16.01.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.01.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 16.01.2012
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 20.12.2011
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 12.01.2012