Thursday 16 July 2015

Education & Adoption Bill

At this morning's Education & Equalities Committee Celia Dignan, Principal Officer for Privatisation, School Improvement and Inspection, reported on the successful joint parliamentary meeting on the Bill, organised by NUT, ATL, NAHT, Unison and the National Governors Association.

The meeting was attended by MPs from Labour, LibDem and Conservative Parties with two of the Labour leadership candidates, Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham, attending to pledge their support for the campaign.

A briefing has beenn produced for MPs on the damage the Bill will do and the committee agreed that these would be adapted for use by local activists.

The unions involved are looking at joint amendments they could sponsor in the House of Lords to try and weaken the most damaging provisions of the Bill.

Members can keep up to date on the progress of the Bill by clicking here.

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