Wednesday 10 February 2010
Petition presented to the House on Tuesday 9 February 2010 but not read on the Floor
Badman Report (Hexham)
The Petition of persons resident in the Hexham parliamentary constituency,
Declares that they are concerned about the recommendations of the Badman Report, which suggests closer monitoring of home educators, including a compulsory annual registration scheme and right of access to people’s homes for local authority officials; further declares that the Petitioners believe the recommendations are based on a review that was extremely rushed, failed to give due consideration to the evidence, failed to ensure that the data it collected were sufficiently robust, and failed to take proper account of the existing legislative framework.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families either not to bring forward, or to withdraw, proposed legislative measures providing for tighter registration and monitoring of children educated at home in the absence of a thorough independent inquiry into the condition and future of elective home education in England; but instead to take the steps necessary to ensure that the existing Elective Home Education Guidelines for Local Authorities are properly implemented, learning from current best practice, in all local authorities in England.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. Peter Atkinson .]
Petition presented to the House on Wednesday 10 February 2010 but not read on the Floor
The Petition of Stop Incinerators in Disguise (S.I.D) in the constituency of Tatton in Cheshire,
Declares that they want to stop the building of an incinerator (Waste Treatment Plant) at New Cheshire Business Park in Wincham.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State responsible for local government to put pressure on the local authority to reject the plans to build an incinerator in the area.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. George Osborne.]