Parliamentary

The NUT’s parliamentary work aims to develop effective working relationships with members of both Houses of Parliament from all parties. We seek to influence government policy, parliamentary debate and legislation on education issues as well as those which impact on teachers and children more generally.

The NUT regularly submits written evidence and gives oral evidence to parliamentary inquiries as well as briefing MPs and Peers.

Budget
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, will deliver his first Budget Statement on 8 March. We have written to all MPs in England urging them to make urgent representations to the Treasury for additional funding for schools. Read more about our campaign on education funding here.

Parliamentary Select Committees
Please find below examples of the NUT’s involvement in the work of Select Committees.

2017
The Financial Sustainability of Schools inquiry
NUT Written Evidence – January 2017

2016
Primary Assessment
NUT Written Evidence – November 2016

Post-16 Education Area Reviews
NUT Written Evidence – October 2016

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Schools
NUT Oral Evidence – Rosamund McNeil, Head of Education and Equality (14 June 2016)
NUT Written Evidence – June 2016

Multi Academy Trusts
NUT Written Evidence – May 2016

Gender Pay Gap
NUT Oral Evidence – Amanda Brown, Assistant General Secretary (12 January 2016)
NUT Written Evidence – February 2016

2015
Supply of Teachers
NUT Oral Evidence – Kevin Courtney (9 December 2015)
NUT Written Evidence – December 2015

2014
Academies and Free Schools
NUT oral evidence – Kevin Courtney (14 October 2014)
NUT written evidence – December 2013

Early Day Motions (EDMs) we support:
Standard Attainment Tests (SATS) in Primary Schools (tabled 26.10.16)
Inclusive Education for Disabled Persons (tabled 15.09.16)
Scrapping School Sprinklers (tabled 14.09.16)
Children Displaced by War (tabled 05.09.16)
Statutory Maximum Working Temperature (tabled 18.07.16)

Further information
For further information about the NUT’s work in Westminster or for advice about how to lobby your MP locally, please contact the Union’s Parliamentary Officer Chris Brown on 0207 380 4712 or c.brown@nut.org.uk

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