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.
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.
The Financial Sustainability of Schools inquiry
NUT Written Evidence – January 2017
NUT Written Evidence – November 2016
Post-16 Education Area Reviews
NUT Written Evidence – October 2016
Multi Academy Trusts
NUT Written Evidence – May 2016
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org