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    VM466 - Northern Powerhouse Motion 2018, TSR Libertarian partyThis House believes that the Government should do more to improve the prosperity of the North of England.

    The Northern Powerhouse Partnership think tank recently released a report expressing its concerns over the still significant north-south gap. We urge the government to listen to and implement effectively the recommendations put forward by the report, which include giving urgent attention to improving the performance and aspiration of the North's schools and the quality of adult skills, along with better transport and broadband provision and more ambitious local decision making.

    Poorly performing schools appear to be the most pressing issue however, with Ofsted's annual in December expressing serious concerns. In order to address this particular issue, as well as suggesting an investment of £300m, the report recommends that the government should:
    - Improve secondary schools to bring the proportion of good and outstanding schools up to the national average
    - Raise attainment in English and maths at age 16 to at least the national average
    - Aim to retain graduates and ultimately be a net importer of graduates, particularly in the areas of science and technology

    Sources:
    https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlig...-education-gap
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38854271
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...than-in-london
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    As said when this entered the floor, I will be voting aye on this one.
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    Aye. Given all this really does is recommend an increase in immigration, I can support it.

    Edit: misclicked, please change my vote DayneD89
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    Aye, this is a motion I support.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Aye. Given all this really does is recommend an increase in immigration, I can support it.

    Edit: misclicked, please change my vote DayneD89
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    Aye, This motion is detailed and outlines what must be done.
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    The ayes have it, the ayes have it!

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