Education (Schools) Bill — 2 Jun 1997
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Class size matters. We all know that it matters. Those who buy private education for their children know that it matters, as do those who applied to have private education for their children subsidised. Having agreed that it matters--
I have not.
[Interruption.] The hon. Member for Barking might pooh-pooh that. I do not know whether she was one of the many Labour Members who called for Mr. Woodhead's resignation, but I remind her that he is now head of the Government's task force.
Question put, That the Bill be read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 413, Noes 153.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||150 (+2 tell)||0||93.8%|
|Lab||370 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|