School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected — 11 Mar 1998
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (No).
The majority No voters rejected a new clause to the School Standards and Framework Bill. The clause would have required schools to ballot parents on whether they wanted their school to remain grant maintained. However, the amendment was defeated.
The School Standards and Framework Bill's main aims were to:
- Limit infant class sizes to a maximum of 30
- Abolish grant-maintained schools
- Allow local communities to vote to abolish grammar schools
- Establish an Admissions Code for schools and set up the Office of Schools Adjudicator to enforce this code
-  Stephen Dorrell MP, House of Commons, 11 March 1998
-  Wikipedia entry, retrieved on 2010-01-30
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||128 (+2 tell)||0||80.2%|
|Lab||290 (+2 tell)||0||0||70.0%|