School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools — 24 Mar 1998
Joan Ruddock MP, Lewisham, Deptford did not vote.
The majority Aye voters introduced a new clause into the School Standards and Framework Bill. The clause abolishes corporal punishment in all schools and became law on 24th July 1998 when the Bill received Royal Assent.
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
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||3||15 (+2 tell)||0||12.3%|
|Lab||184 (+1 tell)||0||0||44.4%|
|LDem||23 (+1 tell)||0||0||52.2%|
|Andrew Lansley||South Cambridgeshire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Madel||South West Bedfordshire||Con||aye|