School Standards and Framework Bill — School organisation committees — 15 Jul 1998

Mr Jim Dowd MP, Lewisham West voted with the majority (Teller for the Ayes).

Lords amendments considered.

Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 1, line 9, leave out subsections (1) to (3) and insert--

(".--(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulations--

(a) impose a limit on class sizes for infant classes at maintained schools; and

(b) specify the school years in relation to which any such limit is to have effect.

(2) Any limit imposed under this section shall specify the maximum number of pupils that a class to which the limit applies may contain while an ordinary teaching session is conducted by a single qualified teacher.

(2A) Subject to subsections (3) and (3A), regulations under this section shall be so framed that--

(a) the maximum number specified in pursuance of subsection (2) is 30, and

(b) that limit has effect in relation to the 2001-02 school year and any subsequent year.

(3) Regulations under this section may--

(a) provide for any limit imposed under this section to take effect--

(i) at the same time in the case of each of the age groups into which the pupils in infant classes fall, or

(ii) at different times (which may be earlier than the beginning of the school year mentioned in subsection (2A)) in the case of different such age groups;

(b) provide that, in any circumstances specified in the regulations, any such limit either is not to apply or is to operate in such manner as is so specified.

(3A) The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (2A)--

(a) by substituting for "30" such other number as is specified in the order; or

(b) by substituting for the reference to the 2001-02 school year a reference to such other school year as is so specified.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 2, 3, 108, 150, 151, 327, 331, 332 and 408.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 2 and 3 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 4, in page 4, line 35, at end insert--

("( ) In preparing an education development plan the authority shall have regard, in particular, to the education of children (within the meaning of subsection (2)) who have special educational needs.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

In Committee, many hon. Members expressed the desire that the Bill should require express provision in education development plans for children with special educational needs. I made the point both then and on Report that it was not technically necessary, as there was a requirement on local authorities to address the needs of all children in their area in their EDPs.

4.45 pm

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 5, in page 10, line 5, at end insert

("; or

(b) with a view to enabling it to achieve improving standards in the provision of education once it becomes a maintained school, any new school which has a temporary governing body.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 6 to 10, 166, 187 to 189 and 358.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 6 to 10 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 11, in page 13, line 11, after ("notice") insert ("in writing")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 13 to 18.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 12, in page 13, line 13, at end insert

("(whether or not the notice is combined with a notice under section 61(2A)(c)).")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 74 to 84, 129, 279 to 281, 375 and 397.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 13 to 18 agreed to .

Lords amendment: No. 19, in page 18, line 35, at beginning insert ("(subject to subsection (4A))")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 20, 21, 31, 145, 255 and 409.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 20 and 21 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 22, in page 18, line 42, after first ("day"") insert

("(except in Part I of Schedule 31)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 23 to 30, 32, 33, 37 to 39, 51, 91, 156, 161, 163, 167, 176, 190 to 193, 208, 233, 356, 357, 359, 360, 406 and 410.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 23 to 33 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 34, to leave out clause 23

I beg to move, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 35 and the Government motion to disagree thereto, Lords amendments Nos. 36, 40 and 41, Lords amendment No. 198 and the Government motion to disagree thereto, Government amendments (a) to (c) to words so restored, Lords amendment No. 199 and the Government motion to disagree thereto, Government amendment to words so restored, Lords amendments Nos. 200 to 207, 213 to 232 and 235.

Question put, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment:--

The House divided: Ayes 306, Noes 184.

Historical Hansard | Online Hansard |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 135083.3%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab306 (+2 tell) 0073.7%
LDem0 42 (+2 tell)095.7%
UUP0 6060.0%
Total:306 184077.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive