Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected — 5 Feb 2002 at 21:30

Mr Peter Luff MP, Mid Worcestershire voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority No voters rejected a new clause[1] to the Education Bill. This would have allowed schools to innovate without asking the Secretary of State to do so. However, the amendment was defeated.

The main aims of the Education Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow schools to exempt themselves from laws which prevented them from innovating. However, this is dependent on the Secretary of State's approval.
  • Give good schools the option of qualifying for greater flexibility in the National Curriculum and teachers' pay.
  • Allow schools to join together in a federation under a single governing body.
  • Further regulate school admissions, exclusions and attendance policies.
  • Give the Secretary of State further powers to intervene in failing schools.
  • Introduce a new regulatory regime for independent schools.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 122074.4%
DUP0 3060.0%
Lab311 (+2 tell) 0076.5%
LDem0 38 (+2 tell)075.5%
PC4 00100.0%
UUP0 1016.7%
Total:315 164075.4%

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