Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected — 6 Feb 2002 at 21:30
John Austin MP, Erith and Thamesmead voted in the minority (Aye).
The majority No voters rejected a new clause to the Education Bill. This would have required religious state schools to accept a minimum of 25% of non-religious applicants. It also states that pupils admitted to state schools, and their parents and guardians, do not have to attend a place of worship or belong to a particular faith. However, the amendment was defeated.
The main aims of the Education Bill were to:
- 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.
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|
|Lab||265 (+2 tell)||45 (+1 tell)||0||76.5%|
|LDem||2||36 (+1 tell)||0||73.6%|