Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected — 6 Feb 2002 at 21:30

Jon Trickett MP, Hemsworth did not vote.

The majority No voters rejected a new clause[1] 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[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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Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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
Con135 0082.3%
DUP3 0060.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab265 (+2 tell) 45 (+1 tell)076.5%
LDem2 36 (+1 tell)073.6%
PC0 40100.0%
UUP0 1016.7%
Total:405 87077.3%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabaye
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabaye
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabaye
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabaye
Mr Martin CatonGowerLabaye
Mr Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLabaye
Mr David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Mr Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Mr David ClellandTyne BridgeLabaye
Ms Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLabaye
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mrs Ann CryerKeighleyLabaye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Mrs Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabaye
Mrs Janet DeanBurtonLabaye
Mr Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Mr Clive EffordElthamLabaye
Mr Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabaye
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLabaye
Mr David HinchliffeWakefieldLabaye
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Mr Eric IllsleyBarnsley CentralLabaye
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabtellaye
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabaye
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Ms Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabaye
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Mr John McWilliamBlaydonLabaye
Mr Chris MullinSunderland SouthLabaye
Mr Martin O'NeillOchilLabaye
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Mr Gwyn ProsserDoverLabaye
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Mr Chris SmithIslington South and FinsburyLabaye
Mr Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabaye
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabaye
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Dr Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemno
Mr Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDemno

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