Education Bill — Allow schools to set their own Drugs and Alcohol Policies — rejected — 26 Jun 2002 at 23:21

Baroness Blatch voted in the minority (Content).

The majority Not-Content voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Education Bill. The amendment would have introduced a new clause into the Bill enabling schools to set their own drugs and alcohol policy. 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con0 1 (+2 tell)1.4%
Lab24 (+2 tell) 013.5%
LDem3 04.5%
Other1 06.7%
Total:28 16.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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