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 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:
- 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||1 (+2 tell)||1.4%|
|Lab||24 (+2 tell)||0||13.5%|