Education Bill — Control of Regulation — 3 Jul 2002 at 17:35

The majority Content voters passed an amendment[1] to the Education Bill. The amendment requires central and local government to limit the amount of material that is sent to schools.

However, this amendment was overturned by the House of Commons on 15th July 2002. It then went back to the House of Lords on 23rd July 2002 where Peers eventually settled on a compromise version of the clause.

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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con120 (+2 tell) 055.2%
Crossbench12 38.7%
Lab0 121 (+2 tell)64.1%
LDem0 00.0%
Other0 17.1%
Total:132 12539.2%

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

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elis-Thomas Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no

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