Education — Clause 10 — Powers of governing bodies to form or invest in companies to provide services etc — 24 Jul 2002 at 18:45

Dr Richard Taylor MP, Wyre Forest voted in the minority (No).

Question accordingly agreed to.

It being more than one hour after commencement of proceedings, pursuant to Order [15 July], Mr. Deputy Speaker proceeded to put the Questions necessary to dispose of business.

Amendment (b) to the words restored to the Bill by motion to disagree to Lords amendment No. 12 agreed to.

Amendments (a) to (f) to the words restored to the Bill by motion to disagree to Lords amendment No. 13 agreed to.

Lords amendment in lieu-a new clause-

Page 23, line 44, at end insert the following new Clause-
"Control of regulation (No. 2)
(1) In considering whether to issue any guidance or other circular to the governing bodies or head teachers of maintained schools in the exercise of functions relating to education, the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales shall have regard to-

(a) the desirability of providing information about good educational practice, while recognising the professional expertise of teachers,

(b) the benefits that are expected to result from the issue of the guidance or other circular, and

(c) the desirability of avoiding-

(i) the sending of excessive material to governing bodies or head teachers, and

(ii) the imposition of excessive administrative burdens on governing bodies or head teachers.

(2) In pursuance of the duty in subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall in respect of each academic year-

(a) prepare a report listing-

(i) documents sent by him during the year to all governing bodies of maintained schools in England or to all head teachers of such schools,

(ii) documents (not falling within sub-paragraph (i)) sent by him during the year to all governing bodies of maintained schools in England of a particular kind or to all head teachers of such schools of a particular kind, and

(b) lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament, and include within it comparative statistics in respect of each of the two preceding academic years on documents falling within this subsection sent out by him.

(3) In pursuit of the duty in subsection (1) the National Assembly for Wales shall in respect of each academic year prepare and publish a report listing-

(a) documents sent by the Assembly during the year to all governing bodies of maintained schools in Wales or to all head teachers of such schools,

(b) documents (not falling within paragraph (a)) sent by the Assembly during the year to all governing bodies of maintained schools in Wales of a particular kind or to all head teachers of such schools of a particular kind.

(4) The documents referred to in subsections (2) and (3) do not include any document sent by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales-

(a) otherwise than in the exercise of functions relating to education, or

(b) at the request of the person to whom it is sent.

(5) Each document issued by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales and falling within subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) or (3)(a) or (b) shall list within it previous relevant documents issued by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales and shall state clearly those documents which are superseded by the current document.

(6) Each document issued by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales and falling within subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) or (3)(a) or (b) shall state clearly the persons for whom any advice and guidance is intended.

(7) In this section "academic year" means a period beginning with 1st August and ending with the next 31st July.""

Motion made and Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said amendment in lieu:-

The House divided: Ayes 249, Noes 154.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 103 (+2 tell)064.0%
DUP0 3060.0%
Ind0 10100.0%
Lab249 (+2 tell) 0061.2%
LDem0 41077.4%
PC0 3075.0%
UUP0 3050.0%
Total:249 154063.3%

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