Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading — 15 Mar 2006 at 18:43

Peter Lilley MP, Hitchin and Harpenden voted with the majority (Aye).

Those voting Aye agreed that the Education and Inspections Bill be read a Second Time. This means it now goes on to the Committee Stage, the next part of the Parliamentary procedure.

Although there were enough Labour Party rebels to reject the Bill for its Second Reading the Tories backed the Bill and enabled it to proceed.

The main provision of the Bill was to allow schools to achieve 'Foundation' and/or 'Trust' status. Foundation schools enable their governing bodies to directly employ the school staff, become the admissions authority for the school and take on ownership of the school's assets. Trust schools have foundation status with a charitable foundation to support the school.

More information about this can be found on the Supporting Trust and Foundation Schools website.

Other aims of the Bill were to[1]:

  • Reaffirm the existing ban on selection by ability and proposes a ban on interviewing.
  • Give local authorities greater scope to intervene more quickly in failing schools.
  • Ensure local authorities provide free school transport for the poorest families.
  • Enable nutritional standards to be applied to all food and drink on school premises.
  • Allow staff to discipline children for bad behaviour even outside of school.
  • Ensure parents are held responsible for excluded pupils.

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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
Con176 0089.8%
DUP8 0088.9%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab273 (+2 tell) 52092.6%
LDem0 61 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
Total:458 115092.0%

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
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Colin BurgonElmetLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)no
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLab (minister)no
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
David ClellandTyne BridgeLab (minister)no
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLab (minister)no
Michael ConnartyLinlithgow and East FalkirkLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)no
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLab (minister)no
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Neil GerrardWalthamstowLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)no
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
Doug HendersonNewcastle upon Tyne NorthLabno
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Joan HumbleBlackpool North and FleetwoodLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)no
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLab (minister)no
Alan KeenFeltham and HestonLab (minister)no
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabno
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)no
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)no
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
John SmithVale of GlamorganLab (minister)no
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLab (minister)no
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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