Education and Inspections Bill — Requirements as to composition of governing bodies — rejected — 24 May 2006 at 14:30

Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted with the majority (No).

Those voting No rejected a new clause[1] for the Education and Inspections Bill. The Bill gives schools the opportunity of achieving 'foundation' status (see below). This proposed clause, if passed, would have meant foundation governors could not outnumber elected parent governors on schools' governing bodies. However, the amendment was defeated.

The main aims of the Education and Inspections Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow schools to achieve 'foundation' or 'trust' status - this gives governing bodies greater freedom to manage the school.
  • 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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con144 0073.8%
DUP9 00100.0%
Lab280 (+2 tell) 25087.0%
LDem0 52 (+2 tell)085.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:434 78082.7%

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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Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)aye
Colin BurgonElmetLab (minister)aye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)aye
Andrew DismoreHendonLab (minister)aye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLab (minister)aye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)aye
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)aye
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)aye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)aye
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)aye
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)aye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)aye
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLab (minister)aye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)aye
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)aye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLab (minister)aye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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