Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected — 24 May 2006 at 17:30

Philip Dunne MP, Ludlow voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected a new clause[1] for the Education and Inspections Bill. This new clause would have added in a new section into the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 after section 89. The key point about the clause is that local education authorities would be required to regulate schools' admissions criteria so that they are fair and objective. 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
Con162 0083.1%
DUP9 00100.0%
Lab271 (+2 tell) 34087.0%
LDem0 54 (+2 tell)088.9%
SDLP1 0033.3%
Total:443 88085.9%

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
Colin BurgonElmetLabaye
David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLabaye
Jim DevineLivingstonLabaye
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabaye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
Patrick HallBedfordLabaye
David HamiltonMidlothianLabaye
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabaye
David HeyesAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabaye
Chris McCaffertyCalder ValleyLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
George MudieLeeds EastLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLabaye
Clare ShortBirmingham, Ladywoodwhilst Labaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLabaye
Jon TrickettHemsworthLabaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye
Rudi VisFinchley and Golders GreenLabaye
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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