Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading — 24 May 2006 at 18:55

Geraldine Smith MP, Morecambe and Lunesdale voted in the minority (No).

The majority Aye voters agreed that the Education and Inspections Bill should be read a Third Time.

It has now passed all its stages in the House of Commons and moves to the House of Lords for further deliberation before it becomes law as an Act of Parliament.

The main aims of the Education and Inspections Bill were to[1]:

  • 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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con159 0081.5%
DUP6 0066.7%
Lab256 (+2 tell) 46086.1%
LDem0 53 (+2 tell)087.3%
SDLP1 0033.3%
Total:422 99084.3%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLab (minister)no
Colin BurgonElmetLab (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
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Jon CruddasDagenhamLabno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Jim DevineLivingstonLab (minister)no
Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLab (minister)no
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLab (minister)no
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Clive EffordElthamLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
John GroganSelbyLab (minister)no
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLab (minister)no
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
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Jim McGovernDundee WestLab (minister)no
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabno
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Gordon PrenticePendleLab (minister)no
Gwyn ProsserDoverLab (minister)no
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)no
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Geraldine SmithMorecambe and LunesdaleLabno
John SmithVale of GlamorganLab (minister)no
Peter SoulsbyLeicester SouthLab (minister)no
Ian StewartEcclesLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLab (minister)no
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Paul TruswellPudseyLabno
Desmond TurnerBrighton, KemptownLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West Derbywhilst Labno
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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