Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected — 17 Oct 2006 at 16:49

The majority Not Content voters overturned an attempt to amend[1] the Education and Inspections Bill. This amendment would have required Local Authorities to encourage all schools to become foundation, voluntary or foundation special schools, and to acquire a foundation (i.e., become Trust schools). More information on what it means to be a 'Foundation' or 'Trust' school can be found here.

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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Debate in Parliament | 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop4 016.0%
Con1 81 (+2 tell)39.6%
Crossbench26 1421.2%
DUP0 133.3%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab149 (+2 tell) 070.6%
LDem43 054.4%
Total:224 9644.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Geddes Con (front bench)no
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Baroness Cox Crossbenchaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Dahrendorf Crossbenchaye
Lord Flowers Crossbenchaye
Lord Greenway Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Kingsdown Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Lewis of NewnhamCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Skidelsky Crossbenchaye
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbenchaye
Lord Tombs Crossbenchaye

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