Education and Inspections Bill — Keep current proportion of parent governors on governing bodies — rejected — 19 Oct 2006 at 12:10
Lord Russell-Johnston voted in the minority (Content).
The majority Not Contents defeated an attempt to amend the Education and Inspections Bill. The amendment would have maintained the current legal proportion of elected parent governors on a school's governing body when a school becomes a foundation, or Trust, school. 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:
- 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.
-  Baroness Walmsley, House of Lords, 19 October 2006
-  BBC Summary of the Education and Inspections Bill, 8 March 2006
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.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Lab||92 (+2 tell)||0||43.9%|
|LDem||0||30 (+2 tell)||40.5%|
|Lord Elton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Viscount Allenby of Megiddo||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Howe of Idlicote||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Viscount Montgomery of Alamein||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord St John of Bletso||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Stern||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Wedderburn of Charlton||Crossbench||aye|