Education and Inspections Bill — IGCSE for state schools — rejected — 24 Oct 2006 at 18:00

Earl Attlee was absent

The majority Not-Contents rejected an amendment to the Education and Inspections Bill to permit state schools to use the IGCSE in English, Maths and Science. 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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Con0 109 (+2 tell)51.9%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab0 1100.0%
Lab134 (+2 tell) 062.4%
LDem47 059.5%
UUP3 0100.0%
Crossbench9 1211.2%
Total:194 12245.5%

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

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NamePartyVote
no rebellions

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