Education and Inspections Bill — Faith schools must accept pupils from outside the faith — rejected — 30 Oct 2006 at 22:24

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The majority Not Contents defeated an amendment[1] which would have allowed Local Authorities (or the Secretary of State) to choose to require that new faith schools had to admit a portion of their intake (up to 25%) from outside the faith. The amendment introduces a new clause into the Education and Inspections Bill after clause 45. However, the amendment was rejected.

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.


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
Bishop1 03.8%
Con17 11 (+2 tell)14.0%
Crossbench8 46.4%
Lab79 (+2 tell) 1544.0%
LDem9 517.7%
Other1 012.5%
UUP2 066.7%
Total:117 3521.2%

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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Baker of DorkingConaye
Bottomley of NettlestoneConaye
Crathorne Conaye
The of DundeeConaye
Flather Contellaye
Fowler Conaye
Glenarthur Conaye
Jopling Conaye
Marlesford Conaye
The of OnslowContellaye
Reay Conaye
Renfrew of KaimsthornConaye
Wade of ChorltonConaye
Moser Crossbenchaye
Patel Crossbenchaye
Skidelsky Crossbenchaye
Tombs Crossbenchaye
Alli Labaye
Barnett Labaye
Billingham Labaye
Cohen of PimlicoLabaye
Desai Labaye
Evans of ParksideLabaye
Gould of PotternewtonLabaye
Harrison Labaye
Haworth Labaye
Lockwood Labaye
Macdonald of TradestonLabaye
Massey of DarwenLabaye
Morgan Labaye
Sheldon Labaye
Turner of CamdenLabaye
Lee of TraffordLDemaye
Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)aye
Taverne LDemaye
Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)aye
Tonge LDemaye

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