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

The Earl of Erroll was absent

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.

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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
Bishop1 03.8%
Con17 11 (+1 tell)13.7%
Crossbench8 46.4%
Lab79 (+2 tell) 1544.9%
LDem9 517.7%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:115 3521.3%

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
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Bottomley of NettlestoneConaye
Lord Crathorne Con (front bench)aye
The Earl of DundeeCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Flather Contellaye
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)aye
Lord Glenarthur Conaye
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)aye
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)aye
The Earl of OnslowContellaye
Lord Reay Conaye
Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornCon (front bench)aye
Lord Wade of ChorltonCon (front bench)aye
Lord Moser Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Skidelsky Crossbenchaye
Lord Tombs Crossbenchaye
Lord Alli Labaye
Lord Barnett Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Billingham Labaye
Baroness Cohen of PimlicoLab (minister)aye
Lord Desai Labaye
Lord Evans of ParksideLabaye
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)aye
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)aye
Lord Haworth Labaye
Baroness Lockwood Labaye
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)aye
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)aye
Lord Morgan Labaye
Lord Sheldon Lab (minister)aye
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabaye
Lord Lee of TraffordLDemaye
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Taverne LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Tonge LDemaye

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