Orders of the Day — Clause 70 — LEAs in England: provision of travel arrangements etc for children — 2 Nov 2006 at 15:30

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (Aye).

The majority Ayes agreed with an amendment made by the Lords (Amendment no. 29 here), which inserts before Clause 36 of the Education and Inspections Bill a new clause which says:

“Staff at foundation or voluntary schools with religious character

(1) In section 58 of SSFA 1998 (appointment and dismissal of certain teachers at schools with a religious character), omit subsection (4) (which prevents the head teacher of a foundation or voluntary controlled school being a reserved teacher).

(2) In section 60 of SSFA 1998 (staff at foundation or voluntary school with religious character)—

(a) in subsection (4), after “(whether foundation or voluntary controlled)” insert “in a case where the head teacher is not to be a reserved teacher”, and

(b) in subsection (6), after “voluntary aided school” insert “in Wales”.”

The effect of this amendment is to allow faith schools to include the head teacher post within the quota of staff who can be required to be a member of the faith. SSFA 1998 is the School Standards and Framework Act 1998; section 60 subsection (6) says "If the school is a voluntary aided school, no person shall be disqualified by reason of his religious opinions, or of his attending or omitting to attend religious worship, from being employed for the purposes of the school otherwise than as a teacher"; inserting "in Wales" removes the protections of this subsection from people employed by schools in England.

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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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con74 0037.8%
Lab249 (+2 tell) 8 (+1 tell)073.9%
LDem2 20 (+1 tell)036.5%
Total:325 28058.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLabno
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLabno
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabno
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Ken PurchaseWolverhampton North EastLabtellno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
John PughSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Dan RogersonNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye

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