Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies — 21 Jul 2010 at 15:30
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies.
The majority of MPs voted against removing the provision in the Academies Bill allowing special schools, for children with special needs, to become academies.
The text of the defeated amendment read:
- Page 1, line 18, leave out from '(6)' to end of line 20.
The section of the bill that amendment proposed removing described one of the types of institution permitted to become an academy it read:
- , or (ii) is specially organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs;
The effect of removing this subclause would have been to prevent the institutions described, generally known as special schools, from becoming academies.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||273 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.9%|
|Lab||0||222 (+2 tell)||0||86.8%|
|Alan Beith||Berwick-upon-Tweed||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|