Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities — 21 Jul 2010 at 22:05
George Osborne MP, Tatton did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities.
ie. they permitted schools which select on ability to become academies.
The text of the defeated amendment was:
- page 4, line 21, leave out subsections (3) and (4).
The subsections to be omitted read:
- (3) If the school is a selective school, section 1(6)(c) (requirement to provide education for pupils of different abilities) does not apply in relation to any Academy arrangements to be entered into in relation to the school or a school that replaces it.
- (4) For this purpose a school is a “selective school” if its admission arrangements make provision for selection of pupils by ability, and—
- •(a) its admission arrangements are permitted to do so by section 100 of SSFA 1998 (permitted selection: pre-existing arrangements), or
- •(b) the school is designated under section 104 of SSFA 1998 (designation of grammar schools).
- Section 99(5) of SSFA 1998 applies for the purposes of this subsection as it applies for the purposes of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of SSFA 1998.
-  Amendments sheet (Amendment voted on is no.14)
-  Academies Bill as of 14th July 2010
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||278 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.5%|
|Lab||0||211 (+2 tell)||0||82.6%|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||aye|