Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill — Second Reading — Selection on Merit — 4 Mar 2011 at 13:41
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring further and higher education institutions in receipt of public funds to consider applicants from England on the basis of merit alone. This would apply to courses of study below post-graduate level and be subject to exemptions.
MPs were considering the Further and Higher Education (Access) Bill. The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time
The rejection of this motion meant the Bill made no further progress towards becoming law.
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||29 (+2 tell)||3 (+2 tell)||0||11.8%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||aye|