Children and Families Bill — New Clause 20 — Personal Social and Health Education in State Funded Schools — 11 Jun 2013 at 18:00

John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted against requiring state funded schools to teach personal, social and health education, including sex and relationship education, including information about same-sex relationships, sexual violence, domestic violence and sexual consent.

The majority of MPs voted against requiring state funded schools to teach personal, social and health education, including sex and relationship education, including information about same-sex relationships, sexual violence, domestic violence and sexual consent.

MPs were considering the Children and Families Bill[1]. The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That the clause be read a Second time

The clause in question, New Clause 20[2], titled Personal, social and health education in maintained schools sought to introduce a requirement for personal, social and health education, including sex and relationship education, including information about same-sex relationships, sexual violence, domestic violence and sexual consent in maintained schools, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and Academies.

The clause also sought to alter the requirement relating to sex education in maintained schools, changing the requirement to "sex and relationships education".

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 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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con251 (+1 tell) 1083.0%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 211 (+2 tell)082.6%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 1083.9%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:303 219082.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)aye
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive