Opposition Day — Funding to Create School Places — 3 Sep 2014 at 18:46
The majority of MPs voted against the principle of prioritising spending money to create new school places where there is greatest need.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes that the number of infants taught in classes of over 30 has risen by 200 per cent since 2010, to over 93,000 children;
- also notes that the Government relaxed the rules on infant class sizes;
- further notes that the Conservative Party manifesto in 2010 pledged to create small schools with smaller class sizes;
- believes that the Government’s decision to prioritise capital spending in areas without shortages of places through the free school programme has led to chronic pressures on primary school places and has created classes of more than 70 pupils; and
- believes that capital spending for school places should be prioritised to areas with the greatest pressures on places.
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||258 (+2 tell)||0||1||85.9%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||76.7%|
|Jeremy Wright||Kenilworth and Southam||Con (front bench)||both|