Education and Adoption Bill — Reject Second Reading — 22 Jun 2015 at 21:40
Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted against enabling the Government to intervene more swiftly in failing schools and against enabling fewer, larger, bodies to be given responsibility for adoption.
The majority of MPs voted to enable the Government to intervene more swiftly in failing schools and to enable fewer, larger, bodies to be given responsibility for adoption.
MPs were considering the Education and Adoption Bill.
The motion under consideration was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The rejected amendment which was the subject of this vote was:
- leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add:
- “this House, while supporting the sponsor academy programme and recognising that no parent wants their child to be schooled in a failing, inadequate or coasting school, declines to give a Second Reading to the Education and Adoption Bill because it fails to set out measures for dealing with inadequate academies.”
The Bill contains provisions intended to:
- enable the Government to intervene more swiftly in failing schools.
- allow ministers to require local councils to have their adoption functions carried out by an adoption agency or one council acting for a number of council areas.
The purpose of the provision related to adoption is given in the explanatory notes accompanying the Bill which says:
- This will result in adoption functions being carried out on a larger scale by fewer individual agencies, and consequently, will result in a greater pool of approved adopters with whom to match vulnerable children.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Education and Adoption Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the Education and Adoption Bill
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||307 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.6%|
|Lab||0||192 (+2 tell)||0||83.6%|