Education (Student Loans) Bill — 21 Jul 1997
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
It may be helpful if I make hon. Members aware that this measure has nothing whatsoever to do with the Dearing report or the Government's response to it. The measures contained in this Bill relate to loans that have been made to students or might be made in the coming academic year under the existing procedures, which will be totally unaffected by any policy changes that might come as a result of the Government's response to the Dearing report.
Mr. Don Foster (Bath):
Can the Minister confirm that nothing will be proposed arising out of this Bill that will in any way change the repayment mechanism for students who already have loans of one sort or another?
Question put, That the Bill be now read a Second time:--
The House divided: Ayes 267, Noes 3.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||264 (+2 tell)||0||0||63.8%|
|SNP||0||1 (+2 tell)||0||50.0%|