School Standards and Framework Bill — Designation of grammar schools — 24 Mar 1998
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
It being after Ten o'clock, further consideration of the Bill stood adjourned.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business),
That, at this day's sitting, the School Standards and Framework Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.-- [Ms Bridget Prentice.]
Question agreed to.
As amended (in the Standing Committee), again considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 175, in page 70, line 23, leave out 'had' and insert 'has'.
Mr. Deputy Speaker:
With this, it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 176, in page 70, line 23, leave out
Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
Amendment proposed: No. 177, in page 70, line 32, at end insert--
(a) the admission authority for a school may submit an application to the Secretary of State to change the admission arrangements of the school so that the school will qualify for designation as a grammar school under this section;
(b) when the Secretary of State receives an application under this subsection he shall arrange for a ballot of parents who would qualify to vote in a ballot under section 97 and if a majority of those parents support the application of the admission authority, the admission authority shall secure that the admission arrangeents of the school are revised in accordance with its proposal.'.-- [Mr. Dorrell.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 128, Noes 279.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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||0||127 (+2 tell)||0||79.6%|
|Lab||245 (+2 tell)||0||0||59.2%|