Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [H.L.] — 20 Feb 2001 at 15:28
moved Amendment No. 1:
Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause--
(" .--( ) In the implementation of this Act by local authorities, schools, parents, and all concerned with the welfare of children and young adults who have some form of disability or learning difficulty, the following principles shall be observed.
(1) The best and most appropriate available education shall be offered--
(a) to a disabled pupil,
(b) to a pupil with a statement of special educational needs maintained under section 324, or
(c) to a pupil with special educational needs but with no statement.
(2) Any requirement in this Act to prefer any particular type of school must always be of secondary consideration to that of making available the best and most appropriate available education for each particular child.
(3) Any placement of a pupil with special needs in a mainstream school must not be to the detriment of the best and most appropriate education available for the other pupils in that school.
(4) The wishes of the parent and the pupil must be respected at all times.").
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 1) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 86; Not-Contents, 162.
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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||78 (+2 tell)||36.4%|
|Lab||115 (+2 tell)||0||60.9%|
|Lord Craig of Radley||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|The Earl of Erroll||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Molyneaux of Killead||Crossbench||aye|