Education Bill — Schools Forums only set up if a majority of governing bodies voted for one — rejected — 14 May 2002 at 18:46

The majority Not-Content voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Education Bill. The amendment would have only allowed schools forums to be set up if a majority of governing bodies of state schools in an area voted for one. However, the amendment was defeated.

Schools forums are bodies set up by local education authorities (LEAs) to improve dialogue between schools and LEAs and decide on funding. The forum's representatives include members of governing bodies and headteachers within the LEA area.

The main aims of the Education Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow schools to exempt themselves from laws which prevented them from innovating. However, this is dependent on the Secretary of State's approval.
  • Give good schools the option of qualifying for greater flexibility in the National Curriculum and teachers' pay.
  • Allow schools to join together in a federation under a single governing body.
  • Further regulate school admissions, exclusions and attendance policies.
  • Give the Secretary of State further powers to intervene in failing schools.
  • Introduce a new regulatory regime for independent schools.

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Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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NamePartyVote
Lord Astor of HeverConaye
Earl Attlee Conaye
Lord Baker of DorkingConaye
Lord Biffen Conaye
Lord Blackwell Conaye
Baroness Blatch Conaye
Lord Brooke of Sutton MandevilleConaye
Lord Campbell of AllowayCon (front bench)aye
Baroness Carnegy of LourConaye
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)tellaye
Lord Dean of HarptreeConaye
Lord Dixon-Smith Conaye
Baroness Flather Conaye
Lord Forsyth of DrumleanConaye
Lord Freeman Conaye
Lord Geddes Conaye
Lord Glentoran Conaye
Lord Gray of ContinConaye
Lord Griffiths of FforestfachConaye
Lord Haslam Conaye
Lord Higgins Conaye
Lord Holderness Conaye
The Earl of HomeConaye
Earl Howe Conaye
Lord Howell of GuildfordCon (front bench)aye
Lord Hunt of WirralConaye
Lord Hurd of WestwellConaye
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kimball Con (front bench)aye
Lord Kingsland Conaye
Lord Kirkham Conaye
Lord Lamont of LerwickCon (front bench)aye
Lord Lucas Conaye
Lord MacLaurin of KnebworthConaye
Lord Mancroft Con (front bench)aye
Lord Marlesford Conaye
The Duke of MontroseConaye
Lord Moynihan Conaye
Lord Northbrook Conaye
The Earl of NortheskConaye
The Viscount of OxfuirdConaye
Baroness Park of MonmouthConaye
Lord Pearson of RannochConaye
Lord Pilkington of OxenfordCon (front bench)aye
Lord Renton Conaye
Lord Roberts of ConwyConaye
Lord Rotherwick Contellaye
Baroness Seccombe Conaye
Lord Strathclyde Con (front bench)aye
Lord Swinfen Conaye
Lord Taylor of WarwickConaye
Lord Tebbit Conaye
Lord Thomas of GwydirConaye
Lord Vivian Con (front bench)aye
Lord Wakeham Conaye
Baroness Wilcox Con (front bench)aye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Harris of High CrossCrossbenchaye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lord Monson Crossbenchaye
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchno
Lord Boston of FavershamCrossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Palmer Crossbenchno
Lord Patel Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Rix Crossbenchno
Lord Stoddart of SwindonIndependent Labourno
Lord Acton Labno
Lord Alli Labno
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Lord Archer of SandwellLab (minister)no
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Bach Lab (minister)no
Lord Barnett Lab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Berkeley Labno
Lord Bernstein of CraigweilLabno
Baroness Billingham Lab (minister)no
Baroness Blackstone Lab (minister)no
Lord Bragg Labno
Lord Brennan Lab (minister)no
Lord Brookman Labno
Lord Brooks of TremorfaLabno
Lord Burlison Labno
Lord Campbell-Savours Labno
Lord Carter Lab (minister)tellno
Viscount Chandos Labno
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clark of WindermereLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Lab (minister)no
Baroness Cohen of PimlicoLabno
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)no
Baroness David Labno
Lord Davies of CoityLabno
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)no
Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeLabno
Lord Desai Lab (minister)no
Lord Dixon Labno
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)no
Lord Elder Lab (minister)no
Lord Evans of ParksideLabno
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLabno
Lord Evans of WatfordLabno
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLab (minister)no
Lord Faulkner of WorcesterLabno
Lord Filkin Lab (minister)no
Lord Fyfe of FairfieldLabno
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLabno
Lord Gladwin of CleeLabno
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)no
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Baroness Goudie Lab (minister)no
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)no
Lord Grabiner Labno
Lord Graham of EdmontonLabno
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)no
Lord Hardy of WathLabno
Lord Harrison Labno
Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Baroness Hayman Labno
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLabno
Lord Hogg of CumbernauldLabno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)no
Lord Howie of TroonLabno
Lord Hoyle Labno
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Lord Irvine of LairgLab (minister)no
Lord Janner of BraunstoneLab (minister)no
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLabno
Lord Jones Labno
Lord King of West BromwichLab (minister)no
Lord Lea of CrondallLab (minister)no
Lord Lipsey Labno
Baroness Lockwood Labno
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabno
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLabno
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabno
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)no
Lord McCarthy Labno
Lord McIntosh of HaringeyLab (minister)tellno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLabno
Lord Milner of LeedsLabno
Lord Mitchell Labno
Lord Morris of AberavonLabno
Baroness Nicol Labno
Lord Parekh Lab (minister)no
Lord Pendry Labno
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)no
Lord Prys-Davies Lab (minister)no
Lord Puttnam Labno
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLabno
Lord Randall of St BudeauxLabno
Lord Rea Lab (minister)no
Baroness Rendell of BaberghLab (minister)no
Lord Richard Labno
Lord Rogers of RiversideLabno
Lord Sainsbury of TurvilleLab (minister)no
Baroness Serota Labno
Lord Sheldon Labno
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Baroness Smith of GilmorehillLabno
Lord Smith of LeighLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanLab (minister)no
Lord Taylor of BlackburnLabno
Lord Temple-Morris Labno
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Turnberg Lab (minister)no
Baroness Turner of CamdenLabno
Lord Varley Labno
Lord Walker of DoncasterLabno
Baroness Whitaker Lab (minister)no
Lord Whitty Lab (minister)no
Baroness Wilkins Lab (minister)no
Lord Williams of MostynLab (minister)no
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLabno
Baroness Barker LDemaye
Lord Dahrendorf LDemaye
Lord Dholakia LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Livsey of TalgarthLDemaye
Baroness Maddock LDemaye
Lord McNally LDemaye
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Rennard LDemaye
Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankLDem (front bench)aye
Earl Russell LDemaye
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDemaye
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDemaye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDemaye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Grenfell Other (front bench)no

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