Education Bill — Allow schools to set their own Drugs and Alcohol Policies — rejected — 26 Jun 2002 at 23:21

The majority Not-Content voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Education Bill. The amendment would have introduced a new clause into the Bill enabling schools to set their own drugs and alcohol policy. However, the amendment was defeated.

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
Baroness Blatch Conaye
Baroness Miller of HendonContellaye
Lord Rotherwick Contellaye
Lord Acton Labno
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Baroness Blackstone Lab (minister)no
Lord Carter Labno
Viscount Chandos Labno
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)no
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)no
Lord Desai Lab (minister)no
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)no
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLab (minister)no
Baroness Gale Labno
Baroness Golding Labno
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)tellno
Baroness Hilton of EggardonLabno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLab (minister)no
Baroness Howells of St DavidsLab (minister)no
Lord Macdonald of TradestonLab (minister)no
Baroness Massey of DarwenLab (minister)no
Lord McIntosh of HaringeyLab (minister)tellno
Baroness Ramsay of CartvaleLabno
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLab (minister)no
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDemno
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDemno
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)no
Lord Grenfell Other (front bench)no

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