Education Bill — Leave out Clause 11 (Form or invest in companies) — 3 Jul 2002 at 17:01
The majority Content voters passed an amendment to the Education Bill. This removed Clause 11 from the Bill which allowed schools to form or invest in companies. As companies the schools would have been able to procure goods and services collectively and could provide services to other schools. The text of Clause 11 can be read here.
The main aims of the Education Bill were to:
- 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.
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 (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||124 (+1 tell)||0||56.6%|
|Lab||0||124 (+2 tell)||65.6%|
|LDem||52 (+1 tell)||0||80.3%|
|Lord Brabazon of Tara||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Powell of Bayswater||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Weatherill||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|