Grammar Schools (Ballots and Consultation) — 18 Nov 2003 at 12:36
I beg to move,
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in order to remove the powers to hold grammar school ballots and to require the Secretary of State for Education and Skills before the end of the next Parliament to consult all maintained primary and secondary schools in each local education authority in England on the future arrangements for secondary school admissions within that authority; and for connected purposes.
Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in Bills and nomination of Select Committees at commencement of public business):-
The House divided: Ayes 132, Noes 105.
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||99 (+2 tell)||0||62.0%|
|Independent Ulster Unionist||0||1||0||33.3%|
|Lab||123 (+2 tell)||0||1||30.9%|
|David Laws||Yeovil||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Barry Sheerman||Huddersfield||Lab (minister)||both|