Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected — 17 Oct 2006 at 16:49
The majority Not Content voters overturned an attempt to amend the Education and Inspections Bill. This amendment would have required Local Authorities to encourage all schools to become foundation, voluntary or foundation special schools, and to acquire a foundation (i.e., become Trust schools). More information on what it means to be a 'Foundation' or 'Trust' school can be found here.
The main aims of the Education and Inspections Bill were to:
- Allow schools to achieve 'foundation' or 'trust' status - this gives governing bodies greater freedom to manage the school.
- Reaffirm the existing ban on selection by ability and proposes a ban on interviewing.
- Give local authorities greater scope to intervene more quickly in failing schools.
- Ensure local authorities provide free school transport for the poorest families.
- Enable nutritional standards to be applied to all food and drink on school premises.
- Allow staff to discipline children for bad behaviour even outside of school.
- Ensure parents are held responsible for excluded pupils.
-  Baroness Buscombe, House of Lords, 17 October 2006
-  BBC Summary of the Education and Inspections Bill, 8 March 2006
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||1||80 (+2 tell)||39.0%|
|Lab||148 (+2 tell)||0||68.8%|
|Lord Geddes||Con (front bench)||no|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Craig of Radley||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Greenway||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Kingsdown||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Lewis of Newnham||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Sutherland of Houndwood||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Thomas of Swynnerton||Crossbench||aye|