Education and Inspections Bill — Number of votes needed on a governing body to change a school's status — rejected — 19 Oct 2006 at 12:40

The majority Not Contents defeated an amendment[1] to the Education and Inspections Bill. This would have required school governing boards who wanted to move to Trust status to have a two thirds majority rather than a simple majority. Usually school board decisions only need a simple majority, but proponents of this amendment thought that acquiring Trust status was a sufficiently momentous decision that it should require a stronger mandate. However, the amendment was rejected. 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[2]:

  • 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.

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NamePartyVote
The Bishop of ManchesterBishop (front bench)no
The Bishop of PeterboroughBishopno
Lord Hurd of WestwellConaye
Baroness Anelay of St JohnsCon (front bench)no
The Earl of ArranConno
Lord Baker of DorkingCon (front bench)no
Lord Bell Conno
Lord Blaker Conno
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)no
Lord Bruce-Lockhart Conno
Baroness Buscombe Con (front bench)no
Baroness Carnegy of LourConno
Lord Chadlington Con (front bench)no
Lord Cope of BerkeleyCon (front bench)no
Lord de Mauley Con (front bench)no
Lord Dean of HarptreeConno
Lord Denham Con (front bench)no
Lord Dixon-Smith Con (front bench)no
Lord Eden of WintonConno
Lord Elliott of MorpethConno
Lord Feldman Conno
Earl Ferrers Con (front bench)no
Baroness Flather Conno
Baroness Fookes Con (front bench)no
Lord Fowler Con (front bench)no
Lord Gilmour of CraigmillarConno
Lord Glenarthur Conno
Baroness Hanham Con (front bench)no
Lord Hayhoe Conno
Baroness Hogg Conno
Baroness Hooper Conno
Lord Howe of AberavonConno
Lord Hunt of WirralCon (front bench)no
Lord James of BlackheathConno
Baroness James of Holland ParkConno
Lord Jenkin of RodingConno
Lord Jopling Con (front bench)no
Lord Lane of HorsellConno
Lord Lyell Conno
Lord Lyell of MarkyateConno
Lord MacGregor of Pulham MarketConno
Lord Marland Conno
Lord Marlesford Con (front bench)no
Lord McColl of DulwichCon (front bench)no
The Duke of MontroseCon (front bench)no
Baroness Morris of BoltonCon (front bench)no
Lord Moynihan Conno
Lord Murton of LindisfarneConno
Baroness Noakes Con (front bench)no
Lord Norton of LouthConno
Baroness O'Cathain Con (front bench)no
Lord Patten Conno
Baroness Perry of SouthwarkCon (front bench)no
Baroness Platt of WrittleCon (front bench)no
Lord Plumb Conno
Lord Plummer of St MaryleboneConno
Lord Quinton Conno
Lord Reay Conno
Lord Renton of Mount HarryCon (front bench)no
Baroness Seccombe Con (front bench)no
The Earl of SelborneCon (front bench)no
Lord Selsdon Conno
Baroness Sharples Conno
Lord Shaw of NorthsteadCon (front bench)no
Baroness Shephard of NorthwoldConno
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorConno
Lord St John of FawsleyConno
Lord Swinfen Conno
Lord Taylor of HolbeachConno
Baroness Verma Conno
Lord Vinson Conno
Lord Wakeham Con (front bench)no
Lord Waldegrave of North HillConno
Lord Windlesham Conno
Lord Wolfson Conno
Viscount Allenby of MegiddoCrossbenchno
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchno
Lord Ampthill Crossbenchno
Lord Condon Crossbenchno
Lord Dahrendorf Crossbenchno
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Ouseley Crossbenchno
Lord Rees-Mogg Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Skidelsky Crossbenchno
Viscount Slim Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Young of HornseyCrossbenchno
Lord Beaumont of WhitleyGreenaye
Lord Acton Labno
Lord Adonis Lab (minister)no
Lord Ahmed Labno
Baroness Amos Lab (minister)no
Lord Anderson of SwanseaLabno
Baroness Andrews Lab (minister)no
Lord Archer of SandwellLabno
Baroness Ashton of UphollandLab (minister)no
Lord Bassam of BrightonLab (minister)no
Lord Bhattacharyya Labno
Baroness Billingham Labno
Lord Boyd of DuncansbyLabno
Lord Bradley Labno
Lord Brett Labno
Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeLab (minister)no
Lord Brookman Labno
Lord Carter of ColesLabno
Lord Christopher Lab (minister)no
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabno
Lord Clark of WindermereLabno
Lord Clinton-Davis Labno
Lord Corbett of Castle ValeLabno
Baroness Crawley Lab (minister)no
Lord Davies of OldhamLab (minister)tellno
Lord Desai Labno
Lord Drayson Lab (minister)no
Lord Dubs Lab (minister)no
Lord Elder Labno
Lord Evans of Temple GuitingLab (minister)no
Lord Falconer of ThorotonLab (minister)no
Baroness Farrington of RibbletonLab (minister)no
Baroness Ford Labno
Baroness Gale Lab (minister)no
Baroness Gibson of Market RasenLab (minister)no
Baroness Golding Labno
Lord Goldsmith Lab (minister)no
Lord Gordon of StrathblaneLabno
Baroness Gould of PotternewtonLab (minister)no
Lord Graham of EdmontonLab (minister)no
Lord Grocott Lab (minister)tellno
Lord Harrison Lab (minister)no
Lord Hart of ChiltonLabno
Lord Haskel Lab (minister)no
Lord Haworth Labno
Baroness Henig Labno
Baroness Hollis of HeighamLabno
Lord Howie of TroonLab (minister)no
Lord Hoyle Labno
Lord Hughes of WoodsideLabno
Lord Hunt of Kings HeathLab (minister)no
Baroness Jay of PaddingtonLabno
Lord Judd Lab (minister)no
Lord King of West BromwichLabno
Lord Lea of CrondallLabno
Lord Lipsey Labno
Lord MacKenzie of CulkeinLabno
Lord Maxton Lab (minister)no
Baroness McDonagh Labno
Baroness McIntosh of HudnallLab (minister)no
Lord McKenzie of LutonLab (minister)no
Lord Mitchell Lab (minister)no
Lord Moonie Labno
Lord Morris of AberavonLabno
Lord Morris of HandsworthLabno
Lord Morris of ManchesterLabno
Lord O'Neill of ClackmannanLabno
Lord Parekh Labno
Lord Pendry Labno
Baroness Pitkeathley Lab (minister)no
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeLabno
Baroness Rendell of BaberghLab (minister)no
Lord Richard Labno
Lord Rooker Lab (minister)no
Lord Rosser Lab (minister)no
Lord Rowlands Lab (minister)no
Baroness Royall of BlaisdonLab (minister)no
Lord Sawyer Labno
Baroness Scotland of AsthalLab (minister)no
Lord Sewel Labno
Viscount Simon Lab (minister)no
Lord Smith of FinsburyLabno
Lord Soley Labno
Lord Stone of BlackheathLabno
Lord Strabolgi Labno
Lord Temple-Morris Lab (minister)no
Baroness Thornton Labno
Lord Tomlinson Lab (minister)no
Lord Triesman Lab (minister)no
Lord Truscott Labno
Lord Tunnicliffe Lab (minister)no
Lord Warner Lab (minister)no
Baroness Whitaker Labno
Lord Williams of ElvelLab (minister)no
Lord Woolmer of LeedsLab (minister)no
Lord Addington LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Avebury LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Bonham-Carter of YarnburyLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Chidgey LDemaye
Lord Cotter LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Dykes LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Garden LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Goodhart LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Greaves LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Harris of RichmondLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Jones of CheltenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Lee of TraffordLDemaye
Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Maddock LDem (front bench)aye
Lord McNally LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Newby LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Redesdale LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Roberts of LlandudnoLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Roper LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Russell-Johnston LDemaye
Baroness Scott of Needham MarketLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Sharman LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Sharp of GuildfordLDem (front bench)tellaye
Lord Shutt of GreetlandLDem (front bench)aye
Lord Teverson LDemaye
Baroness Thomas of WinchesterLDemaye
Lord Tordoff LDem (front bench)aye
Lord Wallace of SaltaireLDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Walmsley LDem (front bench)aye
Baroness Williams of CrosbyLDemaye
Lord Laird UUPaye
Lord Rogan UUPaye

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