Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill — Funding Regional Development Agencies via Skills Funding — 4 Nov 2009 at 16:18

The House of Lords rejected an amendment to the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill which would have prevented the funding of Regional Development Agencies via the soon to be created body: "Skills Funding". Margaret Sharp (Baroness Sharp of Guildford) had proposed the amendment which was to clause 111(6) of the Bill, that clause referred to the functions of The Chief Executive of "Skills Funding". The amendment was to add the text shown in bold below:
The Chief Executive may pay to a specified body such sums as appear to the Chief Executive appropriate for enabling the body but excluding a regional body such as a Regional Development Agency to meet costs and expenses incurred, or to be incurred, by it in formulating its strategy or keeping it under review.
Immediately prior to the vote Baroness Sharp of Guildford explained why she was pressing for a vote saying: "I am also left with many doubts about whether the old fashioned, top-down labour market planning with our single integrated strategies, our NINJA boards and all the rest of it, is the right way to do it. I would therefore like to test the opinion of the House." The result of the vote not accepting the amendment was: Contents 96; Not-Contents 136.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.2%
Con1 2211.9%
Crossbench14 2520.9%
Lab112 (+2 tell) 052.5%
LDem0 46 (+2 tell)64.0%
Total:128 9332.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Pilkington of OxenfordConno
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchno
Lord Best Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Bhatia Crossbenchno
Lord Crisp Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbenchno
Lord Joffe Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchno
Baroness Meacher Crossbenchno
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchno
Lord Pannick Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Patel Crossbenchno
Lord Stevens of KirkwhelpingtonCrossbenchno
Lord Sutherland of HoundwoodCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Wedderburn of CharltonCrossbenchno

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