Academies Bill — Statutory Consultees For Proposed Additional Academy Schools — 21 Jul 2010 at 22:05
The majority of MPs voted against being more prescriptive in the Academies Bill on the subject of who must be consulted prior to an additional academy school being created.
The phrase "additional academy school" is used to describe a totally new school as opposed to an existing school which obtains academy status.
Clause 10 subsection 1 of the Academies Bill stated:
- Before entering into Academy arrangements with the Secretary of State in relation to an additional school, a person must consult such persons as the person thinks appropriate.
The defeated amendment voted on proposed replacing this with:
- Before entering into Academy arrangements with the Secretary of State in relation to an additional school, a person must consult-
- •(a) local parents and children,
- •(b) local schools,
- •(c) the relevant local authority,
- •(d) all school staff and their representatives, and
- •(e) any other persons deemed appropriate.
During the division BBC Parliament displayed explanatory text saying: "The amendment states that consultation would be required before applying to create additional Academy schools". That was inaccurate as consultation was always required, the purpose of the amendment was to specify who must be consulted. The video from BBC Parliament can be viewed on TheyWorkForYou.
-  Clauses 8-20 of the Academies Bill as of 14th July 2010
-  Amendments sheet (Amendment voted on is no.33)
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||276 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.8%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||82.9%|