Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies — 21 Jul 2010 at 15:30

The majority of MPs voted against removing the provision in the Academies Bill[1] allowing special schools, for children with special needs, to become academies.

The text of the defeated amendment[2] read:

  • Page 1, line 18, leave out from '(6)' to end of line 20.

The section of the bill that amendment proposed removing described one of the types of institution permitted to become an academy it read:

  • , or (ii) is specially organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs;

The effect of removing this subclause would have been to prevent the institutions described, generally known as special schools, from becoming academies.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con273 (+2 tell) 0089.9%
DUP5 0062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 222 (+2 tell)086.8%
LDem41 2075.4%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:319 227086.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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Alan BeithBerwick-upon-TweedLDemaye
Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDemaye

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