Opposition Day — Funding and Schools Reform — 17 Nov 2010 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against a motion expressing concern about Government plans to reform education.
The rejected motion was proposed by Labour MP Andy Burnham, it said:
- That this House
- believes that the Government is pursuing a reform agenda in education that represents an ideological gamble with successful services and has failed to honour the pledges made to deliver a pupil premium on top of a protected schools budget, and to deliver protected schools funding per pupil;
- is concerned that schools in deprived areas will lose out from the new funding mechanism;
- notes the unprecedented cuts of 60 per cent. to the schools capital budget, and is deeply concerned at the impact this will have on children, families and communities;
- supports empowerment of parents and their involvement in school planning but is concerned over a lack of accountability in the setting up of new schools under Government plans;
- is further concerned that this model will not represent efficient use of public resources in a time of austerity;
- disputes Government claims that these reforms are a continuation of Labour's successful reform agenda; and
- calls on the Government to work with families, teachers and communities to deliver improved standards of learning and teaching in all local schools.
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||268 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.9%|
|Lab||0||218 (+2 tell)||0||85.6%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.9%|