Education Bill (second reading) — 8 Feb 2011 at 21:50

Second reading of the Education Bill

The majority of MPs voted to give the Education Bill[1] its second reading, in other words to allow it to continue its path to becoming law.

The Bill:

  • Allows the establishment of "free schools" outside the normal local council procedures and amends the Academies Act 2010 to make provision for 16 to 19 academies and alternative provision academies
  • Abolishes the General Teaching Council, Training and Development Agency for Schools, School Support Staff Negotiating Body, Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency and Young People’s Learning Agency for England
  • Increases interest rate for student loans to market rate[2]
  • Allows teachers to search pupils
  • Repeals diploma entitlement for 16 to 18 year olds

A new version of the Bill was published on the 6th of April 2011 following consideration by committee. The key points listed above were unaffected.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con272 (+1 tell) 0089.2%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 228 (+2 tell)189.9%
LDem50 (+1 tell) 0089.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
Total:322 243189.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabboth

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