Education Bill — Efforts of Chief Executive of Skills Funding to Secure Apprenticeship Training — Best or Reasonable — 14 Nov 2011 at 20:45

The majority of MPs voted to require the Chief Executive of Skills Funding make "reasonable efforts" (rather than "best efforts") to secure apprenticeship training for employees aged 19 and under.

MPs were considering the Education Bill[1][2]

The vote was on:

  • Amendment (a) proposed to Lords amendment 36.

The question put to MPs was:

  • That the amendment be made.

Amendment 36[3][4] sought to alter Part 4 of The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 which set out the responsibilities of the Chief Executive of Skills Funding. Amendment 36 would have changed section 85(1)(a) from saying the Chief Executive must:

  • encourage employers to participate in the provision of training within the Chief Executive's remit for persons who are within section 83(1)(a) or (b);


The requirement applies to those aged 16-19 (and in the case of those subject to a learning difficulty assessment those aged up to 25).

Amendment (a)[5] stated:

  • leave out ‘reasonable’ and insert ‘best’.


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
Con237 (+1 tell) 0077.8%
DUP4 0050.0%
Lab0 189 (+2 tell)074.3%
LDem44 (+1 tell) 0078.9%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:285 191075.7%

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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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