Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Prayer to Anul — Replacing Student Grants with Larger Loans for Students from England — 19 Jan 2016 at 16:16

The majority of MPs voted to scrap maintenance grants and special support grants for most new higher education students from England starting to attend full time courses from 1 September 2016 and to increase the amount available via a student loan instead.[1]

The motion opposed by both the majority of MPs taking part in the vote, and the majority of MPs for English constituencies was:

Prior to the vote the deputy speaker stated[2]:

" Mr Speaker has certified, this instrument relates exclusively to England and is within devolved legislative competence, it is subject to double majority. If a Division is called, all Members of the House are able to vote in the Division. Under Standing Order No. 83Q, the prayer to annul the SI will be agreed only if, of those voting, both a majority of all Members and a majority of Members representing constituencies in England vote in support of the motion."

This was the first time a division had been held on a question relating exclusively to England or England and Wales, on a matter devolved to other parts of the UK, since the standing orders requiring a double majority (of both the whole house and MPs from the region(s) concerned) for a question to be agreed in such circumstances had come into effect.

The overall result of the division was:

Ayes 292, Noes 303.

The votes cast by Members for constituencies in England were:

Ayes 203, Noes 291.

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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
Con303 (+2 tell) 2093.0%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 215 (+2 tell)093.5%
LDem0 80100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 50092.6%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:303 292093.0%

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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Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConaye

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