Psychoactive Substances Bill — New Clause 1 — Personal, Social and Health Education. — 20 Jan 2016 at 16:15

The majority of MPs voted against making Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), including drugs education, a foundation subject in the national curriculum.

MPs were considering the Psychoactive Substances Bill[1]. The proposed new clause[2] rejected in this vote began:

  • "(1) In section 84(3) of the Education Act 2002 (curriculum foundation subjects for the first, second and third key stages), after paragraph (g) there is inserted—
  • (gi) personal, social and health education.
  • ..."

An explanatory note accompanying the rejected new clause stated[2]:

  • This would amend the Education Act to make PHSE, with drugs education including new psychoactive substances, a foundation subject in the national curriculum.


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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
Con300 (+2 tell) 0091.5%
DUP5 0062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1066.7%
Lab1 187 (+2 tell)081.9%
LDem0 6075.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 39072.2%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:307 241085.7%

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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Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no

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