Schools White Paper — Academies — 13 Apr 2016 at 18:52
The majority of MPs voted for a motion on the subject of education and schools which contained no operative clauses.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote stated:
- That this House
- believes that every child deserves an excellent education;
- welcomes the transformation in England’s schools since 2010 where 1.4 million more children are now taught in good or outstanding schools;
- notes that the academies programme has been at the heart of that transformation because it trusts school leaders to run schools and empowers them with the freedom to innovate and drive up standards;
- further notes that there remain too many areas of underperformance and that more needs to be done to ensure that standards in England match those of its best international competitors; and therefore
- welcomes the Government’s proposals in its White Paper to further improve teacher quality, ensure funding is fairly distributed, tackle areas of chronic educational failure and devolve more power to heads and school leaders to ensure both they and parents have more of a voice in the running of their schools; and
- welcomes the commitment to achieve educational excellence everywhere.”
The motion contained no operative phrases, it merely noted, believed and welcomed rather than, for example, calling for any action.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||295 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.0%|
|Lab||0||189 (+2 tell)||0||83.0%|