Queen's Speech — Forcing Schools to Become Academies — Further Rises in University Tuition Fees — 25 May 2016 at 18:42
The majority of MPs voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees.
The debate on the content of the government's legislative programme outlined in the Queens' speech is technically, and traditionally, on the subject of a message of thanks which the house is to send the monarch for making the speech.
The motion under consideration was:
- That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
- Most Gracious Sovereign,
- We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
The amendment rejected following this vote sought to add the following to the end of the message:
- “but respectfully regret that the Gracious Speech contained proposals to
- enable further increases in tuition fees;
- believe that there should be no further increases in tuition fees; and
- further believe that no good or outstanding school should be forced to become an academy.”.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||300 (+2 tell)||0||0||91.5%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||85.7%|