Higher Education and Research Bill — Clause 25 — Parliamentary Approval of Rating Scheme for Higher Education Providers — 21 Nov 2016 at 20:30

The majority of MPs voted against requiring Parliament to approve a scheme for rating the quality of higher education providers.

MPs were considering the Higher Education and Research Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 47, page 16, line 23, at end insert—
  • “(7) No arrangements for a scheme shall be made under subsection (1) unless a draft of the scheme has been laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament.”

Had it not been rejected this amendment would have added a new subclause to the end of clause 25[2], a clause titled Rating the quality of, and the standards applied to, higher education.

The scheme referred to is a scheme provided for in the Bill for rating the quality of higher education providers.

An explanatory statement accompanying the rejected amendment stated:

  • This amendment and amendment 46 would ensure TEF measures were subject to scrutiny by, and approval of, both Houses of Parliament.

The acronym TEF probably refers to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).


Debate in Parliament |

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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
Con277 (+2 tell) 0085.1%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 30100.0%
Lab0 167 (+2 tell)072.8%
LDem0 3037.5%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 34063.0%
Total:277 216077.7%

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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