Technical and Further Education Bill — New Clause — Payments Related to Students Undertaking Apprenticeships — 19 Apr 2017 at 15:30
The majority of MPs voted against paying child benefit in respect of those undertaking a statutory apprenticeship in England and Wales and against requiring local councils in England and Wales to make payments to those who were in their care who go on to undertake a statutory apprenticeship.
MPs were considering the Technical and Further Education Bill
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
The rejected Lords amendment 1 proposed a new clause titled Financial support for students undertaking apprenticeships stating:
- (1) The Secretary of State must by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision for—
- (a) making a person undertaking a statutory apprenticeship, as defined under section A11 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, a qualifying young person for the purposes of child benefit; and
- (b) extending the Higher Education Bursary provided for by section 23C(5A) of the Children Act 1989 to a person who is a former relevant child undertaking a statutory apprenticeship, as defined under section A11 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.
- (2) Statutory instruments under subsection (1) are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Technical and Further Education Act 2017
-  Lords amendments to the Technical and Further Education Bill, 6 April 2017
-  The Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary)(England) Regulations 2009
-  The Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (Wales) Regulations 2011
-  Explanatory notes to the Technical and Further Education Bill
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||297 (+2 tell)||1||0||90.9%|
|Lab||0||167 (+2 tell)||0||73.5%|
|Jeffrey M. Donaldson||Lagan Valley||DUP (front bench)||aye|