Schools Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) — Amendment 30 — 12 Jul 2022 at 18:30

Moved by Baroness Meacher

30: After Clause 27, insert the following new Clause-“Religion and worldviews education(1) The proprietor of an Academy school without a religious character must exercise its functions with a view to securing, and its principal must secure, that religion and worldviews education is provided to all pupils at the school.(2) The religion and worldviews education required under this section must-(a) reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian,(b) take account of the teachings of the other principal religions and non-religious beliefs represented in Great Britain, and the beliefs and practices of their adherents, and(c) be designed and taught in a manner that is objective, critical and pluralistic.(3) In subsection (2)(b), the reference to non-religious beliefs is to explicitly non-religious philosophical convictions, within the meaning of Article 2 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights, that are analogous to religions.(4) In this section, “the European Convention on Human Rights” means the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, agreed by the Council of Europe at Rome on 4 November 1950, as it has effect for the time being in relation to the United Kingdom, and “the First Protocol”, in relation to that Convention, means the protocol to the Convention agreed at Paris on 20 March 1952.(5) A provision of an Academy agreement or master agreement (including an agreement entered into before this section comes into force) is void so far as it is inconsistent with any provision made by or under this section.”Member's explanatory statementThis replaces religious education in Academies without a religious character with religion and worldviews, which is explicitly inclusive of non-religious beliefs and is explicitly required to be objective, critical and pluralistic.

Ayes 82, Noes 145.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 04.0%
Con128 (+2 tell) 048.7%
Crossbench6 4 (+1 tell)6.2%
Green0 150.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab3 2918.3%
LDem0 44 (+1 tell)53.6%
Non-affiliated5 110.9%
Total:143 8028.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Aberdare Crossbench (front bench)aye
The Earl of DevonCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Meacher Crossbench (front bench)tellaye
Lord Ravensdale Crossbenchaye
Lord Stern of BrentfordCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord McAvoy Labno
Lord Murphy of TorfaenLab (minister)no
Lord Touhig Lab (minister)no
Baroness Uddin Non-affiliatedaye

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