Nursery Education: Scotland

Orders of the Day — EDUCATION (No. 2) BILL – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 12th February 1980.

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'(1) An education authority shall have power to provide for their area school education in nursery school and nursery classes.

(2) The dusties of an education authority under section 1 of the Education (Scotland)

Act 1962 shall not apply in relation to the provision of school education in nursery school and nursery schools and nursery classes.

(3) This section applies to Scotland only.'.—[Mr. Younger.]

8 pm

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, that the clause be read a School time:—

The House divided: Ayes 295, Noes 246.

Division No. 171]AYES[8.07 pm
Adley, RobertBradford, Rev. R.Cope, John
Aitken, JonathanBright, GrahamCormack, Patrick
Alexander, RichardBrinton, TimCorrie, John
Amery, Rt Hon JulianBrittan, LeonCostain, A.. P.
Ancram, MichaelBrocklebank-Fowler, ChristopherCranborne, Viscount
Arnold, TomBrooke, Hon PeterCritchley, Julian
Aspinwall, JackBrotherton, MichaelCrouch, David
Atkins, Robert (Preston North)Brown, Michael (Brigg & Sc'thorpe)Dean, Paul (North Somerset)
Atkinson, David (B'mouth, East)Browne, John (Winchester)Dickens, Geoffrey
Baker, Kenneth (St. Marylebone)Bruce-Gardyne, JohnDorrell, Stephen
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)Bryan, Sir PaulDover, Denshore
Banks, RobertBuck, Antonydu Cann, Rt Hon Edward
Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyBudgen, NickDunn, Robert (Dartford)
Bell, Sir RonaldBulmer, EsmondDurant, Tony
Bendall, VivianBurden, F. A..Dykes, Hugh
Benyon, Thomas (Abingdon)Butcher, JohnEden, Rt Hon Sir John
Benyon, W. (Buckingham)Butler, Hon AdamEggar, Timothy
Best, KeithCadbury, JocelynElliott, Sir William
Bevan, David GilroyCarlisle, John (Luton West)Fairbairn, Nicholas
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnCarlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Fairgrieve, Russell
Biggs-Davison, JohnCarlisle, Rt Hon Mark (Runcorn)Faith, Mrs Sheila
Blackburn, JohnChalker, Mrs LyndaFarr, John
Blaker, PeterChannon, PaulFelt, Anthony
Body, RichardChapman, SydneyFenner, Mrs Peggy
Bonsor, Sir NicholasClark, Hon Alan (Plymouth, Sutton)Finsberg, Geoffrey
Boscawen, Hon RobertClerk, Sir William (Croydon South)Fisher, Sir Nigel
Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West)Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Fletcher, Alexander (Edinburgh N)
Bowden, AndrewCockeram, EricFlelcher-Cooke, Charles
Boyson, Dr RhodesColvin, MichaelFookes, Miss Janet
Forman, NigelMacfarlane, NeilRoyle, Sir Anthony
Fowler, Rt Hon NormanMacGregor, JohnSainsbury, Hon Timothy
Fox, MarcusMacKay, John (Argyll)St. John Stevas, Rt Hon Norman
Fraser, Peter (South Angus)McNair-Wilson, Michael (Newbury)Scott, Nicholas
Fry, PeterMcNair-Wilson, Patrick (New Forest)Shaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Gardiner George (Reigate)McQuarrie, AlbertShelton, William (Streatham)
Gardner, Edward (South Fylde)Madel, DavidShepherd, Colin (Hereford)
Garel-Jones, TristanMajor, JohnShepherd, Richard (Aldridge-Br'hills)
Gilmour, Rt Hon Sir IanMarland, PaulShersby, Michael
Glyn, Dr AlanMarlow, TonySilvester, Fred
Goodlad, AlastairMarshall, Michael (Arundel)Sims, Roger
Gorst, JohnMarten, Neil (Banbury)Skeet, T. H. H.
Gow, IanMates, MichaelSmith, Dudley (War, and Leam'ton)
Gower, Sir RaymondMaude, Rt Hon AngusSpeed, Keith
Grant, Anthony (Harrow C)Mawhinney, Dr BrianSpeller, Tony
Gray, HamishMaxwell-Hyslop, RobinSpence, John
Greenway, HarryMellor, DavidSpicer, Jim (West Dorset)
Grieve, PercyMeyer, Sir AnthonySpicer, Michael (S Worcestershire)
Griffiths, Eldon (Bury St Edmunds)Miller, Hal (Bromsgrove & Redditch)Sproat, Iain
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)Mills, Iain (Meriden)Squire, Robin
Grist, IanMills, Peter (West Devon)Stainton, Keith
Grylls, MichaelMiscampbell, NormanStanbrook, Ivor
Gummer, John SelwynMitchell, David (Basingstoke)Stanley, John
Hamilton, Hon Archie (Eps'm&Ew'll)Moate, RogerSteen, Anthony
Hamilton, Michael (Salisbury)Monro, HectorStevens, Martin
Hampson, D KeithMontgomery, FergusStewart, Ian (Hitchin)
Hannam, JohnMoore, JohnStewart, John (East Renfrewshire)
Haselhurst, AlanMorris, Michael (Northampton, Sth)Stokes, John
Hawksley, WarrenMorrison, Hon Charles (Devizes)Stradling Thomas, J.
Hayhoe, BarneyMorrison, Hon Peter (City of Chester)Tapsell, Peter
Heddle, JohnMudd, DavidTaylor, Robert (Croydon NW)
Henderson, BarryMurphy, ChristopherTebbit, Norman
Haseltine, Rt Hon MichaelMyles, DavidTemple-Morris, Peter
Hicks, RobertNeale, GerrardThomas, Rt Hon Peter (Hendon S)
Higgins, Rt Hon Terence L.Needham, RichardThompson, Donald
Hill, JamesNelson, AnthonyThorne, Neil (Ilford South)
Hogg, Hon Douglas (Grantham)Neubert, MichaelThornton, Malcolm
Holland, Philip (Carlton)Newton, TonyTownend, John (Bridlington)
Hordern, PeterOnslow, CranleyTownsend, Cyril D. (Bexleyheath)
Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk)Osborn, JohnTrippier, David
Hunt, David (Wirral)Page, John (Harrow, West)Trotter, Neville
Hunt, John (Ravensbourne)Page, Rt Hon R. Graham (Crosby)van Straubenzee, W. R.
Hurd, Hon DouglasPage, Richard (SW Hertfordshire)Vaughan, Dr Gerard
Irvine, Charles (Cheltenham)Parkinson, CecilViggers, Peter
Jenkin, Rt Hon PatrickParris, MatthewWaddington, David
Johnson Smith, GeoffreyPatten, Christopher (Bath)Wakeham, John
Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelPatten, John (Oxford)Waldegrave, Hon William
Joseph, Rt Hon Sir KeithPattle, GeoffreyWalker, Bill (Perth & E Perthshire)
Kaberry, Sir DonaldPawsey, JamesWalker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek
Kimball, MarcusPercival, Sir IanWaller, Gary
King, Rt Hon TomPeyton, Rt Hon JohnWalters, Dennis
Kitson, Sir TimothyPink, R. BonnerWard, John
Knight, Mrs JillPollock, AlexanderWarren, Kenneth
Knox, DavidPorter, GeorgeWatson, John
Lamont, NormanPowell, Rt Hon J. Enoch (S Down)Wells, John (Maidstone)
Lang, IanPrentice, Rt Hon RegWells, Bowen (Hert'rd & Stev'nage)
Langford-Holt, Sir JohnPrice, David (Eastleigh)Wheeler, John
Latham, MichaelPrior, Rt Hon JamesWhitney, Raymond
Lawrence, IvanProctor, K. HarveyWickenden, Keith
Lee, JohnRaison, TimothyWiggin, Jerry
Le Marchant, SpencerRathbone, TimWilkinson, John
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkRees, Peter (Dover and Deal)Williams, Delwyn (Montgomery)
Lester, Jim (Beeston)Rees-Davies, W. R.Winterton, Nicholas
Lewis, Kenneth (Rutland)Renton, TimWolfson, Mark
Lloyd, Ian (Havant & Waterloo)Rhodes James, RobertYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)Ridley, Hon NicholasYounger, Rt Hon George
Loveridge, JohnRidsdale, Jullan
Luce, RichardRifkind, MalcolmTELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Lyell, NicholasRoberts, Wyn (Conway)Lord James Douglas-Hamilton and
McCrindle, RobertRost, PeterMr Carol Mather
McCusker, H.
NOES
Abse, LeoBenn, Rt Hon Anthony WedgwoodBuchan, Norman
Adams, AllenBennett, Andrew (Stockport N)Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)
Allaun, FrankBidwell, SydneyCampbell, Ian
Alton, DavidBooth, Rt Hon AlbertCampbell-Savours, Dale
Anderson, DonaldBoothroyd, Miss BettyCanavan, Dennis
Archer, Rt Hon PeterBottomley, Rt Hon Arthur (M'brough)Cant, R. B.
Armstrong, Rt Hon ErnestBradley, TomCarmichael, Neil
Ashley, Rt Hon JackBray, Dr JeremyCarter-Jones, Lewis
Ashton, JoeBrown, Hugh D. (Provan)Cartwright, John
Barnett, Guy (Greenwich)Brown, Robert C. (Newcastle W)Clark, Dr David (South Shields)
Barnett, Rt Hon Joel (Heywood)Brown, Ronald W. (Hackney S)Cocks, Rt Hon Michael (Bristol S)
Beith, A.. J.Brown, Ron (Edinburgh, Leith)Cohen, Stanley
Coleman, DonaldHooley, FrankPendry, Tom
Concannon, Rt Hon J. D.Horam, JohnPenhaligon, David
Conlan, BernardHowell, Rt Hon Denis (B ham Sm H)Powell, Raymond (Ogmore)
Cook, Robin F.Huckfield, LesPrescott, John
Cowans, HarryHughes, Mark (Durham)Price, Christopher (Lewisham West)
Cox, Tom (Wandsworth, Tooting)Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen North)Race, Reg
Craigen, J. M. (Glasgow, Maryhill)Hughes, Roy (Newport)Richardson, Jo
Crowther, J. S.Janner, Hon GrevilleRoberts, Allan (Bootle)
Cryer, BobJay, Rt Hon DouglasRoberts, Ernest (Hackney North)
Cunliffe, LawrenceJohn, BrynmorRoberts, Gwilym (Cannock)
Cunningham, George (Islington S)Johnson, James (Hull West)Robertson, George
Cunningham, Dr John (Whitehaven)Johnson, Walter (Derby South)Robinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)
Dalyell, TamJohnston, Russell (Inverness)Rodgers, Rt Hon William
Davidson, ArthurJones, Barry (East Flint)Rooker, J. W.
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Jones, Dan (Burnley)Roper, John
Davies, I for (Gower)Kaufman, Rt Hon GeraldRoss, Ernest (Dundee West)
Davis, Clinton (Hackney Central)Kerr, RussellRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Davis, Terry (B'rm'ham, Stechford)Kilroy-Silk, RobertRowlands, Ted
Deakins, EricKinnock, NeilRyman, John
Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)Lambie, DavidSandelson, Neville
Dempsey, JamesLamborn, HarrySever, John
Dewar, DonaldLamond, JamesSheerman, Barry
Dixon, DonaldLeadbitter, TedSheldon, Rt Hon Robert (A'ton-u-L)
Dobson, FrankLeighton, RonaldShort, Mrs Renée
Dormand, JackLestor, Miss Joan (Eton & Slough)Silkin, Rt Hon S. C. (Dulwich)
Douglas, DickLewis, Arthur (Newham North West)Silverman, Jullus
Douglas-Mann, BruceLewis, Ron (Carlisle)Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Dubs, AlfredLitherland, RobertSmith, Rt Hon J. (North Lanarkshire)
Duffy, A.. E. P.Lofthouse, GeoffreySoley, Clive
Dunn, James A.. (Liverpool, Kirkdale)Lyon, Alexander (York)Spearing, Nigel
Eadie, AlexLyons, Edward (Bradford West)Spriggs, Leslie
Eastham, KenMcDonald, Dr OonaghStallard, A. W.
Edwards, Robert (Wolv SE)McElhone, FrankStewart, Rt Hon Donald (W Isles)
Ellis, Raymond (NE Derbyshire)McKay, Allen (Penistone)Stoddart, David
Ellis, Tom (Wrexham)McKelvey, WilliamStott, Roger
English, MichaelMacKenzie, Rt Hon GregorStrang, Gavin
Ennals, Rt Hon DavidMaclennan, RobertStraw, Jack
Evans, Ioan (Aberdare)McMahon, AndrewSummerskill, Hon Dr Shirley
Ewing, HarryMcMillan, Tom (Glasgow, Central)Tsylor, Mrs Ann (Bolton West)
Faulds AndrewMcNally, ThomasThomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Field, FrankMcNamara, KevinThomas, Jeffrey (Abertillery)
Fitch, AlanMcWilliam, JohnThomas, Dr Roger (Carmarthen)
Flannery, MartinMagee, BryanThorne, Stan (Preston South)
Fletcher, Ted (Darlington)Marks, KennethTilley, John
Foot, Rt Hon MichaelMarshall, David (Gl'sgow, Shettles'n)Tinn, James
Forrester, JohnMarshall, Dr Edmund (Goole)Torney, Tom
Foster, DerekMarshall, Jim (Leicester South)Urwin, Rt Hon Tom
Foulkes, GeorgeMartin, Michael (Gl'gow, Springb'rn)Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Fraser, John (Lambeth, Norwood)Maxton, JohnWainwright, Edwin (Dearne Valley)
Freeson, Rt Hon ReginaldMaynard, Miss JoanWainwright, Richard (Colne Valley)
Freud, ClementMikardo, IanWalker, Rt Hon Harold (Doncaster)
Garrett, John (Norwich S)Millan, Rt Hon BruceWeetch, Ken
Garrett, W. E. (Wallsend)Miller, Dr M. S. (East Kilbride)Wellbeloved, James
George, BruceMitchell, Austin (Grimsby)Welsh, Michael
Gilbert, Rt Hon Dr JohnMitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen)White, Frank R. (Bury & Radcliffe)
Ginsburg, DavidMorris, Rt Hon Alfred (Wythenshawe)White, James (Glasgow, Pollok)
Golding, JohnMorris, Rt Hon Charles (Openshaw)Whitehead, Phillip
Gourlay, HarryMorris, Rt Hon John (Aberavon)Whitlock, William
Graham, TedMorton, GeorgeWigley, Dafydd
Grant, George (Morpeth)Moyle, Rt Hon RolandWilley, Rt Hon Frederick
Grant, John (Islington C)Mulley, Rt Hon FrederickWilliams, Rt Hon Alan (Swansea W)
Hamilton James (Bothwell)Newens, StanleyWilson, William (Coventry SE)
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Ogden, EricWinnick, David
Harrison Rt Hon WalterO'Halloran, MichaelWoodall, Alec
Hart, Rt Hon Dame JudithO'Neill, MartinWrigglesworth, Ian
Hattersley, Rt Hon RoyOrme, Rt Hon StanleyWright, Sheila
Haynes, FrankPalmer, ArthurYoung, David (Bolton East)
Heffer, Eric S.Park, George
Hogg, Norman (E Dunbartonshire)Parker, JohnTELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Holland, Stuart (L'beth, Vauxhall)Parry, RobertMr Hugh McCartney and
Home Robertson, JohnPavitt, LaurieMr John Evans
Homowood, William
Question accordingly agreed to.
New clause read a second time, and added to the Bill.