New Clause 53 — Duty to encourage schools to become self-governing and to acquire a trust

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:00 pm on 23rd May 2006.

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'(1) A person to whom this section applies shall ensure that their functions relating to maintained schools are (so far as they are capable of being exercised) exercised with a view to encouraging all maintained schools to become self-governing, and to acquire a foundation.

(2) In this section "self-governing" in relation to a maintained school means a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school, or an Academy.

(3) This section applies to—

(a) a local education authority in England;

(b) the Secretary of State.'. — [Mr. Gibb.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 169, Noes 376.

Division number 248 Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected

Aye: 169 MPs

No: 376 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.