New Clause 26 — Requirements as to composition of governing bodies

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 24th May 2006.

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'(1) The governing body of a maintained school, Academy, city technology college or city college for the technology of the arts may comprise—

(a) foundation governors;

(b) elected parent governors;

(c) staff representatives; and

(d) community representatives.

(2) Foundation schools shall not appoint a majority of governors who are foundation governors and in no case shall governors who are foundation governors outnumber elected parent governors.'. — [Sarah Teather.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided: Ayes 78, Noes 434.

Division number 251 Education and Inspections Bill — Requirements as to composition of governing bodies — rejected

Aye: 78 MPs

No: 434 MPs

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Absent: 128 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.