New Clause 39 — Retention of selection by ability or aptitude after parent ballot

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 24th May 2006.

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'(1) 'The Secretary of State shall by regulations make such provision as he considers necessary or expedient which may include the repeal, amendment or revocation of any legislation enacted prior to the coming into effect of this Act, for the purposes of giving full effect to the principle set out in subsection (2).

(2) The principle referred to in subsection (1) is that no admission arrangements for any school providing secondary education may, following the commencement of a school year on or after 1st August 2010, continue to make provision for the selection of pupils by ability or aptitude other than under section 101 of SSFA 1998 (permitted selection: pupil banding) unless the continuation of such selection has been approved in a ballot of parents of pupils attending primary schools from which such pupils may by choice of their parents transfer.'. — [Mr. Chaytor.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Order. I ask the Serjeant at Arms to investigate the delay in the No Lobby.

The House having divided: Ayes 115, Noes 415.

Division number 253 Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected

Aye: 115 MPs

No: 416 MPs

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Absent: 109 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.