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Clause 34 — Duties in relation to school admissions

Planning (Grade 1 Agricultural Land Protection) – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 11th May 2011.

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  • Division number 270
    A majority of MPs voted not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions.

Amendment proposed: 13, page 33, line 14, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

‘(3) For section 88J (changes to admission arrangements by schools adjudicator) substitute—

“88J Implementation of decisions by adjudicator

(1) This section applies where the adjudicator has made a decision (‘the primary decision’)—

(a) under section 88H(4) on whether to uphold an objection to admission arrangements, or

(b) under section 88I(4)(b) or (5)(b) on whether admission arrangements conform with the requirements relating to admissions.

(2) If the admission authority has not amended its admission arrangements within a period of 14 days of being notified of the primary decision, the local authority for the area in which the school is situated may direct appropriate changes to any aspect of the admission arrangements in consequence of the primary decision.

(3) Following the amendment of the admission arrangements by the admission authority following a primary decision, the local authority for the area, if it considers that the changes to the admission arrangements are not consistent with the primary decision, may direct appropriate changes to any aspect of the admission arrangements in consequence of the primary decision.

(4) An admission authority which is subject to a direction under subsections (2) or (3) may ask the adjudicator to set aside the direction on the grounds that the changes to the admission arrangements contained in the local authority’s direction are not consistent with the primary decision.”.’.—(Kevin Brennan.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 211, Noes 305.

Division number 270 Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator

A majority of MPs voted not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions.

Aye: 211 MPs

No: 305 MPs

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Absent: 128 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.