Liam Fox

Conservative MP for North Somerset

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Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom from local authority control associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

Photo: Anna Armstrong

Liam Fox generally voted for greater autonomy for schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 21 Feb 2022: Liam Fox voted not to generally require publicly funded schools in England to ensure each pupil receives face-to-face careers guidance and two weeks’ worth of compulsory work experience. Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2014: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Liam Fox voted against requiring state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement to achieve specified standard: suppliers of careers guidance Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Liam Fox voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against requiring academy schools to have a curriculum which includes personal, social and health education. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted not to require Academy Schools to follow the School Admissions Code. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted against requiring Academy Schools to comply with legislation on pupil exclusions and behaviour partnerships which would otherwise not apply to them. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Liam Fox voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Liam Fox voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Liam Fox voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Liam Fox voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Liam Fox voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Liam Fox voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Liam Fox voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Liam Fox voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Liam Fox voted yes on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Liam Fox was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Liam Fox voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Liam Fox voted yes on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote

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