Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Labour Peer

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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.

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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted a mixture of for and against 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 30 Oct 2006: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Stop faith schools requiring that candidates for headteacher posts belong to the relevant faith — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2006: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Education and Inspections Bill — Faith schools must accept pupils from outside the faith — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2006: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — IGCSE for state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2006: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected Show vote
  • On 10 Jul 2006: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted yes on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote

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