Lord Prescott

Former MP

Labour

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 associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Lord Prescott 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.

All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Prescott voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 1998: Lord Prescott was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Prescott voted no on School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Prescott was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Show vote
  • On 24 Mar 1998: Lord Prescott was absent for a vote on School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2002: Lord Prescott voted no on Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Prescott voted no on Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2002: Lord Prescott 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: Lord Prescott was absent for a vote on Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2002: Lord Prescott voted yes on Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Show vote
  • On 15 Mar 2006: Lord Prescott voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Prescott voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Show vote
  • On 23 May 2006: Lord Prescott voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Prescott voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Prescott voted no on Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 May 2006: Lord Prescott voted no 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: Lord Prescott voted yes on Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading Show vote

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