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Mr. Brady: I am not satisfied by the Minister's statement that the governing body will retain its existing obligation. The company will not-

It being One o'clock, The Chairman proceeded, pursuant to Sessional Order D and the Order of the Committee [11 and 13 December], to put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The Committee divided: Ayes 5, Noes 12.

Division No. 12]

AYES
Brady, Mr. Graham Grayling, Chris Laing, Mrs. Eleanor
O'Brien, Mr. Stephen Turner, Mr. Andrew

NOES
Bailey, Mr. Adrian Coaker, Mr. Vernon Flint, Caroline Francis, Dr. Hywel Heppell, Mr. John Kumar, Dr. Ashok
Laws, Mr. David Lewis, Mr. Ivan Miliband, Mr. David Purnell, James Timms, Mr. Stephen Touhig, Mr. Don

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: No. 59, in page 8, line 32, at end insert

    '(where such refusal cannot be exercised unreasonably)'.-[Mr. Stephen O'Brien.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 11.

Division No. 13]

AYES
Brady, Mr. Graham Grayling, Chris Laing, Mrs. Eleanor
Laws, Mr. David O'Brien, Mr. Stephen Turner, Mr. Andrew

NOES
Bailey, Mr. Adrian Coaker, Mr. Vernon Flint, Caroline Francis, Dr. Hywel Heppell, Mr. John Kumar, Dr. Ashok
Lewis, Mr. Ivan Miliband, Mr. David Purnell, James Timms, Mr. Stephen Touhig, Mr. Don

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: No. 18, in page 8, line 32, at end insert-

    '(8) A governing body shall exercise the power conferred by section 10 only if and to the extent that they are satisfied that anything which they propose to do will not to a significant extent interfere with the performance of any duty imposed on them by section 20(2) or by any other provision of the Education Acts.'.-[Mr. Brady.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:-

The Committee divided: Ayes 5, Noes 12.

Division No. 14]

AYES
Brady, Mr. Graham Grayling, Chris Laing, Mrs. Eleanor
O'Brien, Mr. Stephen Turner, Mr. Andrew

NOES
Bailey, Mr. Adrian Coaker, Mr. Vernon Flint, Caroline Francis, Dr. Hywel Heppell, Mr. John Kumar, Dr. Ashok
Laws, Mr. David Lewis, Mr. Ivan Miliband, Mr. David Purnell, James Timms, Mr. Stephen Touhig, Mr. Don

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 11 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 12 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

It being after One o'clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till this day at half-past Four o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Adams, Mrs. Irene (Chairman)
Bailey, Mr.
Brady, Mr.
Coaker, Mr.
Flint, Caroline
Francis, Dr.
Grayling, Chris
Heppell, Mr.
Kumar, Dr.
Laing, Mrs.
Laws, Mr.
Lewis, Mr.
Miliband, Mr.
O'Brien, Mr. Stephen
Purnell, James
Timms, Mr.
Touhig, Mr.
Turner, Mr. Andrew

 
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