Education and Adoption Bill: Commons second reading

20 June 2015

MPs debated the second reading of the Education and Adoption Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 22 June 2015.

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, opened the debate. Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

A Reasoned Amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition declining to give the Bill a second reading was negatived on division. (Division No. 22: Ayes 193 votes, Noes 308 votes)

The Bill passed second reading on 22 June 2015 without a vote.

Education and Adoption Bill

Summary of the Education and Adoption Bill

A Bill to make provision about schools in England that are causing concern, including provision about their conversion into Academies and about intervention powers; and to make provision about joint arrangements for carrying out local authority adoption functions in England

Progress of the Bill

This Government Bill was presented to Parliament on 3 June 2015. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

The Bill passed its second reading on 22 June 2015.

Following second reading the House of Commons agreed a programme motion. The programme motion schedules the Bill to be considered in a Public Bill Committee which is to conclude by Tuesday 14 July 2015, but may finish earlier.

The programme motion also schedules the report and third reading stages to take place on one day.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Education and Adoption Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for second reading.

What happens at second reading?

At second reading the House debates the whole principle of the bill. It usually takes place no sooner than two weekends after first reading.

The Member in charge or the Minister moves the motion 'that the bill be now read a second time'. MPs then debate the bill.  At the end of the debate the Speaker determines whether there are any objections to the motion being debated and asks for the Ayes and Noes.

Members voice their opinion, and if no objections are made, the bill passes second reading without a vote. If the Speaker believes Members have voiced disagreement, a division is called and a vote taken.

What happens after second reading?

The Bill will go to a Public Bill Committee for consideration. The report and third reading stages are scheduled to take place over one day on a date to be announced.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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