On 14th October 2015 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Childcare Bill at its Report stage. The House voted on an amendment from Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, which sought to delay the introduction of Government plans to double the amount of free childcare for parents of three and four-year-olds until a full analysis of the funding the policy had been carried out. An ITV news report on the vote is here.
Amendment: ‘before clause 1, to insert the new clause Funding review’.
The House divided: Contents: 222 | Not Contents: 209 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of St Albans voted content. No bishop voted not content.