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given up to and including

Tuesday 11th April 2000


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE F

LEARNING AND SKILLS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [11th April], as follows:

Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 2 to 19; Schedule 2; Clauses 20 to 26; Schedule 3; Clauses 27 to 29; new Clauses relating to Part I; Clause 30; Schedule 4; Clauses 31 to 46; Schedule 5; Clauses 47 to 49; new Clauses relating to Part II; Clause 50; Schedule 6; Clauses 51 to 69; new Clauses relating to Part III; Clauses 70 to 83; new Clauses relating to Part IV; Clauses 84 to 102; Schedule 7; Clauses 103 to 118; Schedule 8; Clause 119; Schedule 9; Clauses 120 and 121; Schedule 10; Clauses 122 to 124; remaining new Clauses; new Schedules.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     at end insert 'and to the range and balance of experience between the various members of the Council'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

18

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 17 and 18 and insert 'Each regional council's functions are to be carried out in relation to an area covered by each of the regional development agencies'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

19

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     at end add '(6) "an area" in subsection (5) is the area described in the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

1

Page     1,     line     8,     leave out Clause 1.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

5

Schedule     1,     page     58,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The first chairman is to be appointed by the Secretary of State and to hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

    (3B) Each subsequent chairman is to be appointed by the Council on such terms as it determines.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

6

Schedule     1,     page     58,     line     14,     at end insert 'and in this case, where the number of Council members has already reached 16, the limit set in section 1(2) may be disapplied'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

66

*Schedule     1,     page     58,     line     23,     after 'member', insert 'or chairman or chief executive'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

7

Schedule     1,     page     58,     line     32,     at end insert 'or may suspend him from his office for a period not exceeding six consecutive months'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

67

*Schedule     1,     page     58,     leave out lines 37 and 38.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

8

Schedule     1,     page     59,     line     7,     leave out sub-paragraph (3).

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

68

*Schedule     1,     page     59,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(4) Wherever practicable, delegation should be in writing.

    (5) No such delegation shall be held to derogate from the responsibilities of the council or its members.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

9

Schedule     1,     page     60,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(9) Notwithstanding the declaration of specific interests in connection with the proceedings of the Council as required by this paragraph, members of the Council shall within three months of their appointment furnish such details of their interests as the Council may specify.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

69

*Schedule     1,     page     60,     line     16,     after 'and', insert 'may with the consent of the Council.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

70

*Schedule     1,     page     60,     line     42,     at end insert 'having regard wherever possible to the general practice of the educational institution, for which it is responsible in relation to accounting years.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

10

Schedule     1,     page     61,     line     18,     at end add—

    '(3) The Council shall not have the power of compulsory purchase'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

71

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     20,     leave out 'proper'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

72

*Clause     2,     page     1,     line     22,     leave out from 'age' to end of line 23.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

20

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     24,     leave out '19' and insert '25'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

73

*Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 5 to 8.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

51

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(ab) take account of the reasonable convenience of learners and the likely impact on their motivation to learn;'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

74

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(aa) satisfy itself that sufficient resources of high quality are available to meet the needs of individuals;'

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

11

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A) Provision is not to be considered as giving rise to disproportionate expenditure only because that provision is more expensive than comparable provision.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

52

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

      '(ba) provision of facilities for education or training may include joint provision of education and training;'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

53

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     23,     at end insert—

      '(bb) education may include education arising on-line or from another country, provided that it is consistent with the objectives of this section;'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

12

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 29 to 32


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

54

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     33,     leave out 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

76

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     35,     after 'education', insert 'as defined in the Further and Higher Education Act 1992'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

21

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     36,     leave out '19' and insert '25'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

55

*Clause 3, page 2,     line 43,     leave out 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

56

*Clause 3, page 3, line 4, at end insert—

      '(ab) take account of the reasonable convenience of learners and the likely impact on their motivation to learn;'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

13

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(3A) Provision is not to be considered as giving rise to disproportionate expenditure only because that provision is more expensive than comparable provision.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

58

*Clause 3, page 3, line 12, at end insert—

      '(f) have regard to the special needs and characteristics of the institutions designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1982.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

57

*Clause 4, page 3, leave out line 29.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

77

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     29,     at end insert 'appropriate to their needs'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

75

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     33,     at end add 'provided that it shall at all times make clear to employers whether there is or is not a legal obligation to contribute'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

24

*Clause     5,     page     3,     line     41,     after 'receiving' insert 'or proposing to receive'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

22

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (e) and insert—

      '(e) institutions within the further or higher education sector (within the meaning of section 91 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992) which provide or propose to provide secondary education (other than post-16 education);'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

25

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     after 'undertaking' insert 'or proposing to undertake'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

26

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     20,     after 'receiving' insert 'or proposing to receive'.

 
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