Amendments proposed to the Learning and Skills Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

89

Clause     6,     page     4,     leave out lines 43 and 44 and insert—

    '(3ZA) Where provision has been specified in a report of an assessment conducted under section 114 the Council must impose a condition on a person providing post-16 education or training (the provider) to make such provision for the person who is the subject of the assessment.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

50

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(3A) the Council shall not exercise the power conferred under section (3)(a) above in such a way as to

      (a) discriminate between different classes of providers, or

      (b) discriminate between different courses at the same or comparable levels on the basis of areas of study or mode of delivery, or

      (c) require providers to charge tuition fees in respect of persons aged under 19, or

      (d) require providers to charge fees for persons over the age of 19 pursuing courses in basic literacy or numeracy, including courses in English for those whose first language is not English, or

      (e) require providers to charge fees for persons over the age of 19 who are unemployed or who are in receipt of a means-tested state benefit or who are unwaged dependants of such persons, or

      (f) require providers to charge fees in respect of any course leading to a qualification at level 3 for a person under age 25 not already in possession of a qualification at or above that level, or

      (g) require providers to charge fees in respect of any course leading to a qualification at level 2 for a person not already in possession of a qualification at or above that level.

    (3B) in determining any conditions under subsection (3) above the Council shall have regard to the economic and social conditions in the area served by any person providing post-16 education and training to whom the conditions will apply.

    (3C) in securing the provision of financial resources under section 5 above the Council must have regard to the requirements set out in subsection (3A) above and to any conditions it imposes on persons providing post-16 education and training under this section.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

91

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(3D) The Council must publish an annual statement setting out any criteria and exemptions specified under sub-section 3.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

43

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     47,     leave out 'post-16' and insert 'or proposing to provide'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

44

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     1,     leave out 'post-16'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

90

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     1,     leave out 'at specified intervals statements' and insert 'an annual statement'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

79

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(1A) Where an education authority has existing sixth form provision the Council must make a grant per sixth form pupil consistent with the real terms value as defined by the average of the three financial years 1998-2001.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

92

Clause     7,     page     5,     leave out lines 20 to 22.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

88

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(2A) In attaching conditions to a grant under subsection (2) the Council shall have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

27

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     23,     leave out 'and "maintained school" have' and insert 'has'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

93

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     27,     after 'of', insert 'appropriate'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

95

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     34,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (4A) below'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

94

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     37,     leave out '19' and insert '25'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

96

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(4A) For the purposes of subsection (4) above a disabled person or a person who is the subject of an assessment conducted under section 114 is a young person in the period which—

      (a) starts with the beginning of the year in which he attains the age of 15 and

      (b) ends with the end of the year in which he attains the age of 30.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

28

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The Council may provide any person designated by the Secretary of State with such information as the Council thinks fit about any matter in relation to which it has a function.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

59

Clause 15, page 8, line 9, at end insert—

      '(c) proposals as to how the Council intends to have regard to the special needs and characteristics of the institutions designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1982.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

99

Clause     16,     page     8,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '(c) how it intends to support the development of the enconomy through learning and skills within economic development, inward investment and regeneration activities.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

80

Schedule     2,     page     61,     line     36,     at end insert—

'Committees

    ( )—(1) A local council must establish a young people's committee and an adult learning committee.

    (2) Members of a committee may be (but need not be) members of the council.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

60

Clause     21,     page     9,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The guidance to any local council whose area contains any of the institutions designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1982 shall draw attention to the special needs and characteristics of such institutions.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

61

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(aa) a statement of the education and training the local council would like any of the institutions designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1982 in the council's area to provide.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

62

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     25,     at end insert—

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

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

49

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     28,     at end insert—

      '( ) any relevant institutions providing programmes of higher education'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

63

Clause     22,     page     10,     line     28,     at end insert—

      '(ba) any institution in its area designated under section 28 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1982;'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART I

Partnership arrangements

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The Council may enter into partnership arrangements or collaborative activities or agency arrangements with other statutory bodies or bodies corporate, whether in England or elsewhere, if it judges that to be the best method of discharging its functions in relation to England.'.


Property

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) A local Learning and Skills Council established under section 19 shall have power to accept, hold and administer any property on trust for purposes related to any of their objectives, or for any other purpose connected with education.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by order make such provision as he thinks appropriate in relation to the appointment as trustees and impose conditions on persons to administer such trust property; and such trustees shall cause proper accounts to be kept of the capital, accretions, income and expenditure vested in, received by and expended by them; and shall cause such accounts to be audited and an abstract thereof to be published in such manner as the Secretary of State may from time to time approve.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

14

Clause     31,     page     14,     line     2,     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 Malcolm Wicks

15

Clause     32,     page     14,     line     33,     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.'.

 
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