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

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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 Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

107

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     41,     after 'account', insert 'together with any other information it judges to be relevant.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

108

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     42,     at end insert ', provided that it should at all times have regard to the need to sustain institutions and providers of education wherever that is appropriate'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

109

Clause     9,     page     6,     leave out lines 1 to 5.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

110

Clause     11,     page     6,     line     21,     at end add—

    '(3) The Council may only exercise the power conferred by this section in a case where it has reasonable cause to believe that the governing body of the institution is managing the affairs of the institution or discharging any duty imposed on them by them by or for the purposes of the Education Acts or this Act in a way which is having, or is likely to have, an adverse effect on

      (a) the quality of education or training provided by the institution; or

      (b) the proper use of public funds under the administration of the institution.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

112

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     26,     after 'he', insert 'reasonably'.

   

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 Michael Foster

120

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     33,     at end insert '; such information shall include statistics concerning staff (such as salaries and qualifications) in institutions and organisations delivering programmes funded by the Council, and shall be published and publicly available.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

111

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(4A) The Council must publish information annually about

      (a) the number of students in each age cohort working towards any qualification approved under section 88;

      (b) the number of students in each age cohort obtaining any qualification approved under section 88;

      (c) the number of students leaving a course of study leading to a qualification approved under section 88;

    in respect of each provider receiving funds from the Council.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

113

Clause     12,     page     6,     line     34,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

114

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     5,     leave out '25' and insert '30'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

115

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     8,     leave out '25' and insert '30'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

116

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     16,     leave out subsection 4.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

117

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     34,     at end insert 'and to each local authority'.


   

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 1992.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

118

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

    '(4A) A plan prepared under subsection (4) above shall reflect the education and training needs of each local learning and skills council area.'.


   

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 1992 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 1992 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 1992.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Michael Foster

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 1992;'.


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.'.


Transport provision for persons with learning difficulties

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) The Council shall secure the provision of financial resources to persons providing transport to enable people with learning difficulties to participate in post 16 education and training.

    (2) The Council must make and publish a plan for the delivery of appropriate transport services and support for people with learning difficulties.

    (3) The Council may pilot dedicated transport schemes in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations, for people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25.

    (4) In undertaking an assessment of the transport needs of people with learning difficulties and in establishing pilot schemes, the Council shall have regard to individual needs in relation to orientation and personal safety when utilising transport options, such as the prevention of bullying and abuse.

    (5) Local learning and skills councils must secure the provision of mobility training requested by people with learning difficulties participating in post-16 education and training.

    (6) For the purposes of this section transport includes—

      (a) the use of public transport;

      (b) the use of general transport provided by institutions, employers and training providers;

      (c) the use of transport provided by voluntary sector providers;

      (d) the use of private hire vehicles and other forms of private transport;

      (e) the use of specialist transport provided for disabled people.

    (7) For the purposes of this section a recipient of financial resources shall include people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25 who have extra transport costs in accessing post-16 learning.

    (8) For the purposes of this section mobility traning includes enabling disabled people to access vehicles safely, orientate themselves on vehicles, travel safely and deal confidently with the street environment.'.

 
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