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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 18th May 2000

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.

NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART III

Defamation: Part III

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

NC5

To move the following Clause—

    '.—(1) For the purposes of the law of defamation a report published under a provision of, or made as a result of, this Part is privileged unless its publication is shown to have been made with malice.

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1) limits any privilege subsisting apart from that subsection.'.


Area inspections by the Chief Inspector

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Chief Inspector of Adult Learning may, on his own initiative, conduct an inspection of—

      (a) the quality and availability of a specified description of education or training, in a specified area of England, for persons who are aged 16 or over;

      (b) the standards achieved by those receiving that education or training; and

      (c) whether the financial reosurces made available to those providing that education and training are managed efficiently and used in a way which provides value for money.

    (2) The Chief Inspector of Adult Learning must carry out such an inspection if asked to do so by the Secretary of State.

    (3) If the Learning and Skills Council or a local education authority has applied financial resources in respect of education or training which is being inspected under this section, the inspection may extend to considering the manner in which the Council or that authority has applied those resources and whether they have been applied in a way which provides value for money.

    (4) The education or training that may be made the subject of an area inspection is any education or training within—

      (a) the Adult Learning Inspectorate's remit; or

      (b) the remit of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for England.

    (5) If, in connection with an area inspection, the Chief Inspector asks Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for England for advice on a matter relating to education or training within his remit, the latter must give such advice as he considers likely to be appropriate for the purposes of the inspection.

    (6) A person providing education or training which is the subject of an area inspection must provide the Chief Inspector with any information reasonably asked for by him in connection with the inspection.

    (7) Any local education authority whose area, or part of whose area, is within the area which is the subject of an area inspection must provide the Chief Inspector with such information as the Chief Inspector may reasonably ask for in connection with the inspection.

    (8) "Area inspection" means an inspection under this section.'.


Frequency of joint inspections
   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—It shall be the responsibility of the Chief Inspector of Schools in England and the Chief Inspector of Adult Learning to take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that the frequency of joint inspections is not greater than would reasonably have been anticipated had the inspections been carried out by the two Inspectorates separately; and they should have regard to minimising the potential inconvenience and intrusiveness of the inspection on the institution concerned.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

253

Clause     71,     page     32,     line     2,     leave out 'body known as the'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

254

Clause     71,     page     32,     leave out lines 5 to 9.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

326

Clause     73,     page     33,     line     14,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

255

Clause     73,     page     33,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( ) In exercising functions under this Part, the Chief Inspector for Wales must have regard to—

      (a) advice given by the National Assembly; and

      (b) such aspects of the National Assembly's policy as the National Assembly may specify.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

256

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     21,     leave out 'secure that' and insert 'inspect'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

257

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     23,     leave out 'is inspected by a member of the Inspectorate'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

258

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     25,     leave out from first 'The' to 'must' and insert 'Chief Inspector for Wales'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

259

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     26,     leave out 'to the Chief Inspector for Wales'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

260

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     35,     leave out 'On receipt of a report under subsection (3)'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

261

Clause     74,     page     33,     line     36,     leave out 'it' and insert 'the report under subsection (3)'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

262

Clause     75,     page     34,     line     8,     leave out 'arrange for' and insert 'inspect, and report on,'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

263

Clause     75,     page     34,     line     9,     leave out from 'kind' to end of line.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

264

Clause     75,     page     34,     line     10,     leave out 'arrange for' and insert 'inspect'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

265

Clause     75,     page     34,     line     15,     leave out from beginning to 'if'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

266

Clause     75,     page     34,     line     19,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '( ) Subsections (5) to (8) of section 74 apply to a report under subsection (2) as they apply to a report under that section.

    ( ) The Chief Inspector for Wales may arrange for a report of an inspection carried out as a result of a request under subsection (3) to be published.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

267

Clause     76,     page     34,     line     21,     leave out from 'Part' to 'has', in line 23, and insert 'the Chief Inspector for Wales'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

268

Clause     76,     page     34,     line     26,     leave out 'person providing' and insert 'provider of'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

269

Clause     76,     page     34,     line     39,     leave out 'require' and insert 'such assistance from'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

270

Clause     76,     page     34,     line     44,     leave out from beginning to end of line 1, on page 35, and insert 'as the Chief Inspector for Wales'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

271

Clause     76,     page     35,     line     3,     leave out 'a person exercising' and insert 'the Chief Inspector for Wales in the exercise of'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

272

Clause     77,     page     35,     line     8,     leave out from 'inspection' to end of line and insert—

    '( ) But it does not apply to a report of an inspection conducted—

      (a) as a result of a request under section 75(3); or

      (b) under section 80.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

273

Clause     77,     page     35,     line     9,     leave out 'person providing' and insert 'provider of'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

245

Clause     78,     page     35,     line     36,     leave out 'way in' and insert 'methods by'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr James Clappison

246

Clause     78,     page     35,     line     37,     at end insert 'and the standards attained'.


   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

274

Clause     79,     page     36,     line     6,     leave out 'arrange for an inspection of' and insert 'inspect'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

275

Clause     79,     page     36,     line     7,     after 'Wales' insert 'by the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

276

Clause     79,     page     36,     line     9,     leave out 'to be conducted by a member of the Inspectorate'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

277

Clause     79,     page     36,     line     10,     leave out subsection (2).

 
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