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

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Mr Malcolm Wicks

395

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     12,     at end insert—

    ' .—(1) Section 509 of that Act (provision of transport etc) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1)—

      (a) after paragraph (b) insert "or";

      (b) omit paragraph (d) and the word "or" immediately preceding it.

    (3) After subsection (1) insert—

            "(1A) A local education authority shall make such arrangements for the provision of transport and otherwise as they consider necessary, or as the Secretary of State may direct, for the purpose of facilitating the attendance of persons receiving education or training at an institution outside both the further education and higher education sectors.

            (1B) Arrangements under subsection (1A) may be made in relation to a person only if the Learning and Skills Council for England or the National Council for Education and Training for Wales has secured for him—

            (a) the provision of education or training at the institution, and

            (b) the provision of boarding accommodation under section 13 or 41 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000."

    (4) In subsection (2) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)".

    (5) In subsection (3)—

      (a) after "education" insert "or training";

      (b) in paragraph (b) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

      (c) in the words following paragraph (b), for "that subsection" substitute "either of those subsections".

    (6) In subsection (4)—

      (a) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

      (b) in paragraph (b) after "education" insert "or training".

    (7) In subsection (5)—

      (a) after "subsection (1)" insert "or (1A)";

      (b) in paragraph (c) for "education at institutions mentioned in subsection (1)(d)" substitute "education or training at institutions mentioned in subsection (1A)".

    (8) In subsection (6)(a) for "or (d)" substitute "or (1A)".

     . In Schedule 1 to that Act (pupil referral units) in paragraph 8 for "county schools" substitute "community schools".'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

372

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     25,     leave out 'In'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

373

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     26,     after 'inspectors)' insert 'is amended as follows.

    ( ) In subsection (3) after paragraph (g) insert—

            "(gg) city academies; and".

    ( ) In subsection (4B)(e) for "or city college for the technology of the arts" substitute ", city college for the technology of the arts or city academy".

    ( )'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

320

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     26,     after 'inspectors)', insert—

      '(a) at the end of subsection (4B)(a) insert "or approved under Schedule 7 to the Learning and Skills Act 2000", and

      (b)''.'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

39

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     43,     at end insert—

    ' . In section 25 of the Education Act 1997 (other functions of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) after subsection (4) insert—

            "(5) The Authority may supply any person designated by the Secretary of State with such information as the Authority thinks fit about any matter in relation to which it has a function."

     . In section 31 of that Act (other functions of the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales) after subsection (4) insert—

            "(5) The Authority may supply any person designated by the National Assembly for Wales with such information as the Authority thinks fit about any matter in relation to which it has a function.".'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

374

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     43,     at end insert—

    ' . In section 43 of the Education Act 1997 (provision of careers education in schools) in subsection (2)(d) for "and city colleges for the technology of the arts" substitute ", city colleges for the technology of the arts and city academies".'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

40

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     44,     leave out 'the Education Act 1997' and insert 'that Act'.

   

Mr Malcolm Wicks

396

Schedule     8,     page     86,     line     45,     at end insert—

'Audit Commission Act 1998 (c.18)

     .—(1) Section 36 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (studies at request of educational bodies) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1), in the Table, after the entry relating to the governing body of an institution receiving funding under Part I of the Education Act 1994 insert—

     

"The Learning and Skills Council for England.

     

The council.

     

The National Council for Education and Training for Wales.

     

The council.".

        (3) In that Table, in the entry relating to the governing body of an institution within the further education sector, in the second column for "or the appropriate further education funding council" substitute ", the Learning and Skills Council for England or the National Council for Education and Training for Wales".

        (4) In subsection (2) omit "or a further education funding council".

    Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c.30)

         .—(1) Section 26 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1988 (imposition of conditions as to fees at further or higher education institutions) is amended as follows.

        (2) Omit subsections (1) and (2).

        (3) In each of subsections (6), (7), (10)(a) and (11)(b) for "subsection (2) or (4)" substitute "subsection (4)".

        (4) In subsection (9)—

        (a) in the definition of "the relevant academic year" for "subsection (2) or (4)" substitute "subsection (4)", and

        (b) in the definition of "specified" for "subsection (1) or (3), as the case may be" substitute "subsection (3)".

        (5) In subsection (11) for "subsection (1) or (3)", in both places where the words occur, substitute "subsection (3)".

         . In section 28(1) of that Act (interpretation) in the definition of "publicly-funded institution", in paragraph (a)—

        (a) omit "5 or",

        (b) omit the words from "from a further" to "its costs", and

        (c) after "1996" insert "or any institution receiving financial resources under section 5 or 34 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000".

         . Section 34 of that Act (inspection of vocational training in Wales) shall cease to have effect.

         . In section 35 of that Act (inspection of careers services in Wales), for subsection (6) substitute—

              "(6) Any inspection under this section shall be conducted by one or more of the following—

              (a) any of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education and Training in Wales or Arolgwyr Ei Mawrhydi dros Addysg a Hyfforddiant yng Nghymru, or

              (b) any additional inspector authorised under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the School Inspections Act 1996;

              but such an inspector or inspectors may be assisted by such other persons (whether or not members of the Chief Inspector's staff) as the Chief Inspector thinks fit.

              (6A) In conducting an inspection under this section, the inspector or inspectors shall act in accordance with any instruction or guidelines given from time to time by the National Assembly for Wales.

              (6B) Where an inspection under this section has been completed, the inspector or inspectors shall make a written report on the inspection and shall send the report to the National Assembly for Wales.

              (6C) The National Assembly for Wales may arrange for any report of an inspection under this section to be published in such manner as the National Assembly for Wales considers appropriate; and section 42A(2) to (4) of the School Inspections Act 1996 shall apply in relation to the publication of any such report by the National Assembly for Wales as they apply to the publication of a report by the Chief Inspector under any of the provisions mentioned in section 42A(2)." '.

       

    Mr Malcolm Wicks

    321

    Schedule     8,     page     87,     line     15,     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

        '(a) in paragraph (a) for "primary and secondary education" substitute "primary education, and secondary education suitable to the requirements of pupils of compulsory school age,";'.

       

    Mr Malcolm Wicks

    397

    Schedule     8,     page     87,     line     46,     at end insert—

        ' . In section 30(3) of that Act (notice by governing body to discontinue foundation or voluntary school) for "the appropriate further education funding council" substitute "the Learning and Skills Council for England (if the school is in England) or the National Council for Education and Training for Wales (if the school is in Wales)".'.

       

    Mr Malcolm Wicks

    376

    Schedule     8,     page     87,     line     49,     at end insert—

        ' . In section 110 of that Act (home-school arrangements) in subsection (1)(b) for "or a city college for the technology of the arts" substitute ", a city college for the technology of the arts or a city academy".'.

       

    Mr Malcolm Wicks

    398

    Schedule     8,     page     88,     line     2,     at end insert—

        ' .—(1) Section 137 of that Act (Education Transfer Council: alteration and dissolution) shall be amended as follows.

        (2) In subsection (3)(c) for "or under the Education Reform Act 1988" substitute ", under the Education Reform Act 1988 or under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992".

        (3) At the end of subsection (4)(a) insert "or section 34 or 36 of, or Schedule 5 or 7 to, the Further and Higher Education Act 1992".

         . In section 142(1) of that Act (general interpretation) omit the definition of "the appropriate further education funding council".'.

     
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