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Thursday 7th June 2007

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Public Bill Committee


Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]


RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Thursday 7th June (Standing Order No. 83C)

       That—

        (1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 12th June) meet—

        (a) at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 12th June;

        (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 14th June;

        (c) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 19th June;

        (d) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 21st June;

        (2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 13; new Clauses relating to Part 1; new Schedules relating to Part 1; Clauses 14 to 21; new Clauses relating to Part 2; new Schedules relating to Part 2; Clauses 22 and 23; new Clauses relating to Part 3; new Schedules relating to Part 3; Clauses 24 to 27; Schedule 1; Clause 28; Schedule 2; Clauses 29 to 32; remaining new Clauses; remaining new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

        (3) the proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 21st June.

       Bill Rammell has given notice of his intention to make a motion in the terms of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C(9)].

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

7

Clause 17, page 11, line 38, at end insert—

      ‘( ) After subsection (2A) (as inserted by subsection (4)) insert—

      “(2B) Where the Privy Council is considering whether to make an order under subsection (1) above specifying an institution as mentioned in subsection (1)(b) above, the Privy Council may not make the order unless—

        (a) the institution gives the Privy Council a statement setting out what it proposes to do as regards making arangements for securing that any person granted an award under or by virtue of any power that would be conferred on the institution if the order were made (other than the power described in subsection (4A) below) has an opportunity to progress to one or more particular courses of more advanced study;

        (b) the Privy Council considers that the proposals are satisfactory and are likely to be carried out; and

        (c) the Privy Council has published the criteria by which proposals are considered satisfactory.”’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

8

Clause 17, page 12, line 16, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

9

Clause 17, page 12, line 24, leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC3

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall arrange for an assessment of every student to be carried out at some time during the student’s last year of compulsory schooling.

      (2) An assessment of a student under subsection (1) shall result in a personal profile setting out an assessment of—

        (a) his educational achievements to date;

        (b) his other extra-curricular achievements;

        (c) his post-16 educational and training aims and requirements;

        (d) the most effective way of achieving his post-16 educational and training aims and requirements; and

        (e) his other interests and skills.’.

Mentors for young persons

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC4

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) Every young person shall be entitled to access to a person (“mentor”) who shall have individual responsibility to give guidance and advice to the young person.

      (2) Where the young person is a student, the mentor shall be nominated by the school at which he is a student.

      (3) Where the young person is in training or employment, the mentor shall be nominated by the person who provides the training or employment for the young person.

      (4) The mentor may be selected from any accredited voluntary body which provides services for young persons.

      (5) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the mentor’s duties shall include—

        (a) assisting the young person in preparation for undertaking post-16 full-time and part-time education qualifications;

        (b) assisting the young person in preparation for post-16 training;

        (c) advising on career development and employment opportunities; and

        (d) advising on acquiring other skills and on other opportunities, including engaging in voluntary work.

      (6) The mentor shall arrange meetings on a regular basis with each young person for whom he is responsible.

      (7) The meetings referred to in subsection (6) may be held in person or through other means of communication.’.

Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC5

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) This section applies when a local educational authority maintains a statement of special educational needs for a young person under section 324 of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56).

      (2) A local education authority shall arrange for the provision of advice and information of the type described in subsection (3) to—

        (a) young persons in their area with special educational needs or who are disabled; and

        (b) parents or guardians of young persons in their area with special educational needs or who are disabled.

      (3) The advice and information mentioned in subsection (2) shall include advice and information about—

        (a) post-16 full-time and part-time education;

        (b) post-16 training;

        (c) career development and employment opportunities; and

        (d) acquiring other skills and opportunities, including engaging in voluntary work.’.

Community leadership programme

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC6

    To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State may provide or secure the provision of services to encourage, enable or assist (directly or indirectly) the creation of programmes for young persons to develop skills and qualifications.

      (2) The programmes referred to in subsection (1) shall in particular make provision for the development of leadership skills and skills for future employment.

      (3) In securing the provision of the services referred to in subsection (1) the Secretary of State may, in particular—

        (a) consult voluntary bodies which provide youth and adult training, training in skills, management and enterprise, community projects, training and employment schemes and services, including those for young persons with special educational needs or those with disabilities;

        (b) make arrangements with local education authorities and other persons for the provision of such services; and

        (c) direct local education authorities to provide such services, to secure the provision of such services or to participate in the provision of such services.’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

10

Title, line 6, after ‘training’, insert ‘to make provision about post-16 education and training;’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

11

Title, line 6, after ‘training;’, insert ‘to amend the law relating to the definition of compulsory school age;’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

12

Clause 29, page 19, line 40, at end insert—

      ‘“accredited voluntary body” means any voluntary body which is at the relevant time accredited by a recognised organisation or by a body or group of people approved by a recognised organisation for purposes including the bestowal of such accreditation;

      “compulsory school age” has the same meaning as in section 8 of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

13

Clause 29, page 19, line 42, at end insert—

      ‘“school” means—

          (a) a maintained school;

          (b) an Academy;

          (c) a city technology college;

          (d) a city college for the technology of the arts;

      “young person” means a person who is—

          (a) in his last year of compulsory schooling; or

          (b) over compulsory school age but has not yet attained the age of 19.’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

14

Clause 30, page 20, line 4, after ‘24,’, insert ‘[Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling], [Mentors for young persons], [Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities], [Community leadership programmes].’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

15

Clause 31, page 20, line 16, leave out ‘(4)’ and insert ‘(4A)’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

16

Clause 31, page 20, line 24, at end insert—

      ‘(4A) The following provisions extent to England only—

      sections [Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling], [Mentors for young persons], [Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities] and [Community leadership programmes].’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

17

Clause 4, page 4, line 6, at end insert ‘, including—

          (i) approved local area agreements (as defined in section 82(2) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. )), and

          (ii) local improvement targets (as defined in section 83 of that Act);’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

18

Clause 4, page 4, line 8, at end insert ‘, including consultation with—

          ‘(i) responsible local authorities (as defined in section 78 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007), and

          (ii) partner authorities (as defined in section 79 of that Act).’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

19

Clause 16, page 11, line 10, leave out ‘and (2A)’ and insert ‘(2A) and (2B)’.

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland

20

Clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert—

      ‘(2B) The third requirement is that the council—

        (a) has regard to any representation from a local authority which has children’s services and education responsibilities in the area in which the establishment or dissolution of a further education corporation is proposed, and

        (b) provides such an authority with written reasons for any decision to establish or dissolve a corporation.’.

Mr John Hayes

21

Clause 2, page 2, leave out lines 42 to 48.

Mr John Hayes

22

Clause 2, page 3, line 8, leave out ‘and local authorities’ and insert ‘, local authorities and sector skills councils’.

Mr John Hayes

23

Clause 4, page 4, line 8, at end insert ‘, in particular, to determine the level of demand for specific skills in the economy’.

Mr John Hayes

24

Clause 4, page 4, line 39, at end insert ‘, in particular, to determine the level of demand for specific skills in the economy’.

Mr John Hayes

25

Clause 7, page 6, line 38, after ‘employers’, insert—

        ‘(ba) sector skills councils, or’.

Mr John Hayes

26

Clause 14, page 10, line 7, leave out ‘Learning and Skills Council for England’ and insert ‘Secretary of State’.

Mr John Hayes

27

Clause 15, page 10, line 26, leave out subsection (4).

Mr John Hayes

28

Clause 15, page 10, line 40, leave out ‘Learning and Skills Council for England’ and insert ‘Secretary of State’.

Mr John Hayes

29

Clause 16, page 11, line 4, leave out subsection (2).

Mr John Hayes

30

Clause 21, page 14, line 12, at end insert—

      ‘(1A) In subsection (1) after “principal of further education institution” insert “or Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Council.”’.

Mr John Hayes

31

Clause 22, page 15, line 4, at end insert ‘and

        (c) the class must include organisations representative of persons who are liable to make payments by way of levy in consequence of the level proposals.’.

Mr John Hayes

32

Clause 20, page 13, line 41, leave out ‘or’.

Mr John Hayes

33

Clause 20, page 13, line 42, at beginning insert ‘local’.

Mr John Hayes

34

Clause 20, page 13, line 42, at end insert ‘and

        (c) Sector Skills Councils,’.

Mr John Hayes

35

Clause 16, page 11, line 10, leave out ‘and (2A)’ and insert ‘, (2A) and (2B)’.

Mr John Hayes

36

Clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert—

      ‘(2B) The third requirement is that, when the coucil is considering proposals to establish or dissolve further education corporations, it must abide by guidance as set out in subsection (2C).

      (2C) The council must, after considering representations, publish a policy statement which must include reference to—

        (a) the preferred structure of provision of post-16 education;

        (b) the need to ensure a choice of qualifications and courses at all levels;

        (c) the impact of any new provision of post-16 education on existing providers of post-16 education;

        (d) the procedure to be followed when two or more further education corporations are seeking to merge.’.


 
 
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