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Public Bill Committee: 5th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

180

 

Clause  24,  page  12,  line  32,  at end insert ‘during that employee’s normal working

 

hours’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

173

 

Clause  25,  page  14,  line  5,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

No part of this section shall have such effect as to compel a person to whom this

 

Part applies to work in the evenings or at weekends where this is outside the

 

conditions of the contract of employment.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

174

 

Clause  25,  page  14,  line  5,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

This section shall not come into force until the Secretary of State has published

 

guidance.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

63

 

Page  14,  line  20,  leave out Clause 27.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

64

 

Page  15,  line  32,  leave out Clause 28.

 


 

Jim Knight

 

135

 

Clause  33,  page  17,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 105 (redundancy), after subsection (4A) insert—

 

“(4B)    

This subsection applies if the reason (or, if more than one, the principal

 

reason) for which the employee was selected for dismissal was that

 

specified in section 101B.”’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Jim Knight

 

136

 

Clause  33,  page  17,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 108 (qualifying period of employment), after subsection (3)(dd)

 

insert—

 

“(de)    

section 101B applies,”.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

56

 

Page  17,  line  27,  leave out Clause 33.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

33

 

Clause  34,  page  18,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Prior to entering into a parenting contract the local education authority shall

 

ensure that parents’ needs are assessed by the appropriate local authority adult

 

services.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

65

 

Page  18,  line  3,  leave out Clause 34.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

66

 

Page  18,  line  25,  leave out Clause 35.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

149

 

Clause  39,  page  20,  line  23,  leave out ‘fulfil the duty imposed’ and insert

 

‘participate in required education or training as required’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

150

 

Clause  39,  page  20,  line  27,  leave out ‘fulfil that duty’ and insert ‘participate in

 

required education or training’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

67

 

Clause  39,  page  20,  line  40,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

must make an assessment of the person’s ability to benefit from the

 

support offered.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

68

 

Clause  39,  page  20,  line  40,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

may grant a waiver from this obligation where this seems in the best

 

interests of the person.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

151

 

Clause  40,  page  21,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

the local education authority has taken all reasonable steps to secure that

 

person’s voluntary participation in required education or training.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

69

 

Clause  40,  page  21,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

This further notice must not be issued before the authority has made an

 

assessment of the person’s ability to comply with the initial notice, and whether

 

this meets their needs.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

79

 

Clause  40,  page  21,  leave out lines 41 to 45.

 



 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

164

 

Clause  41,  page  22,  line  33,  after ‘person’, insert ‘having regard to a person’s age,

 

ability, aptitude and needs (if any) for personalised support and personalised learning

 

opportunities’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

85

 

Clause  42,  page  23,  line  21,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

This section may not come into force before the Secretary of State has published

 

a report setting out his estimate of the total annual cost of the establishment and

 

operation of attendance panels.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

152

 

Clause  43,  page  23,  line  28,  after ‘notice’, insert ‘on the grounds of its suitability or

 

for any other reason’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

86

 

Clause  43,  page  23,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Regulations made under subsection (3) shall include a requirement that any

 

appeal made under this section shall be heard by the attendance panel within one

 

month of the appeal being made.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

167

 

Clause  43,  page  23,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

In considering an appeal the attendance panel must invite the young person who

 

is appealing against the attendance notice, or the young person’s nominated

 

representative, to make representations to it.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

34

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  24,  leave out first ‘an’ and insert ‘a civil’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

35

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  27,  leave out ‘an’ and insert ‘a civil’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

80

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to show

 

that he or she is—

 

(a)    

in employment,

 

(b)    

in treatment for a serious medical condition,

 

(c)    

caring for a family member, including as a parent,

 

(d)    

terminally ill, or

 

(e)    

unlikely to benefit from the service offered.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

81

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  leave out lines 30 to 31.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

36

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  30,  leave out from ‘person’ to end of line 31 and insert

 

‘acting unlawfully under subsection (1) is liable to a civil penalty not exceeding £200.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

37

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

An offence under this section shall not be regarded as a recordable offence under

 

the National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/

 

1139).’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

82

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  31,  at end add—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5th February 2008                

244

 

Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

‘(4)    

A conviction under subsection (1) shall not be recorded under the National Police

 

Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1139) after the date

 

of the person’s 18th birthday.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

178

 

Clause  45,  page  24,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

An individual who receives a penalty under this section shall not—

 

(a)    

receive a criminal record if none already exists,

 

(b)    

have this penalty notice added to their criminal record if one exists.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

38

 

Clause  46,  page  25,  line  13,  after ‘45’, insert ‘or an advocate of that person’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

83

 

Clause  46,  page  25,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

In making representations to the attendance panel the person alleged to have

 

committed the offence shall be entitled to advocacy.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

87

 

Clause  46,  page  25,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations make provision setting out the rules of

 

the proceedings of the attendance panel in relation to its functions in subsection

 

(6).’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

183

 

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Clause  46,  page  25,  line  17,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

The proceedings may not be instituted unless the local education authority is of

 

the opinion on reasonable grounds that they have exhausted all other options for

 

encouraging the young person to comply with their attendance notice.

 

(10)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations providing a definition of “all other

 

options” under subsection (9), setting out the circumstances at which this stage

 

may reasonably be considered to have been reached.


 
 

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(11)    

In determining whether all other options have been exhausted with an individual

 

young person the local education authority must have regard to the statutory

 

definition provided by the Secretary of State under subsection (10).’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

88

 

Clause  47,  page  25,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

An attendance panel shall take into account the level of support provided by a

 

local education authority under section 10 in assessing whether a person has a

 

reasonable excuse under subsection (1)(a).’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

40

 

Clause  47,  page  25,  line  38,  at end insert ‘provided that such penalty does not

 

exceed £200,’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

39

 

Clause  47,  page  26,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Any provision made under subsection (4)(g) may not include appearance before

 

any court of law other than the Youth Court.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

175

 

Clause  47,  page  26,  line  20,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Penalties issued in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not exceed

 

£50.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

176

 

Page  25,  line  18,  leave out Clause 47.

 



 
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