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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 26th February 2008

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Education and Skills Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [22nd January].

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

93

 

Clause  54,  page  29,  line  13,  leave out ‘services’ and insert ‘information, advice and

 

guidance about education and career choices’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

41

 

Clause  54,  page  29,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Such services must include the provision of—

 

(a)    

generic information, advice and guidance, and

 

(b)    

targeted support for young people which takes into account their personal

 

circumstances.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

94

 

Clause  54,  page  29,  line  35,  at end add—


 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

‘(6)    

Services provided under this section shall be known as “Connexions”.’.

 


 

Jim Knight

 

190

 

Clause  55,  page  29,  line  38,  leave out from beginning to ‘the’ in line 40 and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

specifying’.

 

Jim Knight

 

191

 

Clause  55,  page  29,  line  41,  at end insert ‘in the exercise of the authority’s

 

functions under section 54(1);’.

 

Jim Knight

 

192

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  1,  leave out paragraphs (b) and (c).

 

Jim Knight

 

193

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

specifying the descriptions of individual who may be involved, in ways

 

specified in the direction, in the provision of such services;

 

( )    

requiring the authority to secure that any person by whom such services

 

are provided (whether the authority or any other person) co-operates

 

with—

 

(i)    

any person providing services under section 59;

 

(ii)    

any person exercising functions, or providing services, which

 

relate to social security or are connected with finding suitable

 

employment, education or training for young persons or relevant

 

young adults;

 

( )    

as to the names and symbols to be used, in ways specified in the direction,

 

in connection with services provided in pursuance of section 54(1);’.

 

Jim Knight

 

194

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  4,  leave out from beginning to ‘in’ in line 5 and insert—

 

‘( )    

imposing requirements as to—

 

(i)    

the keeping of records, or

 

(ii)    

the provision of information to local education authorities and

 

persons providing services in pursuance of section 54(1),’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

95

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

specify the minimum q ualifications and experience required of providers

 

of services.’.


 
 

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Jim Knight

 

195

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  6,  leave out from ‘(3)’ to ‘a local’ and insert ‘The

 

Secretary of State may direct’.

 

Jim Knight

 

196

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  8,  after first ‘services’ insert ‘(whether the local education

 

authority or any other person)’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

96

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

may be functions or services relating to social security,

 

(b)    

may specify co-ordination of careers information and guidance with

 

learn Direct and Job Centre Plus, and

 

(c)    

may specify the provision of functions and services matching young

 

people with employers offering apprenticeships.’.

 

Jim Knight

 

197

 

Clause  55,  page  30,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Different directions may be given under this section in relation to different

 

descriptions of service.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

98

 

Clause  58,  page  31,  line  32,  after ‘56(1)(b)’, insert ‘and subject to the consent of

 

the pupil or student.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

184

 

Clause  59,  page  32,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the information, advice or guidance to be provided by telephone or other

 

electronic means may include information and options expressed by

 

persons who have pursued or are pursuing education, training or careers

 

which are of interest to the said young persons and relevant young

 

adults.’.


 
 

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Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

185

 

Clause  59,  page  32,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the provision, in response to requests by young persons and relevant

 

young adults with visual impairment, of text books and educational

 

course materials, capable of enlargement and enhancement by electronic

 

means.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

99

 

Clause  60,  page  32,  line  24,  after ‘State’, insert ‘or on request by at least 50 pupils,

 

students or parents resident in the local authority area’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

43

 

Clause  60,  page  32,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector must, in exercising his functions in subsection (1),

 

inspect any support services provided and make an assessment of whether such

 

services facilitate the effective participation of persons belonging in a local

 

authority area to whom this Part applies and who have special educational

 

needs.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

101

 

Clause  60,  page  32,  line  34,  at end insert ‘and the quality of such services.’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

44

 

Clause  65,  page  35,  line  7,  after ‘person’, insert ‘or the person was participating in

 

School Action or School Action Plus programmes,’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

57

 

Clause  65,  page  35,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If a local education authority in England maintains a statement of special

 

educational needs for a person and if, during the year, the person leaves school to

 

pursue alternative post-16 education, the authority must arrange for an

 

assessment to be conducted early in the first year of the new course.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

45

 

Clause  65,  page  35,  line  16,  after ‘age’, insert ‘or the person was participating in

 

School Action or School Action Plus programmes,’.

 

Mr Gordon Marsden

 

160

 

Clause  65,  page  35,  line  22,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

58

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  9,  leave out from ‘manner’ to end of line 16.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

46

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  12,  leave out from ‘concerned’ to end of line 16.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

47

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

any such advice should include encouragement to study one or more

 

GCE ‘A’ level courses provided such courses would be in the best

 

interest of the pupil concerned.’.


 
 

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Nia Griffith

 

Mr Gordon Marsden

 

Phil Wilson

 

206

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

any such advice must challenge gender stereotypes.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

48

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

any such advice should include, where appropriate, advice about

 

studying for a degree course at Oxford or Cambridge universities.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

177

 

Clause  66,  page  37,  line  18,  after ‘“subsection (2B))”;’, insert ‘“( ) In subsection

 

(5)(a) leave out ‘14’ and insert ‘13’”’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

59

 

Clause  66,  page  38,  line  4,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

49

 

Clause  67,  page  38,  line  15,  leave out ‘contract of employment or a’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

50

 

Clause  67,  page  38,  line  19,  leave out ‘contract of employment or a’.


 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

51

 

Clause  67,  page  38,  line  26,  leave out paragraph (b).

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

114

 

Clause  68,  page  38,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State shall commission an independent report into the funding

 

requirements necessary to enable local authorities to provide transport to enable

 

pupils or students to access the entitlement to participate in the diploma

 

programme.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

158

 

Clause  68,  page  38,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(ii)    

 

(a)    

delete subsection (3)(d), and

 

(b)    

insert—

 

“(8)

in preparing a statement under that section a local

 
  

education authority has a duty to ensure affordable

 
  

transport.”’.

 
 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

52

 

Clause  70,  page  40,  line  14,  after ‘their’, insert ‘aspirations and’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

116

 

Clause  70,  page  40,  line  28,  leave out ‘adequate’ and insert ‘sufficient’.


 
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