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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 18th January 2008

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Education and Skills Bill


 

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 17th January 2008 (Standing

 

Order No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

22nd January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd January;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 24th January;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th January;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 31st January;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February;

 

(f)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 7th February;

 

(g)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 19th February;

 

(h)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 21st February;

 

(i)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26th February;

 

(j)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 28th February.

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 11.40 a.m.

Barnardo’s

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 12.20 p.m.

Fairbridge; Prince’s Trust

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

Association of Colleges

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 4.40 p.m.

Confederation of British Industry

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 5.20 p.m.

Trades Union Congress

 
 

Tuesday 22ndJanuary

Until no later than 6.00 p.m.

Association of School and College

 
   

Leaders

 
 

Tuesday 22nd January

Until no later than 7.00 p.m.

Association of Directors of

 
   

Children’s Services; Local

 
   

Government Association

 
 

Thursday 24th January

Until no later than 9.40 a.m.

Independent Schools Council;

 
   

Independent Schools Inspectorate

 
 

Thursday 24th January

Until no later than 10.25 a.m.

Office for Standards in Education,

 
   

Children’s Services and Skills

 
 

Thursday 24th January

Until no later than 1.40 p.m.

Professor Alison Wolf; Professor

 
   

Lorna Unwin

 
 

Thursday 24th January

Until no later than 2.20 p.m.

Association of Learning

 
   

Providers; Campaign for Learning

 
 

Thursday 24th January

Until no later than 4.00 p.m.

Additional witnesses to be decided

 
   

by the Committee

 
 

Tuesday 29th January

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

Additional witnesses to be decided

 
   

by the Committee

 
 

Tuesday 29th January

Until no later than 7.00 p.m.

Additional witnesses to be decided

 
   

by the Committee; Department for

 
   

Children, Schools and Families;

 
   

Department for Innovation,

 
   

Universities and Skills

 

 
 

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(3)  

the proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in

 

the following order: Clause 1 to 14; Clause 57; Clause 15; Clause 61; Clause

 

16; Clause 62; Clauses 17 to 56; Clauses 58 to 60; Clauses 63 to 145;

 

Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 146 to 150; new Clauses; new Schedules;

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 28th February.

 

Jim Knight has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C]

 


 

Jim Knight

 

To move, That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received

 

by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Jim Knight

 

To move, That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be

 

heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert ‘; and

 

(d)    

who agrees in writing, on ceasing to be of compulsory school age, that it

 

applies.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert ‘; and

 

(d)    

is not participating in a gap year prior to pursuing a level 3 qualification

 

in the following year.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

3

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘shall be entitled to’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

4

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  leave out line 12 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

A local authority in England shall enable and assist a person belonging to its area

 

to whom this Part applies to—’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

5

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State shall specify by order arrangements and duties applicable

 

to a person to whom this Part applies who has significant responsibilities for

 

caring for parents, siblings or other close relatives.’.


 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State shall specify by order arrangements and duties applicable

 

to a person to whom this Part applies who has significant responsibilities for

 

caring for their own children.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

7

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

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

 

that in his opinion there are sufficient contracts of apprenticeship available to

 

meet in full the level of demand for such contracts by persons to whom this Part

 

applies.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

9

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  11,  after ‘means,’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

the Cambridge Assessment Pre-U qualification in two subjects, and,

 

(b)    

’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

8

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  20,  at end insert ‘, subject to the approval of the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

10

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  41,  leave out ‘20’ and insert ‘16’.

 



 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

12

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In-house training provided by employers is regarded as “relevant training or

 

education” for the purposes of this Part’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

13

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State may specify by order other non-formal education or

 

training that will be regarded as “relevant training or education” for the purposes

 

of this Part.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

11

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  1,  after ‘means’, insert—

 

‘(a)    

the iGCSE and Cambridge Assessment Pre-U qualifications; and

 

(b)    

’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

15

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  35,  leave out from ‘applies’ to end of line 36.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

14

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  36,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

In exercising its functions in subsection (1), a local authority must ensure that it

 

promotes the effective participation of persons belonging to its area to whom this

 

Part applies and who have special educational needs.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18th January 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

17

 

Clause  14,  page  7,  line  29,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘provided that the relevant pupil

 

or student has given written consent for the information to be provided.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

16

 

Clause  14,  page  7,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Any pupil or student to whom subsection (1) applies shall have the right to

 

examine any relevant information requested by a local authority before that

 

information is provided by the responsible person to the authority.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

19

 

Clause  14,  page  7,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Any pupil or student to whom subsection (1) applies shall be given the

 

opportunity to correct any relevant information regarded by him as inaccurate,

 

subject to the agreement of the responsible person.

 

(3B)    

For the purposes of subsection (3A), when agreement cannot be reached between

 

the pupil or student and the responsible person the Information Commissioner

 

shall decide what correction, if any, should be made to the relevant information.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

18

 

Clause  14,  page  7,  leave out lines 43 and 44 and insert ‘has not given written consent

 

to the responsible person to provide information of that kind under this section.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

42

 

Clause  57,  page  30,  line  37,  at end insert ‘to the extent that fulfilling such duty

 

conforms to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 18th January 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

20

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Information may only be supplied under subsection (1) if the Secretary of State

 

regards the provision of the information to be proportionate to the aims of the

 

local education authority in the exercise of its functions under this Part.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

21

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Information may only be supplied under subsection (1) if the local education

 

authority requesting the information regards the provision of the information to

 

be proportionate to the aims of the local education authority in the exercise of its

 

functions under this Part.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

22

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Information may only be supplied under subsection (1) if the person to whom the

 

information relates has given written consent that such information can be

 

supplied.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

23

 

Clause  16,  page  8,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Information may only be supplied under subsection (1) if the relevant person or

 

body mentioned in subsection (2) regards the provision of the information to be

 

proportionate to the fulfillment of the aims of the local education authority in the

 

exercise of its functions under this Part.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

24

 

Clause  16,  page  8,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Information may only be supplied under subsection (1) if the local education

 

authority requesting the information regards the provision of the information to


 
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