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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 7th February 2008

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Education And Skills Bill


 

[eleventh and twelfth Sittings]


 

Clause 5

 

Another Amendment (No. 10) proposed, in page 2, line 41, to leave out ‘20’ and insert

 

‘16’.—(Mr Nick Gibb).

 

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

 

Withdrawn

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  132

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  19,  leave out from ‘week’ to ‘and’ in line 20.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  133

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 234 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18) (construction of

 

references to normal working hours where employee entitled to overtime pay)

 

applies for the purposes of the definition of “normal weekly working hours” in

 

subsection (4) as it applies for the purposes of that Act.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

Negatived on division  162

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  45,  leave out from ‘Part’ to end of line 46 and insert ‘training

 

or education in relation to any person to whom this Part applies shall be regarded as

 

“relevant” if and only if, it is either—

 

(a)    

training or education towards an accredited qualification provided by a

 

course or courses, or

 

(b)    

training or education which, if the person concerned were participating in

 

full time education or training, would be considered appropriate having

 

regard to the person’s age, ability and aptitude and any learning

 

difficulties which the person may have.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 7th February 2008      

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Education And Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Not called  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’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Withdrawn  11

 

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

 

‘(a)    

the iGCSE and Cambridge Assessment Pre-U qualifications; and

 

(b)    

’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  73

 

Page  3,  line  44,  leave out Clause 6.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  74

 

Page  4,  line  5,  leave out Clause 7.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  75

 

Page  4,  line  19,  leave out Clause 8.


 
 

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Education And Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  76

 

Page  5,  line  7,  leave out Clause 9.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

Negatived on division  165

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  32,  leave out from ‘must’ to ‘persons’ in line 34 and insert

 

‘secure a sufficient and appropriate supply of provision for’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Not called  15

 

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

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Not called  145

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  35,  leave out ‘fulfil the duty imposed’ and insert ‘exercise

 

the right conferred’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  77

 

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

 

‘(2)    

The local authority shall have the power to grant a waiver from the duty imposed

 

by section 2 where it believes that this would not be in the best interests of the

 

person concerned.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 7th February 2008      

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Education And Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Withdrawn  84

 

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

 

‘(2)    

Each local authority shall conduct an annual audit into the sufficiency and

 

diversity of educational provision to assess its adequacy for fulfilling its functions

 

in subsection (1).’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Withdrawn  148

 

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

 

‘(2)    

In subsection (2) of section 47 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998

 

(Determination of school’s budget share), after paragraph (g) insert—

 

“(h)    

requiring local education authorities to have regard, in

 

determining the resources required for each school and college

 

maintained by them, to the duty imposed on such authorities by

 

section 10 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.”’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Mr Stephen Williams

 

Withdrawn  163

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

an Academy,

 

(f)    

a city technology college,

 

(g)    

a city college for the technology of the arts, and

 

(h)    

special schools which are not community or foundation special schools

 

but are for the time being approved by the Secretary of State under

 

section 342 of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (approval of special

 

schools).’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Not called  146

 

Clause  12,  page  6,  line  22,  leave out ‘failing to fulfil the duty imposed’ and insert

 

‘not exercising the right conferred’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 7th February 2008      

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Education And Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  78

 

Page  6,  line  18,  leave out Clause 12.

 

Clause agreed to, on division.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Not called  147

 

Clause  13,  page  6,  line  34,  leave out ‘failing to fulfil the duty imposed’ and insert

 

‘not exercising the right conferred’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  137

 

Clause  13,  page  6,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where a local education authority—

 

(a)    

itself provides services in exercise of its functions under section 54(1),

 

and

 

(b)    

receives a notice under subsection (1) relating to a person to whom this

 

Part applies who belongs to the area of another local education authority,

 

    

it must as soon as reasonably practicable give notice to the service provider for

 

the other local education authority of the circumstances notified to it under

 

subsection (1).

 

(1B)    

Subsection (1C) applies where, in exercise of its functions under section 54(3)(b),

 

a local education authority makes arrangements with another person (“the

 

provider”) for the provision of services.

 

(1C)    

The arrangements must secure that, as soon as reasonably practicable after

 

receiving a notice under subsection (1) relating to a person to whom this Part

 

applies who belongs to the area of another local education authority, the provider

 

gives notice to the service provider for the other local education authority of the

 

circumstances notified to the provider under subsection (1).’.

 

Jim Knight                        

 

Agreed to  138

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  16,  after ‘authority’ insert ‘itself’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  139

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  17,  after ‘under’ insert ‘subsection (1) of’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  140

 

Clause   13,  page  7,  line  18,  leave out ‘those functions’ and insert ‘its functions

 

under subsection (3)(b) of that section’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 7th February 2008      

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Education And Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  141

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  19,  leave out ‘such’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Michael Gove

 

Question proposed  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.’.

 

[Adjourned till Tuesday 19th February at 10.30 a.m.


 
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