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Report Stage Proceedings: 13th May 2008                  

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(c)    

to be published in the prescribed manner.

 

(6)    

In preparing an education and training assessment and keeping it under review, a

 

local education authority in England must—

 

(a)    

consult such persons, or persons of such a description, as may be

 

prescribed; and

 

(b)    

have regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 


 

Duty to secure sufficient and diverse education and training provision

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local education authority in England must secure, as far as is reasonably

 

practicable, that the provision of education and training is sufficient to meet the

 

requirements of young persons in their area.

 

(2)    

In determining for the purposes of subsection (1) whether the provision of

 

education and training is sufficient to meet those requirements, a local

 

authority—

 

(a)    

must have regard to the needs of young persons in their area for a diverse

 

range of academic and vocational provision,

 

(b)    

must have regard to the provision of education and training which is

 

suitable for disabled young persons and those with learning difficulties,

 

and

 

(c)    

may have regard to any education and training which they expect to be

 

available outside their area.

 

(3)    

In discharging its duty under subsection (1), a local education authority must have

 

regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of State.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (2) so as to modify the

 

matters to which a local education authority must or may have regard in

 

determining whether the provision of education and training is sufficient.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“young person” means a person aged 16 to 18 years;

 

“disabled young person” means a young person who has a disability for the

 

purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50).’.

 



 
 

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Annual consultation with employers’ organisations

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘On each anniversary of the coming into force of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of this Act,

 

the Secretary of State shall consult—

 

(a)    

the Confederation of British Industry,

 

(b)    

the Institute of Directors,

 

(c)    

the British Chambers of Commerce, and

 

(d)    

the Federation of Small Businesses,

 

to assess the effect the provisions in this Chapter have had in the previous twelve

 

months, on the employment market for 16 and 17 year old people.’.

 


 

Additional education maintenance allowance: orphans

 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  NC16

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision for all local education

 

authorities to provide all orphans resident within their area with an allowance, in

 

addition to any other benefits they receive, of no less than £100 per week and no

 

more than £200 per week (to increase in accordance with the Retail Price Index

 

each year) if they carry on in full-time education from the age of 16 until the age

 

of 21.’.

 


 

Participation in vocational education

 

Philip Davies

 

Not called  NC23

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A pupil who has completed three years of secondary education may leave school

 

in order to pursue full-time vocational education elsewhere if the conditions in

 

subsection (2) are satisfied.

 

(2)    

Those conditions are that the pupil—

 

(a)    

has the written permission of their parent or guardian not to continue in

 

full-time education at school;


 
 

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(b)    

has the written permission of the head teacher of the school at which they

 

are registered as a pupil not to continue in full-time education at school;

 

and

 

(c)    

has achieved level 5 at key stage 3 in English, mathematics and science.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  45

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  at beginning insert—

 

‘(1)    

This Part does not apply to any person who—

 

(a)    

has full time learning responsibilities for a parent, sibling or other

 

relation,

 

(b)    

is a parent of a child under the age of 5,

 

(c)    

is engaged in full time voluntary work,

 

(d)    

has an illness requiring significant medical attention, or

 

(e)    

has a terminal illness.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  43

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘is resident’ and insert ‘lives’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  44

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘is resident’ and insert ‘currently resides’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  42

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘resident’.


 
 

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Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  1

 

Page  1,  line  10  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

is not engaged in full-time sport or on a sporting apprenticeship.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  2

 

Page  1,  line  10  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

has not written to the relevant local authority to request that their

 

education and training entitlement under section 2 should be delayed

 

until a specified future date.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  3

 

Page  1,  line  10  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

is not engaged in voluntary activity for more than 20 hours per week.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  4

 

Page  1,  line  10  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(d)    

is not a parent of a child who is aged 1 year or less.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  8

 

Page  1,  line  12  [Clause  2],  leave out from ‘applies’ to end of line 3 on page 2 and

 

insert ‘shall be entitled to 2 years of free education or training up to level 3, to be taken at

 

any time after leaving education at the present compulsory school leaving age.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  7

 

Page  1,  line  17  [Clause  2],  leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

 

‘(c)    

be in full-time occupation (see section 5).’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  5

 

Page  2,  line  3  [Clause  2],  at end insert ‘, or

 

(d)    

have signed and be participating in a learning and support contract

 

entered into with a local education authority to provide personalised

 

support leading to future participation in accredited education or

 

training.’.


 
 

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Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  6

 

Page  2,  line  3  [Clause  2],  at end insert ‘, or

 

(d)    

be in receipt of full-time non-educational support.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  9

 

Page  2,  line  11  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

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

 

assessment of the availability of suitable education and training opportunities in

 

each local authority area.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  46

 

Page  2,  line  11  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

This section may not come into force until 90 per cent. of 16 and 17 year olds are,

 

as certified by the Statistics Commission, participating in education or training.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  47

 

Page  2,  line  11  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

This section may not come into force until the Learning and Skills Council has

 

certified that in its opinion there are sufficient contracts of apprenticeship of

 

suitable quality available to meet the level of demand by persons to whom this

 

Part applies.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  48

 

Page  2,  line  18  [Clause  3],  after ‘two’, insert ‘knowledge-based’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  11

 

Page  2,  line  32  [Clause  4],  after ‘ability’, insert ‘, interests’.


 
 

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Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  10

 

Page  2  [Clause  4],  leave out lines 34 and 35.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  49

 

Page  2,  line  35  [Clause  4],  after ‘sector’, insert ‘, at home’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  50

 

Page  2,  line  35  [Clause  4],  after ‘sector’, insert ‘, in the workplace’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  12

 

Page  2,  line  41  [Clause  4],  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Regulations must provide for “appropriate full-time education or training”

 

which—

 

(a)    

is not in formal educational institutions,

 

(b)    

is not accredited,

 

(c)    

includes personalised support for non-educational needs.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  13

 

Page  4,  line  6  [Clause  6],  leave out from ‘Part’ to end of line 7 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—

 

(a)    

training or education towards an accredited qualification provided by a

 

course or courses, or

 

(b)    

in-house training provided by an employer, or

 

(c)    

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, interests and aptitude, and any learning

 

difficulties which the person may have.’.


 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Adam Afriyie

 

Tim Loughton

 

Not called  51

 

Page  4,  line  7  [Clause  6],  at end insert ‘or in-house training provided by an

 

employer in the course of full-time employment.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  41

 

Page  4,  line  28  [Clause  8],  leave out from ‘it’ to end of line 39 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

amounts in aggregate to at least 280 hours of guided learning, in the case

 

of a relevant period which is one year;

 

(b)    

amounts in aggregate to such number of hours of guided learning as is

 

determined in accordance with regulations, in the case of any other

 

relevant period; or

 

(c)    

is designed to lead within a year to credits with a value equivalent to the

 

credit value normally attached to qualifications estimated to require 280

 

hours of guided learning by the QCA or other accrediting bodies whose

 

functions and qualifications are recognised by the European Credit

 

Framework.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  30

 

Page  4,  line  29  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘guided learning’ and insert ‘learning time’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  31

 

Page  4,  line  31  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘guided learning’ and insert ‘learning time’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  32

 

Page  4,  line  34  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘guided learning’ and insert ‘learning time’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  33

 

Page  4,  line  35  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘actual guided’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  34

 

Page  4,  line  39  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘guided learning’ and insert ‘learning time’.


 
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