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Clause 39


Failure to fulfil duty under section 2: initial steps

Amendment proposed: No. 72, page 22, line 8, at end insert—

‘(7A) In this section, “reasonable excuse” includes circumstances in which a young person—

(a) is homeless,

(b) has health problems, including temporary illness, long term disability or ongoing mental health issues,

(c) has addiction problems,


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(d) has secured a place on a course which does not start until the following month or the following term,

(e) is recovering from giving birth,

(f) has caring responsibilities, or

Question put, That the amendment be made:—


The House divided: Ayes 139, Noes 258.
Division No. 182]
[9.12 pm



AYES


Afriyie, Adam
Amess, Mr. David
Ancram, rh Mr. Michael
Arbuthnot, rh Mr. James
Atkinson, Mr. Peter
Bacon, Mr. Richard
Barker, Gregory
Barrett, John
Beith, rh Mr. Alan
Benyon, Mr. Richard
Binley, Mr. Brian
Blunt, Mr. Crispin
Boswell, Mr. Tim
Bottomley, Peter
Breed, Mr. Colin
Brooke, Annette
Browne, Mr. Jeremy
Burt, Lorely
Cable, Dr. Vincent
Campbell, Mr. Gregory
Carmichael, Mr. Alistair
Carswell, Mr. Douglas
Chope, Mr. Christopher
Clappison, Mr. James
Clark, Greg
Clarke, rh Mr. Kenneth
Crabb, Mr. Stephen
Davey, Mr. Edward
Davies, Philip
Dodds, Mr. Nigel
Duncan Smith, rh Mr. Iain
Ellwood, Mr. Tobias
Evans, Mr. Nigel
Fallon, Mr. Michael
Farron, Tim
Featherstone, Lynne
Field, Mr. Mark
Francois, Mr. Mark
Fraser, Christopher
Gale, Mr. Roger
Garnier, Mr. Edward
Gauke, Mr. David
George, Andrew
Gibb, Mr. Nick
Gove, Michael
Gray, Mr. James
Green, Damian
Greening, Justine
Gummer, rh Mr. John
Hammond, Mr. Philip
Hammond, Stephen
Hancock, Mr. Mike
Harper, Mr. Mark
Harris, Dr. Evan
Harvey, Nick
Hayes, Mr. John
Heath, Mr. David
Hendry, Charles
Holmes, Paul
Horam, Mr. John
Howarth, David
Hughes, Simon
Huhne, Chris
Hunter, Mark
Jack, rh Mr. Michael
Jenkin, Mr. Bernard
Jones, Mr. David
Keetch, Mr. Paul
Key, Robert
Kirkbride, Miss Julie
Knight, rh Mr. Greg
Lamb, Norman
Lancaster, Mr. Mark
Laws, Mr. David
Leech, Mr. John
Letwin, rh Mr. Oliver
Lewis, Dr. Julian
Liddell-Grainger, Mr. Ian
Lilley, rh Mr. Peter
Loughton, Tim
Luff, Peter
Mackay, rh Mr. Andrew
Maclean, rh David
Main, Anne
Malins, Mr. Humfrey
McCrea, Dr. William
McIntosh, Miss Anne
McLoughlin, rh Mr. Patrick
Mitchell, Mr. Andrew
Moore, Mr. Michael
Murrison, Dr. Andrew
O'Brien, Mr. Stephen
Paice, Mr. James
Penning, Mike
Penrose, John
Prisk, Mr. Mark
Pugh, Dr. John
Reid, Mr. Alan
Rennie, Willie
Robertson, Hugh
Robertson, Mr. Laurence
Robinson, Mrs. Iris
Robinson, rh Mr. Peter
Rogerson, Dan
Rowen, Paul
Ruffley, Mr. David
Sanders, Mr. Adrian
Scott, Mr. Lee
Shapps, Grant
Shepherd, Mr. Richard
Simpson, David
Simpson, Mr. Keith
Soames, Mr. Nicholas
Spink, Bob
Spring, Mr. Richard

Streeter, Mr. Gary
Stuart, Mr. Graham
Stunell, Andrew
Swayne, Mr. Desmond
Taylor, Mr. Ian
Teather, Sarah
Tredinnick, David
Turner, Mr. Andrew
Tyrie, Mr. Andrew
Vaizey, Mr. Edward
Viggers, Peter
Walker, Mr. Charles
Walter, Mr. Robert
Webb, Steve
Whittingdale, Mr. John
Wiggin, Bill
Williams, Stephen
Wilshire, Mr. David
Wilson, Mr. Rob
Winterton, Ann
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Yeo, Mr. Tim
Young, rh Sir George
Younger-Ross, Richard
Tellers for the Ayes:

Jeremy Wright and
James Duddridge
NOES


Abbott, Ms Diane
Ainsworth, rh Mr. Bob
Armstrong, rh Hilary
Austin, Mr. Ian
Austin, John
Bailey, Mr. Adrian
Balls, rh Ed
Banks, Gordon
Barlow, Ms Celia
Battle, rh John
Beckett, rh Margaret
Bell, Sir Stuart
Benton, Mr. Joe
Blackman, Liz
Blackman-Woods, Dr. Roberta
Blears, rh Hazel
Blizzard, Mr. Bob
Borrow, Mr. David S.
Brennan, Kevin
Brown, Lyn
Brown, rh Mr. Nicholas
Brown, Mr. Russell
Browne, rh Des
Buck, Ms Karen
Burden, Richard
Burgon, Colin
Burnham, rh Andy
Butler, Ms Dawn
Byers, rh Mr. Stephen
Byrne, Mr. Liam
Caborn, rh Mr. Richard
Cairns, David
Campbell, Mr. Alan
Campbell, Mr. Ronnie
Caton, Mr. Martin
Cawsey, Mr. Ian
Challen, Colin
Chapman, Ben
Chaytor, Mr. David
Clark, Ms Katy
Clark, Paul
Clarke, rh Mr. Charles
Clarke, rh Mr. Tom
Coaker, Mr. Vernon
Coffey, Ann
Cook, Frank
Cooper, Rosie
Crausby, Mr. David
Cruddas, Jon
Cummings, John
Cunningham, Mr. Jim
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs. Claire
David, Mr. Wayne
Davidson, Mr. Ian
Davies, Mr. Dai
Denham, rh Mr. John
Devine, Mr. Jim
Dhanda, Mr. Parmjit
Dismore, Mr. Andrew
Dobson, rh Frank
Donohoe, Mr. Brian H.
Doran, Mr. Frank
Dowd, Jim
Drew, Mr. David
Durkan, Mark
Eagle, Angela
Eagle, Maria
Efford, Clive
Ellman, Mrs. Louise
Ennis, Jeff
Etherington, Bill
Farrelly, Paul
Field, rh Mr. Frank
Fisher, Mark
Flint, rh Caroline
Follett, Barbara
Foster, Mr. Michael (Worcester)
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings and Rye)
Francis, Dr. Hywel
Gapes, Mike
Gardiner, Barry
George, rh Mr. Bruce
Gerrard, Mr. Neil
Gibson, Dr. Ian
Gilroy, Linda
Godsiff, Mr. Roger
Goggins, Paul
Goodman, Helen
Griffith, Nia
Griffiths, Nigel
Grogan, Mr. John
Gwynne, Andrew
Hain, rh Mr. Peter
Hall, Patrick
Harman, rh Ms Harriet
Harris, Mr. Tom
Havard, Mr. Dai
Healey, John
Henderson, Mr. Doug
Hendrick, Mr. Mark
Heppell, Mr. John
Hesford, Stephen
Hewitt, rh Ms Patricia
Heyes, David
Hill, rh Keith
Hillier, Meg
Hodge, rh Margaret

Hodgson, Mrs. Sharon
Hood, Mr. Jim
Hoon, rh Mr. Geoffrey
Hope, Phil
Hopkins, Kelvin
Howarth, rh Mr. George
Humble, Mrs. Joan
Hutton, rh Mr. John
Iddon, Dr. Brian
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Jackson, Glenda
James, Mrs. Siân C.
Jenkins, Mr. Brian
Jones, Helen
Jones, Mr. Kevan
Jones, Lynne
Jones, Mr. Martyn
Joyce, Mr. Eric
Kaufman, rh Sir Gerald
Keeble, Ms Sally
Keeley, Barbara
Keen, Alan
Keen, Ann
Kelly, rh Ruth
Kennedy, rh Jane
Khan, Mr. Sadiq
Kidney, Mr. David
Knight, Jim
Kumar, Dr. Ashok
Ladyman, Dr. Stephen
Lammy, Mr. David
Laxton, Mr. Bob
Lazarowicz, Mark
Lepper, David
Linton, Martin
Lloyd, Tony
Lucas, Ian
Mackinlay, Andrew
Mactaggart, Fiona
Mahmood, Mr. Khalid
Mallaber, Judy
Mann, John
Marris, Rob
Marshall-Andrews, Mr. Robert
Martlew, Mr. Eric
McAvoy, rh Mr. Thomas
McCarthy, Kerry
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
McDonagh, Siobhain
McFadden, Mr. Pat
McFall, rh John
McGovern, Mr. Jim
McGuire, Mrs. Anne
McIsaac, Shona
McKechin, Ann
McKenna, Rosemary
McNulty, rh Mr. Tony
Meale, Mr. Alan
Michael, rh Alun
Miliband, rh Edward
Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Mr. Austin
Moffatt, Laura
Mole, Chris
Moon, Mrs. Madeleine
Morden, Jessica
Morley, rh Mr. Elliot
Mudie, Mr. George
Mullin, Mr. Chris
Munn, Meg
Murphy, rh Mr. Paul
Norris, Dan
O'Brien, Mr. Mike
O'Hara, Mr. Edward
Olner, Mr. Bill
Owen, Albert
Palmer, Dr. Nick
Pearson, Ian
Plaskitt, Mr. James
Pound, Stephen
Prentice, Bridget
Prentice, Mr. Gordon
Prescott, rh Mr. John
Primarolo, rh Dawn
Purnell, rh James
Rammell, Bill
Raynsford, rh Mr. Nick
Reed, Mr. Andy
Reed, Mr. Jamie
Reid, rh John
Riordan, Mrs. Linda
Robertson, John
Robinson, Mr. Geoffrey
Roy, Mr. Frank
Ruane, Chris
Ruddock, Joan
Russell, Christine
Ryan, rh Joan
Salter, Martin
Sarwar, Mr. Mohammad
Seabeck, Alison
Sharma, Mr. Virendra
Shaw, Jonathan
Sheerman, Mr. Barry
Sheridan, Jim
Simon, Mr. Siôn
Simpson, Alan
Skinner, Mr. Dennis
Slaughter, Mr. Andy
Smith, rh Mr. Andrew
Smith, Ms Angela C. (Sheffield, Hillsborough)
Smith, Angela E. (Basildon)
Smith, Geraldine
Smith, rh Jacqui
Snelgrove, Anne
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Southworth, Helen
Spellar, rh Mr. John
Starkey, Dr. Phyllis
Stewart, Ian
Stoate, Dr. Howard
Strang, rh Dr. Gavin
Straw, rh Mr. Jack
Stringer, Graham
Tami, Mark
Taylor, Ms Dari
Taylor, David
Thomas, Mr. Gareth
Tipping, Paddy
Todd, Mr. Mark
Touhig, rh Mr. Don
Trickett, Jon
Truswell, Mr. Paul
Turner, Dr. Desmond
Vis, Dr. Rudi
Walley, Joan
Waltho, Lynda
Watts, Mr. Dave
Whitehead, Dr. Alan
Wicks, Malcolm
Williams, rh Mr. Alan
Wills, Mr. Michael
Winterton, rh Ms Rosie

Wood, Mike
Woodward, rh Mr. Shaun
Woolas, Mr. Phil
Wright, Mr. Anthony
Wright, David
Wright, Mr. Iain
Wright, Dr. Tony
Wyatt, Derek
Tellers for the Noes:

Ms Diana R. Johnson and
Tony Cunningham
Question accordingly negatived.
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Clause 15


Information: supply by the Secretary of State

Amendments made: No. 94, page 8, line 25, leave out from beginning to ‘to’ in line 26 and insert—

‘(1) Social security information may be supplied’.

No. 95, line 29, leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 32 and insert

(a) by the Secretary of State, or

(b) by a person providing services to the Secretary of State in connection with the provision of those services.’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 16


Information: supply by public bodies

Amendment made: No. 96, page 9, line 29, at end insert—

‘( ) a provider of probation services,’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 17


Sharing and use of information held for purposes of support services or functions under this part

Amendment made: No.97, page 10, line 29, leave out from ‘authority’ to ‘services’ in line 32 and insert

(b) where, in exercise of its functions under subsection (3)(b) of that section, the authority makes arrangements for the provision of’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 33


Other amendments of Employment Rights Act 1996

Amendments made: No. 98, page 18, line 21, after ‘26’ insert ‘of that Act’.

No. 99, line 26, at end insert—

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

“(de) section 101B applies,”.’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 41


Attendance notice: description of education or training

Amendment made: No. 100, page 23, line 23, leave out ‘be suitable for the person.’ and insert ‘—

(a) be appropriate full-time education or training, or


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(b) otherwise be suitable for the person, having regard—

(i) to the person’s age, ability and aptitude, and

(ii) to any learning difficulty which the person may have.

( ) Subsections (5) and (6) of section 13 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21) (persons with learning difficulties) apply for the purposes of subsection (5)(b).’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 44


Variation and revocation of attendance notice

Amendment made: No. 101, page 25, line 8, at end insert—

‘( ) Regulations under subsection (6)(b) may in particular make provision as to the procedure to be followed in relation to the giving of any consent under the regulations.’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 46


Restrictions on proceedings for offences under section 45

Amendments made: No. 102, page 25, line 33, leave out ‘and’.

No. 103, line 35, at end insert ‘and’.

No. 104, line 36, leave out from beginning to ‘authority’ in line 39 and insert—

‘(c) an attendance panel established by the local education authority under section 42 has, on being consulted by the local education authority about the question whether the proceedings should be instituted, recommended to the’.

No. 105, page 26, line 1, leave out subsection (6) and insert—

‘( ) Regulations—

(a) must make provision to secure that, before a recommendation under subsection (4)(c) is made by an attendance panel in a person’s case, the person has an opportunity to make representations to the panel, and

(b) may make other provision as to the procedure to be followed in relation to the making of such recommendations.’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 47


Failure to comply with attendance notice: penalty notice

Amendments made: No. 106, page 26, leave out lines 11 to 14 and insert

No. 107, line 15, leave out ‘failure mentioned in paragraph (a)’ and insert ‘offence’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 53


Interpretation of Part

Amendment made: No. 108, page 29, line 21, at end insert—

‘“proprietor”, in relation to a school or other institution, means the person or body of persons responsible for its management;’.— [Jim Knight.]


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Clause 61


Information relating to young persons: supply by Secretary of State

Amendments made: No. 109, page 34, line 13, leave out from beginning to ‘to’ in line 14 and insert—

‘(1) Social security information may be supplied’.

No. 110, page 34, line 18, leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 21 and insert

(a) by the Secretary of State, or

(b) by a person providing services to the Secretary of State in connection with the provision of those services.’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 62


Information: supply by public bodies

Amendment made: No. 111, page 35, line 17, at end insert—

‘( ) a provider of probation services,’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 63


Supplementary

Amendment made: No. 112, page 35, line 30, at end insert—

‘“proprietor”, in relation to a school or other institution, means the person or body of persons responsible for its management;’.— [Jim Knight.]

Clause 133


Powers of National Assembly for Wales

Amendments made: No. 113, page 74, line 26, leave out from ‘of’ to end of line 27 and insert—

‘(a) schools that are not maintained by local education authorities;

(b) relevant independent educational institutions.”’.

No. 114, page 74, line 29, leave out from ‘schools’ to end of line 30.

No. 115, leave out lines 31 to 33 and insert—

‘(zb) relevant independent educational institutions;”.’.

No. 116, line 34, leave out from ‘matter,’ to end of line 35 and insert ‘for paragraph (b) substitute—

“(b) pre-16 education or training, or post-16 education or training, provided otherwise than by institutions within paragraphs (za) to (a);”.’.

No. 117, line 36, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

‘( ) In matter 5.16 for “, any of the kinds of education, training or services mentioned in matter 5.15.” substitute “—

(a) pre-16 education or training;

(b) post-16 education or training;

(c) the training of teachers and specialist teaching assistants for schools;

(d) services of the kinds mentioned in matter 5.8.”’.

No. 118, line 36, at end insert—

‘( ) After the definition of “post-16 training” insert—

““pre-16 education or training” means education or training suitable to the requirements of persons who are of or below compulsory school age.”

“relevant independent educational institution” means an institution other than a school which—


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