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(2)    

In section 496 of the Education Act 1996 (power of Secretary of State to prevent

 

unreasonable exercise of functions), after subsection (4) (as inserted by section

 

206(1) of this Act) insert—

 

“(6)    

This section is subject to section 509AF (complaints about transport

 

arrangements etc for certain young adults in England).”.

 

(3)    

In section 497 of the Education Act 1996 (general default powers of Secretary of

 

State), after subsection (6) insert—

 

“(7)    

This section is subject to section 509AF (complaints about transport

 

arragements etc for certain young adults in England).”.

 

(4)    

In section 497A of the Education Act 1996 (power of Secretary of State to secure

 

proper performance of LEA’s functions), at end insert—

 

“(9)    

This section is subject to section 509AF (complaints about transport

 

arrangements etc for certain young adults in England).”.’.

 


 

Power of the Secretary of State to direct a review of arrangements

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may direct one or more local authorities to undertake a

 

review of their transport policy statement.

 

(2)    

The provision which may be made by a direction includes provision for—

 

(a)    

the timetable for the review and for the preparation and publication of a

 

scheme,

 

(b)    

the procedures to be followed in carrying out the review,

 

(c)    

particular issues which the review and any scheme must address, and

 

(d)    

the implementation of any policy.’.

 


 

Communication with further education colleges

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In considering whether to issue any guidance or other circular to the governing

 

bodies or principals of further education colleges in the exercise of functions

 

relating to education, the Secretary of State and the Chief Executive shall have

 

regard to—


 
 

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(a)    

the desirability of providing information about good educational

 

practice, while recognising the professional expertise of college staff;

 

(b)    

the benefits that are expected to result from the issue of the guidance or

 

other circular; and

 

(c)    

the desirability of avoiding—

 

(i)    

the sending of excessive material to governing bodies or

 

principals, and

 

(ii)    

the imposition of excessive administrative burdens on governing

 

bodies or principals.

 

(2)    

In pursuance of the duty in subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall in respect

 

of each academic year—

 

(a)    

prepare a report listing—

 

(i)    

documents sent by him or the Chief Executive during the year to

 

all governing bodies of further education colleges in England or

 

to all principals of such colleges, and

 

(ii)    

documents (not falling with sub-paragraph (i)) sent by him

 

during the year to all governing bodies of further education

 

colleges in England of a particular kind or to all principals of

 

such colleges of a particular kind, and

 

(b)    

lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament, and include

 

within it comparative statistics in respect of each of the two preceding

 

academic years on documents falling within this subsection sent out by

 

him.

 

(3)    

In pursuance of the duty in subsection (1) the National Assembly for Wales shall

 

in respect of each academic year prepare and publish a report listing—

 

(a)    

documents sent by the Assembly during the year to all governing bodies

 

of further education colleges in Wales or to all principals of such

 

colleges, and

 

(b)    

documents (not falling within paragraph (a)) sent by the Assembly during

 

the year to all governing bodies of further education colleges in Wales of

 

a particular kind or to all principals of such colleges of a particular kind.

 

(4)    

The documents referred to in subsections (2) and (3) do not include any document

 

sent by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales—

 

(a)    

otherwise than in the exercise of functions relating to education, or

 

(b)    

at the request of the person to whom it is sent.

 

(5)    

Each document issued by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for

 

Wales and falling within subsections (2)(a)(i) or (ii) or (3)(a) or (b) shall list

 

within it previous relevant documents issued by the Secretary of State or the

 

National Assembly for Wales and shall state clearly those documents which are

 

superseded by the current document.

 

(6)    

Each document issued by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for

 

Wales and falling within subsections (2)(a)(i) or (ii) or (3)(a) or (b) shall state

 

clearly the persons for whom any advice and guidance is intended.

 

(7)    

In this section “academic year” means a period beginning with 1 August and

 

ending with the next 31 July.’.

 



 
 

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Communication with six form colleges

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In considering whether to issue any guidance or other circular to the governing

 

bodies or principals of sixth form colleges in the exercise of functions relating to

 

education, the Secretary of State and the relevant local education authority shall

 

have regard to—

 

(a)    

the desirability of providing information about good educational

 

practice, while recognising the professional expertise of college staff,

 

(b)    

the benefits that are expected to result from the issue of the guidance or

 

other circular, and

 

(c)    

the desirability of avoiding—

 

(i)    

the sending of excessive material to governing bodies or

 

principals, and

 

(ii)    

the imposition of excessive administrative burdens on governing

 

bodies or principals.

 

(2)    

In pursuance of the duty in subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall in respect

 

of each academic year—

 

(a)    

prepare a report listing—

 

(i)    

documents sent by him or a local education authority during the

 

year to all governing bodies of sixth form colleges in England or

 

to all principals of such colleges, and

 

(ii)    

documents (not falling within sub-paragraph (i)) sent by him

 

during the year to all governing bodies of sixth form colleges in

 

England of a particular kind or to all principals of such colleges

 

of a particular kind, and

 

(b)    

lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament, and include

 

within it comparative statistics in respect of each of the two preceding

 

academic years on documents falling within this subsection sent out by

 

him.

 

(3)    

Each document issued by the Secretary of State or a local education authority and

 

falling within subsection (2)(a)(i) shall list within it previous relevant documents

 

issued by the Secretary of State or a local education authority and shall state

 

clearly those documents which are superseded by the current document.

 

(4)    

Each document issued by the Secretary of State or local education authority and

 

falling within subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) shall state clearly the persons for whom

 

any advice and guidance is intended.

 

(5)    

In this section “academic year” means a period beginning with 1 August and

 

ending with the next 31 July.’.

 



 
 

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Prescribed courses

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 65(c) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 “Prescribed

 

courses” includes units or modules comprising parts of directly funded

 

qualifications.’.

 

 

Order of the House [23 February 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and

 

Learning Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 31 March 2009.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [3 March 2009]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

3 March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 3 March;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 5 March;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 10 March;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 12 March;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 17 March;


 
 

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(f)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 19 March;

 

(g)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 March;

 

(h)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 26 March;

 

(i)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 31 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 3 March

Until no later than 12 noon

Confederation of British

 
   

Industry; British

 
   

Chambers of Commerce;

 
   

Trades Union Congress;

 
   

Alliance of Sector Skills

 
   

Councils

 
 

Tuesday 3 March

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Association of Colleges;

 
   

157 Group; Sixth Form

 
   

Colleges Forum; Public

 
   

and Commercial Services

 
   

Union; National Institute

 
   

of Adult and Continuing

 
   

Education

 
 

Tuesday 3 March

Until no later than 5.30 pm

Association of Directors

 
   

of Children’s Services;

 
   

Local Government

 
   

Association; Specialist

 
   

Schools and Academies

 
   

Trust; The Harris

 
   

Foundation; Connexions

 
   

Greater Merseyside

 
 

Tuesday 3 March

Until no later than 7.00 pm

Office of the

 
   

Qualifications and

 
   

Examinations Regulator;

 
   

Qualifications and

 
   

Curriculum Authority;

 
   

Oxford Cambridge and

 
   

RSA Examinations;

 
   

Assessment and

 
   

Qualifications Alliance

 
 

Thursday 5 March

Until no later than 10.25 am

Association of School and

 
   

College Leaders; National

 
   

Association of

 
   

Schoolmasters and Union

 
   

of Women Teachers;

 
   

National Union of

 
   

Teachers

 
 

Thursday 5 March

Until no later than 2.00 pm

Sir Alan Steer

 
 

Thursday 5 March

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Action for Children;

 
   

4Children; Family and

 
   

Parenting Institute

 
 

Thursday 5 March

Until no later than 4.00 pm

UNISON; GMB; UNITE;

 
   

Local Government

 
   

Employers; Foundation

 
   

and Aided Schools

 
   

National Association

 
 

Tuesday 10 March

Until no later than 1.00 pm

Department for Children,

 
   

Schools and Families;

 
   

Department for

 
   

Innovation, Universities

 
   

and Skills

 

 
 

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(3)  

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

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 39; Schedule 1; Clauses 40 to 56; Schedule 2;

 

Clause 57; Schedule 3; Clauses 58 to 78; Schedule 4; Clauses 79 to 93;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 94 to 120; Schedule 6; Clause 121; Schedule 7; Clause

 

122; Schedule 8; Clauses 123 and 124; Schedule 9; Clauses 125 to 164;

 

Schedule 10; Clause 166; Schedule 11; Clauses 167 to 182; Clauses 165 and

 

183; Schedule 12; Clauses 184 to 191; Schedule 13; Clauses 192 and 193;

 

Schedule 14; Clauses 194 to 212; Schedule 15; Clauses 213 to 252; Schedule

 

16; Clauses 253 to 256; 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 7.00 pm on Tuesday 31 March.

 


 
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