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Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

146

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

232

 

Clause  49,  page  31,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In carrying out the duty imposed by subsection (2) the home authority must have

 

regard to any special educational needs or learning difficulties (within the

 

meaning of section 15ZA(7) and (8)) the persons may have.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

133

 

Clause  49,  page  31,  line  15,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

134

 

Clause  49,  page  31,  line  27,  leave out ‘a local authority’ and insert ‘the Young

 

People’s Learning Agency’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

272

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  49,  page  31,  leave out lines 32 to 34.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendment 271.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

125

 

Clause  51,  page  32,  line  43,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

In section 509AB of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (further provision about

 

transport policy statement) after subsection (7) insert—

 

“(8)    

In performing the duty to consult, an authority shall have regard to any

 

guidance issued by the Secretary of State concerning the timing and

 

manner of consultations under this section.

 

(9)    

An authority shall make available to persons or bodies it proposes to

 

consult under this section such information as may be prescribed and is

 

in its possession or control; and it shall do so in such form and manner,

 

and at such time, as may be prescribed.”.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

147

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

273

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  54,  page  35,  leave out lines 39 to 41.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendment 282.

 


 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

281

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  152,  line  30,  leave out from ‘(1)’ to end of line 31 and insert ‘after

 

“secondary education” insert “and, in the case of a local education authority in England,

 

further education,”’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendment 282.

 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

282

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  152,  line  34,  leave out from ‘persons’ to end of line and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

who are over compulsory school age but under 19, or

 

(b)    

who are aged 19 or over but under 25 and are subject to

 

learning difficulty assessment.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this Act a person is subject to learning difficulty

 

assessment if—

 

(a)    

a learning difficulty assessment has been conducted in respect

 

of the person, or

 

(b)    

arrangements for a learning difficulty assessment to be

 

conducted in respect of the person have been made or are

 

required to be made.

 

(5)    

In subsection (4), a “learning difficulty assessment” means an

 

assessment under section 139A or 140 of the Learning and Skills Act

 

2000 (assessments relating to learning difficulties).

 

(6)    

For the purposes of subsection (1), persons who are subject to a

 

detention order are to be regarded as part of the population of the area

 

in which they are detained (and not any other area).”’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

New section 13(4) and (5) of the Education Act 1996 defines when persons are subject to a learning

 

difficulty assessment for 1996 Act purposes. New section 13(6) identifies the area to whose

 

population persons subject to a detention order are treated as belonging for section 13(1)

 

purposes.

 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

283

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  153,  leave out lines 19 to 21.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendment 282.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

148

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

284

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  154,  leave out lines 25 to 27 and insert—

 

            

‘In section 580 (index) insert the following entries at the appropriate places—

 

“relevant young adult (in sections

section 508F(8)”;

 
 

508F and 508G)

  
 

“relevant youth accommodation

section 562(1A)”;

 
 

“subject to a detention order

section 562(1A)”;

 
 

“subject to learning difficulty

section 13(4)”.’.

 
 

assessment

  
 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendments 271and 282.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

239

 

Clause  57,  page  37,  line  26,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

There is to be a body which is part of the Skills Funding Agency known as the

 

Young Person Learning Agency for England.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

105

 

Clause  57,  page  37,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The YPLA is not permitted to employ more than 500 people in total.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

121

 

Schedule  3,  page  155,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

at least one principal or governor of a futher education college, and

 

(e)    

at least one principal or governor of a sixth form college.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

149

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

126

 

Schedule  3,  page  157,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

The YPLA must have regard to regulations in relation to a committee, established

 

jointly with the Chief Executive of Skills Funding, with responsibility for capital

 

building projects for further education and sixth form colleges.’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

240

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  5,  at beginning insert ‘Under guidance from the Chief

 

Executive of the Skills Funding Agency,’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

256

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  58,  page  38,  leave out lines 6 to 12 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

local education authorities for the purposes of their functions in relation

 

to the education or training of persons—

 

(i)    

who are compulsory school age but under 19, or

 

(ii)    

who are aged 19 or over but under 25 and are subject to learning

 

difficulty assessment;

 

(b)    

persons providing or proposing to provide education or training for such

 

persons in pursuance of arrangements made by local education

 

authorities in the discharge of those functions.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

241

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  11,  leave out subsection (b).

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

122

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  12,  leave out ‘such education and training’ and insert

 

‘subsection (a) (i)’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

150

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

242

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  15,  at beginning insert ‘Under guidance from the Chief

 

Executive of the Skills Funding Agency,’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

243

 

Clause  58,  page  38,  line  25,  at beginning insert ‘Under guidance from the Chief

 

Executive of the Skills Funding Agency,’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

244

 

Clause  58,  page  39,  line  1,  at beginning insert ‘Under guidance from the Chief

 

Executive of the Skills Funding Agency,’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

245

 

Clause  58,  page  39,  line  7,  at beginning insert ‘Under guidance from the Chief

 

Executive of the Skills Funding Agency,’.

 


 

Jim Knight

 

Mr Siôn Simon

 

274

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  59,  page  40,  line  3,  leave out ‘a learning difficulty assessment’ and insert

 

‘an assessment under section 139A or 140 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)

 

(assessments relating to learning difficulties)’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequent on amendment 276.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

151

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

135

 

Clause  60,  page  40,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The YPLA must consult with the following when adopting or developing

 

schemes as set out in subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

the Chief Executive of Skills Funding,

 

(b)    

a local education authority in England, and

 

(c)    

Ofsted.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

142

 

Clause  61,  page  40,  line  22,  at end add ‘but it may not make bonus payments under

 

section 58(4)(a) which relate to attendance, academic performance or completion of

 

course work.’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

236

 

Clause  63,  page  41,  line  5,  leave out subsections (a) and (b) and insert ‘only where

 

no alternative provision is available from external providers.’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

237

 

Clause  64,  page  41,  line  16,  leave out subsections (2) to (5) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The YPLA may withdraw funding from the provider and secure the provision of

 

financial resources to other persons providing or proposing to provide suitable

 

education or training to persons in sections 58(a)(i) and 58(a)(ii).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 10 March 2009                  

152

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

120

 

Clause  64,  page  41,  line  24,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

A further education college may inform YPLA if it is satisfied that a local

 

education authority is failing, or is likely to fail, to perform its duty under section

 

15ZA of the Education Act 1996.’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

238

 

Clause  69,  page  43,  line  27,  leave out from ‘YPLA’ to end of line 33 and insert

 

‘must issue guidance to persons providing education or training about the performance of

 

their duties under section 15ZA of the Education Act 1996,’.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

24

 

Clause  74,  page  45,  line  25,  after ‘State’, insert ‘, subject to the agreement of the

 

relevant Academy.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

26

 

Clause  74,  page  45,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

For the purposes of subsection (2) “Academy arrangements” require the YPLA to

 

support the objective of the autonomy of Academies wherever it is reasonable to

 

do so.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

25

 

Clause  74,  page  45,  line  39,  after ‘section’, insert ‘, except any functions related to

 

the monitoring and assessment of school performance’.


 
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