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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 12 March 2009

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee 216-97

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

380

 

Clause  153,  page  85,  line  38,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Ofqual must keep under review the process of developing NC assessment

 

arrangements with a view to ensuring that the academic standard of NC

 

assessments is maintained.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

381

 

Clause  156,  page  87,  line  6,  after ‘(1)’, insert ‘including a description of how it

 

intends to maintain the academic standard of NC assessments’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

382

 

Clause  153,  page  85,  line  38,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Ofqual must keep under review the process of developing and implementing NC

 

assessment arrangements with a view to ensuring that NC assessments are

 

delivered in a timely and orderly fashion.’.


 
 

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Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

383

 

Clause  137,  page  78,  line  9,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

In establishing accreditation criteria for qualifications, Ofqual must have regard

 

to the desirability of raising standards whenever possible.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

384

 

Clause  155,  page  86,  line  45,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

If it appears to Ofqual that there is, or is likely to be, a significant failing in NC

 

assessment arrangements it must produce a public statement as soon as is

 

practicable which specifies—

 

(a)    

the nature of the failing, and

 

(b)    

the reasons for the occurrence of the failing, and

 

(c)    

the actions it intends to take to rectify the failing.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

385

 

Schedule  9,  page  191,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

failure to ensure the standard of regulated qualifications is maintained.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

386

 

Clause  168,  page  91,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

persons whom, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, represent the

 

interests of employers or institutions within the higher education sector.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

387

 

Clause  168,  page  91,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

the desirability of promoting the acquisition of academic knowledge.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

388

 

Clause  170,  page  92,  line  12,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(c)    

must have regard to the importance of maintaining the rigour of academic

 

qualifications.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

389

 

Clause  172,  page  93,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

must have regard to the importance of maintaining the academic rigour

 

of the curriculum.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

390

 

Clause  192,  page  110,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

a local education authority in England maintain a disproportionate

 

number of schools that fail to enter any pupils for core academic

 

qualifications.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

391

 

Clause  74,  page  45,  line  35,  at end insert ‘but excluding the power conferred on the

 

Secretary of State by section 482(1) of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (Academies).’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

392

 

Clause  74,  page  45,  line  38,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

an agreement entered into by him under section 482 of the Education Act

 

1996 (c. 56) (Academies);’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

393

 

Clause  64,  page  41,  line  16,  leave out ‘YPLA may’ and insert ‘Secretary of State,

 

upon receipt of a recommendation from the YPLA, may’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

394

 

Clause  64,  page  41,  line  21,  leave out subsection (4).


 
 

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Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

395

 

Clause  64,  page  41,  line  24,  leave out ‘YPLA’ and insert Secretary of State’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

396

 

Clause  69,  page  43,  line  27,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance to local education authorities about

 

the performance of YPLA of its duties under section 15ZA(1) of the Education

 

Act 1996 (c. 56).’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

397

 

Clause  229,  page  133,  line  2,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

398

 

Page  48,  line  6,  leave out Clause 78.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

399

 

Clause  186,  page  105,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘5H    

Children’s centres: information on costs

 

The local authority must, on an annual basis, publish in respect of each children’s

 

centre within its area information on—

 

(a)    

budgets allocated to children’s centres,

 

(b)    

administration costs incurred in the operation of children’s centres, and

 

(c)    

any other relevant costs associated with the children’s centres.’.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

400

 

Clause  187,  page  105,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘98ZA

Unified system of inspection

 

The Chief Inspector must establish one inspection programme to include—

 

(a)    

childcare provision,


 
 

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(b)    

early years learning,

 

(c)    

other services provided by children’s centres.’.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

401

 

Clause  186,  page  103,  leave out lines 12 to 39.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

402

 

Clause  186,  page  102,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A local authority may not provide early childhood services unless the local

 

authority is satisfied—

 

(a)    

that no other person is willing to provide the early childhood services

 

(whether in pursuance of arrangements made with the authority or

 

otherwise), or

 

(b)    

if another person is willing to do so, that in the circumstances it is

 

appropriate for the local authority to provide the early years services.’.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

403

 

Clause  186,  page  102,  line  31,  at end insert ‘alongside support for the wider family

 

designed to improve outcomes for children.’.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

404

 

Clause  186,  page  104,  leave out lines 14 to 39 and insert—

 

‘5E    

Services available through children’s centres

 

(1)    

The management of children’s centres must determine with the local authority

 

and children’s trust boards which services are necessary to strengthen families

 

and improve outcomes for children in the local community.

 

(2)    

In meeting their duties under subsection (1), priority must be given to providing

 

services to support the most disadvantaged families.

 

(3)    

Relevant partners have a duty to work with children’s centres to assess how the

 

service is best delivered.

 

(4)    

Health visitor services must be provided by children’s centres.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State may, by regulations, determine the services to be provided

 

under subsection (4).’.


 
 

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Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

405

 

Clause  186,  page  104,  leave out lines 1 and 2.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

406

 

Clause  186,  page  104,  leave out lines 8 to 10.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

407

 

Clause  187,  page  106,  line  9,  after ‘the’, insert ‘health and’.

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Bill Wiggin

 

408

 

Clause  187,  page  106,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

raising the achievements of disadvantaged children as defined in the

 

relevant Children’s Trust Board’s Children and Young People’s Plan.’.

 


 
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