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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 March 2009

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill


 

[first and Second sittings]


 

Jim Knight

 

As amended, agreed to

 

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;

 

(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

 
 

Tueday 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; Families Need

 
   

Fathers; 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

 

 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 March 2009            

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

(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.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 3 March 2009            

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 31 March.

 


 

Jim Knight

 

In the third column of the Table in paragraph (2), by the third entry for Thursday 5

 

March, leave out “Families Need Fathers;”.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Jim Knight

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Jim Knight

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

Richard Wainer, Head of Education and Skills, Confederation of British Industry,

 

John Lucas, Schools Policy Adviser, British Chamber of Commerce,

 

Tom Wilson, Head of Organisation and Services Department, Trades Union Congress,

 

Keith Marshall, Chair of the Qualifications Reform Strategic Group, Alliance of Sector Skills

 

Council and Chief Executive of SummitSkills;

 


 

Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, Association of Colleges,

 

Ann Robinson, Associate Director for Sixth Form Issues and Sixth Form Colleges, Association of

 

Colleges,

 

Graham Moore, Chairman, 157 Group,

 

David Igoe, Excutive Chair, Sixth Form Colleges Forum,

 

Ruth Serwotka, PCS Group President Learning and Skills Council,

 

Alan Tuckett, Director, National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education.

 

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am.


 
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