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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 28 April 2009

 

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

 

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Consideration of Bill


 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, As Amended

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

54

 

Page  100,  line  26  [Clause  187],  at end insert—

 

‘(ff)    

a short stay school within the area of the authority;

 

(fg)    

a Sure Start Children’s Centre within the area of the authority;

 

(fh)    

a representative of an extended school provider with authority;

 

(fi)    

general medical practitioners within the area of the authority.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

55

 

Page  107  [Clause  189],  leave out lines 1 and 2.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

56

 

Page  104  [Clause  189],  leave out lines 8 to 10.


 
 

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

57

 

Page  112,  line  30  [Clause  193],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The regulations made under subsection (2) must promote the maintenance of a

 

range of different types of providers of services, including those from the private

 

and voluntary sector.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

58

 

Page  113,  line  18  [Clause  193],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Regulations made under subsection (4) must specify that consultation about the

 

determination of the amount of financial assistance must include a requirement

 

for private, voluntary and independent early years providers outside a maintained

 

school to be consulted.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

59

 

Page  113,  line  18  [Clause  193],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Code of Practice on the provision of free nursery education places for three-

 

and four-year olds shall cease to apply in a local authority area until that local

 

authority has introduced a single funding formula for free of charge early years

 

provision.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

60

 

Page  74,  line  8  [Clause  127],  after ‘effectively’, insert ‘and in a timely manner’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

61

 

Page  72,  line  26  [Clause  126],  after ‘to’, insert ‘ensure that the standard of

 

regulated qualifications is maintained and to’.


 
 

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

62

 

Page  72,  line  31  [Clause  126],  after ‘to’, insert ‘ensure that the standard of

 

regulated assessment arrangements is maintained and to’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

63

 

Page  73,  line  10  [Clause  126],  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

Within 18 months of its establishment Ofqual shall publish a report on whether

 

standards of qualifications have been maintained over the previous 20 years and

 

the report shall include consideration of—

 

(a)    

A-Levels, and

 

(b)    

GCSEs.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

64

 

Page  114,  line  39  [Clause  197],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

a decision relating to the disciplining of a pupil, including a decision to

 

exclude temporarily a pupil.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

65

 

Page  114,  line  39  [Clause  197],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

a decision to enforce the published rules of the school.’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

66

 

Page  115,  line  41  [Clause  198],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

that the complaint is not vexatious.’.


 
 

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

Targets for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Before section 10 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) insert—

 

“9A    

Targets for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may, in accordance with regulations, set

 

safeguarding targets for a children’s services authority in England.

 

(2)    

The regulations may, in particular—

 

(a)    

make provision about matters by reference to which

 

safeguarding targets may, or must, be set;

 

(b)    

make provision about periods to which safeguarding targets

 

may, or must, relate;

 

(c)    

make provision about the procedure for setting safeguarding

 

targets;

 

(d)    

specify requirements with which a children’s services authority

 

in England must comply in connection with the setting of

 

safeguarding targets.

 

(3)    

In exercising their functions, a children’s services authority in England

 

must act in the manner best calculated to secure that any safeguarding

 

targets set under this section (so far as relating to the area of the authority)

 

are met.

 

(4)    

“Safeguarding targets”, in relation to a children’s services authority in

 

England, are targets for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of

 

children in the authority’s area.”.

 

(2)    

In Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c. 42) (social

 

services functions) in the entry relating to the Children Act 2004—

 

(a)    

in the first column, after “Sections” insert “9A,”;

 

(b)    

in the second column, after “to” insert “targets for safeguarding and

 

promoting the welfare of children, and to”.’.

 

Local Safeguarding Children Boards: lay members

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

NC23

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Part 2 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 13 (establishment of LSCBs) after subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

A children’s services authority in England must take reasonable steps to

 

ensure that the Local Safeguarding Children Board established by them

 

also includes two persons who appear to the authority to be representative

 

of persons living in the authority’s area.


 
 

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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, continued

 
 

(5B)    

An authority may pay remuneration, allowances and expenses to persons

 

who are included by virtue of subsection (5A) in a Local Safeguarding

 

Children Board established by them.”

 

(3)    

In section 14 (functions and procedures of LSCBs) in subsection (1)(a) after “the

 

Board” insert “by virtue of section 13(2), (4) or (5)”.’.

 

Local Safeguarding Children Boards: annual reports

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

NC24

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 14 of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) insert—

 

“14A  

LSCBs: annual reports

 

(1)    

At least once in every 12 month period, a Local Safeguarding Children

 

Board established under section 13 must prepare and publish a report

 

about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in its local

 

area.

 

(2)    

The Board must submit a copy of the report to the local Children’s Trust

 

Board.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of this section—

 

(a)    

the local area of a Local Safeguarding Children Board is the area

 

of the children’s services authority that established the Board;

 

(b)    

the local Children’s Trust Board, in relation to a Local

 

Safeguarding Children Board, is the Children’s Trust Board

 

established for the Board’s local area.”’.

 


 
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