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Notices of Amendments: 30 April 2009                  

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Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

3

 

Page  7,  line  10  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘Skills Funding’ and insert ‘the Skills

 

Funding Agency’.

 


 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

5

 

Page  10,  line  11  [Clause  21],  leave out ‘Skills Funding’ and insert ‘the Skills

 

Funding Agency’.

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

1

 

Page  10,  line  18  [Clause  21],  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

In preparing the first draft specification the Chief Executive must consult with

 

representatives of industry, employers, sectoral bodies and other persons that the

 

Chief Executive considers appropriate.’.

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

6

 

Page  10,  line  36  [Clause  23],  leave out ‘Skills Funding’ and insert ‘the Skills

 

Funding Agency’.

 


 

Stephen Williams

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

127

 

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Page  20,  line  27  [Clause  39],  at end insert ‘but small enterprises without a


 
 

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unionised staff shall be exempted.’.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

10

 

Page  31,  line  1,  leave out Clause 49.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

11

 

Page  32,  line  12,  leave out Clause 50.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

12

 

Page  46,  line  17,  leave out Clause 75.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

68

 

Page  46,  line  29  [Clause  75],  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

 

111

 

Page  46,  line  32  [Clause  75],  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

 

69

 

Page  46  [Clause  75],  leave out lines 32 and 33 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

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

 

1996 (c. 56) (Academies);’.


 
 

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Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

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Page  46,  line  37  [Clause  75],  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

The YPLA may not enter into an Academy arrangement as defined in subsection

 

(2) until the Secretary of State has made a report to Parliament setting out the

 

impact on the Academy Programme entering into such arrangement’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

112

 

Page  46,  line  37  [Clause  75],  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

An “Academy function” does not include the power conferred on the Secretary of

 

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

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

13

 

Page  46,  line  38,  leave out Clause 76.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

14

 

Page  47,  line  16,  leave out Clause 77.

 


 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

4

 

Page  49,  line  6,  leave out Clause 79.


 
 

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Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

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Page  49,  line  18  [Clause  80],  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

9

 

Page  49,  line  31  [Clause  80],  leave out from ‘sub-delegation’ to end of line 36.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

18

 

Page  68,  line  27,  leave out Clause 117.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

50

 

Page  69,  line  26  [Clause  119],  leave out from ‘means’ to end of line 27 and insert

 

‘functions of the Chief Executive conferred by or under any Act;’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

72

 

Page  72,  line  25  [Clause  126],  at end add—

 

‘(f)    

the education standards objective.’.

 

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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Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

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Page  72,  line  30  [Clause  126],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

indicate a consistent level of ability, including over time, between

 

comparable regulated qualifications.’.

 

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’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

75

 

Page  72,  line  37  [Clause  126],  leave out ‘and regulated assessment arrangements’

 

and insert ‘, regulated assessment arrangements, the consistency of educational standards

 

over time, and in the independence and credibility of Ofqual.’.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

21

 

Page  73,  line  2  [Clause  126],  leave out ‘different types’ and insert ‘range’.

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

22

 

Page  73,  line  8  [Clause  126],  after ‘any’ insert ‘relevant’.

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

23

 

Page  73,  line  9  [Clause  126],  leave out from ‘a’ to ‘represent’ in line 10 and insert

 

‘qualification in respect of which the body is recognised under section 130’.

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

24

 

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

 

‘(7)    

For the purposes of subsection (6) a sum is relevant if it is payable in respect of

 

the award or authentication of the qualification in question.’.


 
 

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Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

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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.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

71

 

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

 

‘(7)    

In pursuit of the objectives in this section, Ofqual shall lay before Parliament by

 

1 January 2011 an assessment of the impact of introducing modular GCSEs on

 

the maintenance of standards and public confidence in schools.

 

(8)    

In pursuit of the objectives in this section, Ofqual shall seek to ensure that over

 

time an age cohort with similar abilities shall be awarded qualifications at a

 

similar level of indicated attainment.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

73

 

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

 

‘(7)    

The education standards objective is to monitor, assess and report on the changes

 

in educational standards and performance in England over time, including by

 

using standardised sample testing for such purposes as Ofqual judges this to be of

 

value.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

76

 

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

 

‘(7)    

In pursuit of the objectives in this section, Ofqual may use sample testing of

 

pupils in English schools.

 

(8)    

Ofqual may use sample testing under subsection (7) to make assessments of

 

changes in educational standards over time, and may publish any such

 

assessments.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

78

 

Page  73,  line  16  [Clause  127],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

which promotes the interests of learners.’.


 
 

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Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

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Page  73,  line  34  [Clause  127],  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

the need to ensure the maximum possible choice for learners.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

87

 

Page  74,  line  7  [Clause  127],  at end insert ‘provided that, in the view of Ofqual,

 

these aspects of government policy do not undermine the objectives set out in section

 

126.’.

 

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’.

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Secretary John Denham

 

25

 

Page  74,  line  35  [Clause  128],  leave out from ‘is’ to end of line 38 and insert ‘any

 

of the following—

 

(a)    

a foundation degree;

 

(b)    

a first degree;

 

(c)    

a degree at a higher level.’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

79

 

Page  79,  line  38  [Clause  138],  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

82

 

Page  80,  line  2,  leave out Clause 139.


 
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