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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 2 February 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Children, Schools and Families Bill


 

[ninth and tenth Sittings]


 

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Negatived on division  86

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  17,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  139

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  19,  at end insert ‘provided that the local authority judges that

 

such a survey provides good value for money in helping to deliver school improvement.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  47

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  23,  at end insert ‘but shall not include schools that have had

 

a full Ofsted inspection during the 12 months prior to the survey being carried out.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Withdrawn  140

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  24,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Withdrawn  141

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  26,  leave out subsection (4).


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 February 2010        

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  149

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

state a minimum participation rate of at least 40 per cent. of eligible

 

parents for the survey to be regarded as having been carried out.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  188

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

children of different descriptions.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  142

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  11,  after ‘area’, insert ‘and provided that the response rate to

 

the survey is over 20 per cent. of parents surveyed’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  232

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  21,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

The local authority shall not be required to prepare or publish a response plan if

 

less than 20 per cent. of the parents consulted have responded to the parental

 

satisfaction survey, save that in so far as a response plan relates to a particular

 

school, a local authority shall be required to prepare and publish a response plan

 

provided only that at least 20 per cent. of the parents of that school have responsed

 

to the parental satisfaction survey.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  174

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

“Material” for the purposes of this section, is at least 25 per cent. of the parents

 

who responded.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  175

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

“Material” for the purposes of this section, is at least 10 per cent. of the parents

 

who responded.’.


 
 

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  176

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

“Material” for the purposes of this section, is at least 5 per cent. of the parents who

 

responded.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Negatived on division  143

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  37,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  190

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  leave out from line 39 to end of line 13 on page 9.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  144

 

Clause  6,  page  8,  line  40,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  145

 

Clause  6,  page  9,  line  35,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  146

 

Clause  6,  page  9,  line  39,  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  88

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  37,  after ‘particular’, insert ‘, with the advice of suitably

 

qualified inspectors,’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 February 2010        

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  170

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  37,  leave out ‘the needs of’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  171

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  38,  before ‘pupils’ insert ‘the needs of’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  169

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  39,  at end insert ‘this should include direct consultation

 

with those pupils and their families, either through questionaires or personal meetings.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  172

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  40,  before ‘pupils’ insert ‘the needs of’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  89

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  40,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

the concerns of parents of pupils in (a) and (b) above regarding the

 

provision of education to their children.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  147

 

Clause  7,  page  10,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

pupils from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 February 2010        

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  75

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  12,  at end insert ‘and inform the parent of their right to

 

appeal to the Tribunal.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  157

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  13,  after ‘parent’, insert ‘or the head teacher of the school

 

which the pupil attends’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  233

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  14,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

The school at which the pupil is registered may appeal to the Tribunal.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  165

 

Clause  8,  page  11,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

On receipt of an appeal a determination must be made within 8 weeks.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Withdrawn  166

 

Clause  9,  page  11,  line  29,  leave out ‘compulsory school’ and insert ‘participation’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  168

 

Clause  9,  page  11,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(1B)    

In relation to England, each local education authority shall make arrangements

 

for the provision of suitable education at school or otherwise than at school for

 

16-19 students pursuing such examination courses as may be specified in an order

 

made by the Secretary of State who, by reason of illness, may not for any period

 

receive suitable education unless such arrangements are made for them.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  192

 

Clause  9,  page  12,  line  1,  after ‘if’, insert ‘, following an independent assessment


 
 

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

of the physical or mental health of the child,’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  167

 

Clause  9,  page  12,  line  2,  after ‘child’, insert ‘and after consultation with parents,

 

carers and medical professionals,’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  187

 

Clause  9,  page  12,  line  3,  leave out ‘impracticable or otherwise inappropriate’ and

 

insert ‘detrimental to the child’s well-being’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  191

 

Clause  9,  page  12,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(3AAA)    

 A decision under subsection (3AA) shall, at the request of the parent of the

 

child concerned be subject to annual review.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  158

 

Clause  9,  page  12,  line  10,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

After subsection (6) there is inserted—

 

“(6A)    

Where a a local authority considers that it would be impracticable or

 

otherwise inappropriate for full time education to be provided for a child

 

under this section, a local authority must, within 2 months, draw up plans

 

for such support as is necessary to allow the child to return to full time

 

education as soon as this is appropriate.”’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  54

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  17,  leave out ‘areas of learning’ and insert ‘subjects’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 2 February 2010        

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  148

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  leave out lines 18 to 21.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  159

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  leave out lines 19 to 21 and insert ‘shall set down a minimum

 

curriculum entitlement for all children.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  48

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  19,  leave out ‘programmes of study’ and insert

 

‘curriculum objectives’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  150

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  20,  after ‘arrangements’, insert ‘(the validity and viability

 

of such arrangements to be reviewed from time to time)’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  52

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  21,  leave out ‘areas of learning’ and insert ‘subjects’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  160

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  22,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

The Minimum Curriculum Entitlement shall be determined by the Secretary of

 

State, after consultation with all relevant bodies, and shall be reviewed not more

 

than once in each Parliament.’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  238

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  leave out lines 22 to 29 and insert—


 
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