Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill—
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lordscontinued

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After Clause 35

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

72Insert the following new Clause—
  "Careers' service review
(1)  The Secretary of State shall commission a report, to be completed by a person or a body he considers appropriate, on the quality of careers advice and guidance in England and the appropriateness of adopting in England an all-age service as operates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
(2)  The report commissioned in subsection (1) shall be submitted to the Secretary of State.
(3)  The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of the report received under subsection (2)."
 

Clause 37

 

VISCOUNT ECCLES

73Page 16, line 33, leave out subsection (2)
 

After Clause 37

 

EARL OF LISTOWEL

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

74Insert the following new Clause—
  "Public authorities to provide apprenticeships for care leavers
(1)  Any of the public authorities listed in subsection (2) which provide apprenticeship agreements should, wherever possible, aim to ensure that at least ten per cent of all their apprenticeship agreements are made with care leavers between the ages of 16 and 25.
(2)  This section applies to the following public authorities—
(a)  a government department other than the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Head-quarters,
(b)  a county council or district council in England,
(c)  the Greater London Authority,
(d)  a London borough council,
(e)  the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority,
(f)  the Council of the Isles of Scilly,
(g)  a Strategic Health Authority established under section 13 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41), or continued in existence by virtue of that section,
(h)  a Primary Care Trust established under section 18 of that Act, or continued in existence by virtue of that section,
(i)  a Regional Development Agency established by the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45),
(j)  a police authority established for an area in England,
(k)  a school."
 

Clause 38

 

LORD ELTON

75Page 17, line 10, leave out "specification" and insert "register"
76Page 17, line 11, leave out "specification" and insert "register"
77Page 17, line 14, leave out "specification" and insert "register"
78Page 17, line 15, leave out "specification" and insert "register"
 

Clause 39

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

79Page 17, line 37, at beginning insert "Where an employer does not have acceptable annual arrangements for discussing employees' training needs in place through annual performance reviews or other arrangements,"
79APage 17, line 37, leave out "may make" and insert "wishing to make a request in relation to study or training must complete"
 

VISCOUNT ECCLES

80Page 17, line 39, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 18
81Page 18, line 3, leave out "must" and insert "may"
82Page 18, leave out line 9
 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

83Page 19, line 41, at end insert "which shall include at least a right to a first decision on the application and thereafter a right to appeal against that decision"
84Page 19, line 43, after "employer" insert "reasonably"
85Page 20, line 2, after "employer" insert "reasonably"
86Page 20, leave out line 10 and insert—
"(b)  that the burden of additional costs is unreasonable in proportion to the value to be derived from the proposed study or training;"
87Page 20, line 11, at beginning insert "significant"
88Page 20, line 16, leave out "insufficiency of work" and insert "inability to provide sufficient work"
 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

89Page 21, line 3, at end insert—
"(   )  fails to attend more than two consecutive periods of study or training"
90Page 21, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )  Failure to start, attend or complete the agreed study or training shall constitute permissible grounds for an employer to withdraw the awarded time off."
 

Schedule 1

 

BARONESS MORGAN OF DREFELIN

 

LORD YOUNG OF NORWOOD GREEN

91Page 161, line 34, at end insert—
 "      In section 236(3) (orders and regulations subject to affirmative Parliamentary procedure), after "47C," insert "63D, 63F(7),"."
 

Clause 40

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

92Page 23, line 27, after "diversity" insert "and inclusion"
93Page 23, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  consult with local employers and their representatives, including, where appropriate, those persons designated in section 11(1)(b) to issue apprenticeship frameworks in particular sectors, as to the availability and suitablity of provision within their area;"
 

LORD RIX

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

94Page 23, leave out lines 36 to 41
 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

95Page 23, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  ensure that all sixth form provision offers, as a minimum, A level courses in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, and at least two modern foreign languages"
 

LORD LUCAS

96Page 23, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  respect the independence of any further education or sixth form college;
(   )  recognise that sixth form, specialist and further education colleges should seek to recruit students from outside the area of the local authority;
(   )  promote the attendance of students at sixth form, specialist and further education colleges outside its area"
 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

97Page 23, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  take account of any recommendations which arise from its own internal audit process and from any assessment and inspection by Ofsted"
 

LORD RAMSBOTHAM

 

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

98Page 23, line 38, at end insert—
"(f)  act with a view to satisfying itself that it has taken the necessary steps to screen for, identify and professionally assess any learning difficulties that the person may have;
(g)  with regards to the professional assessment referred to in paragaph (f), ensure that the person is referred for additional specialist support if it is identified that this is required as part of the assessment"
 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

99Page 23, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  take account of—
(i)  good provision of information;
(ii)  transparency in how the available levels of support are determined;
(iii)  integrated assessment;
(iv)  participation of disabled children and their families in local services, and
(v)  accessible feedback and complaints procedures"
 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

100Page 23, line 41, at end insert "particularly when it is required to make provision for those with learning difficulties or other disabilities"
 

LORD RAMSBOTHAM

 

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

101Page 24, line 10, at end insert—
"(   )  the person specifically has—
(i)  poor language skills;
(ii)  speech, language and communication needs;
(iii)  autism;
(iv)  dyslexia;
(v)  behavioural, emotional and social disorders"
 

LORD ELTON

102Page 24, line 35, at end insert—
"(11)  In this section "reasonable needs" includes the need to communicate effectively in English."
 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

102APage 24, line 35, at end insert—
"(   )  In performing the duty imposed by section (4)(a), a local authority is required to fund sixth form provision of—
(a)  an existing academy without a sixth form which intends to establish a sixth form; or
(b)  a new academy with a sixth form."
 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

103Page 24, line 38, at end insert "and ensure that such co-operation is approved by the Secretary of State"
 

Clause 41

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

104Page 25, line 3, at beginning insert "consult with and"
105Page 25, line 3, after "employers" insert "and their representatives"
 

Clause 43

 

LORD ELTON

106Page 25, line 40, at end insert—
"(   )  A local education authority may serve a notice on an institution under subsection (2) only if that institution is located in that authority's area."
 

After Clause 43

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS GARDEN OF FROGNAL

107Insert the following new Clause—
  "Free meals for 16 to 18 year olds in colleges
(1)  A local education authority may provide registered students at—
(a)  a sixth form college; or
(b)  a further education college,
 who are over compulsory school age, but under 19, with meals.
(2)  Where provision is made under subsection (1) it shall be made in a case within paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection, either on the college premises or at any other place where education is being provided.
(3)  A local education authority shall exercise their power under subsection (1) to provide college lunches for any person if—
(a)  any prescribed requirements are met;
(b)  a request for the provison of college lunches has been made by or on behalf of that person to the authority; and
(c)  either—
(i)  that person is eligible for free lunches (within the meaning of section 512ZB(4) of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56)); or
(ii)  in the case of a person within subsection (1)(a), it would not be unreasonable for the authority to provide the lunches.
(4)  Where the local education authority provide a lunch in accordance with subsection (3) to a person who is eligible for free lunches, the authority shall provide the meal free of charge."

 
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