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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 3rd April 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE B


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY BILL [LORDS]

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

19

Clause     18,     page     17,     line     28,     after 'concerned', insert 'including any element of apology which is appropriate'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

20

Clause     18,     page     17,     line     29,     after 'relates;', insert—

    '(aa)   includes power to invite local education authorities and education providers to re-examine their procedures and provisions for dealing with matters of wider application raised by the resolution of the particular case;'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

21

Clause     25,     page     23,     line     24,     leave out from beginning to end of line 25.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

22

Clause     27,     page     26,     line     33,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Andrew George
Dr Evan Harris

24

Clause     27,     page     26,     leave out lines 37 to 41.


   

Mr Andrew George
Dr Evan Harris

25

Clause     38,     page     33,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In section 19(3), at the end insert—

    "(i)   the provision of examinations in respect of education and training.".'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

10

Clause     43,     page     35,     line     19,     at end insert 'but shall not come into force until Parliament has approved codes of practice on the identification and assessment of, and provision for, pupils with special educational needs.'.

   

Jacqui Smith

13

Clause     43,     page     36,     line     26,     leave out subsection (13).


NEW CLAUSES

Duty of education providers   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—It shall be the duty of all providers of education under the provisions of this Act and of all professions and ancillary agencies providing services in connection with special educational needs to have regard to—

    (a)   the educational needs of the particular child; and

    (b)   the need for partnership working in order to ensure efficient and appropriate educational outcomes.'.


Expenses of Secretary of State

NC2

   

Mr Nick St Aubyn
To move the following Clause:—

       'The Government shall audit the costs of legislation and provide funds as necessary to implement the changes to the current special educational arrangements set out in the Bill.'.


Support in cases of discrimination   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Disability Rights Commission shall provide advice and assistance for persons seeming to them to have a prima facie case of discrimination against any person or body regulated by this Act, to pursue their case through litigation.'.


Consideration of issues of adequacy and discrimination   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'Issues of adequacy and discrimination in connection with the planning and provision of educational and related services to a disabled pupil on transition from the school sector to further education, may either be considered by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal or may be the subject of civil proceedings, according to the wishes of the pupil concerned.'.


Unreasonable action   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—After section 496(2) of the Education Act 1996 there shall be inserted—

    "(3)   In connection with the operation of this section as it applies to Part IV of this Act (Special Educational Needs), any conduct by any body which fails to give priority to the educational interests of a particular child with special needs (provided only that this is not inconsistent with the duty on that body to provide efficient education for other children) may be held to be unreasonable action for the purposes of this Act.".'.


    ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE (27TH MARCH)       That—

    (1)   during proceedings of the Standing Committee on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords], the Committee do meet—

    (a)   on Mondays, at half-past Four o'clock;

    (b)   on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at half-past Ten o'clock and half-past Four o'clock; and

    (c)   on Thursdays, at Nine o'clock and half-past One o'clock;

    (2)   if not previously concluded, the proceedings of the Committee shall be brought to a conclusion at Five o'clock on Thursday 5th April.


 
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