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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 5th April 2001




Duty of education providers   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes


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



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


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


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


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.".'.


    (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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