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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 11th December 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE G


EDUCATION BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (10th December).

RESOLUTION OF PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 10th December (Sessional Order C, relating to Programming).

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Education Bill the Standing Committee do meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Ten o'clock and half-past Two o'clock;

    (2)    18 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (4)   the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

    (5)   paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) on any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (3) if all previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClauses 1 to 12-
2ndClauses 1 to 12 (so far as not previously concluded)-
3rdClauses 1 to 12 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
4thClauses 13 to 18, Schedule 1, Clauses 19 to 35, Schedule 2, Clauses 36 to 38, Schedule 3, Clauses 39 to 43-
5thClauses 13 to 18, Schedule 1, Clauses 19 to 35, Schedule 2, Clauses 36 to 38, Schedule 3, Clauses 39 to 43 (so far as not previously concluded)-
6thClauses 13 to 18, Schedule 1, Clauses 19 to 35, Schedule 2, Clauses 36 to 38, Schedule 3, Clauses 39 to 43 (so far as not previously concluded)7 p.m.
7thClauses 44 to 48, Schedule 4, Clause 49, Clause 501 p.m.
8thClauses 51 to 53, Schedule 5, Clauses 54 to 56, Schedule 6, Clauses 57 to 61-
9thClauses 51 to 53, Schedule 5, Clauses 54 to 56, Schedule 6, Clauses 57 to 61 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
10thClauses 62 to 65, Schedule 7, Clause 66, Clause 67, Schedule 8, Clause 68, Schedule 9, Clauses 69 to 71, Schedule 10-
11thClauses 62 to 65, Schedule 7, Clause 66, Clause 67, Schedule 8, Clause 68, Schedule 9, Clauses 69 to 71, Schedule 10 (so far as not previously concluded)1 p.m.
12thClause 72, Clause 93, Clause 73, Clause 94, Clauses 74 to 76, Clauses 95 to 97, Clause 77, Clause 79, Clause 98, Clause 100, Clause 85, Clause 106, Clause 78, Clause 99, Clause 80, Clause 101, Clause 81, Clause 82, Clause 102, Clause 103, Clause 83, Clause 84, Clause 104, Clause 105, Clauses 86 to 91, Clauses 107 to 112, Clause 92, Clause 113, Clause 1147 p.m.
13thClauses 115 to 126, Schedule 12, Clauses 127 to 144, Schedule 13-
14thClauses 115 to 126, Schedule 12, Clauses 127 to 144, Schedule 13 (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.
15thClauses 145 to 148, Schedule 14, Clauses 149 to 151, Schedule 15, Clauses 152 to 170-
16thClauses 145 to 148, Schedule 14, Clauses 149 to 151, Schedule 15, Clauses 152 to 170 (so far as not previously concluded)7 p.m.
17thClauses 171 to 181, Schedule 16, Clause 182, Schedule 17, Clause 183, Schedule 18, Clauses 184 to 189, Schedule 11, Clauses 190 to 193, Schedule 19, Clauses 194 to 200, Schedule 20, Clauses 201 to 211, Schedule 21, Schedule 22, new Clauses, new Schedules-
18thClauses 171 to 181, Schedule 16, Clause 182, Schedule 17, Clause 183, Schedule 18, Clauses 184 to 189, Schedule 11, Clauses 190 to 193, Schedule 19, Clauses 194 to 200, Schedule 20, Clauses 201 to 211, Schedule 21, Schedule 22, new Clauses, new Schedules (so far as not previously concluded)5 p.m.

       Mr Stephen Timms has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June)].


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

72

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at beginning insert—

    'Subject to subsection (1A) below'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

74

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     after 'to', insert 'promote and'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

40

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out 'in the opinion of the Secretary of State,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

75

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'standards', insert 'or childcare provision'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

76

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'standards', insert 'and the improvement of special educational provision'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

77

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'standards', insert 'and the improvement of social inclusion'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'England', insert '; there shall be a presumption in favour of innovation except where the Secretary of State has reasonable grounds to prevent it'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

31

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'England', insert 'and promoting equality of opportunity'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

78

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'England', insert 'or the development of schools in their communities'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     after 'Wales', insert '; there shall be a presumption in favour of innovation except where the National Assembly for Wales has reasonable grounds to prevent it'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

32

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     after 'Wales', insert 'and promoting equality of opportunity'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

73

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State and the National Assembly of Wales shall, before making an order under section 2 or section 3 with respect to a particular maintained school, consult the local education authority.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In subsection (1) "innovation" means any change from existing practice in a particular school, educational institution or part thereof'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

92

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     18,     after '(c30)', insert—

      '"objection" in section 2 means any response which expresses concern at the effect of the application and is not subsequently withdrawn.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

88

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     18,     at end insert—

      '"in good standing" means complying with such performance or other criteria as the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales shall from time to time, by order subject to affirmative resolution, prescribe.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

41

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     22,     leave out 'may', and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

87

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     22,     after 'may', insert 'subject to subsection (2A) below'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

42

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '( )   Any order under this section shall be subject to affirmative action from the Secretary of State (in relation to England) or the National Assembly for Wales (in relation to Wales) where a qualifying school is either in Special Measures or deemed to have serious weaknesses following the intervention of a local education authority or a report from the Chief Inspector.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     34,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   An order under this section shall be subject to review after a period not exceeding three years; and following such a review an order may be renewed or amended.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

89

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     35,     after 'years', insert—

    '(2A)   Where the applicant is a qualifying school in good standing, the application complies with guidance made by the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales and he or it has received no objection to the application, he or it shall by order make provision—

      (a) conferring on the applicant exemption from any requirement imposed by education legislation;

      (b) relaxing any such requirement in its application to the applicant;

      (c) enabling the applicant to exercise any function conferred by education legislation on any other qualifying body (either concurrently with or in place of that other body);

      (d) making such modifications of any provision of education legislation, in its application to the applicant or any other qualifying body, as are in the opinion of the Secretary of State or the Assembly consequential on any provision made by virtue of any of paragraphs (a) to (c).'.

 
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