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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 8th January 2002

STANDING COMMITTEE G


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

EDUCATION BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the Committee [11th, 13th and 18th December].

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

243

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     38,     at beginning insert—

       'Subject to subsection (1A) below'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

181

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(c)   children below school age in the form of pre-school education.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

244

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Each local education authority shall report annually on the funding of services provided by its maintained schools under subsection (1) above.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

265

Clause     25,     page     16,     line     6,     after 'education)', insert 'except section 450'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

224

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     21,     after 'they', insert 'and the maintaining LEA'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

182

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     25,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Andrew Turner

130

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     25,     after 'body', insert 'of a community, voluntary controlled, community special or maintained nursery school'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

131

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     30,     after 'and', insert '(in the case of a community, voluntary controlled, community special or maintained nursery school)'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

100

Clause     27,     page     16,     line     42,     leave out 'any' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

183

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     11,     leave out 'comply with' and insert 'take account of'.

   

Mr David Miliband
Caroline Flint

160

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The governing body of a maintained school shall use their best endeavours to secure that—

      (a) reasonable steps are taken by the governing body, head teacher and staff to ascertain the views of pupils on matters which affect them, and

      (b) due weight is given to the expressed views of pupils on matters affecting them, having regard to the pupil's age and understanding.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

202

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     16,     after first 'report', insert 'to parents'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

101

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     19,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

201

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     29,     leave out 'them' and insert 'the governing body of a community, community special or voluntary controlled school'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

203

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Regulations shall have regard to the needs of parents as the primary audience of the governors' report.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

225

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     36,     leave out 'regulations may—'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

102

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     36,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

204

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     36,     after 'may', insert ', in the case of a community, community special, maintained nursery or voluntary controlled school,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

226

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     37,     leave out 'require'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

227

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     37,     leave out 'to' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

228

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     39,     leave out 'as may be prescribed or'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

229

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     43,     leave out 'require'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

230

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     43,     leave out 'to' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

231

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     45,     leave out 'as may be prescribed or'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

199

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     48,     at end add—

    '(3A)   Regulations may, in the case of a voluntary, foundation or foundation special school, require the head teacher to provide the governing body with such reports and other information in connection with the discharge of his functions as may be prescribed or as the governing body may require (either on a regular basis or from time to time) for the purpose of the exercise of any of its functions.'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

245

Clause     29,     page     18,     line     2,     leave out 'Regulations may' and insert—

       'The governing bodies of two or more maintained schools may.'

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

246

Clause     29,     page     18,     line     6,     leave out paragraphs (b) and (c).

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

264

Clause     29,     page     18,     line     8,     after 'arrangements', insert—

      '(bb) provide for the membership of any joint committee to include prescribed minimum numbers or categories of representatives from each governing body.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

232

Clause     29,     page     18,     line     12,     at end insert '(d) make any such arrangements subject to consultation with the LEA'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

200

Clause     30,     page     18,     line     15,     at end insert 'save that no reduction in the control of the occupation and use of premises by the governing body of a maintained school below that exercised prior to the passage of this act shall be required by such regulation.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

214

Clause     30,     page     18,     line     15,     at end insert 'subject to the principle that the LEA may give such directions as to the occupation and use of the premises of a community or community special school as they think fit'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

184

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     17,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

185

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     22,     after 'a', insert 'community, voluntary controlled, community special school, maintained nursery school,'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

186

Clause     32,     page     18,     line     41,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

187

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     1,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If no annual parents' meeting is held, the governing body shall make appropriate arrangements for informing parents and responding to questions from them.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

188

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     18,     at end add—

    '(g)   for establishing a mechanism through which the holding of an annual parents' meeting can be required if at least 10 per cent. of registered parents at the school sign a written request to the chairman of governors to hold such a meeting.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

103

Page     18,     line     40,     leave out Clause 32.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

151

Clause     34,     page     20,     line     32,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   Any teacher or other member of staff who is appointed to work under the direction of the headteacher of a school to which this section applies is to be employed by the local education authority under a contract of employment.'.

 
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