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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 10th 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 Stephen Timms

210

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     6,     at end insert—

'"Admission forums'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

124

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     8,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

331

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     9,     after 'forum', insert 'to include representatives of headteachers and governing bodies of schools maintained by the authority,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

332

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     9,     after 'forum', insert 'to include representatives of local ethnic minority communities,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

330

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     19,     at end insert 'including religious observance'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

111

Clause     44,     page     29,     line     22,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

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

233

Clause     45,     page     29,     line     36,     at beginning insert—

    '(A1)   In section 86(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 at the end there shall be inserted—

      "86(3)(d) if compliance with the preference would result in an unsustainable balance between boarding places and day places at a maintained boarding school.'.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

333

Clause     45,     page     29,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   For section 86(4) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 there is substituted—

      "(4) For the purposes of sub-section (3)(a) prejudice of the kind referred to in that provision may, without prejudice to the generality of that provision, arise in any of the following circumstances that is to say—

      (a)   by reason of measures required to be taken in order to ensure compliance with the duty imposed by section 1(6) (duty of local education authority to comply with limit on infant class size);

      (b)   for any reason relating to the unavailability to a preferred school of suitably qualified staff;

      (c)   for any reason relating to the unavailability of suitably accessible accommodation;

      (d)   for any reason relating to the unavailability to the preferred school of resources sufficient to ensure compliance in relation to the child whose admission to that school is sought with the duties imposed by sections 75(2) and (3) of this Act (duties of local education authorities and governing bodies in relation to the curriculum).".'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

112

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     22,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

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

335

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     26,     leave out 'maintained schools' and insert 'community and voluntary controlled schools'.

   

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

336

Clause     46,     page     30,     leave out lines 27 to 29.

   

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

342

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Nothing in this section shall give powers to over-ride the powers to select pupils partially or fully set out in Chapter II of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 sections 99 to 104.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

334

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     30,     after 'may', insert 'after consultation with the admission forum for the local education authority concerned'.

   

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

337

Clause     46,     page     30,     line     33,     leave out 'maintained schools' and insert 'community schools and voluntary controlled schools'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

113

Clause     46,     page     31,     line     1,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

114

Clause     46,     page     31,     line     5,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

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

338

Clause     46,     page     31,     line     8,     leave out 'maintained school' and insert 'community school and voluntary controlled schools'.

   

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

339

Clause     46,     page     31,     leave out lines 36 to 41.


   

Mr Stephen Timms

287

Clause     47,     page     32,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(5C)   Regulations made by virtue of subsection (5A)(b) may provide for any of the provisions of sections 173 to 174 of the Local Government Act 1972 (allowances to members of local authorities and other bodies) to apply with prescribed modifications in relation to members of an appeal panel.'


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

115

Schedule     4,     page     132,     leave out lines 25 to 34.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

116

Schedule     4,     page     134,     line     20,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms

304

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     7,     at end insert 'in paragraph (b),'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms

305

Schedule     4,     page     135,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(3B)   Regulations made by virtue of subsection (3A)(c) may provide for any of the provisions of sections 173 to 174 of the Local Government Act 1972 (allowances to members of local authorities and other bodies) to apply with prescribed modifications in relation to members of an appeal panel.'

   

Mr Stephen Timms

306

Schedule     4,     page     137,     leave out lines 1 to 9.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

145

Clause     49,     page     32,     line     32,     leave out subsection (1).

   

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

340

Clause     49,     page     32,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   No penalty shall be applied to the budget of a school as a consequence of a decision to exclude a pupil or pupils.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

148

Clause     49,     page     32,     line     36,     leave out from 'Regulations' to end of line 1 on page 34, and insert 'may make provision—

      (a) to allow a panel constituted in accordance with sections 64 to 68 of the School Standards and Framework Act to consider the interests of the whole school community;

      (b) that a defect in the procedure leading to exclusion shall not invalidate any decision made to exclude a pupil; and

      (c) to amend Schedule 18 to the School Standards and Framework Act to assist headteachers to maintain discipline in schools.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

146

Clause     49,     page     32,     line     36,     after 'shall', insert ', within 10 days,'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

261

Clause     49,     page     33,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(e) as to matters to which an appeal panel constituted in accordance with the regulations shall have regard, including in particular the health, safety and welfare of persons employed to work at the school or pupil referral unit as the case may be and the protection of such persons from false and malicious allegations of misconduct.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

262

Clause     49,     page     33,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(ee) as to the duties of local education authorities and/or governing bodies to make sufficient provision for any emotional and behavioural difficulties of any pupil to which this section relates.'.

   

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

341

Clause     49,     page     33,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(e) outlining specific circumstances in which an appeal panel can over-rule an exclusion'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

117

Clause     49,     page     33,     line     10,     leave out 'any' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms

288

Clause     49,     page     33,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Regulations made by virtue of subsection (4)(a) may provide for any of the provisions of sections 173 to 174 of the Local Government Act 1972 (allowances to members of local authorities and other bodies) to apply with prescribed modifications in relation to members of a panel constituted in accordance with regulations under this section.'

 
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