Amendments proposed to the Education Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

137

*Page     26,     line     31     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(8)   This section shall not commence until 2004.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

91

Page     27,     line     17     [Clause     41],     after 'shall', insert ', if requested by a majority of governing bodies of maintained schools in their area,'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

16

Page     27,     line     20     [Clause     41],     at end insert 'and, if the authority so determine, also representing such bodies as the authority may from time to time in accordance with regulations determine'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

17

Page     27,     line     29     [Clause     41],     at end insert—

       '(4A) Regulations made by virtue of subsection (4) may include provision enabling the Secretary of State in prescribed circumstances to remove from membership of a schools forum any non-schools member.'.


   

Secretary Estelle Morris

18

Page     28,     line     1     [Clause     41],     after 'section' insert—

       ' "non-schools member" in relation to a schools forum, means a member other than a schools member;'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

19

Page     28,     line     3     [Clause     41],     at end insert—

       ' "schools member" in relation to a schools forum, means a member elected to represent governing bodies or head teachers of schools maintained by the relevant authority;'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

92

Page     29,     line     24     [Clause     44],     after 'shall', insert ', if requested by a majority of governing bodies in its area,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

129

Page     29,     line     30     [Clause     44],     after 'schools', insert 'and city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts, city academies and academies'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

93

Page     30,     line     8     [Clause     44],     after 'subsection', insert ', but need not accept that advice'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Phil Willis

61

Page     30,     line     14     [Clause     45],     at beginning insert—

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

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

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

94

Page     30,     line     39     [Clause     46],     at beginning insert—

    '( )   In section 25 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 there is inserted—

    "(5)   The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for a body to hear appeals pursuant to decisions of the adjudicator.".'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

2

Page     30,     line     42     [Clause     46],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

95

Page     31,     line     3     [Clause     46],     leave out 'arrangements' and insert 'dates'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

1

Page     31,     line     3     [Clause     46],     at end insert 'all'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

96

Page     31,     line     7     [Clause     46],     at end insert—

    '( )   powers under these regulations shall not be used in such a way as to interfere with the admissions procedures of schools which select pupils by ability or aptitude.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

97

Page     31,     line     7     [Clause     46],     at end insert—

    '( )   nothing in these regulations shall remove powers from the admissions authority.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

128

Page     134,     line     43     [Schedule     4],     leave out paragraph 6 and insert—

    '6(1)   Section 90 of the 1998 Act (reference of objections to the adjudicator or Secretary of State) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (I)(b), for "consulted by the admission authority under section 89(2)" there is substituted "who were, or would but for subsection (2A) of section 89 have been, required to be consulted by the admission authority under subsection (2) of that section".

    (3)   For subsection (2) there is substituted—

      "(2) Where—

      (a)   admission arrangements have been determined by an admission authority under section 89(4), but

      (b)   any parent of a prescribed description wishes to make an objection about those arrangements,

      that person may refer the objection to the adjudicator.".'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

102

Page     135,     line     2     [Schedule     4],     at end insert—

       'Appeals Against Decisions of the Adjudicator

    (6A)   The Secretary of State shall establish an independent review panel to which appeals against decisions of the adjudicator may be referred.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

98

Page     33,     line     17     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Secretary of State may from time to time publish guidance as to when permanent exclusion may be an appropriate response to the commission of criminal acts by pupils including possession of or dealing in illegal substances.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

70

Page     33,     line     27     [Clause     49],     at end insert—

      '(e) as to the matters to which the responsible body or the panel constituted in accordance with the regulations as the case may be must have regard

      (f) as to the measures to be taken in the school or pupil referral unit as the case may be to provide support appropriate to needs of the pupil in the event of any decision made under the regulations leading to that pupil's reinstatement.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

7

Page     43,     line     13     [Clause     62],     at end insert—

      '(c) is likely, in the opinion of the local education authority in whose area the school is to be situated and in the opinion of any other local education authority in whose area a significant proportion of the pupils at the school is likely to be resident, to make a significant contribution to the raising of educational standards achieved by children in that or those areas.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

8

Page     43,     line     15     [Clause     62],     leave out 'consult' and insert 'seek the consent of'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

9

Page     43,     line     28     [Clause     62],     after 'school', insert—

    '( )   compliance with the duties imposed on the governing bodies of maintained schools,'.


   

Joan Ruddock

134

*Page     44,     line     12     [Clause     64],     leave out 'subsection (2)' and insert 'subsections (2) and (4)'.

   

Joan Ruddock

135

*Page     44,     line     14     [Clause     64],     at end insert—

    '(4)   The Secretary of State shall seek to change the agreement made in relation to each school under section 482 of the Education Act 1996 so that the admissions arrangements must be approved by the local education authority in which each school is situated.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

10

Page     45     [Clause     66],     leave out lines 21 to 23 and insert—

    '( )   Regulations shall provide for the School Organisation Committee to determine the school to be established.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

71

Page     152,     line     42     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall not approve a proposal either with or without modifications unless he is satisfied that to do so would be without detriment to the provision for pupils with special educational needs in the area of the local education authority which published the proposals and if he is so satisfied that a proposal may be approved with modifications he shall give approval only with such modifications as he considers appropriate after consulting such persons as may be prescribed.'.


   

Secretary Estelle Morris

54

Page     154,     line     19     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    '(3A) Sub-paragraphs (3B) to (3D) apply where a local education authority are required, by virtue of sub-paragraph (2)(a), to provide for a school the site specified in a notice under section 66.

    (3B) The authority shall transfer their interest in the site and in any buildings on it which are to form part of the school premises—

            (a)   to the trustees of the school, to be held by them on trust for the purposes of the school, or

            (b)   if the school has no trustees, to the school's foundation body to be held by that body for the purposes of the schools comprising the group for which that body acts.

    (3C) If any doubt or dispute arises as to the persons to whom the authority are required to make a transfer under sub-paragraph (3B), it shall be made to such persons as the Secretary of State thinks proper.

    (3D) The authority shall pay to the persons to whom the transfer is made their reasonable costs in connection with the transfer.'.

 
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