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

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     41     [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.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

11

Page     45     [Clause     67],     leave out lines 37 and 38.


   

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

99

Page     46,     line     33     [Clause     68],     at beginning insert—

    '( )   In section 1 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 there is inserted—

    "(6)   The Learning and Skills Council shall have at least one member who is a teacher or headteacher in a school with a sixth form.".'.

   

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

100

Page     46,     line     33     [Clause     68],     at beginning insert—

    '( )   In section 19 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 there is inserted—

    "(6)   Where a local council has responsibility for school sixth forms it must have at least one member who is a teacher or headteacher in a school with a sixth form.".'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

12

Page     47,     line     15     [Clause     68],     leave out 'and submitted to the relevant authority, which shall' and insert 'sent to the school organisation committee for the area or areas in which the school or schools in relation to which the proposals are made are situated, and submitted to the relevant authority, which shall, after consulting such school organisation committee or committees and such other bodies as may be prescribed by regulations made under subsection (8)—'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

13

Page     47,     line     28     [Clause     68],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

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

101

Page     48,     line     14     [Clause     68],     at end insert—

       '113B The Transitional Period

    (1)   Schools providing education for those above compulsory school age but below the age of 19 shall receive guaranteed funding for a period of 5 years from April 2002.

    (2)   Guaranteed funding under subsection (1) shall be calculated per capita according to the number of sixth form students in the school at a given time.

    (3)   The local council will have powers to increase per capita funding but not to decrease it.'.


   

Secretary Estelle Morris

20

Page     50,     line     23     [Clause     74],     leave out 'adult' and insert 'later'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

21

Page     50,     line     31     [Clause     74],     leave out 'adult' and insert 'later'.

 
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