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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
 
     Page 2, line 17, leave out from ("resources") to end of line 18 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE BARONESS WARNOCK
 
     Page 2, line 18, at end insert--
    ("(e)  promote choice and diversity in the type of facilities available to persons and take account of the desirability of ensuring that persons are able to access such facilities locally and easily")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 3, line 43, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
     Page 3, line 44, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 6, line 9, leave out subsection (1) 
     Page 6, line 13, leave out ("fill the vacancy") and insert ("be a member of the governing body of an institution which-- 
 
    (a)  falls within the further education sector (within the meaning given by section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992), and
    (b)  mainly serves the population of England")
1992 c. 13.
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 6, line 29, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
     Page 6, line 29, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 58, line 42, leave out paragraph 4 and insert--
 
    ("4.--(1) After seeking the advice of a local council's chairman, the Council must appoint one of its employees as the director of the local council.
 
    (2)  The Council may appoint such of its other employees as it thinks fit to act as the staff of a local council.")
 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 12, line 16, leave out ("10") and insert ("12") 
     Page 12, line 16, leave out ("12") and insert ("16") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 62, line 4, leave out ("salaries and") 
     Page 62, line 21, leave out sub-paragraph (3) 
     Page 63, line 19, leave out sub-paragraph (6) 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE BARONESS WARNOCK
 
     Page 13, line 5, leave out from ("resources") to end of line 6 
     Page 13, line 6, at end insert--
    ("(e)  promote choice and diversity in the type of facilities available to persons and take account of the desirability of ensuring that persons are able to access such facilities locally and easily")
 
  
Clause 34
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 14, line 32, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
     Page 14, line 33, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
  
After Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) The Council may appoint a person to be a member of the governing body of an institution which--Further education: governors.
 
    (a)  falls within the further education sector (within the meaning given by section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992), and
    (b)  mainly serves the population of Wales.
    (2)  But no more than two members of the governing body of a given institution may at any given time have been appointed under this section.")
1992 c. 13.
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Council may secure the provision of facilities for the gaining of work experience by young persons receiving education.
 
    (2)  The Council may secure the provision of facilities designed to form links beween (on the one hand) employers and (on the other) persons falling within subsection (3).
 
    (3)  The persons falling within this subsection are--
    (a)  persons who provide education or training, and
    (b)  persons who receive it and who have not attained the age of 19.
    (4)  A person is a young person in the period which--
    (a)  starts with the beginning of the year in which he attains the age of 15, and
    (b)  ends with the end of the year in which he attains the age of 19.
    (5)  A year is a year beginning with 1 September.")
Links between education and training and employment: Wales.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  This section applies if there is at any time a vacancy in the membership of the governing body of an institution within the further education sector (within the meaning given by section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992).
 
    (2)  The Council may appoint a person to fill the vacancy.
 
    (3)  But no more than two members of the governing body of a given institution may at any given time have been appointed under this section.")
Further education: governors: Wales.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Council--
    (a)  must make and publish a plan for each of its financial years;
    (b)  may make and publish such other plans as it thinks fit.
    (2)  A plan for the Council's first financial year must be published as soon as is reasonably practicable after the year starts.
 
    (3)  A plan for any subsequent financial year of the Council must be published before the year starts.
 
    (4)  A plan for a financial year must include--
    (a)  proposals as to how the Council intends to achieve in the financial year any objectives which should be achieved in the year in conformity with directions of the National Assembly or with conditions imposed under section 46;
    (b)  the Council's financial proposals for the year, and in particular proposals as to how it plans to keep to its budget for the year.")
Plans: Wales.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Council must formulate a strategy in relation to its functions and keep it under review.
 
    (2)  The Council must have regard to the strategy in exercising its functions.
 
    (3)  The Council must incorporate in the strategy proposals as to--
    (a)  how it intends to achieve any objectives contained in directions of the National Assembly;
    (b)  how it intends to achieve such objectives within any time limits contained in such directions.")
Strategy: Wales.
  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 16, line 37, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
     Page 16, line 37, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 64, line 35, leave out ("may") and insert ("must") 
     Page 64, line 35, at end insert (", a young people's learning committee and an adult learning committee") 
     Page 64, line 43, leave out ("8") and insert ("12") 
     Page 64, line 44, after first ("Council") insert ("not fewer than four of whom shall have business or commercial experience") 
     Page 65, line 5, leave out ("with the National Assembly's approval") 
     Page 65, line 7, leave out ("with the National Assembly's approval") 
     Page 65, line 12, at end insert ("including community consortia for education and training") 
  
Clause 71
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 30, line 38, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 30, line 39, leave out ("contemplating") 
  
Clause 78
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 34, line 22, leave out (", at the request of the Secretary of State or the Adult Learning Inspectorate,") 
  
After Clause 83
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) The Secretary of State may make a scheme providing for the transfer of any of the property, rights and liabilities of the Further Education Funding Council for England to any of the listed transferees.
 
    (2)  The listed transferees are--
    (a)  the Secretary of State;
    (b)  Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England;
    (c)  the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
    (3)  A scheme under this section may include such supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provisions as the Secretary of State thinks are appropriate.
 
    (4)  A scheme under this section comes into force on the day it specifies for it to come into force.
 
    (5)  When a scheme under this section comes into force it has effect to transfer (in accordance with its provisions) the property, rights and liabilities to which it applies.
 
    (6)  The day specified by a scheme under this section for the scheme to come into force must fall before the day appointed under section 116 for the commencement of section 83.")
Preliminary transfers: FEFC for England.
  
Clause 84
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 36, line 19, leave out paragraph (a) 
  
After Clause 84
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) The Secretary of State may make a scheme providing for the transfer of any of his property, rights and liabilities to any of the listed persons.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may make a scheme providing for the transfer of any of the property, rights and liabilities of a listed person to any other listed person.
 
    (3)  The listed persons are--
    (a)  the Learning and Skills Council for England;
    (b)  Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England;
    (c)  the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
    (4)  A scheme under this section may include such supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provisions as the Secretary of State thinks are appropriate.
 
    (5)  A scheme under this section comes into force on the day it specifies for it to come into force.
 
    (6)  When a scheme under this section comes into force it has effect to transfer (in accordance with its provisions) the property, rights and liabilities to which it applies.
 
    (7)  If a scheme under subsection (1) includes provision for the transfer of liabilities, the day specified by the scheme for it to come into force must not fall after the end of the period of 3 years starting with the day appointed under section 116 for the commencement of section 83.
 
    (8)  The day specified by a scheme under subsection (2) for the scheme to come into force must not fall after the end of the period of 3 years starting with the day appointed under section 116 for the commencement of section 83.
 
    (9)  This section applies in relation to England only.")
Transfers: England.
  
Clause 93
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 40, line 32, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  In its application to Wales this section is to have effect as if references to the Secretary of State were to the National Assembly.")
 
  
Clause 96
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 43, line 7, at beginning insert--
 
    (""(  )  In its application to Wales this section is to have effect as if references to the Secretary of State were to the National Assembly.")
 
  
Clause 97
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
     Page 43, line 31, at beginning insert--
 
    (""(  )  In its application to Wales this section is to have effect as if references to the Secretary of State were to the National Assembly.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 75, line 8, leave out sub-paragraph (5) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  A committee shall refer proposals to the adjudicator if--
    (a)  the committee votes on a decision in relation to the proposals,
    (b)  the decision is required to be unanimous by regulations under paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (school organisation committees), and
    (c)  the result of the vote is not unanimous.
    (  )  A committee shall also refer proposals to the adjudicator if--
    (a)  by the end of the prescribed period the committee has not determined what action to take in relation to the proposals, and
    (b)  the Council requests that the proposals be referred to the adjudicator.")
 
     Page 75, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A committee shall also refer to the adjudicator a question of a kind referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) if--
    (a)  the committee votes on the question,
    (b)  the decision is required to be unanimous by regulations under paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (school organisation committees), and
    (c)  the result of the vote is not unanimous.")
 
 
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