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Amendments to the Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.]

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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 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 1, line 11, leave out from ("members") to end of line 12 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Council shall elect a chairman from among their number for a period not exceeding 5 years.")
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Council shall appoint a Chief Executive on such terms as it determines who shall not serve as a member of any Learning and Skills Council.")
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Not less than 40 per cent. of the members shall be persons who have current or recent non-public sector business or commercial experience.")
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Not less than 25 per cent. of the members shall be nominated by the Local Government Association.")
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In appointing members, the Secretary of State must include a member to represent the National Training Organisation.")
 
     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsection (3) 
     The Baroness Blatch gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Clause 1 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 55, line 4, leave out paragraph 1 
     Page 56, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (3) 
     Page 57, line 5, leave out sub-paragraphs (6) to (8) 
     Page 57, line 16, leave out ("is entitled to") and insert ("may at the discretion of the council") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 1, line 23, at end insert ("or of persons who are above the compulsory school age but have not attained the age of 25 and who did not acquire a level 2 qualification in the year in which they attained the age of 16") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 2, line 32, at end insert (", where such education takes place in a college of education") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 3, line 19, at end insert ("appropriate to their needs") 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 3, line 43, at end insert ("or give guidance") 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 4, line 15, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a)  require any person receiving financial resources from the Council to provide the Council with such documents as requested by the Council as relate to their application for that financial resource;")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 5, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where an education authority has existing sixth form provision the Council must make a grant per sixth form pupil consistent with real terms value as defined in the average of the three financial years 1999-2001.")
 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 5, line 18, after ("of") insert ("appropriate") 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     The Baroness Blatch gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Clause 11 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 6, line 26, leave out ("is") and insert ("are") 
     Page 6, line 29, after ("advice") insert ("or guidance") 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 6, line 36, leave out ("adequate") and insert ("sufficient and appropriate") 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 7, line 17, at end insert ("and to each local authority") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 7, line 29, leave out from second ("year") to end of line 31 and insert ("and which should reflect the education and training needs of each local learning and skills council area") 
     Page 7, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The Council must send a copy of the financial plan to the Secretary of State and to each local authority.")
 
  
Clause 16
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 7, line 42, at end insert--
    ("(c)  how it intends to achieve such objectives within its budget")
 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 8, line 19, leave out subsection (4) 
     The Baroness Blatch gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Clause 18 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 8, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No less than 40 per cent. of the members shall include persons who have current or recent non-public sector business or commercial experience.")
 
     Page 8, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No less than 25 per cent. of the members shall be nominated by the local authorities within the local council area.")
 
     Page 8, line 35, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  The council must elect one of its members as Chief Executive for a period not exceeding 5 years.")
 
     Page 8, line 37, after ("may") insert ("not") 
     Page 8, line 37, leave out ("(but need not be)") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 58, line 36, leave out sub-paragraph (3) 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 9, line 9, at end insert ("and in doing so must confirm the proportion of a local council budget which may be allocated at the discretion of the local council") 
     Page 9, line 10, leave out ("the regional development agencies and") 
     Page 9, line 11, leave out ("education") 
     Page 9, line 11, after ("authorities") insert ("and lifelong learning partnerships") 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 9, line 20, at end insert ("and of the skill needs of the local labour market") 
     Page 9, line 32, leave out ("education") 
     Page 9, line 42, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  any strategy prepared by any relevant local authority under section 4(1) of the Local Government Act 2000")
 
     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any local learning partnerships;
    (  )  local small business services franchises;")
 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 10, line 25, leave out ("education") 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     The Baroness Blatch gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Clause 26 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     The Baroness Blatch gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 3 be the third Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 43, line 40, at end insert ("appropriate to their needs") 
     Page 44, line 1, leave out ("may") and insert ("must") 
  
Clause 100
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 44, line 27, at end insert (", and
    (  )  a body providing services in pursuance of arrangements made or directions given under section 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973")
 
     Page 44, line 31, after ("consult,") insert--
    ("(  )  local learning partnerships,")
 
 
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