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

Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] -
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 LORD TOPE
 
     Page 1, line 8, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  There shall be nine bodies corporate called Regional Learning and Skills Councils.")
 
     Page 1, line 10, leave out ("The Council") and insert ("Each Regional Learning and Skills Council") 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In appointing a member, the Secretary of State must have consulted the following bodies--
    (a)  the Regional Development Agency,
    (b)  the local authorities within the area of the Regional Development Agency,
    (c)  any other body that he may in his discretion judge to be appropriate.")
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
     Page 1, line 15, at end insert ("including experience or knowledge of the needs of disabled people") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
 
     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("about the Council") and insert ("which apply to each Regional Learning and Skills Council") 
     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsection (5) and insert--
 
    ("(5)  Each Regional Learning and Skills Council's functions are to be carried out in relation to an area covered by each of the Regional Development Agencies, as defined in the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998.")
 
     Page 1, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A reference to "the Council" in this Act is, unless the context otherwise requires, to be read as a reference to each Regional Learning and Skills Council.")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 55, line 23, at end insert ("for one further term only") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 1, line 21, after first ("education") insert ("and training") 
     Page 1, line 23, at end insert ("or older as determined by the Secretary of State") 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 1, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  education (other than higher education) suitable for the requirements of persons with learning difficulties or disabilities or both who are above compulsory school age but have not attained the age of 25,")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 2, line 1, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 2, line 2, at end insert ("and training") 
     Page 2, line 4, leave out paragraph (d) 
     Page 2, line 8, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 2, line 16, at end insert--
    ("(  )  take account of technological development;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 2, line 21, at end insert--
    ("(  )  education includes both vocational and non-vocational learning for people with learning difficulties;")
 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 2, line 27, leave out ("reasonable") and insert ("proper") 
     Page 2, line 35, leave out from ("are") to end of line 37 and insert ("proper if they are of a quantity sufficient to meet the reasonable needs of individuals") 
     Page 2, line 36, leave out ("and quality") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 3, line 5, at end insert--
    ("(  )  education includes both vocational and non-vocational learning for people with learning difficulties;")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 3, line 6, at beginning insert ("educational and") 
     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("education and") 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Council must ensure that all provision funded is of a quality adequate to meet the needs of individual learners.")Needs of individual learners.
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 3, line 23, at end insert ("including through qualifying learning accounts") 
  
BY THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 3, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled people in education and training and all support services covering transition")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 4, line 12, after ("may") insert ("after consulting providers or their representatives and such persons as it thinks fit") 
     Page 4, line 15, after ("allowed") insert ("such") 
     Page 4, line 16, after ("given") insert ("such") 
     Page 4, line 18, at end insert ("as are necessary for the carrying out of its functions") 
     Page 4, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Any conditions imposed under subsection (3) above shall not take effect until incorporated in an order made by the Secretary of State.")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 5, line 5, leave out ("a local education authority") and insert ("any provider of post-16 education or training") 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 5, line 25, at end insert (", and
    (c)  persons with learning difficulties who receive it and who have not attained the age of 25")
 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
     Page 6, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Council shall carry out research into specific groups of learners and the learning process as relevant to such groups.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Page 6, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall publish any request he makes under this section.")
 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD RIX
 
     Page 6, line 30, leave out ("and 3") and insert (", 3 and 8") 
  
After Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Council shall secure the provision of financial resources to persons providing transport to enable people with learning difficulties to participate in post-16 education and training.
 
    (2)  The Council must make and publish a plan for the delivery of appropriate transport services and support for people with learning difficulties.
 
    (3)  The Council may pilot dedicated transport schemes, in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations, for people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25.
 
    (4)  In undertaking assessment of the transport needs of people with learning difficulties and in establishing pilot schemes, the Council shall have regard to individual needs in relation to orientation and personal safety when utilising transport options, such as the prevention of bullying and abuse.
 
    (5)  Local learning and skills councils must secure the provision of mobility training requested by people with learning difficulties participating in post-16 education and training.
 
    (6)  For the purposes of this section transport includes--
    (a)  the use of public transport;
    (b)  the use of general transport provided by institutions, employers and training providers;
    (c)  the use of transport provided by voluntary sector providers;
    (d)  the use of private hire vehicles and other forms of private transport;
    (e)  the use of specialist transport provided for disabled people.
    (7)  For the purposes of this section a recipient of financial resources shall include people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25 who have extra transport costs in accessing post-16 learning.
 
    (8)  For the purposes of this section mobility training includes enabling disabled people to access vehicles safely, orientate themselves on vehicles, travel in safety and deal confidently with the street environment.")
Transport provision for persons with learning difficulties.
  
After Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Local authorities 
     .--(1)  A relevant local authority may exercise in relation to its area such of the Council's powers as the Council specifies.
 
    (2)  In relation to each financial year the Council must prepare guidance for each relevant local authority.
 
    (3)  The guidance must include--
    (a)  objectives which the Council wishes the relevant local authority to achieve, and
    (b)  time limits within which it might achieve those objectives.
    (4)  The Council must consult its relevant regional development agency on the guidance.
 
    (5)  The relevant local authority must, at the Council's request, prepare a statement of the needs regarding education and training of the population of the local authority's area over a period which the Council shall specify.")
Powers and duties of local authority.
 
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