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Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

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

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 27th January 2000, as follows-- 
 Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 19
Schedule 2
Clauses 20 to 26
Schedule 3
Clauses 27 to 30
Schedule 4
Clauses 31 to 45
Schedule 5
Clauses 46 to 49
Schedule 6
Clauses 50 to 98
Schedule 7
Clauses 99 to 113
Schedule 8
Clauses 114 and 115
Schedule 9
Clauses 116 to 118
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
1     Page 1, line 8, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  There shall be nine bodies corporate called Regional Learning and Skills Councils.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
2     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Council is to make coherent provision for individual learning and workforce development which is responsive to persons receiving or intending to receive post-16 education and training and has regard to the needs of the local areas of England and Wales.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
3*     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The principal objective of the Learning and Skills Council shall be--
    (a)  to enhance employability and social inclusion amongst young people in the United Kingdom, and
    (b)  to increase the proportion of young people in the United Kingdom who have the education and training they require to develop spiritually, morally, culturally, mentally, socially and physically, and to cope with the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
4     Page 1, line 10, leave out ("The Council") and insert ("Each Regional Learning and Skills Council") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
5     Page 1, line 11, leave out from ("members") to end of line 12 
  
BY THE LORD WADE OF CHORLTON
 
6*     Page 1, line 12, after ("them") insert ("who has experience of commercial business") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
7     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Council shall elect a chairman from among their number for a period not exceeding 5 years.")
 
8     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.")
 
9     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.")
 
10     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Not less than 25 per cent. of the members shall be nominated by the Local Government Association.")
 
11     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In appointing members, the Secretary of State must include a member to represent the National Training Organisation.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
12     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 BARONESS BLATCH
 
13     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
14     Page 1, line 15, at end insert ("including experience or knowledge of the needs of disabled people") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
15*     Page 1, line 15, at end insert--
    ("(b)  not less than one member with experience of voluntary youth services providing for 16 to 19 year olds;
    (c)  not less than one member with experience of working with socially excluded young people aged 16 to 19.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
16     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("about the Council") and insert ("which apply to each Regional Learning and Skills Council") 
17     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.")
 
18     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.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
     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
 
19     Page 55, line 4, leave out paragraph 1 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
20     Page 55, line 23, at end insert ("for one further term only") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
21     Page 56, line 7, leave out sub-paragraph (3) 
22     Page 57, line 5, leave out sub-paragraphs (6) to (8) 
23     Page 57, line 16, leave out ("is entitled to") and insert ("may at the discretion of the council") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
24     Page 1, line 21, after first ("education") insert ("and training") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
25     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") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
26     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
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
27     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
 
28     Page 2, line 1, leave out paragraph (b) 
29     Page 2, line 2, at end insert ("and training") 
30     Page 2, line 4, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
BY THE LORD HASKEL
 
31     Page 2, line 4, at end insert ("and
    (  )  training suitable to the requirements of employers as expressed by employers and through their training organisations")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
32     Page 2, line 8, leave out paragraph (b) 
33     Page 2, line 16, at end insert--
    ("(  )  take account of technological development;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
34*     Page 2, line 17, leave out ("best") and insert ("most cost effective") 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
35     Page 2, line 17, leave out from ("resources") to end of line 18 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE BARONESS WARNOCK
 
36     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
37*     Page 2, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this Act--
    (a)  education" has the same meaning as in the Education Reform Act 1988;
    (b)  training" means not only "education with a view to employment" as defined in the Employment and Training Act 1973, but also social, physical and recreational training;
    (c)  leisure-time occupation" includes the wider aspects of education including residential and non-residential leisure-time courses and activities in the United Kingdom which are considered likely to contribute to the education and training of young people or to the wider objectives of the Learning and Skills Council as described in section 1 above.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
38     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
THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
39     Page 2, line 27, leave out ("reasonable") and insert ("proper") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
40     Page 2, line 32, at end insert ("where such education takes place in a college of education,") 
  
BY THE LORD HASKEL
 
41     Page 2, line 34, at end insert ("and
    (  )  training suitable to the requirements of employers as expressed by employers and through their training organisations")
 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
42     Page 2, line 35, leave out ("reasonable") and insert ("proper") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
43     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") 
44     Page 2, line 36, leave out ("and quality") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
45*     Page 3, line 1, leave out ("best") and insert ("most cost effective") 
46*     Page 3, line 1, leave out from ("resources") to end of line 2 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
47     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
 
48     Page 3, line 6, at beginning insert ("education and") 
49     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("education and") 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
50     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.")Quality.
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
51     Page 3, line 19, at end insert ("appropriate to their needs") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
52     Page 3, line 23, at end insert ("including through qualifying learning accounts") 
  
BY THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
53     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
54     Page 3, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  encourage persons to provide post-16 education and training")
 
  
BY THE LORD WADE OF CHORLTON
 
55*     Page 3, line 23, at end insert--
    ("(  )  encourage links between education and business")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD WADE OF CHORLTON
 
56*     Page 3, line 26, after ("persons") insert (", including employers,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
57     Page 3, line 43, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
  
BY THE BARONESS DAVID
 
58     Page 3, line 43, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice and guidance") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
59     Page 3, line 43, at end insert ("or give guidance") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
60     Page 3, line 44, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
61*     Page 3, line 44, at end insert--
    ("(  )  persons providing advice, support, counselling or mentoring to young people;
    (  )  persons providing refuges, hostels, drop-in centres, foyers or other supported accommodation to young people who are or might be undertaking post-16 education but have not reached the age of 20")
 
62*     Page 3, line 44, at end insert--
    ("(  )  persons providing organised leisure-time occupation connected with education and training or which are likely to encourage, enable or assist (directly or indirectly) effective participation by young persons in education or training")
 
 
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