Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.] -
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Clause 21
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
115     Page 9, line 3, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  The Council must prepare guidance for each local council in relation to each financial year.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
116     Page 9, line 7, at end insert ("including the need to ensure maximum flexibility in the application of funding formulae at local level, with the aim of ensuring that good sixth-form provision can be sustained, and where possible, strengthened") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
117     Page 9, line 9, at end insert ("with due regard to subsection (2)(a)") 
118     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") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
119     Page 9, line 9, at end insert ("and specify that proportion of the budget that may be spent at the discretion of the local council") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
120     Page 9, line 10, leave out ("the regional development agencies and") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
121     Page 9, line 10, after ("agencies") insert (", lifelong learning partnerships") 
122     Page 9, line 10, after ("agencies") insert (", providers") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
123     Page 9, line 11, leave out ("education") 
124     Page 9, line 11, after ("authorities") insert ("and lifelong learning partnerships") 
125     Page 9, line 14, leave out subsection (6) 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
126     Page 9, line 20, at end insert ("and of the skill needs of the local labour market") 
  
BY THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
127     Page 9, line 20, at end insert ("with specific reference to the needs of persons with learning difficulties (as defined in section 13)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
128     Page 9, line 32, leave out ("education") 
129     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")
 
130     Page 9, line 43, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the local education authority's education plan")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
131     Page 9, line 43, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the promotion of equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled people in education and training and all support services covering transition")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
132     Page 9, line 43, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any strategy prepared by any relevant local authority under section 4(1) of the Local Government Act 2000")
 
133     Page 9, line 43, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in London, the advice of the co-ordinating committee")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
134     Page 10, line 2, leave out paragraph (a) 
135     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any local learning partnerships;
    (  )  local small business services franchises;")
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
136     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any relevant lifelong learning partnership;")
 
137     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any relevant local learning partnerships;")
 
138     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  existing and potential learners;
    (  )  voluntary and community organisations with an interest in education and training;
    (  )  colleges;
    (  )  workplace training providers;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS WARWICK OF UNDERCLIFFE
 
139     Page 10, line 3, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any relevant institutions providing programmes of higher education")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
140     Page 10, line 6, leave out from ("it") to end of line 8 
141     Page 10, line 19, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
142     Page 10, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A local council shall have power to amend its plan during the course of a financial year, subject to the consent of the Council.")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 22 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
143     Page 10, line 25, leave out ("education") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
144     Page 10, line 26, leave out ("included in a plan under section 22(3)") and insert ("made under section (Powers and duties of local authority) above") 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 24 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
145     Page 11, line 9, at end insert ("or
    (b)  the reorganisation of education for persons from the age of 16 to 19, where such education is currently the responsibility of the education authority.")
 
  
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 DAVID
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
146     Page 59, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  must establish a quality recognition and improvement committee")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS DAVID
 
147     Page 59, line 31, leave out ("education and training") and insert ("appropriate education and training to meet the reasonable needs") 
  
BY THE BARONESS DAVID
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
148     Page 60, line 22, at end insert-- 
 ("Quality recognition and improvement committee 
     .--(1)  This paragraph applies to the quality recognition and improvement committee.
 
    (2)  The committee must--
    (a)  establish quality thresholds which new providers must satisfy;
    (b)  provide arrangements for recognition of providers able to satisfy the quality threshold;
    (c)  investigate and secure improvements in quality in provision funded by the Council;
    (d)  secure arrangements for reviewing quality and funding in programmes which do not lead to qualifications.
    (3)  The committee is to have such other functions relating to the education and training of adults, as the Council specifies.
 
    (4)  The committee's members are to be appointed by the Council with the approval of the Secretary of State.
 
    (5)  The Secretary of State must appoint one of the members as chairman after seeking the Council's advice.
 
    (6)  In appointing a member the Council and the Secretary of State must have regard to the desirability of appointing a person who appears to them to understand the needs of quality issues.")
 
  
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 30
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
149     Page 12, line 16, leave out ("10") and insert ("12") 
150     Page 12, line 16, leave out ("12") and insert ("16") 
151     Page 12, line 17, after ("members") insert (", not less than four of whom shall have business or commercial experience,") 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
152     Page 12, line 22, at end insert ("including experience and knowledge of the needs of disabled people") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ROBERTS OF CONWY
 
153     Page 62, line 4, leave out ("salaries and") 
154     Page 62, line 21, leave out sub-paragraph (3) 
155     Page 63, line 19, leave out sub-paragraph (6) 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD RIX
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
156     Page 12, line 29, 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 PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE BARONESS WARNOCK
 
157     Page 13, line 5, leave out from ("resources") to end of line 6 
158     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")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
159     Page 13, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(  )  education includes both vocational and non-vocational learning for people with learning difficulties;")
 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD RIX
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
160     Page 13, line 38, at end insert--
    ("(  )  education includes both vocational and non-vocational learning for people with learning difficulties;")
 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS DAVID
 
161     Page 14, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  )  promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled people in education and training and all support services covering transition")
 
  
Clause 34
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
162     Page 14, line 32, leave out ("or advice") and insert (", advice or guidance") 
163     Page 14, line 33, at end insert ("(including employment)") 
 
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