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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 on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 2, line 14, at end insert--
    ("(bb)  take account of the education and training required in different sectors of employment for employees and potential employees.")
 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 2, line 43, at end insert--
    ("(bb)  take account of the education and training required in different sectors of employment for employees and potential employees.")
 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 6, line 32, leave out ("and 3") and insert (", 3 and 8") 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Leave out Clause 14 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) In exercising its functions the Council must have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity--
    (a)  between persons of different racial groups,
    (b)  between men and women, and
    (c)  between persons who are disabled and persons who are not.
    (2)  As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year of the Council it must publish a report containing--
    (a)  a statement of the arrangements made under subsection (1) and having effect in the year;
    (b)  an assessment of how effective the arrangements were in promoting equality of opportunity.
    (3)  The report must also contain a statement of the arrangements which the Council has made, or proposes to make, under subsection (1) in respect of the financial year immediately following that referred to in subsection (2).
 
    (4)  The Council must send a copy of the report to the Secretary of State.
Equality of opportunity.
     (5)  Racial group" has the same meaning as in the Race Relations Act 1976.1976 c. 74.
     (6)  Disabled persons are persons who are disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.")1995 c. 50.
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 10, line 1, leave out from ("strategy") to end of line 2 and insert ("of any relevant regional development agency prepared under section 7 of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 or published under section 7A of that Act.")1998 c. 45.
     Page 10, line 2, at end insert--
    ("(c)  any strategy prepared by any relevant local authority under section 4 of the Local Government Act 2000 (strategies for promoting well-being).")
 
     Page 10, line 5, leave out ("education") 
     Page 10, line 26, at end insert--
    ("(d)  local authority" means a local authority as defined in section 1(a) of the Local Government Act 2000 and the Greater London Authority;
    (e)  a local authority is a relevant authority if any of its area falls within the area of the local council concerned.")
 
  
Clause 25
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 11, line 5, at end insert ("; and the directions may include any provisions described in subsections (2) to (2B).") 
     Page 11, line 6, leave out ("include") and insert ("contain") 
     Page 11, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  Subsection (2B) applies if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the Council--
    (a)  has failed to discharge a duty imposed by or under any Act, or
    (b)  has acted or is proposing to act unreasonably with respect to the exercise of a power conferred or the performance of a duty imposed by or under any Act.
    (2B)  In such a case directions may contain such provision as the Secretary of State thinks fit as to the exercise of the Council's powers and performance of its duties.
 
    (2C)  Directions may contain provision described in subsection (2B) despite any enactment making the exercise of a power or performance of a duty contingent on the Council's opinion.")
 
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 13, line 6, at end insert--
    ("(bb)  take account of the education and training required in different sectors of employment for employees and potential employees.")
 
  
Clause 32
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 13, line 35, at end insert--
    ("(bb)  take account of the education and training required in different sectors of employment for employees and potential employees.")
 
  
Clause 41
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 17, line 13, leave out ("and 32") and insert (", 32 and 34(1)(g)") 
  
Clause 42
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Leave out Clause 42 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) In exercising its functions the Council must have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity--
    (a)  between persons of different racial groups,
    (b)  between men and women, and
    (c)  between persons who are disabled and persons who are not.
    (2)  As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year of the Council it must publish a report containing--
    (a)  a statement of the arrangements made under subsection (1) and having effect in the year;
    (b)  an assessment of how effective the arrangements were in promoting equality of opportunity.
    (3)  The report must also contain a statement of the arrangements which the Council has made, or proposes to make, under subsection (1) in respect of the financial year immediately following that referred to in subsection (2).
 
    (4)  The Council must send a copy of the report to the National Assembly.
Equality of opportunity.
     (5)  Racial group" has the same meaning as in the Race Relations Act 1976.1976 c. 74.
     (6)  Disabled persons are persons who are disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.")1995 c. 50.
  
Clause 45
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 18, line 31, at end insert ("; and the directions may include any provisions described in subsections (2) to (2B).") 
     Page 18, line 32, leave out ("include") and insert ("contain") 
     Page 18, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  Subsection (2B) applies if the National Assembly is satisfied that the Council--
    (a)  has failed to discharge a duty imposed by or under any Act, or
    (b)  has acted or is proposing to act unreasonably with respect to the exercise of a power conferred or the performance of a duty imposed by or under any Act.
    (2B)  In such a case directions may contain such provision as the National Assembly thinks fit as to the exercise of the Council's powers and performance of its duties.
 
    (2C)  Directions may contain provision described in subsection (2B) despite any enactment making the exercise of a power or performance of a duty contingent on the Council's opinion.")
 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 20, line 39, leave out from ("training") to ("as") in line 40 
     Page 20, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations made under subsection (1)(e) may include within the Inspectorate's remit training of or for teachers, lecturers, trainers or other persons engaged in the provision of education or training which otherwise falls within the Inspectorate's remit.")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 21, line 18, leave out from ("remit") to ("as") in line 19 
     Page 21, line 22, leave out from ("remit") to ("as") in line 23 
     Page 21, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The functions specified under subsection (4) or (5) may include functions with respect to training of or for teachers, lecturers, trainers or other persons engaged in the provision of education or training which falls within the Inspectorate's remit.")
 
     Page 21, line 27, leave out ("direct") and insert ("specify") 
  
Clause 73
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 32, line 3, leave out from ("Part") to ("as") in line 4 
     Page 32, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The functions specified under subsection (3) may include functions with respect to training of or for teachers, lecturers, trainers or other persons engaged in the provision of education or training which is brought within the remit of the Chief Inspector for Wales by this Part.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 73, leave out lines 3 to 6 
 
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