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

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

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Order of 2nd March 2000, as follows-- 
 Clauses 47 to 50
Schedule 6
Clauses 51 to 101
Schedule 7
Clauses 102 to 116
Schedule 8
Clause 117
Schedule 9
Clauses 118 and 119
Schedule 10
Clauses 120 to 122
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
107     Page 20, line 30, leave out ("for persons") and insert ("provided in the further education sector and special needs education sector and which is suitable to the requirements of those") 
108     Page 20, line 30, leave out ("19") and insert ("16") 
109     Page 20, line 38, at end insert--
    ("(  )  all institutions within the further education sector and special needs education sector other than those that fall wholly within the remit of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England;")
 
110     Page 20, line 38, at end insert--
    ("(  )  all institutions within the further education sector other than those which fall wholly within the remit of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
111     Page 20, line 39, after ("training") insert ("other than higher education") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
112     Page 20, line 39, leave out from ("training") to ("as") in line 40 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
113     Page 20, line 41, at end insert--
    ("(  )  facilities for providing information, advice or guidance about education or training or connected matters secured by the Council under section 12(5) of this Act or by the Secretary of State under section 9 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 for persons over the age of 19")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
114     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.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
115     Page 20, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Higher education" is education provided by means of a course of any description mentioned in Schedule 6 to the Education Reform Act 1988.")
 
  
Clause 52
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
116     Page 21, line 9, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  whether the provision of education and training within its remit accords with the principles of equality of opportunity")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
117     Page 21, line 18, leave out from ("remit") to ("as") in line 19 
118     Page 21, line 22, leave out from ("remit") to ("as") in line 23 
119     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.")
 
120     Page 21, line 27, leave out ("direct") and insert ("specify") 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
121     Page 21, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector must have regard to the assessment of needs included in the local learning and skills council's annual plan under section 22.")
 
  
After Clause 53
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
122     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Chief Inspector of Adult Learning may, on his own initiative, conduct an inspection of--
    (a)  the quality and availability of a specified description of education or training, in a specified area of England, for persons who are aged 16 or over;
    (b)  the standards achieved by those receiving that education or training; and
    (c)  whether the financial resources made available to those providing that education and training are managed efficiently and used in a way which provides value for money.
    (2)  The Chief Inspector of Adult Learning must carry out such an inspection if asked to do so by the Secretary of State.
 
    (3)  If the Learning and Skills Council or a local education authority has applied financial resources in respect of education or training which is being inspected under this section, the inspection may extend to considering the manner in which the Council or that authority has applied those resources and whether they have been applied in a way which provides value for money.
 
    (4)  The education or training that may be made the subject of an area inspection is any education or training within--
    (a)  the Adult Learning Inspectorate's remit; or
    (b)  the remit of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for England.
    (5)  If, in connection with an area inspection, the Chief Inspector asks Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for England for advice on a matter relating to education or training within his remit, he must give such advice as he considers likely to be appropriate for the purposes of the inspection.
 
    (6)  A person providing education or training which is the subject of an area inspection must provide the Chief Inspector with any information reasonably asked for by him in connection with the inspection.
 
    (7)  Any local education authority whose area, or part of whose area, is within the area which is the subject of an area inspection must provide the Chief Inspector with such information as the Chief Inspector may reasonably ask for in connection with the inspection.
 
    (8)  Area inspection" means an inspection under this section.")
Area inspections by the Chief Inspector.
123     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  On completing an area inspection, the Chief Inspector of Adult Learning must make a written report.
 
    (2)  The Chief Inspector must send a copy of the report to--
    (a)  the Secretary of State;
    (b)  the Learning and Skills Council for England;
    (c)  Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools;
    (d)  the regional development agencies;
    (e)  each local education authority whose area, or part of whose area, falls within the area which is the subject of the inspection; and
    (f)  such other persons as he considers appropriate.
    (3)  The Chief Inspector must arrange for the report to be published in such manner as he considers appropriate.
 
    (4)  For the purposes of the law of defamation the report is privileged unless its publication is shown to be made with malice.
 
    (5)  Nothing in subsection (4) limits any privilege subsisting apart from that subsection.")
Area inspections: report by the Chief Inspector.
124     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  This section applies if the Chief Inspector of Adult Learning publishes a report of an area inspection conducted under section (Area inspections by the Chief Inspector).
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may direct the Learning and Skills Council for England to prepare a written statement of the action which it proposes to take in the light of the report and the period within which it proposes to take it.
 
    (3)  The Secretary of State may direct a local education authority whose area is wholly or partly in the area covered by the report to prepare a written statement of the action which they propose to take in the light of the report and the period within which they propose to take it.
 
    (4)  In preparing the statement the Council or the authority must consult such persons as the Secretary of State may direct.
 
    (5)  The person making the statement must--
    (a)  publish it within such period, and in such manner, as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State; and
    (b)  send copies of it to such persons as may be so prescribed.")
Area inspections: action plans.
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
125     Page 22, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In respect of education and training provided by an employer in the workplace, the right of entry may be exercised only if the employer has been given reasonable notice in writing.")
 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
126     Page 24, line 10, leave out paragraph (b) 
127     Page 24, line 10, leave out paragraphs (b) and (c) 
  
Clause 59
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
128     Leave out Clause 59 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
129     Leave out Clause 60 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
130     Page 26, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the implementation of any recommendations made under a local learning and skills council plan drawn up under section 22;")
 
131     Leave out Clause 63 
 
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