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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 on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD RIX
 
1     Page 2, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), the Secretary of State may require the Council to extend the duty set out in that subsection to persons aged over 19 who meet conditions which he may specify.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
THE LORD TOPE
THE LORD LUCAS
THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
 
2     Page 2, line 14, at end insert--
    ("(  )  take account of the education and training required to prepare young persons of different abilities and aptitudes for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life outside the workplace;")
 
  
BY THE LORD PILKINGTON OF OXENFORD
THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
THE BARONESS WARNOCK
THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
 
3     Page 2, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(e)  disproportionate expenditure is expenditure that is wasteful or unrelated to the duties and functions of the Council, but shall not be taken to mean expenditure on provision that, by its nature, has higher unit costs than other forms of provision")
 
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
4     Page 24, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In respect of education or training provided by an employer in the workplace, the right of entry conferred by subsection (2) may be exercised only if the employer has been given reasonable notice in writing.")
 
  
Clause 103
 
  
BY THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
5     Page 47, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In exercising his powers under this section, the Secretary of State shall ensure that any action he takes--
    (a)  does not adversely affect the quantity or quality of existing information, advice and guidance services provided for young people;
    (b)  fulfils his duties to all young people under sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 and sections 43, 44 and 45 of the Education Act 1997.")
 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
6     Page 52, line 40, leave out ("19") and insert ("25") 
  
After Clause 116
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
7     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Education Act 1996 shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In section 403 (sex education: manner of provision) in subsection (1) for the words "and the value of family life" substitute ", the value of family life and sexual health".
 
    (3)  After section 403 insert--
Sex education: Secretary of State's guidance.
1996 c. 56.
 Sex education: Secretary of State's guidance.     403A.--(1) The Secretary of State must issue guidance designed to secure that the following general objectives are met when sex education is given to registered pupils at maintained schools.
 
    (2)  The general objectives are that the pupils--
 
 (a)  learn about the nature of marriage and its importance for family life and for the bringing up of children;

(b)  learn the significance of marriage and stable relationships as key building blocks of community and society;

(c)  learn to respect themselves and others;

(d)  are given accurate information for the purposes of enabling them to understand difference and of preventing or removing prejudice;

 
  
    (e)  are protected from inappropriate teaching and materials.
 
      (3)  When sex education is given to pupils who are in the third or fourth key stage or over compulsory school age, the general objectives referred to in subsection (1) are to include the following additional objectives.
 
    (4)  The additional objectives are that the pupils--
    (a)  learn to understand human sexuality;
    (b)  learn the reasons for delaying sexual activity and the benefits to be gained from such delay;
    (c)  learn about obtaining appropriate advice on sexual health.
    (5)  The Secretary of State's guidance must also be designed to secure that sex education given to registered pupils at maintained schools contributes to--
    (a)  promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils and of society;
 
 (b)  preparing the pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

(6)  The Secretary of State may at any time revise his guidance.

 
      (7)  Local education authorities, governing bodies and head teachers must, in discharging their functions under section 403, have regard to the Secretary of State's guidance.
 
    (8)  In this section "maintained school" includes a community or foundation special school established in a hospital."")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MORAN
[Amendments 8 to 19 are amendments to Amendment 7]
 
8*     Line 12, after ("marriage") insert ("as the key building block of society;") 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MORAN
 
9*     Leave out lines 15 to 17 and insert--
    ("(  )  learn about the significance of stability in family relationships;")
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
10     Line 15, leave out ("and stable relationships") 
11     Line 16, leave out ("key building blocks of community and") and insert ("the fundamental basis of") 
12     Leave out line 18 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MORAN
 
13*     Leave out lines 19 to 23 and insert--
    ("(  )  are protected from teaching and materials which a reasonable person would regard as inappropriate having regard to--
          (i)  whether information is accurate and objective;
          (ii)  the language and images used;
          (iii)  the age of the pupils; and
          (iv)  the provisions of section 403, this section and section 403B.")
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
14     Line 23, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Guidance under subsection (1)--
      (a)  must be cohesive and coherent;
      (b)  must be transparent and consistent;
      (c)  should underpin the value of family life and overarch other aspects of family teaching; and
      (d)  must be undertaken in an efficient and effective manner.")
 
15     Line 38, leave out ("and of society") 
16     Leave out lines 40 and 41 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MORAN
 
17*     Leave out lines 42 and 43 and insert--
 
    ("(6)  No guidance under subsection (1) shall be issued or substantially revised unless a draft of the guidance has been laid in draft before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
 
18     Line 50, at end insert--
 
    ("(9)  This section is subject to section 403B.
 
 Prohibition on promoting homosexuality.     403B.--(1) Local education authorities, governing bodies and head teachers must ensure that sex education given to registered pupils in a maintained school does not-- 
 
    (a)  intentionally promote homosexuality;
    (b)  employ materials promoting homosexuality;
    (c)  teach the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.
    (2)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall be taken to prohibit the giving of any education about treating or preventing the spread of disease.
 
    (3)  In any proceedings in connection with the application of this section a court shall draw such inferences as to the intention of the local education authority, governing body or head teacher (as the case may be) as may reasonably be drawn from the evidence before it.
 
    (4)  In this section "maintained school" has the meaning given in section 403A."")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS YOUNG
THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MORAN
 
19*     Line 50, at end insert-- 
 <~et>("Curriculum etc. for sex education: Consultation and approval.     403B.--(1)  No curriculum, syllabus or teaching material may be used for the purpose of giving sex education to registered pupils at a maintained school unless-- 
  
    (a)  reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that the parents or guardians of the relevant pupils have been consulted about its nature and content; and
 
  
    (b)  the governing body of the school has approved its use.
    (2)  In this section--
 
  
    maintained school" has the meaning given in section 403A, and
 
  
    relevant pupils" means pupils to whom the education in question is to be given.")
 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
20     Page 85, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  In Schedule 1 to that Act (pupil referral units) in paragraph 8 after "403," insert "403A," and for "county schools" substitute "community schools".")
 
  
Schedule 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
21*     Page 91, line 29, column 3, at beginning insert-- 
 ("In section 104, subsection (4).
Sections 105 to 108.
In section 109, subsections (3)(b) and (4).")
 
 
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