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Clause 40
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
147*     Page 35, line 25, leave out ("any") and insert ("the") 
148*     Page 35, line 25, leave out ("increase") and insert ("increases in expenditure") 
149*     Page 35, line 26, leave out ("in the sums so payable under any other enactment") 
  
Clause 42
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
150*     Page 36, line 22, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The following sections of this Act come into force on 1st September 2002--
    (a)  section 13, and
    (b)  section 14.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF MAR AND KELLIE
 
151     Page 37, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Part II, except sections 13 and 14 and Part III extend to Scotland.")
 
  
Before Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
152     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 AMENDMENT TO STATEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDs 
 PART I 
 PROCEDURE FOR MAKING AMENDMENT TO STATEMENT
OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
 
     1.  Schedule 27 to the 1996 Act (making and maintenance of statement of special educational needs) is amended as follows.
 
    2. For paragraph 1 substitute--
        1.--(1)  In this Schedule--
      statement" means a statement under section 324; and
      statutory review" means a re-assessment review or a periodic review.
        (2)  In this Schedule--
      periodic review" means a review conducted in accordance with section 328(5)(b); and
      re-assessment review" means a review conducted in accordance with section 328(5)(a)."
    3.  For paragraph 2 substitute--
        2.--(1)  Before making a statement, a local education authority shall serve on the parent of the child concerned a copy of the proposed statement.
        (2)  If, following a statutory review, a local education authority propose to amend a statement, they shall serve on the parent of the child concerned a copy of the proposed amended statement.
        (3)  But sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) are subject to sub-paragraphs (4) and (5).
        (4)  The copy of the proposed statement or amended statement shall not specify any prescribed matter.
        (5)  The copy of--
      (a)  the proposed statement, or
      (b)  if an amendment is proposed about any of the matters mentioned in subsection (4) of section 324, the amended statement,
    shall not specify any matter in pursuance of that subsection.
        (6)  When they serve a copy of the proposed statement or amended statement, the local education authority shall also serve on the parent a written notice explaining (to the extent that they are applicable)--
      (a)  the arrangements under paragraph 3,
      (b)  the effect of paragraph 4, and
      (c)  the right to appeal under section 326.
        (7)  A notice under sub-paragraph (6) must contain such other information as may be prescribed."
    4.  In paragraph 3, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words from "a parent" to "paragraph 2" substitute "a parent--
      (a)  on whom a copy of a proposed statement has been served under paragraph 2, or
      (b)  on whom a copy of a proposed amended statement has been served under that paragraph--
            (i)  following a re-assessment review, or
            (ii)  which contains a proposed amendment about the name of a school to be specified in the statement,"
    5.  In that paragraph, in sub-paragraph (2), for "paragraph 2(b)" substitute "paragraph 2(6)".
 
    6.  In that paragraph omit sub-paragraph (4).
 
    7.  After that paragraph, insert--
 
 Consultation on specifying name of school in statement 
 
        3A.--(1)  Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a local education authority are considering--
      (a)  specifying the name of a maintained school in a statement, or
      (b)  amending a statement--
            (i)  if no school was specified in the statement before the amendment, so that a maintained school will be specified in it,
            (ii)  if a school was specified in the statement before the amendment, so that a different school, which is a maintained school, will be specified in it.
        (2)  The local education authority shall--
      (a)  serve a copy of the proposed statement or amended statement on each affected body, and
 
 (b)  consult each affected body. 
 
        (3)  Affected body" means--
      (a)  the governing body of any school which the local education authority are considering specifying; and
      (b)  if a school which the local education authority are considering specifying is maintained by another local education authority, that authority."
 
     8.  In paragraph 4, in sub-paragraph (1)--
    (a)  after "proposed statement" insert "or amended statement";
    (b)  in paragraphs (a) and (b), for "statement" substitute "proposed statement or amended statement".
    9.  In that paragraph, in sub-paragraph (2), after "sub-paragraph (1)(b)" insert "in relation to--
    (a)  a proposed statement, or
    (b)  an amendment proposed following a re-assessment review,".
    10.  In that paragraph, in sub-paragraphs (4)(a) and (5), for "paragraph 2(b)" substitute "paragraph 2(6)".
 
    11.  In paragraph 5, in sub-paragraph (1), after "make" insert "or amend".
 
    12.  In that paragraph, in sub-paragraph (2), for "The statement" substitute "If a local education authority make a statement, it".
 
    13.  After that sub-paragraph insert--
        (2A)  If a local education authority amend a statement, the amended statement made may be in the form proposed or in a form modified in the light of the representations."
    14.  For paragraph 6, substitute--
        6.--(1)  Where a local education authority make or amend a statement they shall serve a copy of the statement, or the amended statement, on the parent of the child concerned.
        (2)  They shall, at the same time, give the parent written notice of his right to appeal under section 326(1) against--
      (a)  the description in the statement of the authority's assessment of the child's special educational needs,
      (b)  the special educational provision specified in the statement (including the name of a school specified in the statement), or
      (c)  if no school is named in the statement, that fact.
        (3)  A notice under sub-paragraph (2) must contain such other information as may be prescribed."
    15.  In paragraph 8(1)(b)--
    (a)  in sub-paragraph (ii), after "statement" insert "or amended statement"; and
    (b)  omit sub-paragraph (iii)
    16.  In paragraph 9--
    (a)  in sub-paragraph (1), omit "amend or" and "10 or"; and
    (b)  in sub-paragraph (2)--
          (i)  after paragraph (a), insert "or"
          (ii)  omit paragraph (b), the word "or after paragraph (c) and paragraph (d).
    17.  Omit paragraph 10.
 
 PART II 
 APPEALS AGAINST AMENDMENTS TO STATEMENT
OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
 
     18.  Section 326 of the 1996 Act is amended as follows.
 
    19. For subsection (1) substitute--
        (1)  The parent of a child for whom a local education authority maintain a statement under section 324 may appeal to the Tribunal--
      (a)  when the statement is first made,
      (b)  if an amendment is made to the statement, or
      (c)  if, after conducting an assessment under section 323, the local education authority determine not to amend the statement.
        (1A)  An appeal under this section may be against any of the following--
      (a)  the description in the statement of the local education authority's assessment of the child's special educational needs,
      (b)  the special educational provision specified in the statement (including the name of a school so specified),
      (c)  if no school is specified in the statement, that fact."
    20.  In subsection (2), for "paragraph 10" substitute "paragraph 2(2)".")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
[As amendments to amendment 152]
 
153     Line 73, after inserted sub-paragraph (2)(b) insert (", and
    (c)  refrain from implementing any amendment while Tribunal proceedings are pending.")
 
154     Line 79, after paragraph 7, insert--
 
    ("  .  After that paragraph, insert--
 
 Application of duty to another local education authority 
     3B.  The duty imposed under sub-paragraph (3) in relation to a preference expressed in accordance with arrangements made under sub-paragraph (1) shall apply also in relation to a school maintained by another local education authority.") 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
155*     Page 36, leave out line 21 and insert-- 
 
("3.  A setting recognised by an Early Years Partnership established by a local education Authority. The local education authority through its early years partnership.")
 
156*     Page 38, line 22, column 2, leave out ("proprietor") and insert ("governing body, trustees, or proprietor according to the constitution of the school",) 
157*     Page 38, line 23, column 2, leave out ("proprietor") and insert ("governing body, trustees, or proprietor according to the constitution of the school",) 
158*     Page 38, line 35, column 2, leave out ("proprietor") and insert ("governing body") 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
159     Page 40, line 14, leave out ("A county court") and insert ("The Tribunal") 
160     Page 40, line 23, leave out ("A") and insert ("The Tribunal or a sheriff") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
161*     Page 42, line 48, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Discrimination in this schedule refers to discrimination on the grounds of disability, and not discrimination on any other legitimate grounds.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
162     Page 48, line 8, leave out paragraph 9 
163     Page 48, line 21, leave out paragraph 11 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
164     Page 51, line 26, column 3, leave out from ("27") to end of line 28 and insert (", paragraph 3(4), paragraph 8(1)(b)(iii), in paragraph 9(1), the words "amend, or" and "10 or", and paragraph 10") 
 
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