School Standards and Framework Bill — Restrictions on financial assistance to non-maintained schools — 15 Jul 1998

Patrick McLoughlin MP, West Derbyshire voted in the minority (No).

Lords amendment disagreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 43 to 49 disagreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 50, in page 34, line 24, at end insert

("; and

(c) the aims and values of the school, and the ways in which the school intends to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of its pupils.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, we may consider the Government amendment thereto, Lords amendment No. 52 and the Government motion to disagree thereto.

Lords amendment and Government amendment thereto agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 51 agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 52 disagreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 53, in page 37, line 2, leave out (" "general") and insert (" "local")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 54 to 70, 146, 149, 158, 160, 165, 175, 180, 259, 260, 404, 405 and 407.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 54 to 70 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 71, in page 46, line 33, leave out ("subsection (3)") and insert ("subsections (3) and (3A)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 72, 73, 261 to 278, 353 and 389.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 72 to 84 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 85, in page 51, line 35, leave out

("to be provided at the school")

(", or may be, required to be provided at the school in accordance with Schedule 19 (or, as the case may be, each such religion or religious denomination)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 86, 87, 154, 155, 157, 159, 162, 169 and 282 to 284.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 86 and 87 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 88, in page 55, line 35, after ("land") insert

("and certain rights and liabilities")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 89, 90, 92, 144, 148, 164, 194 to 197, 209 to 212, 234, 256 to 258, 285 to 326, 350, 352, 388 and 411.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 89 to 91 agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 92 agreed to [Special Entry].

Lords amendment: No. 93, in page 58, line 30, leave out

("and those appointed by the local education authority")

("(b) those appointed by the local education authority, and

(c) any co-opted governor nominated by a minor authority.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 147, 236, 241 to 243, 245 to 254, 361 and 392.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 94, in page 59, line 17, after ("(1)") insert--

("(a) make separate provision (by means of separate codes of practice) in relation to different functions under this Chapter of the bodies and persons mentioned in that subsection;

(b)")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 95 to 107, 109, 110, 328 to 330 and 333 to 349.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 95 to 110 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 111, in page 73, line 22, leave out ("approved or otherwise determined") and insert

("have fallen to be implemented")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Lord):

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 112 to 114.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 112 to 114 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 115, in page 74, line 41, leave out (", 101 and") and insert ("to")

I bet that all those schools asked her to do exactly the opposite of what the Government propose.

Lords amendment agreed to .

Lords amendments Nos. 116 to 129 agreed to [one with Special Entry] .

Lords amendment: No. 130, in page 81, leave out line 31 and insert

("schools maintained by local education authorities.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendments Nos. 131 to 136.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 131 to 136 agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 137, after clause 116, to insert the following new clause-- Travel arrangements for children receiving nursery education otherwise than at school --

". After section 509 of the Education Act 1996 there shall be inserted--

"Travel arrangements for children receiving nursery education otherwise than at school.

509A.--(1) A local education authority may provide a child with assistance under this section if they are satisfied that, without such assistance, he would be prevented from attending at any premises--

(a) which are not a school or part of a school, but

(b) at which relevant nursery education is provided,

for the purpose of receiving such education there.

(2) The assistance which may be provided for a child under this section consists of either--

(a) making arrangements (whether for the provision of transport or otherwise) for the purpose of facilitating the child's attendance at the premises concerned, or

(b) paying the whole or any part of his reasonable travel expenses.

(3) When considering whether to provide a child with assistance under this section in connection with his attendance at any premises, a local education authority may have regard (among other things) to whether it would be reasonable to

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 367. I inform the House that amendment No. 137 involves privilege.

Lords amendment agreed to. [Special Entry.]

Lords amendment: No. 138, in page 90, line 37, leave out subsection (3) and insert--

("(3) Section 80 shall apply in relation to the code as it applies in relation to a code of practice under section 79.")

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Members of the Standing Committee, of whom there are several present tonight, will know that one of the issues that received cross-party support was the need to establish a code of practice covering the relationship between LEAs and individual schools. We published the draft code for consultation and I am pleased that it has been widely welcomed by schools in all sectors and by local education authorities and Church education authorities. The draft code managed to strike the right balance between competing, and sometimes conflicting, aims and objectives.

However, several hon. Members expressed the view in Committee that, although the code was useful, there should be parliamentary approval for it. Attention was drawn to the admissions code, which will be subject to parliamentary approval, and hon. Members argued that it would be appropriate for the code of practice for local education authority and individual school relations tobe subject to parliamentary approval as well. The Government considered that point and moved amendment No. 138 in the House of Lords, which provides that the code of practice will be subject to parliamentary approval. I hope that that arrangement will meet with the approval of the House.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 139, in page 91, line 24, leave out ("Subject to subsection (2),")

I beg to move, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this, it will be convenient to discuss Lords amendment No. 140 and the Government motion to disagree thereto.

It being Ten o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business),

That, at this day's sitting, the School Standards and Framework Bill and the Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.--[ Mr. Dowd .]

Question agreed to .

Lords amendment again considered .

Question put, That this House doth disagree with the Lords in the said amendment:--

The House divided: Ayes 294, Noes 137.

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Party Summary

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PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 111 (+2 tell)069.8%
Lab294 (+2 tell) 0070.8%
LDem0 25054.3%
UUP0 1010.0%
Total:294 137068.4%

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