Committee (5th Day)
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill
Lord de Mauley (Shadow Minister, Children, Schools and Families; Conservative)
I thank the Minister for her response. I suggest that all the subjects listed have at least an educational component to them, whether mental, physical or practical, and I ask that before Report she gives this some further thought, as indeed will I.
I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, for his helpful support for the amendments. Like my noble friend Lord Lucas, his concept of voluntary educational work based on the Feltham example being extended nationwide has considerable potential. I am grateful to the noble Baronesses, Lady Sharp and Lady Howe, for their support. The experience of the noble Baroness, Lady Blackstone, was also helpful.
I said this was a probing amendment but we look to the Government for some real progress. However, for today, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.
Amendment 116A withdrawn.
Amendments 116B to 123 not moved.
Moved by Baroness Garden of Frognal
124: Clause 47, page 30, line 13, at end insert—
"( ) In performing the duty imposed by subsection (1), a local education authority must have regard to any existing Offenders' Learning and Skills Service contracts previously held with the Learning and Skills Council."