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English higher education information: designated body

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 21st November 2016.

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Amendments made: 30, page 88, line 22, leave out paragraph 1.

See the explanatory statement for amendment 32.

Amendment 31, page 88, line 27, leave out from beginning to “consult” in line 28 and insert “The OfS may”.

See the explanatory statement for amendment 32.

Amendment 32, page 89, line 5, leave out sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) and insert—

“Recommendation

2A (1) This paragraph applies where the OfS has consulted in accordance with paragraph 2.

(2) The OfS must consider whether there is a body that is suitable to be designated under this Schedule.

(3) If the OfS considers that there is only one body that is suitable to be designated under this Schedule, the OfS must recommend the designation of that body under this Schedule.

(4) If the OfS considers that there is more than one body that is suitable to be designated under this Schedule, the OfS must recommend the designation under this Schedule of whichever one of those bodies it considers appropriate.

(5) If the OfS considers that there is no body that is suitable to be designated under this Schedule, the OfS may not recommend the designation of a body under this Schedule.

(6) The OfS must—

(a) notify the Secretary of State of its recommendation or that no recommendation is made, and

(b) publish that notification.”

This amendment and amendments 30 and 31 make changes to clarify when and how the OfS may recommend to the Secretary of State that a body should be designated under Schedule 6. The new paragraph 2A replaces paragraphs 1 and 2(4) and (5) of Schedule 6.

Amendment 33, page 89, line 11, leave out “paragraphs 1 and 2” and insert “paragraph 2A”.

This amendment is consequential on amendments 30 and 32.

Amendment 34, page 89, line 14, after “body”, insert

“for the purposes of section 59”.—(Joseph Johnson.)

This amendment is consequential on amendment 30.

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