Education Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:10 pm on 3rd July 2002.

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Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Education and Skills, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare), Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Early Years and School Standards) 7:10 pm, 3rd July 2002

moved Amendment No. 26:

After Clause 64, insert the following new clause—

"ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF PUPILS TO ACADEMIES

After section 85A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31) there is inserted—

"85B FUNCTIONS OF ADMISSION FORUMS IN RELATION TO ACADEMIES

(1) Regulations may authorise or require an admission forum established by a local education authority under section 85A to give advice to the governing body of any Academy in the authority's area on any matter corresponding to a matter prescribed under subsection (1)(b) of that section.

(2) The governing body of an Academy shall have regard, in conducting the Academy, to any relevant advice given to them by an admission forum by virtue of subsection (1).""