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Education Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 24th January 2005.

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Photo of Baroness Turner of Camden Baroness Turner of Camden Labour 6:45 pm, 24th January 2005

moved Amendment No. 153:

After Clause 112, insert the following new clause—

"EXCLUSION OF CHILDREN: DUTIES IN RELATION TO PUPILS

(1) Section 52 of the Education Act 2002 (c. 32) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (5) there is inserted—

"(5A) It shall be the duty of all persons and bodies exercising functions under this section—

(a) to have regard to the welfare of the child that is proposed to be excluded, and

(b) to have regard in particular to the child's educational achievement.

(5B) Regulations shall make provision for compliance with the duty under subsection (5A) and in particular to ensure that pupils who are proposed to be excluded or have been excluded under the provisions of this section—

(a) have a proper opportunity to make representations in relation to their exclusion or proposed exclusion, and

(b) receive all information that might be relevant to such representations.""