Amendment 29

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 12th October 2021.

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Lord Watson of Invergowrie:

Moved by Lord Watson of Invergowrie

29: Clause 7, page 9, line 41, at end insert—“(2A) Subsection (2) does not apply to the withdrawal of level three courses for the period of four years beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.” Member’s explanatory statement This amendment prevents IfATE from withdrawing approval of established level 3 courses including BTECs for four years to ensure that T levels are fully embedded and acceptable to students, employers and universities.

Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

My Lords, we have had a really compelling debate, with some powerful speeches from education big hitters on all sides. I will not rehearse any of the arguments; they have been well made. I just want to pick up a point made by my noble friend Lord Blunkett. He said that, on this issue, we need to help the Government help themselves. I want to do that by testing the opinion of the House.

Ayes 155, Noes 150.

Division number 2 Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 29

Aye: 155 Members of the House of Lords

No: 150 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 29 agreed.

Amendment 30 not moved.