Clause 72 - Interpretation of Part 6

Part of Education Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 15th January 2002.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight 4:30 pm, 15th January 2002

I beg to move amendment No. 470, in page 48, line 42, at end insert:

''''is religious education'', in relation to maintained nursery schools or the provision of funded nursery education otherwise than at a maintained school or maintained nursery school, means—

(a) (in maintained nursery schools) such elements of the local agreed syllabus as are appropriate to its pupils' age, ability and aptitude, and

(b) (in relation to funded nursery education otherwise than at a maintained school or maintained nursery school) such education about the religion prevalent among the pupils' receiving funded nursery education as the provider considers appropriate to those pupils' religious heritage (or, where there is no majority, the Christian religion), and to their age, ability and aptitude.''