Clause 43 - Inspection of local education authorities

Children Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 21 October 2004.

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Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children) 3:45, 21 October 2004

I beg to move amendment No. 155, in

clause 43, page 31, leave out lines 7 to 13 and insert—

' ''(2) An inspection of a local education authority in England under this section shall consist of a review of the way in which the authority are performing any function conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority, other than a function falling within the remit of the Adult Learning Inspectorate under section 53 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c.21).

(2A) An inspection of a local education authority in Wales under this section shall consist of a review of the way in which the authority are performing—

(a) any function conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority; and

(b) the functions conferred on them under sections 21 and (children and young people's plans: Wales) so far as relating to education, training or youth support services (within the meaning of section 123 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c.21)).'''

Photo of Mrs Marion Roe Mrs Marion Roe Conservative, Broxbourne

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment No. 156 and clause stand part.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children)

The amendment will ensure that the new duties in the Bill can be inspected in Wales. Also, because of what we hope to achieve in that respect, we have to modify the provisions for England.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 156, in

clause 43, page 31, line 14, leave out subsection (2).—[Margaret Hodge.]

Clause 43, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.