Education Bill [Lords]

– in a Public Bill Committee on 22nd March 2005.

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[Mr. Eric Forth in the Chair]

Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Minister of State (Education and Skills) (School Standards) 9:25 am, 22nd March 2005

I beg to move,


(1)during proceedings on the Education Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall, in addition to its first meeting at 9.25a.m. on Tuesday 22nd March, meet—

(a)at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd March; and

(b)at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 24th March, Tuesday 5th April, Thursday 7th April, Tuesday 12th April and Thursday 14th April;

(2)the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 to 19, Schedule 2, Clauses 20 to 27, Schedule 3, Clause 28, Schedule 4, Clauses 29 to 46, Schedule 5, Clauses 47 to 50, Schedule 6, Clauses 51 to 53, Schedule 7, Clause 54, Schedule 8, Clauses 55 to 61, Schedule 9, Clauses 62 and 63, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1, Clause 101, Schedule 16, Clauses 102 to 107, Schedule 17, Clauses 108 to 117, Schedule 18, Clause 118, Clauses 74 to 77, Schedule 13, Clauses 78 to 98, Schedule 14, Clause 99, Schedule 15, Clause 100, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3, Clauses 64 to 66, Schedule 10, Clause 67, Schedule 11, Clauses 68 to 71, Schedule 12, Clauses 72 and 73, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2, Clauses 119 to 123, Schedule 19, Clauses 124 to 128, other new Clauses and new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(3)the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 14th April.

I welcome you to your position as Chairman of today’s proceedings, Mr. Forth. We have the opportunity to make good progress today on an important piece of legislation, which has won widespread support in the education world, and on which we had a good, and largely consensual, debate last week.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Eric Forth Eric Forth Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst

I remind the Committee that there is a money resolution in connection with the Bill, and that copies are available in the Room. I also remind members of the Committee that adequate notice should be given of amendments. As a general rule, I and my fellow Chairman do not intend to call starred amendments, including any starred amendments that may be reached during an afternoon sitting of the Committee.