I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing the following:
No. 19, in clause 16, page 11, line 10, leave out ‘and (2A)’ and insert ‘(2A) and (2B)’.
No. 20, in clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert—
‘(2B) The third requirement is that the council—
(a) has regard to any representation from a local authority which has children’s services and education responsibilities in the area in which the establishment or dissolution of a further education corporation is proposed, and
(b) provides such an authority with written reasons for any decision to establish or dissolve a corporation.’.
No. 36, in clause 16, page 11, line 16, at end insert—
‘(2B) The third requirement is that, when the councilis considering proposals to establish or dissolve furthereducation corporations, it must abide by guidance as set out in subsection (2C).
(2C) The council must, after considering representations, publish a policy statement which must include reference to—
(a) the preferred structure of provision of post-16 education;
(b) the need to ensure a choice of qualifications and courses at all levels;
(c) the impact of any new provision of post-16 education on existing providers of post-16 education;
(d) the procedure to be followed when two or more further education corporations are seeking to merge.’.