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Clause 2

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) 5:00 pm, 5th February 2008

It is through clause 4 that a range of provision will be developed and needs to be developed. Some has been developed over the past five years and some may include provision appropriate for this group of people. The enforcement duty, in respect of reasonable excuse, will not have started because the local authority will know that there is reasonable excuse and therefore it has no chance of enforcement. That will reinforce its need to provide proper support, rather than to take the enforcement route.