Clause 17

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 19 February 2008.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) 6:00, 19 February 2008

Whether or not support should come before enforcement is neither here nor there, because that is not what the Bill says. It says that the relevant information can be used for enforcement purposes. I have listened to what the Minister has said and if he wishes to be true to his word, he needs to ask his officials to draft some amendments so that the Bill reflects the intention that he expressed to the Committee, because the clause and the Bill do not reflect the intention that he has just conveyed.