Clause 143

Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 28th 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)

I beg to move amendment No. 208, in clause 143, page 81, line 25, after ‘section’ insert

‘(Sixth form admissions etc), (Sixth form admissions etc: appeals) or’.

Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendment No. 210 to 214, 226, 229 and 230.

Government new clause 10—Sixth form admissions etc.

Government new clause 11—Sixth form admissions etc: appeals.

Government new clause 12—Meaning of “sixth form education” etc.

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)

I will be exceptionally brief—I have to be. In essence, the measure will give young people who are over the age of 16 some of the rights to state preferences and to have a voice as their parents do for when they are above compulsory school age. There are also a series of technical and consequential amendments that go with that and other clauses.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 143, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 144 and 145 ordered part of the Bill.

It being Four o’clock, The Chairman, proceeded, pursuant to Standing Order 83D and the Order of the Committee [22 January], as amended, [24 January], to put forthwith the Question necessary dispose of the business to be concluded at that time.