New Clause 14

Part of Education and Skills Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 28 February 2008.

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Exercise of travel functions by local education authorities in England: duty to have regard to religion or belief of persons of sixth form age

‘In section 509AD of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (LEAs in England: duty to have regard to religion or belief in exercise of travel functions), in subsection (1), for the words from “to any wish” to the end substitute—

“(a) to any wish of a parent of such a person for him to be provided with education or training at a particular school, institution or other place where that wish is based on the parent’s religion or belief, and

(b) in a case where the person in question (or any of the persons in question) is of sixth form age (within the meaning given in section 509AC(1)), to any wish of that person to be provided with education or training at a particular school, institution or other place where that wish is based on the person’s religion or belief.”’.—[Jim Knight.]