Clause 84

– in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 19th March 2009.

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Election for apprenticeship scheme

Amendments made: 410, in clause 84, page 51, line 19, leave out from ‘is’ to ‘and’ in line 20 and insert ‘within subsection (1A) or (1B),’.

The effect of this amendment (with amendment 411) is to permit a care leaver aged 19 or over who satisfies the apprenticeship scheme requirements, and to whom a local authority in England owes certain duties under the Children Act 1989, to elect for the apprenticeship scheme under clause 84.

411, in clause 84, page 51, line 23, at end insert—

‘(1A) A person within this subsection is one who—

(a) is over compulsory school age, and

(b) is aged under 19.

(1B) A person within this subsection is one who is not within subsection (1A) and—

(a) is a person aged under 21 towards whom a local authority in England has the duties provided for in section 23C of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) (continuing functions in respect of certain formerly looked after children), or

(b) is a person to whom section 23CA of that Act applies, in relation to whom a local authority in England is the responsible local authority (within the meaning of that section).’.—(Jim Knight.)

The new subsection (1B) inserted by this amendment describes the care leavers who will be eligible to elect for the apprenticeship scheme, by reference to duties owed by local authorities in England under the Children Act 1989.

Clause 84, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 85 ordered to stand part of the Bill.