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Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government new clauses 25 and 26.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendment 537. Government new clause 27—Parental complaints: arrangements etc. to be made by Commission.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 71, in clause 195, page 112, line 46, at end insert— ‘(5A) A Local Commissioner may in particular decide not to investigate a complaint under this Chapter, or to discontinue an investigation if, in his opinion, the complaint is vexatious.’.
Christopher Chope: The right hon. Gentleman has answered his own point of order.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 410 to 412.
Christopher Chope: With this we may discuss amendment 205, in clause 81, page 50, line 14, leave out subsection (2).
Christopher Chope: Order. To prevent the debate being a dialogue of the deaf, can everyone speak up?
Christopher Chope: New clause 13, however good the hon. Gentleman thinks it is, has not been selected for debate, so I hope that he is not going to debate it.
Christopher Chope: I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing the following: amendment 26, in clause 74, page 45, line 29, at end insert— ‘(2A) For the purposes of subsection (2) “Academy arrangements” require the YPLA to support the objective of the autonomy of Academies wherever it is reasonable to do so.’. Amendment 339, in clause 74, page 45, line 29, at end...
Christopher Chope: Before the Minister gives us the background, can he explain succinctly why he does not believe that the judgment of the Regulatory Reform Committee is correct? Why is he second-guessing the judgment of a Committee that was set up by the House specifically to deal with circumstances of this kind?
Christopher Chope: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Can you tell us how you can defend and enforce the conventions of the House? Yesterday a major debate on the economy took place, initiated by the Opposition. According to convention, the Chancellor of the Exchequer should have responded to that debate. In answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Mr. Howarth), the Chief Secretary to...
Christopher Chope: Order. We are having a good debate, and I have given a lot of latitude to right hon. and hon. Members. However, we are going further away from the principle of the YPLA’s role in the academies; we are going into details of local authority involvement. We have had some discussion about that, and I hope that we can return to the core essence of the clause.
Christopher Chope: Order. I am reluctant to interrupt the hon. Lady, but the amendment is quite narrow and talks about the guidance that will be issued by the YPLA. This is not a Second Reading-style debate on the whole subject matter. I would be grateful if she confined her remarks to the amendment.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 293 to 304.
Christopher Chope: Most of the points that have been made are essentially about the wisdom of the Government tabling so many amendments. There is nothing novel about that. If there is a substantive issue about the shortage of time available for proper scrutiny of the Bill, it is a matter for the Programming Sub-Committee. It is for the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and the Minister to discuss...
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Christopher Chope: You do not have to do that, because we have a Government amendment before us, which is amendment 313.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendment 312. Amendment 237, in clause 64, page 41, line 16, leave out subsections (2) to (5) and insert— ‘(2) The YPLA may withdraw funding from the provider and secure the provision of financial resources to other persons providing or proposing to provide suitable education or training to persons in sections...
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 323, 324, 325, 326.
Christopher Chope: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 256, in clause 58, page 38, leave out lines 6 to 12 and insert— ‘(a) local education authorities for the purposes of their functions in relation to the education or training of persons— (i) who are compulsory school age but under 19, or (ii) who are aged 19 or over but under 25 and are subject to learning...