Regulation

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

holding answer 27 June 2012

In the period 1 February 2012 to 31 May 2012 the Department for Education made 40 regulations and orders (statutory instruments).

Two of the statutory instruments revoke existing legislation, three revoke and replace existing regulations, 20 amend existing regulations and two are commencement orders which bring into force provisions of primary legislation (the Education Act 2011) and are not subject to parliamentary procedure.

In some cases, the effect of a particular regulation would be sufficient to warrant an impact assessment (in line with the rules set out by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). The impact assessment would include the cost to the frontline of implementing the regulation. Where an impact assessment has been produced, this would be indicated in the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying the regulation. In relation to those statutory instruments listed as follows, it was envisaged that there would be little or no impact upon business, charities, voluntary bodies or the public sector.

The following statutory instruments were made and came into force between 1 February 2012 and 31 May 2012:

Title Made Laid In force
Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012 14 May 2012 15 May 2012
Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 1 May 2012 8 May 2012 31 May 2012
Sixth Form College Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012 30 April 2012 1 May 2012 22 May 2012
Education Act 2011 (Abolition of the GTCE Consequential Amendments and Revocations) Order 2012 25 April 2012 3 May 2012 25 May 2012
Wiltshire Council (Arrangements for the Provision of Suitable Education) Order 2012 18 April 2012 23 April 2012 18 May 2012
Alternative Provision Academies and 16 to 19 Academies (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Order 2012 29 March 2012 4 April 2012 1 May 2012
Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012 29 March 2012 1 April 2012
Young People's Learning Agency Abolition (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Order 2012 26 March 2012 3 April 2012 1 May 2012
Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 27 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2012 22 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education (National Curriculum) (Key Stage 2 Assessment Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2012 14 March 2012 15 March 2012
Education Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Order 2012 8 March 2012 9 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education (Specified Work) (England) Regulations 2012 8 March 2012 9 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education (School Teachers' Prescribed Qualifications, etc.) (Amendment) Order 2012 5 March 2012 8 March 2012 1 April 2012
Consistent Financial Reporting (England) Regulations 2012 2 March 2012 8 March 2012 31 March 2012
Teachers' Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2012 2 March 2012 8 March 2012 1 April 2012
School Behaviour (Determination and Publicising of Measures in Academies) Regulations 2012 29 February 2012 7 March 2012 1 April 2012
Teachers' Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012 28 February 2012 5 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education (Teacher Student Loans) (Repayment etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 28 February 2012 5 March 2012 1 April 2012
Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 28 February 2012 5 March 2012 1 April 2012
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children's Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 23 February 2012 29 February 2012 1 April 2012
Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2012 21 February 2012 28 February 2012 22 March 2012
Education (School Teachers) (Qualifications and Appraisal) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2012 8 March 2012 9 March 2012 1 April 2012
School Governance (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 17 February 2012 24 February 2012 17 March 2012
School Finance (England) Regulations 2012 8 February 2012 16 February 2012 15 March 2012

15 of the statutory instruments were made during the relevant period but come into force after 31 May 2012:

Title Made Laid In force
Adoption Agencies (Panel and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2012 28 May 2012 1 June 2012 1 September 2012
Education (Exemption from School Inspection) (England) Regulations 2012 15 May 2012 18 May 2012 8 June 2012
Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 14 May 2012 18 May 2012 8 June 2012
Education Act 2011 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2012 12 April 2012 1 August 2012
School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 19 April 2012 20 April 2012 1 September 2012
Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012 18 April 2012 20 April 2012 1 September 2012
Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 2 April 2012 16 April 2012 1 September 2012
School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012 14 April 2012 19 April 2012 1 September 2012
School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 14 April 2012 19 April 2012 1 September 2012
School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) Regulations 2012 3 April 2012 13 April 2012 1 September 2012
Education (Charges for Early Years Provision) Regulations 2012 27 March 2012 3 April 2012 1 September 2012
Childcare (Early Years Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 26 March 2012 27 March 2012 1 September 2012
Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2012 26 March 2012 27 March 2012 1 September 2012
Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2012 26 March 2012 27 March 2012 1 September 2012
School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) Order 2012 19 March 2012 26 March 2012 1 September 2012

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