Decision details

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Education (Wales) Bill

Decision Maker: Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly, Business Committee - Fourth Assembly, Plenary - Fourth Assembly, Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

A Government Bill, introduced by Huw Lewis, Minister for Education and Skills.  The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

About the Act

 

The Education (Wales) Bill seeks to legislate in the following areas:

 

  • the Education Workforce Council including the registration and regulation of teachers and the wider workforce;
  • school term dates;
  • the appointment of HM Chief Inspector and HM Inspectors of education and training in Wales under section 19 of the Education Act 2005.

 

On its introduction the Bill also contained provisions relating to Special Educational Needs (SEN), as follows:

 

  • reform of the registration and approval of independent schools in respect of special educational needs;
  • post-16 assessment of educational and training needs and specialist Further Education (FE).

 

These SEN provisions were removed from the Bill during Stage 2 proceedings.

 

Current Stage

 

The Education (Wales) Act 2014 (external website) became law in Wales (external website) on 12 May 2014.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

 

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

 Stage

Documents

Bill introduced – 1 July 2013


Education (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF, 251KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 636KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 1 July 2013 (PDF, 114KB)

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 1 July 2013 (PDF, 47KB)

 

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Education (Wales) Bill: 2 July 2013

 

Research Service Bill Summary (PDF, 390KB)

 

Legislative Glossary – Education (Wales) Bill (PDF, 135KB)

 


Stage 1
- Committee consideration of general principles

 

Consultation responses.

 

The Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

17 July 2013

26 September 2013

2 October 2013

10 October 2013

24 October 2013

6 November 2013 (private)

14 November 2013 (private)

 

Committee Stage 1 Report (PDF, 684KB)

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report (PDF, 508KB)

Letter to Chair of Children and Young People Committee from Minister for Education and Skills, 6 January 2014 (PDF 88KB)

 

Letter from the Deputy Minister to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, 7 January 2014 (PDF 84KB)

 

 


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles


A debate took place in Plenary on 3 December 2013.  The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.




Financial Resolution


 A Financial Resolution in relation to the Education (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 3 December 2013.


Stage 2
- Committee consideration of amendments


Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 23 January 2014.

Notices of Amendments:

Notice of Amendments: 13 December 2013 (PDF, 73KB)

Notice of Amendments: 6 January 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 7 January 2014 (PDF, 79KB)

Notice of Amendments: 16 January 2014 (PDF, 120KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 23 January 2014 (PDF, 144)

Grouping of Amendments: 23 January 2014 (PDF, 62KB)

 

Education (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin) (PDF, 215KB)

 

Research Service Bill Summary 2 (PDF, 130KB)

 

Revised Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 858KB)

 


Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments


Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 11 March 2014.

Notices of Amendments:

Notice of Amendments: 30 January 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 12 February 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 28 February 2014 (PDF, 56KB)

Notice of Amendments: 3 March 2014 (PDF, 56KB)

Notice of Amendments: 4 March 2014 (PDF, 91KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 11 March 2014 (PDF, 101KB)

Grouping of Amendments: 11 March 2014 (PDF, 63KB)

 

Education (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3
(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin) (PDF, 238KB)




Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary


The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 25 March 2014.

Education (Wales) Bill, as passed (PDF, 197KB)


Royal Assent

 
Royal Assent was given on 12 May 2014.
 

 

Contact information

 

Clerk: Marc Wyn Jones
Phone: 029 2089 8505

 

Second Clerk: Gareth Rogers

 

Postal address:

 

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

 

Email: CYPcommittee@wales.gov.uk

Decision:

The item started at 16.33

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Name of Education Workforce Council

20, 2, 24, 25, 26

2. Aims and functions of the Council

21, 3, 58

3. Training and continued professional development

49, 50, 54

4. Registration fees

51

5. Legislative procedures (CLA Committee recommendations)

28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48

6. Induction and appraisal

4

7. Disciplinary functions

22, 5, 6, 7, 23, 10

8. Education Act 1996: definitions

8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

9. Dates of school holidays

27

10. Funding for grants

52, 53, 55

11. Extending registration for youth workers

56, 57

12. Technical

12

13. Long title

19, 1

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 20:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 21:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

13

27

54

Amendment 21 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 3:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendments 28, 29, 30, 31and 32, which were disposed of en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendments. Therefore, the amendments were not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 4:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

13

14

54

Amendment 4 was agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 33:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 22:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendments 5, 6 and 7 were disposed of en bloc and were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 8 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 9 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

1

27

54

Amendment 35 was not agreed.

As amendment 22 was not agreed, amendment 23 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendments 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and  45, which were disposed of en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendments. Therefore, the amendments were not agreed.

 

Amendment 10 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

Amendment 47 was not moved.

 

Amendment 48 was not moved.

 

Amendment 11 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

 

A vote was taken on Amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 53 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 54 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 55:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

18

0

36

54

Amendment 55 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

28

55

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Presiding Officer exercised her casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.


As amendment 56 was not agreed, amendment 57 fell.

Amendment 24 was not moved.

 

Amendment 12 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 25 was not moved.

 

Amendment 26 was not moved.

 

Amendments 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18  were disposed of en bloc and  were agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

Amendment 19 was not moved.

 

Amendment 1 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.

Publication date: 11/03/2014

Date of decision: 11/03/2014

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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