Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

The general principles of the Bill were agreed on 15 March 2022, Stage 2 (Committee consideration of amendments) began on 16 March. Stage 2 proceedings will take place in Committee on Thursday 12 May and Thursday 19 May.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill includes provision for:

 

  • The establishment of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research, as the independent regulatory body responsible for the funding, oversight and regulation of tertiary education and research in Wales, tertiary education will encompass post-16 education including further and higher education, apprenticeships and sixth forms;
  • The registration and regulation of tertiary education providers;
  • Securing and funding of tertiary education and research;
  • Apprenticeships;
  • Learner protection, complaints procedures and learner engagement;
  • Information, advice and guidance; and
  • Miscellaneous and general provisions

 

Further detail about the Bill as introduced (PDF 1,087KB) can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 4,945KB).

 

Current Stage

 

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The Bill is currently at Stage 3. An explanation of the various stages of Welsh Parliament Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the Welsh Parliament

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the Welsh Parliament.

 

¬¬¬Stage 3, (Current)

Stage 3 began on 13 May 2022.

 

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¬¬¬Stage 2, Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 began on 16 March 2022.

The Children, Young People and Education Committee agreed on 31 March 2022, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings would be:

Section 1; Schedule 1; Sections 2-22 Schedule 2; Sections 23 – 54; Schedule 3; Sections 55-142; Schedule 4; Sections 143 – 144; Long Title

 

Notice of amendments – 3 May 2022

Purpose and Effect table – 4 May 2022

Notice of amendments v3 – 5 May 2022

Marshalled list of amendments v2 – 9 May 2022

Grouping of amendments – 10 May 2022

 

Letter from the Minster for Education and Welsh Language regarding Government amendments – 4 May 2022

 

Stage 2 consideration took place in committee on 12 May 2022

 

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2

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¬¬¬Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer indicated that a financial resolution was required for this Bill.  Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

 

A Financial Resolution was agreed in Plenary on 15 March 2022.

 

 

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¬¬¬Stage 1 (01 November 2021 - 15 March 2022)

A debate took place in Plenary on 15 March 2022. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

 

The Children, Young People and Education Committee agreed its approach to Stage 1 consideration on 04 November 2021.

 

Bill Summary (PDF 1,043KB)

 

Written consultation responses

 

Oral Evidence Schedule

 

Bilingual Glossary

 

Committee dates

The Children, Young People and Education Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

04 November 2021

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny (Private)

Private

 

18 November 2021

Evidence sessions

Transcript

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02 December 2021

Evidence Sessions

Transcript

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09 December 2021

Evidence Sessions

Transcript

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13 January 2022

Evidence Session

Transcript

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The Children, Young People and Education Committee laid its report on 4 March 2022. (PDF 2,669KB)

The Committee received a response from the Welsh Government on 29 March 2022. (PDF 418KB)

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

6 December 2021

Evidence session

Transcript

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The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report on the Bill on 2 March 2022. A Welsh Government initial response (PDF 280KB) was given to the report on 14 March 2022. The Committee received a final response (PDF 414KB) on 29 March 2022.

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

24 November 2021

Evidence session

Transcript

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The Finance Committee laid its report on 4 March 2022. The Committee received a response (PDF, 328KB) from the Welsh Government on 29 March 2022

 

Correspondence

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee - 14 March 2022 (PDF 259KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - 14 March 2022 (PDF 280KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee – 2 March 2022 (PDF 155KB)

>>>Letter from the First Minister for Wales to the Llywydd – 1 March 2022 (PDF 257KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee  - 14 February 2022 (PDF 311KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee  - 4 February 2022 (PDF 823KB)

>>>Letter to Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language – 18 January 2022  (PDF 667 KB)

>>>Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Education and Welsh Language – 13 January 2022 (PDF 213 KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Finance Committee - 21 December 2021  (PDF 381KB)

>>>Letter from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee – 14 December 2021  (PDF 473KB)

>>>Letter from Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to the Minister for Education and Welsh Language – 10 December 2021 (PDF 162KB)

>>>Letter from the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee  – 01 December 2021 (PDF 115 KB)

>>>Letter from the Chair of Finance to the Minister for Education and Welsh Language – 26 November 2021  (PDF 100KB)

>>>Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Education and Welsh Language – 24 November 2021 (PDF 110KB)

>>>Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Chair of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee –19 October 2021 (PDF 115 KB)

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¬¬¬ Bill Introduced (1 November 2021)

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill, (PDF 1,087KB) as introduced

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 4,945KB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent (PDF 628KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 01 November 2021(PDF 134KB)

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 02 November 2021 (PDF 48KB)

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Contact information

Clerk: Naomi Stocks

Email: SeneddChildren@senedd.wales

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 01/11/2021

Documents

Consultations