Tag Archives: House of Lords

Part 3 Schools Bill – Compulsory Registration – Getting Amended House of Lords Today

Today is the 2nd (and currently final) day of Report for the Schools Bill in the House of Lords. The next stage – Third Reading – was at one point proposed for just before recess but now seems to be put back to September. Clauses setting out the compulsory registration of children not in school can be found at the start of Part 3 which is what peers will be scrutinising – and amending (ie changing) – this afternoon. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Schools Bill What The Heck Happened in the Lords Last Night

As indicated in my blog post of July 7th https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2022/07/07/government-amending-cnis-register-schools-bill/, the government had already stated its intention to remove the first 18 clauses of the Bill (either by putting forward its own amendments or by supporting amendments by other peers – including Lord Baker – to remove the clauses in question) PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Government Amendments to CNIS Register make it Less Bad

This post sets out my interpretation of the government’s amendments to the Children Not In School Register which at the time of writing are scheduled to be discussed at Report in the House of Lords on July 18th 2022. The Bill will be reprinted after it finishes in the Lords to incorporate amendments carried in the Lords and as explained here, government amendments always go through. This post gives a preview what the CNIS clauses will look like with amendments. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Government Amending CNIS Register Schools Bill

Amendments to the CNIS Register for Report stage have been put forward by the Education Minister in the Lords. Report is currently scheduled for July 12th and 18th and the proposals for compulsory registration of children not in school are currently to be found at clause 49 onwards, although this numbering will change again once earlier clauses are removed as the government has said re 1-18. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Schools Bill Finishing In Lords And Reaching Commons

It has been announced that Report stage for the Schools Bill will take place on Tuesday July 12th and Monday July 18th. The significance of this is that Report is the penultimate stage in the House of Lords and precedes Third Reading which concludes proceedings in the Lords. The Bill is then able to have its First Reading in the House of Commons. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Registration and Attendance Orders House of Lords Committee Schools Bill Day 5

On Wednesday June 22nd the House of Lords reached the fifth day of Committee for the Schools Bill. Peers debated sanctions and enforcement procedures related to the new Children Not in School Register, including new fast-track school attendance orders, plus the new duty of support which is not yet funded. This blog post looks at some of the criticism and queries raised and the answers given by government. Baroness Barran is the government minister responsible for the Bill in the Lords. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Registration Discussed in Schools Bill House of Lords Committee

On Monday June 20th 2022 Committee of the House of Lords reached Day 4 of the Schools Bill. Peers debated the proposals for compulsory registration of children not in school. This post unpacks what was said. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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The Thing About Amendments

Government proposals for a compulsory register of children not in school will be debated in the House of Lords some time around June 20th 2022. The Department for Education has introduced measures in the new Schools Bill which has started its parliamentary journey in the House of Lords rather than the House of Commons. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH, ALSO THAT THE CLAUSES NUMBERS ARE ALL NOW DIFFERENT. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Children Not In School – House of Lords May-June 2022

On May 23rd 2022 peers debated the Schools Bill in the House of Lords. For home educators the focus is on Part 3, the Children Not in School [CNIS] Register. This post unpacks what was said about other elements of Part 3 and also Part 4 of the Bill as sometimes these become confused. The Bill has only just begun going through Parliament. It started in the House of Lords where it will go through a number of stages before starting the same process in the House of Commons. I explain more about this here. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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Home Education in the House of Lords Today

We can expect home education to be mentioned in the House of Lords today [23.5.22] because it is the second reading of the Schools Bill which is proposing a register of children not in school, to include home educated children. The Schools Bill has started in the Lords rather than the House of Commons so this is the very beginning of the process of turning these proposals into law. The go-to page for seeing how a bill becomes law is here My introductory page on registration proposals in the Schools Bill is here PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION CLAUSES WERE AMENDED SUBSTANTIALLY FOR THE BETTER FOLLOWING REPORT STAGE IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS ON JULY 18TH. UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND VIA THE #SCHOOLSBILL TAG

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