§ 125 After Clause 27, insert the following new clause—
§ INSPECTION OF CAREERS SERVICES BY HM CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS IN WALES
§ (".—(1) This section applies to relevant services provided in Wales in pursuance of arrangements made or directions given by the Secretary of State under section 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973.205
§ (2) The Chief Inspector shall, if requested to do so by the Secretary of State, arrange for any person providing, or arranging for the provision of, relevant services in accordance with such arrangements or directions to be inspected under this section.
§ (3) An inspection of any such person under this section shall consist of a review of the way in which he is discharging his responsibilities under or by virtue of the arrangements or directions in question, having regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State with respect to the provision of relevant services.
§ (4) A request by the Secretary of State under this section may relate to one or more such persons, and shall specify both—
- (a) the person or persons concerned, and
- (b) the relevant services to which the inspection is to relate.
§ (5) Before making any such request the Secretary of State shall consult the Chief Inspector as to the matters to be specified in the request in accordance with subsection (4).
§ (6) Subsections (5) to (8) of section (Inspection of vocational training by HM Chief Inspector of Schools for Wales) shall apply in relation to an inspection under this section as they apply in relation to an inspection under that section.
(7) In this section—
the Chief Inspector" means Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales;
relevant services" has the same meaning as in sections 8 and 9 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (provision of careers services).").
§ Lord Whitty
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 125.
Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 125.—(Lord Whitty.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.