HL Deb 18 July 2000 vol 615 cc894-5

32B.—(1) Section 26 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (imposition of conditions as to fees at further or higher education institutions) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit subsections (1) and (2).

(3) In each of subsections (6), (7), (10)(a) and (11)(b) for "subsection (2) or (4)" substitute "subsection (4)".

(4) In subsection (9)—

  1. (a) in the definition of "the relevant academic year" for "subsection (2) or (4)" substitute "subsection (4)", and
  2. (b) in the definition of "specified" for "subsection (1) or (3), as the case may be" substitute "subsection (3)".

(5) In subsection (11) for "subsection (1) or (3)", in both places where the words occur, substitute "subsection (3)".

32C. In section 28(1) of that Act (interpretation) in the definition of "publicly-funded institution", in paragraph (a)—

  1. (a) omit "5 or",
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  3. (b) omit the words from "from a further" to "its costs", and
  4. (c) after "1996" insert "or any institution receiving financial resources under section 5 or 34 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000".

32D. Section 34 of that Act (inspection of vocational training in Wales) shall cease to have effect.

32E. In section 35 of that Act (inspection of careers services in Wales), for subsection (6) substitute—

"(6) Any inspection under this section shall be conducted by one or more of the following—

  1. (a) any of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education and Training in Wales or Arolgwyr Ei Mawrhydi dros Addysg a Hyfforddiant yng Nghymru, or
  2. (b) any additional inspector authorised under paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the School Inspections Act 1996;
but such an inspector or inspectors may be assisted by such other persons (whether or not members of the Chief Inspector's staff) as the Chief Inspector thinks fit.

(6A) In conducting an inspection under this section, the inspector or inspectors shall act in accordance with any instruction or guidelines given from time to time by the National Assembly for Wales.

(6B) Where an inspection under this section has been completed, the inspector or inspectors shall make a written report on the inspection and shall send the report to the National Assembly for Wales.

(6C) The National Assembly for Wales may arrange for any report of an inspection under this section to be published in such manner as the National Assembly for Wales considers appropriate; and section 42A(2) to (4) of the School Inspections Act 1996 shall apply in relation to the publication of any such report by the National Assembly for Wales as they apply to the publication of a report by the Chief Inspector under any of the provisions mentioned in section 42A(2)." ").

253 Page 87, line 15, leave out paragraph (a) and insert— ("(a) in paragraph (a) for "primary and secondary education" substitute "primary education, and secondary education suitable to the requirements of pupils of compulsory school age,";")

254 Page 87, line 39, at end insert—