HL Deb 01 July 2004 vol 663 c389

15 Clause 32, leave out Clause 32 and insert the following new clause— Approval of plans (No. 2)

  1. The Funding Councils shall provide to the relevant authority copies of that part of Institutions Strategic Plans relating to Fair Access arrangements, which will then comment to each institution on the content of its plan and may, if it thinks fit, approve the plan.
  2. The relevant authority shall require each institution to provide an account of the financial assistance it has provided to students.
  3. The relevant authority shall report to Parliament each year on progress on the plans and on financial assistance which has been provided to students under the plans."

15A The Commons disagree to this amendment for the following reason—

Because it is desirable to require separate plans for the purposes of the fees provisions and to require those plans to be approved only by the relevant authority in accordance with regulations.

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do not insist on its Amendment No. 15 to which the Commons have disagreed for their reason numbered 15A.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.