HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 cc489-90W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education which circulars, orders or regulations set out in the timetable for Department of Education publications have not been published or made by the due date; what was the due date in each case; when was the date of publication or making of the order or regulation; and, in respect of those still outstanding, when they are expected to be made.

Mr. Forth

[holding answer 26 May 1994]: Legislation came into force on the dates originally anticipated in the Education Act 1993 irrespective of any slippage in publication of circulars or other publications. Publication dates for documents which missed the deadline set out in the "Education Act 1993: Timetable of DFE publications" are as described in the list:

Title Planned publication date Actual or expected publication date
Incorporation of Governing Bodies and Dual Use (circular) November 1993 15 December 1993
GM Schools: Acquisition, Transfer and Governance (circular) November 1993 31 December 1993
Local Management of School (circular) December 1993 31 January 1994
Provisions for under 5s (circular) January 1994 towards end of summer 1994
Supply of School Places (circular) (included 'GM school: alteration and discontinuance?) March 1994 summer 1994 (statutory provisions still came into force on 1 April 1994)
Effective Classroom Policies on Behaviour and Discipline (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994
Education of Pupils with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994
Sex Education (circular) April 1994 6 May 1994
Time Limiting on Exclusions Procedures (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994
Exclusions: Money Following the Child (circular) April 1994 end of June 1994
Education otherwise than at School and Pupil Referral Units (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994
Education of Sick Children (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994
Education of Children looked after by LAs (circular) April 1994 27 May 1994