§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list the circulars, orders or regulations which have not been published or made by the due date; what was the due date in each case; and when was the date of publication or making of the order or regulation. 291W
§ Mr. Boswell
It is not the general practice of the Department to indicate in advance a due date for the making of an order or regulation or the publication of a circular although, in some cases, a broad indication may be given as to when a the order or regulation might be expected to be made or when a circular might be expected to be published. A consultation draft of an order or regulation may contain a commencement date but this, like other parts of the draft, is subject to change.
Exceptionally, in the context of the Education Act 1993, the Department for education published a "timetable of DFE publications" which included dates for the coming into effect of the legislation and publication dates for relevant circulars. In relation to published circulars the cases where the timetabled date differed from the publication date are as follows:
Subject Timetabled date Publication GM Schools Acquisition, Transfer and Governance November 1993 December 1993 Incorporation of governing bodies and dual use November 1993 December 1993 Local Management of Schools November 1993 December 1993 GM School: supply of school places etc. March 1994 November 1994 Behaviour and discipline April 1994 May 1994 Sex education April 1994 May 1994 Emotional and behavioural difficulties April 1994 May 1994 Time limiting on exclusions procedures April 1994 May 1994 Exclusions April 1994 May 1994 Exclusions: money following the child April 1994 July 1994 Pupil Referral Units April 1994 May 1994 Sick children April 1994 May 1994 Children looked after by LEAs April 1994 May 1994