New Clause 7 - Level 3 qualifications provision

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:15 pm ar 7 Rhagfyr 2021.

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“(1) Employer Representative Bodies may prescribe additional Level 3 qualifications, as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

(2) Additional Level 3 qualifications may be prescribed under subsection (1), in instances where the Employer Representative Body identifies a local need or skills shortage.”—

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Rhif adran 28 Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] — New Clause 7 - Level 3 qualifications provision

Ie: 5 MPs

Na: 9 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

The Committee divided: Ayes 5, Noes 9.

Question accordingly negatived.

Question proposed, That the Chair do report the Bill, as amended, to the House.

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

On a point of order, Mrs Miller. I hope you will indulge me for a few moments so that I can thank you and Mr Efford for the way in which you have shepherded us through these six sittings. It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, particularly as this is my first Bill Committee on the Front Bench

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Who knows? Perhaps it will be the last. It has been a pleasure to hear a debate of this quality, to enjoy Opposition Members’ paeans to the heady days of Thatcherism when there were great opportunities in the Manchester region, and to hear their fulsome praise for former Conservative Secretaries of State for Education. It is has been a privilege to listen to the sometimes philosophical debates about whether BTECs are brands. I feel that for the sake of future historians, we should put in Hansard how cold it has been in Committee Room 14. On one occasion, an hon. Lady had to bring in a blanket and wrap herself in it. Mrs Miller, thanks to you and Mr Efford, we have survived, and we look forward to taking the Bill forward.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Ceidwadwyr, Basingstoke

I thank the Minister for his very kind words.

Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education)

On a point of order, Mrs Miller. On behalf of all my colleagues here, I add my thanks to you and Mr Efford for the work that you have both done and for your support through this debate, which has been very good natured and constructive, even if it was not, ultimately, as successful as we might have desired. I also place on record our thanks to the Clerks, who have been tremendously helpful in the enormous amount of work that we asked them to do. As always, we all very much appreciate the quality and timeliness of their work, and their diligence. I thank everyone who served on the Committee for their varying contributions, whether they were here for all of it or not.

Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Ceidwadwyr, Basingstoke

I thank the Opposition Front-Bench spokesman for those kind words. I thank you all for your constructive debate throughout the Committee, and I thank the Clerks and Hansard.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, accordingly to be reported.

Committee rose.

Written evidence reported to the House

SPEB14 Sandwell College (Level 3 (T level) Qualification Reform – Strengthening their implementation)

SPEB15 Sandwell College (The Defunding of BTECs)

SPEB16 Sandwell College (Qualifications, T Levels and Work Placement feedback and suggested improvements)

SPEB17 Chegg Inc.

SPEB18 Mencap

SPEB19 Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO)

SPEB20 Community trade union

SPEB21 The Tutors' Association

SPEB22 CBI