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Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Act 2014

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 03/12/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 7.)

Stage 3 Standing Order 26.44 debate on the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Review of operation of Act

4, 1

 

2. Transitional arrangements

6, 7

 

3. Representation on governing bodies

5, 5A, 3

Amendment 5 is the lead amendment in the group

These amendments will be disposed of in the order: 5A, 5, 3

 

4. Consultation by the body

8

 

5. Redundancy dismissal

2

 

Supporting Documents

The Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Marshalled List of Amendments
Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The Item started at 16.41

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.36, amendments will be disposed of in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.

 

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

 

1. Review of operation of Act

4, 1

 

2. Transitional arrangements

6, 7

 

3. Representation on governing bodies

5, 5A, 3

Amendment 5 is the lead amendment in the group

These amendments will be disposed of in the order: 5A, 5, 3

 

4. Consultation by the body

8

 

5. Redundancy dismissal

2

 

Voting was taken in the order set out in the Marshalled List of Amendments.

 

Amendment 4 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 1:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

0

44

54

Amendment 1 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 6:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

29

57

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 7:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

29

57

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

1

28

56

Amendment 5A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 5:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

15

13

55

Amendment 5 was agreed.

As amendment 5 was agreed, amendment 3 fell.

A vote was taken on Amendment 8:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

28

0

29

57

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 2 was withdrawn.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 03/12/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 8.)

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

 

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47.

 

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The Item started at 17.28

 

At the conclusion of Stage 3 the Minister may propose that the Bill be passed in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

 

Stage 4 Standing Order 26.47 motion to approve the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 24/10/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Further and Higher Education ( Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill - Stage 2: Consideration of Amendments

 

Papers:        Marshalled List of Amendments

                   Grouping of Amendments

 

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill in the order which the sections and schedules to which they relate, arise in the Bill.          

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chair said that the Committee would consider the amendments in the following order:

Sections 1 – 11

Schedules 1 and 2

 

The Committee disposed of the following amendments:

 

Sections 1, 2 and 3: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section: 4:

Amendment 4, was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i).

 

Section 5 & 6: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Section 7:

Amendment 1 – Simon Thomas 

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

Angela Burns

Suzy Davies

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 7 was not agreed.

 

Sections 8 and 9: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Amendment 9 was withdrawn in accordance with Standing Order 26.66

 

New Section

Amendment 10 – Aled Roberts 

For

Against

Abstain

Suzy Davies

Angela Burns

Aled Roberts

Bethan Jenkins

Simon Thomas

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 10 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 13, was not moved, in accordance with Standing Order 26.65.

 

Amendment 14, was not moved, in accordance with Standing Order 26.65.

 

New Section

Amendment 15 – Bethan Jenkins 

For

Against

Abstain

Bethan Jenkins

Simon Thomas

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

Suzy Davies

Angela Burns

Aled Roberts

 

2

8

0

Amendment 15 was not agreed.

 

Section 10:

Amendment 11 – Aled Roberts  

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

Angela Burns

Suzy Davies

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 11 was not agreed.

 

Section 11 & 12: No amendments were tabled to these sections, therefore these sections were deemed agreed.

 

Schedule 1:

Amendment 2 – Simon Thomas

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

Angela Burns

Suzy Davies

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

5

5

 

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 8 – Angela Burns

For

Against

Abstain

Simon Thomas

Bethan Jenkins

Aled Roberts

Angela Burns

Suzy Davies

Ann Jones

Keith Davies

Rebecca Evans

Lynne Neagle

David Rees

 

5

5

0

As there was an equality of votes, the Chair cast her vote in the negative, in accordance with Standing Orders 17.37 and 6.20(ii).

Amendment 8 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 5 was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34 (i)

 

Amendment 6 – Huw Lewis

For

Against  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4


Meeting: 24/09/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 11.)

Financial Resolution in respect of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

NDM5301 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

 

Decision:

The item started at 18.07

NDM5301 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69 arising in consequence of the Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 24/09/2013 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 10.)

Debate on the general principles of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

NDM5300 Huw Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill.

The Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 29 April 2013.

The report of Children and Young Peoples Committee on the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 19 July 2013.

Supporting Documents
The Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
The report of Children and Young Peoples Committee
The report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.26

NDM5300 Huw Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 11/07/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Draft Report

Supporting documents:

 

CYP(4)-21-13(p.1) – Draft Report

 

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.


Meeting: 08/07/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.1)

Consideration of draft report on the Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)19-13(p2) – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 26/06/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

The Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill - Ministerial scrutiny

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education and Skills

Andrew Clark, Deputy Director Further Education and Apprenticeship Division

Grace Martins, Senior Lawyer

Neil Surman, Deputy Director Higher Education Division

 

Minutes:

2.1 Due to changes to the Welsh Government Cabinet, the Minister could not be present for the session. Therefore, a motion was passed under Standing Order 17.42 to go into private session until 10.30 to discuss the Legislative Consent Memorandum regarding the Intellectual Property Bill.


Meeting: 19/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of today's evidence

Item 6

Private session

 

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.


Meeting: 19/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 8

Witness: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

 

- Graeme Walker, Chair of the National Accounts Classification Committee

- Phil Stokoe, National Accounts Classification, Public Sector and Households Division, Office for National Statistics

 

Supporting documents:

CYP(4)-19-13(p1) ONS Classification

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

On the basis of the resolution of the Committee passed at the meeting on 13 June 2013, in accordance with Standing Order 17.42(vii), the Committee considered this item in private session.


Meeting: 19/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 9

Witness:

 

 

- Minister for Education and Skills, Welsh Government Leighton Andrews AM

 

- Andrew Clark, Deputy Director Further Education and Apprenticeship Division, Welsh Government

 

- Grace Martins, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Minister for Education and Skills, Welsh Government Leighton Andrews AM. The Minister was accompanied by his officials.


Meeting: 13/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of today's evidence

Item 6

Private session

 

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.

 


Meeting: 13/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 6

Witness: Construction Skills Wales

 

Witnesses:

 

- Gareth Williams, CITB Cymru/Wales Careers and Qualifications Manager

Supporting documents:

CYP(4)-18-13(p1) - Construction Skills Wales

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Gareth Williams, Wales Careers and Qualifications Manager, representing Construction Skills Wales


Meeting: 13/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 7

Witness: Higher Education Wales (HEW)

 

- Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University

- Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Swansea Metropolitan University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and University of Wales

- Mr Ben Arnold, Policy Adviser, Higher Education Wales

 

Supporting documents:

CYP(4)-18-13(p2) HEW

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Higher Education Wales (HEW).


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the evidence

Item 5

Private session

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.

 


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 5

National Union of Students

 

Witnesses:

 

- Kieron Rees, Representation and Policy Officer, National Union of Students Wales

 

Supporting documents:

 

CYP(4)-17-13(p2) National Union of Students

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Kieron Rees, Representation and Policy Officer, National Union of Students Wales.


Meeting: 05/06/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 4

Witnesses:

 

University and College Union (UCU)

 

- Chris Jones, Chair of UCU Wales Further Education Sector Committee

- Margaret Phelan, Regional Official, University and College Union (Wales),

- Lisa Edwards, Temporary Political Liaison Officer, University and College Union (Wales)

 

Supporting documents:

CYP(4)-17-13(p1) – UCU

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of the University and College Union (UCU).


Meeting: 03/06/2013 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.2)

Consideration of Correspondence in relation to Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-15-14(p6) – Letter from the Minister for Education and Skills

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 23/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of the evidence

Item 5

Private session

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.

 


Meeting: 23/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 3

Student Loan Company

 

Witnesses:

David Wallace, Deputy CEO & Director of Strategic Development

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Student Loans Company.

 


Meeting: 23/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 2

Colegau Cymru

 

Witnesses:

 

David Jones, former Chair of Colegau Cymru

Mark Jones, Chair, Colegau Cymru

John Graystone, Chief Executive, Colegau Cymru

 

 

Supporting documents:

CYP(4)-16-13(p1) – Colegau Cymru

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Colegau Cymru.


Meeting: 15/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Evidence Session 1

Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews AM

Witnesses:

  • Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education and Skills, Welsh Government
  • Andrew Clark, Deputy Director Further Education and Apprenticeship Division, Welsh Government

·       Grace Martins, Senior Lawyer, Welsh Government

 

Supporting Papers:

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews AM and his colleagues. The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 15/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill : Consideration of the Minister's Evidence

Private session

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered this item in private session.


Meeting: 08/05/2013 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Financial implications of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the Research Service paper on financial implications of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill and agreed that the financial and accountancy aspects relating to the Bill were of particular interest.

 

6.2 The Committee Clerk agreed to write to the Welsh Government to determine which Minister to invite to Committee to address these wider issues.

 

6.3 Committee requested that the Research Service provide a detailed breakdown on the annual costs in the FE and HE Bill and how these were calculated; a definition on what constitutes a non-profit organisation; and a paper on the different approaches adopted in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in their classification of Further Education Institutions (FEIs).


Meeting: 02/05/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Proposed approach for scrutiny of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

3.1 Members discussed the proposed approach to the scrutiny of the Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill


Meeting: 01/05/2013 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Approach to scrutiny

 

Papers:

 

CYP(4)-13-13(p.1) - Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill – Stage 1 consideration

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

On the basis of the resolution of the Committee passed at the meeting on 25 April 2013, in accordance with Standing Order 17.42(vi), the Committee considered this item in private session.


Meeting: 04/10/2012 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Briefing Session on the Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper

Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper

 

·         Neil Surman, Head of Higher Education Division, Welsh Government

·         Jane Ellis, Senior Further Education Governance Officer, Welsh Government

 

Minutes:

4.1 The officials responded to questions from members of the Committee on the Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper.


Meeting: 03/10/2012 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Briefing Session on the Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper

Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper

 

·         Neil Surman, Head of Higher Education Division, Welsh Government

·         Jane Ellis, Senior Further Education Governance Officer, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1     The Committee received a factual briefing from Welsh Government officials on the Further and Higher Education (Wales) Bill White Paper.


 

 

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