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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.  The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The Bill makes provision for a new statutory framework for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs.  This is to replace existing legislation surrounding special educational needs and the assessment of children and young people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities in post-16 education and training.

 

The Bill also continues the existence of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales and provides for children, their parents and young people to appeal to it against decisions made in relation to their or their child’s additional learning needs, but renames it the Education Tribunal for Wales.

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

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The Bill is currently at Stage 3.  An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 12 December 2016

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, as introduced

 

Draft Additional Learning Needs Code – February 2017

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Explanatory Memorandum: Revisions to the Regulatory Impact Assessment

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment – 8 September 2017

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment: Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language – 8 September 2017

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment: Report of the External Review – 8 September 2017

 

Statement of Policy Intent for subordinate legislation to be made under the Bill

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill (revised – see below)

 

Business Committee: Revised timetable for consideration of the Bill

 

Business Committee: Further revised timetable for consideration of the Bill

 

Written Statement by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language: 12 December 2016

 

Plenary Statement by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language: 13 December 2016

 

Research Service Blog: December 2016

 

Legislative Glossary (Welsh language version only)

 

Bill Summary

 

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The Children, Young People and Education Committee considered the Bill on the following dates.

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

14 December 2016

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny

(Private)

(Private)

12 January 2017

Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Transcript

View Meeting

18 January 2017

TSANA

Transcript

View Meeting

26 January 2017

Stakeholder Conference

Summary of Evidence

(private)

9 February 2017

Meetings with Parents / Carers

Summary of Evidence

(private)

2 March 2017

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View Meeting

8 March 2017

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View Meeting

16 March 2017

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View Meeting

22 March 2017

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View Meeting

No meeting

ALN Survey with Children and Young People

Summary of Responses

No meeting

No meeting

ALN Survey with Parents / Carers

Summary of Responses

No meeting

 

 

Consultation responses

 

Committee Stage 1 Report

The Committee laid its report on 24 February 2017. (PDF 1MB)

 

Response by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to the Children, Young People and Education Committee's Stage 1 Report  -  17 July 2017 (PDF, 416KB)

 

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

27 February 2017

Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language (Member in charge of the Bill)

Transcript

View Meeting

3 April 2017

Private consideration of draft report

(Private)

(Private)

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee laid its report on the Bill (PDF, 1MB) on 24 May 2017.

 

The Minister acknowledged the report with a letter (PDF 230KB) on 7 June 2017.

 

Response by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee’s Stage 1 Report – 17 July 2017 (PDF, 340KB)

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

19 January 2017

Financial implications of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

(Private)

(Private)

8 February 2017

Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Transcript (PDF, 767KB)

View meeting

 

Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language - 8 March 2017 (PDF, 266KB)

 

Finance Committee Report – Financial Implications of the Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill (PDF, 370KB)

 

Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language – 7 June 2017 (PDF, 231KB)

 

Response by the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language to the Finance Committee's Stage 1 Report  -  17 July 2017 (PDF, 341KB)

 

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

A debate took place in Plenary on 6 June 2017. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer has indicated that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.  Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

 

A  Financial Resolution in relation to the Bill was agreed in Plenary on 3 October 2017.

 

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 4 & 12 October 2017.

 

Concise Minutes: 4 October 2017

Concise Minutes: 12 October 2017

 

Notices of Amendments

Notice of Amendments – 30 June 2017

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table – 30 June 2017

Notice of Amendments – 21 July 2017

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table – 21 July 2017

Notice of Amendments – 11 September 2017

Notice of Amendments – 21 September 2017

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table – 21 September 2017

Notice of Amendments – 22 September 2017

Notice of Amendments – 25 September 2017

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table – 25 September 2017

Notice of Amendments - 27 September 2017

Marshalled List of Amendments – 4 October 2017

Groupings of Amendments – 4 October 2017

Marshalled List of Amendments – 12 October 2017

Groupings of Amendments – 12 October 2017

 

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 - (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Other information / documents received during Stage 2

Research Service blog: August 2017

 

ALN Transformation Programme: Update from Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language (September 2017)

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment – 8 September 2017

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment: Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language – 8 September 2017

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment: Report of the External Review – 8 September 2017

 

Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment: Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language – 21 September 2017

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

21 September 2017

SNAP Cymru

 

Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Transcript (PDF, 623KB)

View meeting

 

The Committee published a Supplementary Report: Financial implications of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill (PDF 316KB)

 

 

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

Following the completion of Stage 2 proceedings, Stage 3 commenced on 13 October 2017. Amendments may now be tabled to the Bill (as amended at Stage 2).

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Contact information

Clerk: Gareth Rogers

Phone: 0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1NA

 

Email: SeneddCYPE@Assembly.Wales

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 18/11/2016

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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