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Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2021-22

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 (c. 21)
28 April 2022

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 142 Commons Disagreement and Reason
29 March 2022
Lords
Bill 294 2021-22 (Lords Message)
24 March 2022
Commons
HL Bill 117 Commons Amendments
22 February 2022
Lords
Bill 212 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
8 December 2021
Commons
Bill 212 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
8 December 2021
Commons
Bill 176 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords)
26 October 2021
Commons
Bill 176 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords) (large print)
26 October 2021
Commons
21 October 2021
Lords
18 May 2021
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

22 February 2022
Lords
Bill 176 2021-22 EN
26 October 2021
Commons
Bill 176 2021-22 EN (large print)
26 October 2021
Commons
18 May 2021
Lords

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
5 October 2021
Lords
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Note on Government amendments from the Department for Education to the DPRRC
5 October 2021
Lords
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
19 May 2021
Lords

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 142-I Motion for Consideration of Commons Disagreement and Reason
6 April 2022
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 March 2022
28 March 2022
Commons
HL-Bill 117-I Manuscript amendments for Consideration of Commons Amendments (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
23 March 2022
Lords
HL-Bill 117-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons Amendments
23 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 117(b) Motions for Consideration of Commons Amendments
22 March 2022
Lords
HL Bill 117(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons Amendments
17 March 2022
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 February 2021
21 February 2022
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 February 2021 - large version
21 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 February 2022
18 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 February 2022
17 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2022
11 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 February 2022
10 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2022
8 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2022
1 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2022
31 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 January 2022
27 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2022
25 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2022
21 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2022
20 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2022
18 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
14 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2022
13 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
11 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2022
10 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 December 2021
16 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 December 2021
15 December 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 December 2021
7 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2021
6 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2021
3 December 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 December 2021
2 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
1 December 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 November 2021
30 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
29 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2021
26 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2021
25 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
24 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
23 November 2021
Commons
HL Bill 5-R-II Second marshalled list for Report
14 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
11 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R-I(Corrected) Marshalled list for Report
11 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R(e) Amendments for Report
7 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R(d) Amendments for Report
6 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R(c) Amendments for Report
5 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R(b) Amendments for Report
28 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-R(a) Amendments for Report
24 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-IV(Rev) Fourth marshalled list for Committee
19 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-IV Provisional fourth marshalled list for Committee
16 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-III(Rev) Revised Third marshalled list for Committee
15 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-III Provisional Third marshalled list for Committee
14 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-II(a) Amendments for Committee (for Third Marshalled List)
13 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-II Second marshalled list for Committee
12 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-I(c) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
9 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-I(b) Amendment for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
7 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-I(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
5 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5-I Marshalled list for Committee
1 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(h) Amendments for Committee
30 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(g) Amendments for Committee
29 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(f) Amendments for Committee
28 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(e) Amendments for Committee
25 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(d) Amendments for Committee
24 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(c) Amendment for Committee
23 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(b) Amendments for Committee
18 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 5(a) Amendments for Committee
17 June 2021
Lords

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Nadhim Zadhawi and selection of motions relating to the Lords Message by the Speaker - 28 March 2022
28 March 2022
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 21 February 2022
21 February 2022
Commons
Draft Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 7 December 2021
7 December 2021
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee -2 December 2021
1 December 2021
Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 30 November 2021
30 November 2021
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 March 2022
28 March 2022
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 February 2021
21 February 2022
Commons
All proceedings up to 7 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
7 December 2021
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
29 March 2022
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
9 November 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

2nd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
27 May 2021
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill
16 November 2021
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
27 May 2021
Lords

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

European Convention on Human Rights Second Supplementary Memorandum
23 February 2022
European Convention on Human Rights Supplementary Memorandum
25 October 2021
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum
31 May 2021

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (Level 3 (T Level) Qualification Reform - Strengthening their implementation) (SPEB14)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (The Defunding of BTECs) (SPEB15)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (Qualifications, T Levels and Work Placement feedback and suggested improvements) (SPEB16)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Chegg Inc. (SPEB17)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Mencap (SPEB18)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) (SPEB19)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Community trade union (SPEB20)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Tutors' Association (SPEB21)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the CBI (SPEB22)
8 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (SPEB11)
3 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Pearson UK (re: Clause 7) (SPEB12)
3 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Course Hero (SPEB13)
3 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Central YMCA (SPEB01)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The WEA (SPEB02)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by London Institutes for Adult Learning (SPEB03)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Association of Colleges (SPEB04)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Open University (SPEB05)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by EngineeringUK (SPEB06)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (SPEB07)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Birkbeck, University of London (SPEB08)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Right to Learn (SPEB09)
1 December 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the University of Salford (SPEB10)
1 December 2021
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Peers regarding technical education qualification reforms: Lords consideration of Commons amendments.
6 April 2022
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding the Lords Consideration of Commons Amendments: clarification to reference to funding for first wave of T Levels.
4 April 2022
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott, Baroness Barran and Mims Davies to Lord Storey regarding Universal Credit conditionality, Universal Credit and training, lifelong loan entitlement, employment and skills support for young people.
23 March 2022
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott and Baroness Barran to Lord Bishop regarding an amendment tabled on Universal Credit conditionality at the Bill report stage.
3 March 2022
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Peers regarding consideration of Commons amendments.
23 February 2022
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Whitaker regarding questions raised during the Report stage: national strategy for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, 16-19 year old tuition catch up and small group tuition, Centres for Excellence in Maths, functional skills and apprenticeships.
23 November 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Sherlock regarding issues raised during the Report stage: data protection, Kickstart, The Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE), student mental health, criminalisation of cheating services.
10 November 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Lord Storey regarding questions raised during the Report stage (second day) of the Bill: essay mills, responding to future breaches, benchmark for fines.
9 November 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Lord Aberdare regarding a question raised in the report stage debate (second day): workforce development for careers professionals.
9 November 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Neville-Rolfe regarding government plans for the enforcement of legislation enabling provider access to schools.
9 November 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding questions raised during the Report Stage (first day) of the Bill: local skills improvement plans, careers, technical qualifications, apprenticeships
19 October 2021
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding the Government amendments for report. Including Annex: Lifelong loan entitlement – amendments to the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 and supplementary policy notes
6 October 2021

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
9 December 2021
Commons
7 December 2021
Commons
7 December 2021
Commons
2 December 2021
Commons
2 December 2021
Commons
30 November 2021
Commons
30 November 2021
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
15 November 2021
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage- Commons Hansard link
21 February 2022
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
21 February 2022
Commons

Lords 1st reading

18 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

15 June 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

21 July 2021
Lords
19 July 2021
Lords
15 July 2021
Lords
6 July 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

21 October 2021
Lords
12 October 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

25 October 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

24 March 2022
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

7 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

28 April 2022

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
18 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
15 June 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings
21 July 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
19 July 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
15 July 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
6 July 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

Minutes of Proceedings
21 October 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
12 October 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
25 October 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
24 March 2022
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
7 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2022