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Departments: Legislation

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what legislative provisions introduced by his Department’s predecessor since 1997 have not yet been brought into force. (149564)

The information requested is as follows:

DCSF Acts still to be implemented in England

School Standards and Framework Act 1998

Section 128 (substitutes new section 18 of Education Act 1996 re financial assistance to non-maintained schools)

Education Act 2002

Sections

8-10

Exemptions for schools which meet performance criteria

31

Control of school premises

201

Provisions relating to free school lunches/milk for children in funded nursery education outside the maintained school setting

Childcare Act 2006

Sections

2-5

Improvement of young children's well-being

6-10

Child care

17

Charges

32-38

Child care registers and regulation of early years provision

40, 47-51

Early years foundation stage

52-61

Regulation of later years provision for children under eight

65, 76

Voluntary registrations

80, 81

Reports and information

95

Certain institutions not to be regarded as schools

Education and Inspections Act 2006

Sections

5

School improvement partners (in form only in relation to secondary schools that are not special schools and primary schools which are not special schools and special schools in LEAs listed in the commencement orders)

37

Staff at foundation or voluntary school with religious character

74(1), (2), (3), (5)

Curriculum requirements for key stage 4

75

Modification to Learning and Skills Act 2000 in relation to education and training to satisfy entitlements

77 and Schedule 8

Travel to schools etc: meaning of “eligible child”. Partially in force

81

LEAs in England provision of transport for certain adult learners

154

Duty to report on contribution of certain schools to community cohesion

169 to 171

Prohibition in participation in management of independent schools

Children Act 2004

Section 1.8

In force only in so far as it gives authorities the power to appoint an officer (a director if children’s services) for the purposes specified in that section

Section 19

Not yet in force

Schedule 2

Not yet in force

Children and Adoption Act 2006

Not yet in force except for section 17 (short title, commencement and extent), Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006