Lords examines Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill

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18 July 2018

The Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill had its report stage as members of the House of Lords had a further chance to examine and change the draft law on Tuesday 17 July.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is scheduled for 24 July.

Committee stage: 27 April 2018

Members discussed subjects including the duty of local authorities to collect and share information, observation of the education being provided and support for children with special educational needs.

Second reading: 24 November 2017

The Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 24 November 2017.

This bill would require local authorities to monitor the educational, physical and emotional development of children receiving elective home education.

Lords news: Private members' bills November 2017

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