Lords examines Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill

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30 April 2018

The Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Friday 27 April.

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.

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

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.

Report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

Second reading

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.

Lords news: Private member's bills November 2017

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