The Education Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords on 12 May 2011 and its second reading on 14 June. The first sitting of the Grand Committee took place on 28 June and the eleventh and final session was on 4 October. It will now proceed to Report stage, which is due to begin on the 18th October.

What happened during the House of Lords Grand Committee on the Education Bill?

The substantive clauses in the Bill have been thoroughly scrutinised during 11 sittings of the Grand Committee.