CSF Bill, House of Commons, Public Committee, 19 January, 2010

The HoC stage of the Children, Schools & Families Bill started just a week and a day after the Second Reading. Business for the second sitting was dived into two witness sessions. In the first, which focused on Autism, the witnesses were Brian Lamb, Chair, Special Educational Consortium and author of “Lamb Inquiry: Special educational needs and parental confidence” and John Friel, Barrister at Law who himself has a learning difficulty as do all his children.

The next group of witnesses were selected mainly to discuss home education. They were Graham Badman, author of the “Review of Elective Home Education in England”, Fiona Nicholson, Trustee, Education Otherwise, Chloe Watson, Chair, Home Educated Youth Council, Sir Paul Ennals, Chief Executive, National Children’s Bureau and Beth Reid, Policy Manager, National Autistic Society.

The video of the whole session can be found here.

The text in Hansard starts here.

The video cannot be saved, but I have recorded the audio, and broken it into blocks of about 15 minutes. You can listen to them below or download them from my Cherbit files by following the download links.

Edited Home Ed Highlights of first witness session: (16 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Introductions and them mostly Badman (15 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Ends with Graham Stuart blasting Badman (16 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Part 3 (14 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Part 4 (15 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Part 5 (14 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Part 6 (17 mins approx.)

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Second Witness Section: Final part (13 mins approx.)

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