House of Commons debates
Monday, 3 December 2012

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education
    The Secretary of State was asked—
    • Vocational Education (17 speeches)
      What plans he has for vocational education; and if he will make a statement.
    • Laptops and Tablets (10 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to encourage the use of laptops and tablets in the school learning process.
    • School Discipline (6 speeches)
      What steps he is taking to improve discipline in schools.
    • Mathematics (8 speeches, 1 annotation)
      What steps he is taking to raise standards in mathematics in schools.
    • Religious Education (8 speeches, 1 annotation)
      What assessment he has made of the current standard of religious education teaching.
    • Vocational Education (6 speeches)
      How he plans to deliver more rigorous vocational education in schools.
    • Education, Health and Care Plans (8 speeches)
      What progress he has made on introducing education, health and care plans for children with special educational needs.
    • Sponsored Academies (6 speeches)
      How many primary schools have become sponsored academies since May 2010.
    • Safeguarding of Children (8 speeches)
      What plans he has for the safeguarding of children; and if he will make a statement.
    • Creative Subjects (10 speeches)
      What assessment he has made of the likely contribution to the UK’s international achievements of studying creative subjects in school; and if he will make a statement.
    • Education Funding (8 speeches)
      What plans he has to review the allocation formula for education funding.
    • State Boarding Schools (4 speeches)
      What his policy is on capital allocations for state boarding schools; and if he will make a statement.
    • Secondary Curriculum (15 speeches)
      What plans he has for the secondary curriculum; and if he will make a statement.
    • Topical Questions (41 speeches)
      If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Points of Order (14 speeches, 1 annotation)
    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I raise this point of order with you in respect of your duty of defending the interests and rights of Back Benchers and Committees in this House. This morning in...
  • New Members (0 speeches)
    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation, required by law : Sarah Deborah Champion, for Rotherham. Andrew Joseph McDonald, for Middlesbrough....
  • Leveson Inquiry (274 speeches)
    I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the Leveson report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Lord Justice Leveson’s report marks a dark moment in the...
    • Business without Debate — Delegated legislation (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
    • Legal Aid and Advice (0 speeches)
      That the draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012, which was laid before this House on 29 October, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.)...
    • Legal Aid and Advice (0 speeches)
      That the draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012, which were laid before this House on 29 October, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.) The Speaker’s opinion as to the...
    • Charities (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118( 6 )), That the draft Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012, which was laid before this...
    • Charities (0 speeches)
      Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)), That the draft Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolution) Regulations 2012, which were laid before...
    • parliamentary privilege (joint committee) (0 speeches)
      Resolved , That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 28 May, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the Green Paper on Parliamentary...
    • Committees (1 speech)
      With the leave of the House, we will take motions 7 to 11 together.
    • Administration (0 speeches)
      Ordered , That Simon Kirby, Dr Phillip Lee, Sarah Newton and Mike Weatherley be discharged from the Administration Committee and Karen Bradley, Mr Marcus Jones, David Morris and John Penrose be added.
    • Environmental Audit (0 speeches)
      That Sheryll Murray be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Dr Matthew Offord be added.
    • Regulatory Reform (0 speeches)
      That Ben Gummer, Brandon Lewis and Mr Robert Syms be discharged from the Regulatory Reform Committee and James Duddridge, Richard Fuller and Rebecca Harris be added.
    • Science and Technology (0 speeches)
      That Gareth Johnson be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and David Morris be added.
    • Welsh Affairs (0 speeches)
      That Mr Robin Walker be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Simon Hart be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
  • Petition — Regeneration of Chatsworth Gardens (Morecambe) (1 speech)
    I am presenting this petition tonight on behalf of over 600 people in Morecambe who want to see the town’s west end regenerated. By way of background, the Housing and Communities Agency...
  • Sexual Abuse Offences (2 speeches)
    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Nicky Morgan.)