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Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Standards (25 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Does the Secretary of State agree that we really need to focus on science, technology, engineering and maths as a top priority? We will then be able to deliver a more effective and competitive workforce. The way to do that is by having strong leadership in our schools, academies and, indeed, multi-academy trusts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Authority Plans for Culture (21 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: What steps he is taking through the culture White Paper, published in March 2016, to ensure that culture forms a core part of local authorities’ plans and priorities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Local Authority Plans for Culture (21 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: I join the Minister in wishing Her Majesty the Queen a very happy birthday. Does the Minister agree that devolution combined with the possibility of an elected mayor, as we hope to have in Gloucestershire, would be a really good thing, providing more scope, more leadership and more resources for culture, media, music and everything else that a good community needs to have?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Productivity (19 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Does the Chief Secretary to the Treasury agree that, by being a member of the European Union, this country benefits hugely from a cross-fertilisation of good ideas across the European Union, the supply chain, and foreign direct investment at 50%? Our trade, too, also benefits from our being in the single market—[Interruption.]

Schools White Paper (13 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: This debate is actually about children and the interests of children; it is about making sure that they have opportunities to fulfil their lives. We would not be having a debate like this if local education authorities in the past had delivered opportunities to all children in a proper way—that is an absolute fact. The Labour Government under Tony Blair would have agreed with me,...

Schools White Paper (13 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Lord Blunkett was correct when he was expressing concern about schools in Yorkshire and wondering why there was not a commission on schools there to deal with the problems that he has identified—that came up in the all-party group on Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire—so I think the hon. Gentleman makes a good point well. We need to think about the current position in our...

Schools White Paper (13 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Because we want all schools to be able to be autonomous, to work with other schools and to form relationships which are right for their pupils. We always talk about the worst schools or the best schools, but we should focus on those in the middle. They are the ones that provide most of the education and tend to coast if that is allowed to occur. Too many local authorities have not intervened...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Again on Europe, does the Prime Minister agree that the European Union is not just the world’s biggest single market but an ample source of foreign direct investment, providing 50% of the investment that we receive; and an excellent platform for supply chains to thrive and prosper, which gives them the ability to get the skills and the innovation that they need? That, for my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Referendum (12 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: The key point here is of course that we have a free trade agreement with the European Union, as we have with other nation states. There is a question that has to be answered: why are so many of the states that have said we should stay in the EU the ones that the other side seem to think we can have some sort of agreement with?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Apr 2016)

Neil Carmichael: What more can be done to prevent vulnerable people from being indoctrinated to become suicide bombers

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: I just wondered whether the hon. Gentleman was aware that 80% of businesses in Northern Ireland want to stay in the European Union.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: It is a great pleasure to speak in this important debate, not least because it covers two important subjects that I find of great interest—Europe and education. I intend to address them both. First, let us canter through some of the statistics in the context of the changes that the Chancellor announced. The global economy is going through a very problematic period of adjustment. That...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: I could not agree more with my fellow Select Committee Chair. That is obviously a priority, but that does not mean that it is not also important to have good schools that are led well by headteachers who are focused on the right culture, standards and quality staff. We should have more academies and make sure that they operate in a well-structured multi-academy trust.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: I think I have set the cat among the pigeons. Go for it.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: That was a year ago, when there were fewer academies. Now, 80% of academies are good or outstanding, which is a really impressive signal. We need to make sure that academies join up in multi-academy trusts.

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: No, I will keep going now. I am really excited about the idea of including university technology colleges in MATs, because that will give greater choice. The Government have already allowed sixth-form colleges to be included in MATs. We need economies of scale in sixth-form provision, and increasing the number of MATs will do just that. It is a scandal that, according to a national...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (16 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Can my right hon. Friend be sure that any figure he quotes is accurate, given that he has just rubbished the OBR and the Bank of England? Presumably he has a list of other British institutions to which he would give the same treatment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (15 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Does the Secretary of State agree that, given that Conservatives In is keen to promote the economic case for our remaining in the European Union, it is excellent news that the CBI has said that 80% of its members support the EU?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Small Businesses (1 Mar 2016)

Neil Carmichael: What fiscal steps he is taking to encourage small businesses to grow.


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