House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 29 March 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education

    • Pre-school Playgroups

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what future role he sees for the pre-school playgroup movement.

    • Funding

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage the injection of private sector finance into state-funded education.

      Teacher Training

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has had over his plans for the reform of teacher training; and if he will make a statement.

      Mentally Handicapped People

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will hold urgent discussions with the voluntary organisations representing the mentally handicapped about the local government reorganisation and...

      St. Alfege with St. Peter's School

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received about the conditions at St. Alfege with St. Peter's school in Greenwich.

      16-year-olds

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the United Kingdom participation rate in education for 16-year-olds; and what information he has on comparable rates in other Organisation for...

      National Vocational Qualifications

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what targets have been set for the uptake of general national vocational qualifications among 16 to 19-year-olds over the next three years.

      Assisted Places Scheme

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to change the assisted places scheme for independent schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Leicestershire County Council

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff were employed in the education department of Leicestershire county council annually over the last five years for which figures are available.

      Higher Education (Academic Staff)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the introduction of national planning targets for the recruitment and retention of academic staff in higher education.

      Discretionary Awards

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will increase the funds available for discretionary awards in the coming academic year.

      Grant-maintained Schools

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress is being made towards the Government's target of increasing the number of grant-maintained schools in Leicestershire.

      Local Management of Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the local management of schools.

      Physical Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what importance is attached to physical education in the national curriculum; and if he will make a statement.

      Truancy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many truancy watch schemes he expects to be established under his recent initiative to crack down on truancy.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • European Union (Qualified Majority Voting)

    73 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I shall make a statement on proposals to adjust qualified majority voting in the context of the European Union's enlargement negotiations. In the negotiations,...

  • Stray Dogs

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow local authorities to permanently identify a stray dog before returning it to its owner; and for connected purposes. The Bill...

  • Stray Dogs

    Ms Jean Corston accordingly presented a Bill to allow local authorities to permanently identify a stray dog before returning it to its owner; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the...

  • London Transport (Funding)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. At 12.30 pm today, the Secretary of State for Transport announced a major U-turn in the Government's policy with regard to funding for London Transport....

  • Business of the House

    76 speeches

    I beg to move, That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business), the Speaker shall— (1) put the Question necessary to dispose of...

  • Orders of the Day — Railways (Rateable Values)

    33 speeches

    6 pm

  • Northern Ireland Affairs

    80 speeches

    Madam Speaker has decided that all the amendments on the Order Paper are selected for debate but that any that are to be moved will be moved formally at the conclusion of the debate.

  • European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing Committees).

  • European Social Policy

    That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10401/93, relating to European social policy; and shares the Government's view that future social policy in the Community should...

  • Shipbuilding (Wearside)

    21 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Patnick.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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