House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 June 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Right to Work

      30 speeches

      [Relevant document: The Second Report from the Employment Committee of Session 1995–96 on The Right to Work/Workfare (House of Commons Paper No. 82). and the Second Special Report from the...

    • Private Finance Initiative

      28 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Sixth Report from the Treasury Committee of Session 1995–96 on The Private Finance Initiative (House of Commons Paper No. 146), and Fourth Special Report from the...

      Dance and Drama Students

      9 speeches

      There are some things that this country is quite simply best at—and I am not just referring to football. Theatre is one of those things. Britain can be justifiably proud of its theatrical...

      Osteoporosis

      3 speeches

      On resuming—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment

    • School Admissions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to issue guidance to grant-maintained schools on the question of admission of children permanently excluded from...

    • Schools (Security Cameras)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what contribution is planned from public funds to assist schools in the provision of security cameras. [33197]

      Teacher Training

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what recent representations she has received regarding the reform of teacher training. [33198]

      Deeside School

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to make provision for severely disabled children following the closure of Deeside school. [33199]

      Standard Assessment Tasks

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations she has received on her policy of requiring key stage 2 SAT results to be submitted to her for publication; and if...

      Unesco

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what consultations she has had with regard to co-operation with UNESCO. [33201]

      Independent Schools

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on independent schools. [33202]

      Primary Schools (Staffordshire)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much was spent per pupil at primary schools in Staffordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was...

      Skills Training

      12 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to improve skills training for small firms. [33206]

      State Schools

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what actions her Department has taken since 1988 to improve the quality of education in state schools; and what further plans she has...

      Schools (Selection)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations she has received regarding selection in schools. [33208]

      Local Education Authorities

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will list the 10 worst-performing local education authorities on the basis of national examination results. [33209]

      Grammar Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when she estimates there will be a grammar school in every town. [33210]

      Head Teachers (Retirement)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what study she has made of the reasons for early retirement of head teachers. [33211]

      Nursery Voucher Scheme

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to extend the nursery voucher pilot schemes to other areas. [33212]

      EU Social Affairs Council

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when she next expects to attend a meeting of the EU Social Affairs Council; and what matters relating to working conditions she expects...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the future of the mechanisms in respect of the jobseeker's allowance administered by her Department. [33214]

  • First Scottish Standing Committee

    66 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker, of which you have been given notice. It is my unpleasant duty to inform the House that, at the meeting of the First Scottish Standing Committee yesterday...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Last Thursday, in reply to an oral question, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food advised the House that measures associated with bovine spongiform...

  • Energy Conservation (Provision of Information)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision in respect of information to be provided in connection with the energy efficiency of residential buildings. I am delighted...

  • Energy Conservation (Provision of Information)

    Mr. Tim Yeo accordingly presented a Bill to make provision in respect of information to be provided in connection with the energy efficiency of residential buildings: And the same was read the...

  • Opposition Day

    [17TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • National Health Service

      162 speeches

      Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together motions 3, 4 and 5 relating to delegated legislation.

      Harbours, Docks, Piers and Ferries

      That the draft Ipswich Port Authority Transfer Scheme 1996 Confirmation Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 4th June, be approved.

      Family Law

      That the draft Child Benefit, Child Support and Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 5th June, be approved.

      Social Security

      That the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Pilot Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.—[Mr. Burns.]

      Deregulation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14A(1)(a) (Consideration of draft deregulation orders),

      Still-Births

      That the draft Deregulation (Still-Birth and Death Registration) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 20th May, be approved.—[Mr. Burns.]

      Secondary Schools (Chorley)

      4 speeches

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

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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.

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