Thursday, 14 January 1999
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many young unemployed people are taking part in the new deal in Birmingham and the west midlands. 
What estimate he has made of the effects on (a) local education authorities and (b) teaching staff of the staging of the last three pay awards for teachers; and if he will make a statement. 
What plans he has to ensure that citizenship is taught in schools. 
How many Londoners benefited from the new deal for young people during 1998. 
If he will outline his plans for the youth service. 
What measures he is taking to promote the retention of people in employment when they become disabled. 
What new measures he plans to introduce to expand opportunities under the new deal; and if he will make a statement. 
What assessment he has made of the educational and training value of the video, "Left-Handed Children; A Guide for Teachers and Parents", produced in consultation with his Department and the...
If he will review the UK's contribution to the implementing of International Labour Organisation conventions; and if he will make a statement. 
What representations he has received from school governing bodies with infant and junior classes about the effect of lower class sizes for five, six and seven-year-olds on future classes for...
What estimate his Department has made of the number of four-year-olds in reception classes; and if he will make a statement. 
Will the Leader of the House tell us the business for next week?
I beg to move, That this House takes note of the 1st to 67th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1997–98, and of the Treasury Minutes and Northern Ireland Department of...
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Act: European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999.
Ordered,That— (1) the Order of the House of 2nd December relating to sittings of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee shall have effect with the substitution of the words '2.30 p.m.' for...
Ordered,That Mr. Neil Gerrard be added to the Environmental Audit Committee.—[Mr. Dowd.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dowd.]
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