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Thursday, 17 February 2000
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Orders for Second Reading read.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What measures he proposes to assist schools in deprived areas to secure the private sector funding required to achieve specialist status. 
If he will make a statement on his Department's plans for the development of the new deal for the over-25s. 
When he next plans to visit Redbridge to discuss the level of education spending. 
If he will make a statement on inequalities in education standard spending assessment per pupil between local education authorities. 
What assessment he has made of the effect of Government policies on applications for higher education from mature students. 
What recent representations he has received about the new teachers' pay arrangements; and if he will make a statement. 
If he will make a statement on selection in schools. 
What role he plans for intermediary organisations in widening access to the labour market. 
What proportion of secondary schools he expects to have specialist school status by May 2002. 
What steps he is taking to increase the provision of adult and continuing education. 
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. As you will know, the Representation of the People Bill is before Parliament. The Local Government Association has issued a press release listing the number of...
[Relevant document: The Fourth Report from the Defence Committee of Session 1999–2000, on the Armed Forces Discipline Bill (HC 253).]
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a),That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Armed...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Greater London Authority (Disqualification) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 3rd February, be approved.—[Mr. McNulty.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 12838/99, the Commission's Fifth Report on the implementation of the telecommunications regulatory package, 12839/99, Commission...
Ordered,That the Sessional Orders [25th October 1999] relating to Thursday sittings and Meetings of standing committees and the Sessional Order [24th May 1999] relating to sittings in Westminster...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. McNulty.]
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