Thursday, 11 January 2001
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on recruitment into teacher training. 
If he will make a statement on the playing for success scheme. 
If he will make a statement on the funding of schools. 
If he will make a statement on the progress of new deal for people aged over 25 years. 
If he will make a statement on added-value measures of school performance. 
If he will make a statement on teacher recruitment and retention in outer London. 
How many regions of the United Kingdom have employment rates as high as the EU average. 
How many child care places have been provided in rural areas since May 1997. 
What steps he is taking to promote the European year of language in schools. 
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for the forthcoming week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to take up an issue raised yesterday by my hon. Friend the Member for Buckingham (Mr. Bercow). When the proceedings of today's sitting are printed, would...
[Relevant documents: The Government's response to the Sixth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 1999–2000, Cm 4928,.]
As amended, considered.
'(). Section 3 of the Act shall not have force until the Secretary of State has made a statement to the effect that in his view the provisions of the Act are compatible with the Convention...
I beg to move amendment No. 7, in page 1, line 18, at end insert— 'business electoral college" means a body comprising voters appointed under section 3(1)(c) with responsibility for...
Motion made,That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be appointed to act as additional Deputy Speakers at...
Motion made,That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:Line 37, before the word 'European'...
Motion made,That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 2nd and 9th February, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 6th and 27th April,11th and 18th May, 8th and 15th...
Motion made,That—the Lords Message [12th July 2000] communicating a Resolution relating to Human Rights (Joint Committee), be now considered;this House concurs with the Lords in the said...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr.Touhig.]
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