Thursday, 9 January 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many grammar schools exist in England and Wales; and what the number was a year ago.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of up-front tuition fees on access to higher education.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action he will take to help reduce teacher shortages in Essex.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to tackle poor pupil behaviour.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proposals he has to increase funding available for the further and higher education sectors.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the impact of pay rates on the scale of migration of teachers between further education and schools.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the role of phonics in the teaching of reading in the Government's English key stage 2 literacy strategy.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the procedures for satisfying criteria for the grant of university titles to higher education institutions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the Government's policy regarding university top-up fees.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on her policy relating to prosecution of offences under the Official Secrets Acts.
To ask the Solicitor-General what steps she is taking to publicise the right of (a) victims of crime and (b) members of the public to seek the review of unduly lenient sentences.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention and that of the Leader of the House to the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for Hazel Grove (Mr. Stunell), our Chief Whip, briefed...
Not amended in the Standing Committee, considered.
X. The National Assembly for Wales shall make regulations providing that Patients' Forums in England shall have the power to investigate health issues in Wales that affect patients resident in...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 2, line 13 at end insert— '( ) The Special Health Authority for England and Wales responsible for the functions of the Health Protection Agency shall...
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 21, at end insert— 'provided that it shall not use media channels widely accessible in any area outside Wales for the communication of such...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 16th January, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That— (1) Standing Order No. 57 (Presentation and first reading) be amended, by leaving out paragraph (3); (2) The following Standing Order (Bills...
With the leave of the House, I shall put together motions Nos. 5 to 7. Ordered, That Mr. Mark Simmonds be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr. Peter Ainsworth be added. That...
The petition from Consumers for Health Choice and its supporters declares: Consumers in the United Kingdom have for many years maintained good health by choosing to take safe vitamin and mineral...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Woolas.]
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