House of Commons debates

Thursday, 9 January 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Grammar Schools

      13 speeches

      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.

    • Tuition Fees

      12 speeches

      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.

      Teacher Shortages (Essex)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action he will take to help reduce teacher shortages in Essex.

      Pupil Behaviour

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to tackle poor pupil behaviour.

      Education Funding

      23 speeches

      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.

      Teachers' Pay

      8 speeches

      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.

      Literacy Strategy

      6 speeches

      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.

      Higher Education

      4 speeches

      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.

      Top-up Fees

      7 speeches

      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.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General

    The Solicitor-General was asked—

    • Official Secrets Acts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make a statement on her policy relating to prosecution of offences under the Official Secrets Acts.

    • Victims of Crime

      11 speeches

      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.

  • Business of the House

    61 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    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...

  • Bill Presented

  • Health (Wales) Bill

    Not amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

  • Business of the House

    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...

  • Lords Bills

    5 speeches

    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...

  • Committees

    1 speech

    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...

  • Petition — Food Supplements

    1 speech

    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...

  • Oil Industry

    6 speeches

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

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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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