Thursday, 22 May 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on Criminal Records Bureau checks for teachers.
If he will make a statement on the publication of the first three Ofsted reports on Connexions partnerships.
What evidence he has evaluated on charging different fees for different higher education courses.
What discussions he has had with teaching unions about teacher redundancies in financial year 2003–04.
What progress has been made on increasing flexibility for vocational qualifications to meet local employer needs.
What plans he has to improve his Department's monitoring of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
What recent assessment he has made of the impact of the 2003–04 budget settlement upon schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
What proposals he has to help students from modest backgrounds to gain access to higher education.
What policy his Department has on the sale of school playing fields.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What guidelines the Director of Public Prosecutions issues on the prosecution of gun crime.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
I beg to move, That the Clergy Discipline Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Her Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure was...
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House, at its rising on Thursday 22nd May, do adjourn until Tuesday 3rd June.—[Joan Ryan.]
I present a petition, collected in the South Swindon constituency, of more than 2,000 signatures, entitled "Save our pharmacy services". My constituents value the dedicated service that they get...
I have pleasure in presenting petitions signed by more than 550 people on behalf of my constituents, Derek Blackford, Stephen Jones and Lillian Hadley. The petition states: We declare that the...
Resolved, That this House do now adjourn—[Mr. Woolas.] Adjourned accordingly at two minutes past Six o'clock.
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