Thursday, 30 October 2003
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What guidance he gives to local authorities on the priorities for cuts in the educational service in authorities which are deemed to have the highest levels of efficiency, but which claim that...
What progress is being made in the provision of higher education in west Cumbria.
How many children's centres have been established; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the social behaviour of children entering primary school.
What progress has been made in the provision of nursery and full-time education for three to four-year-olds.
What assessment he has made of the performance of specialist schools in achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE compared with the national average; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the 2003–04 grant settlement on (a) staff numbers and (b) standards in schools in north-west Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.
What employer involvement there is in developing the curriculum of foundation degrees; and if he will make a statement.
When he proposes to publish details of the principal alternative models for student finance and university funding.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
How many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has undertaken against (a) serving and (b) former members of the Greater Manchester police force since 1997.
What action she intends to take to establish a body of prosecutors with expertise in prosecuting cases involving antisocial behaviour.
What recent discussions the Attorney-General has had with the United States authorities on the legal position of British citizens detained at Guantanamo bay.
May we please have the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, of which I have given you prior notice. I am indebted to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Harris), who, as you know, alerted me to the matter that I...
I beg to move, That this House— 1. takes note of the Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries on Pay for Select Committee Chairmen in the House of Commons presented to Parliament on...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put, That the following provision shall be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House— (1) With...
Ordered, That, in respect of Questions to the Advocate General and the Secretary of State for Scotland for oral answer on Tuesday 2nd December and to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 4th November, the Motion for the adjournment of the House in the name of the Prime Minister on the subject of quality of life in local communities shall...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ainger.]
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