Thursday, 29 April 2004
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the supply of skilled construction workers.
What measures he is taking to encourage higher education institutions to compete effectively for (a) the market for overseas students and (b) the market for students from the Gulf states.
If he will make a statement on funding for local colleges.
What guidance he provides to schools on maintaining appropriate relations between pupils and staff.
If he will make a statement on university staff salaries.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the draft School Transport Bill on traffic congestion.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the education maintenance allowance in raising levels of participation in post-16 education.
What resources are available to support innovative projects that bring nine to 19-year-olds closer to an understanding of science, engineering and technology in industry.
What progress has been made in reaching a 50 per cent. participation rate in higher education.
The Solicitor General was asked—
If she will make a statement on her policy towards prosecution of anti-Semitic hate crimes.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about how the Government propose to handle those local authorities that have set excessive budgets for the current year. The average...
Lords Reasons for insisting on certain of their amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, considered.
Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister.
Ordered, That the Lords Message of 19th April relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any draft Charities Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown,...
Ordered, That Richard Ottaway be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and that Mrs Angela Browning be added.—[Paul Clark.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Paul Clark.]
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