Thursday, 27 October 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
How she expects proposals in the "Youth Matters" Green Paper will provide incentives for young people to engage in positive activities.
What measures she plans to put in place to enable young people to play a greater role in decisions on the provision of local services.
What assessment she has made of the 2004–05 GCSE results.
What discussions she had with the Prime Minister during the preparation of the education White Paper.
If she will make a statement on funding for adult learning in (a) 2006–07 and (b) 2007–08.
What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of value added tax on city academies.
What steps she is taking to tackle academic under-achievement by children in care.
What plans she has to extend the Sure Start programme.
When she last discussed curriculum guidance with the examination boards.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What assessment he has made of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service in Northamptonshire.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We are back to business as usual this morning. Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Watson.]
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