Thursday, 24 November 2005
The Secretary of State was asked—
What primary legislative changes will be required to create the new category of trust school and implement the other measures in the recent education White Paper.
What criteria are used in selecting books to be given free to pre-school age children under the Bookstart programme.
What assessment her Department has made of Sir Andrew Foster's report on the further education sector; and if she will make a statement.
How many schools will undergo a major refurbishment in 2005.
How many temporary mobile classrooms are in use for mainstream lessons in schools under the control of Dorset local education authority; and if she will make a statement.
What discussions she has had with the Treasury about further education funding for Somerset.
How many pupils were recorded as having at least one incident of truancy in 2004–05.
what measures her Department has introduced since 1997 to promote setting and streaming in schools.
If she will make a statement on the funding of the higher education sector beyond 2007.
If she will revise the funding formula for schools to take greater account of the mobility of school populations.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What steps he is taking to speed up decision making by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I want to follow up the point of order that I raised on Tuesday. As you will recall, I raised the question of the Ministry of Defence holding a press briefing in...
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 9, in page 1, line 16, at end insert— '(1A) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a report no later than four months before the date of accession...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a) (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),
That the draft Retention of Communications Data (Further Extension of Initial Period) Order 2005, which was laid before this House on 3rd November, be approved.—[Kevin Brennan.] Question...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Kevin Brennan.]
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