Thursday, 26 April 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to raise standards in primary schools.
What discussions he has had with vice-chancellors of Russell Group universities on increasing the number of students from poorer backgrounds who are accepted for study.
What plans he has to ensure that all schools provide hot meals.
How many people under 25 years old were engaged in apprenticeships in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent period for which figures are available.
What recent representations he has received on standards of pupils' behaviour in schools.
What steps he is taking to assist those pupils excluded from school to re-integrate into full-time education; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the resources available to schools with above average levels of special educational needs and statemented pupils.
The Solicitor-General was asked—
What the Government's policy is on whether the Law Officers should be parliamentarians.
May I ask the Leader of the House to tell us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. At Education questions earlier today, I raised the issue of apprenticeships and said that some were being completed without a foot being set in the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Tony Cunningham.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Kevin Brennan.]
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