Thursday, 15 November 2007
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people studying science at university.
If he will make a statement on the availability of work placements for apprentices.
When he next expects to meet representatives of the small firms sector to discuss vocational courses.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the university bursary system on the number of university students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
How many additional students entering higher education in 2008 he estimates will be eligible for maintenance grants under the new arrangement.
What steps he is taking to ensure that higher education is able to meet the skills needs of employers and their staff.
What recent submissions he has received on the number of students from low-income families in higher education.
If he will make a statement on career development loans.
What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of completed apprenticeships.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?
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Ordered, That the Crossrail Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.— [Mr. Watson.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Watson.]
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