Monday, 4 February 2008
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to provide a range of options for 16 and 17-year-olds when education and training becomes compulsory up to the age of 18 years.
What plans he has to fund youth services in (a) Leyton and Wanstead and (b) London in the next three years.
What steps he is taking to tackle teenage pregnancy through the Every Child Matters agenda; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the contribution of the Holocaust Educational Trust's nationwide Lessons from Auschwitz project to teaching of the holocaust in the national curriculum.
In how many primary schools a modern foreign language is taught.
If he will take steps to prevent unaccompanied and trafficked children from going missing while in local authority care.
What steps his Department is taking to promote engineering as a career amongst 14 to 16-year-olds; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has for the future of the GCE A-level examination; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to provide relationship support and services to children of separated parents.
What plans he has to rebuild and refurbish schools in Battersea.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
The House will be aware that I made a statement on Thursday indicating that I had summoned an urgent meeting of the Members Estimate Committee for today. In the debate on the fourth report of the...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. As the House will be aware, there appeared in The Sunday Times yesterday allegations that conversations between my hon. Friend...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you received a request from the Leader of the Opposition to clarify his remarks during Prime Minister's questions last week, when he alleged that the...
I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2008-09 (House of Commons Paper No. 265), which was laid before this House on 24th January, be approved. The focus of today's...
I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2008-09 (House of Commons Paper No. 262), which was laid before this House on 24th January, be approved. On 6 December, I...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees), That the draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period)...
Ordered, That Mr Adrian Sanders be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and John Hemming be added. —[Mr. Nicholas Brown.]
We shall take the next three motions together. Ordered,
That Frank Dobson be discharged from the Administration Committee and Mr Tom Clarke be added. —[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Roy.]
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