Thursday, 21 February 2008
Order for Third Reading read. To be read the Third time on Thursday 28 February.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the globalisation of higher education.
What steps the Government are taking to assist the development of leadership and management skills in small businesses.
How many employees have participated in the skills pledge scheme to date.
What discussions he has had with representatives of universities on encouraging applications from students from all backgrounds.
What steps the Government are taking to increase the number of adult apprenticeships.
When he last met university vice-chancellors to discuss the value of IGCSE and A-level qualifications.
What assessment his Department has made of the future of astronomy research.
What steps the Government are taking to encourage apprenticeships.
What progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations of the Leitch report.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the Deputy Leader of the House for the forthcoming business?
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. As the House will recall, in his statement on 4 February 2008, my right hon. Friend the Justice Secretary announced that he and I...
With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on US rendition operations. On 12 December 2005, in response to a parliamentary question from the right hon. and...
The Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Kevin Brennan), today issued a written statement about ContactPoint, the children's database....
[Relevant documents: The Tenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights of Session 2007-08, Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Ninth Repor t) : Annual Renewal of Control Orders...
I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved.
Resolved, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved. —[Mr. Blizzard.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Amendments and Messages that may be...
With the leave of the House, I will put motions 4 and 5 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 16th January, be approved. That the draft Industrial Training Levy...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
Lords amendment: No. 1.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Blizzard.]
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