Thursday, 15 May 2008
Orders for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 22 May.
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on his plan to establish new university towns.
What steps he is taking to encourage employers to co-fund higher education; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the effects of the retention of Basford hall, New college, Nottingham on higher and further educational provision in the area; and if he will make a statement.
How many adult learners were enrolled on courses in England at the latest date for which figures are available.
What recent assessment he has made of the effects of the decision to change the funding arrangements for equivalent and lower qualification students on higher education institutions.
What recent discussions he has had with the president of the Confederation of British Industry on apprenticeships.
What recent steps the Government have taken to increase the numbers of students participating in further and higher education.
What progress his Department has made towards achieving its public service agreement targets on innovation.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Two reports have been made available to the House this week from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. If the Leader of the House is going to refer to...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of anti-Semitism. I thank my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House for calling this debate on anti-Semitism. It comes at...
I beg to move, That this House takes note of the 41st and the 42nd and the 46th to the 65th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2006-07, and of the Treasury Minutes on these...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Khan.]
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