Thursday, 26 June 2008
Order for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 3 July.
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Second Reading ( 12 June). Debate to be resumed on Thursday 3 July.
Orders for Second Reading read. To be read a Second time on Thursday 3 July.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on regional development agency funding for science in universities.
What recent assessment he has made of levels of political extremism at universities and colleges.
How many students are studying foreign languages at universities in England.
How his Department monitors the quality of teaching and qualifications provided by colleges offering courses in citizenship and in English for speakers of other languages.
What progress has been made in his Department's further education consultation on promotion of shared values and counteracting violent extremism.
What funding his Department has allocated to the implementation of policies set out in the "Building a Low Carbon Economy" document.
What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the provision of scholarships in the UK to students from other Commonwealth countries.
What funding his Department is providing to assist further education students to obtain apprenticeships.
What assessment he has made of the performance of the Aimhigher programme against its objectives.
How many higher education institutions have indicated they will accept the new engineering diploma for admissions purposes.
What steps the Government are taking to improve the skills available to employees of small businesses.
What his policy is on the proposals of the European Commission on copyright term extension for performers; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to set out to the House how the Government propose to make further progress towards the fair and equal society that we want to see. I am pleased to...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement following the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, issued last Wednesday, in the case of Davis. As the House will know,...
With permission, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. Monday 30 June—Opposition Day [16th Allotted Day]. There will be a debate on energy security followed...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the draft legislative programme. This is the second time that the Government have published their legislative programme in draft for...
Resolved, That this House do now adjourn .—[Mr. Watts.] Adjourned accordingly at eighteen minutes past Four o'clock.
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