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Monday, 30 June 2008
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on progress in the Building Schools for the Future programme.
What steps he has taken to recruit more teachers of (a) mathematics, (b) science and (c) modern foreign languages.
How many schools in Worsley are taking part in the national schools challenge.
What plans he has to raise secondary school standards in Stockton, South constituency.
What recent assessment he has made of the progress of the Sure Start programme.
What plans he has to increase provision for singing in schools.
What support will be available to schools included in the national schools challenge; and if he will make a statement.
How many 16 and 17-year-olds in Sandwell are in education or work-based training.
If the Secretary of State will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, I would like to make a statement on the final report of the NHS next stage review and the first NHS constitution. Before I do, I should like to pay tribute to my noble Friend...
The following Member took and subscribed the Oath: John Michael Howell Esq., for Henley.
We now come to the main business, which consists of Opposition day debates. I inform the House that I have selected the amendments to both motions in the name of the Prime Minister.
I have to inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment tabled in the name of the Prime Minister. Will Members who are not staying for this debate please leave quickly and quietly?
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Delegated Legislation Committees),
That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008, which were laid before this House on 14th May, be approved.— [Mr. Watts.] Question agreed to.
That the draft Service Voters' Registration Period (Northern Ireland) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 14th May, be approved.— [Mr. Watts.]
That the draft Appeals from the Upper Tribunal to the Court of Appeal Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 4th June, be approved. That the draft First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal...
That the draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 4th June, be approved.— [Mr. Watts.] Question agreed to.
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions, more than one stage of the Finance Bill may be...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Watts .]
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