Monday, 17 November 2008
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school teaching on sex and relationships.
What progress has been made towards implementing the Government's strategy to increase school sports and arts participation; and if he will make a statement.
Which local authorities are to receive additional funding through the youth crime action plan.
What guidance his Department plans to issue to children's trusts on the provision of an all-round regime of support for young people with autism up to the age of 16 years.
How many Sure Start children's centres have been opened in Milton Keynes since the initiation of the scheme.
If he will take steps to improve the teaching of life skills to pupils between the ages of 11 and 16 years in deprived areas; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has for expenditure on youth facilities in West Lancashire over the next two years.
What progress has been made in his Department's review of the conduct of Ofsted inspections; and if he will make a statement.
When he next expects to meet Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service officials to discuss their work.
I am sure that the whole House will join me in sending our profound condolences to the family and friends of the three servicemen killed in Afghanistan in the past few days. They were Marines...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. For Opposition Back Benchers, today felt like a particularly poor day in the history of shameless failures to answer questions. May I ask—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Education and Skills Bill, it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees in respect of inspections by...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Education and Skills Bill for the purpose of...
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1.
Lords amendment : No. 24.
Lords amendment: No. 41.
Lords amendment: No. 167.
Lords amendment: No. 168.
I propose to put together motions 4 and 5. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) ( Delegated Legislation Committees ),
That the draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 22nd October, be approved.
That the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare and Other Fields) Order 2008, which was laid before this House on 15th October, be approved. —[Ian...
Ordered, That Mr Philip Dunne be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr Stephen Crabb be added. —[Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection. ]
Although the residents of Eastham are much concerned about the effect on their lives and environment of the proposed development of a Biossence waste recovery plant and an Agri Energy biofuel...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Ian Lucas.]
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