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Thursday, 29 January 2009
Motion made, and Question ( 15 January) again proposed, That the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill [ Lords] and Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [ Lords], which were originally...
Motion made, and Question ( 15 January) again proposed, That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, Leeds City Council Bill, Nottingham City Council Bill and Reading Borough Council...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress has been made on widening participation in higher education.
What steps he is taking to encourage more people to develop the skills required for green-collar jobs through studying science, engineering and technology subjects at universities.
What assessment he has made of the effects of the level of tuition fees on numbers of university applications by those from low-income families.
What steps his Department is taking to support evidence-based policy in scientific matters.
What steps he plans to take to maintain levels of spending on science, research and development initiatives in higher education institutions during the economic downturn.
Whether he plans to amend the rules determining eligibility for funding for students undertaking an equivalent or lower qualification.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I ask the right hon. and learned Lady to give us the future business of the House?
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of armed forces personnel. We are fortunate to have the best armed forces in the world. What I see as I visit them around the world,...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 4 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Mr. Spellar.)
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