Monday, 27 April 2009
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the effects on sixth-form provision in Barnsley of the financial difficulties in the Building Colleges for the Future programme.
What recent discussions he has had with local authorities on proposals to abolish appeals panels for excluded children.
How many three and four-year-olds in Reading have free nursery places.
How much his Department plans to spend per secondary school pupil in 2009-10.
What his most recent assessment is of levels of educational achievement by pupils eligible to receive free school meals; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to promote fair admissions policies in primary and secondary schools.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on prisons and probation. Let me begin by paying tribute to the 70,000 staff working in the services. Last Monday, the Minister responsible...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the reports of human cases of swine influenza, known as the A(H1Nl) infection, in some parts of the world, notably Mexico and...
Motion for leave to introduce a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Debate resumed (Order, 22 April). Question again proposed, That,— (1) It is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further...
Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 30 March, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Bribery...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —(Ms Diana R. Johnson.)
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