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Thursday, 16 July 2009
The Minister of State was asked-
What recent assessment he has made of levels of growth in the manufacturing sector in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.
What recent discussions he has had with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on its funding for London Metropolitan university.
What progress has been made in funding the proposed co-location of the National Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and the Royal Opera House production campus in Thurrock.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the steel industry on its future prospects.
What steps he is taking to assist students graduating in the summer of 2009 to find employment.
What his latest estimate is of the number of overseas students in universities; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the role of higher education in assisting individuals and businesses during the economic downturn.
If he will bring forward proposals to increase capital funding for further education colleges.
How much funding has been disbursed under the vehicle scrappage scheme to date.
What progress has been made on the automotive assistance programme.
What recent progress his Department has made in securing greater access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
May I invite the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming parliamentary business?
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Mr. Barry Sheerman, supported by David Taylor, Hugh Bayley, Joan Walley, Derek Twigg, Kali Mountford, Stephen Pound, Meg Munn, Mr. Gordon Marsden and Mr. Terry Rooney, presented a Bill to...
Topical debate [Relevant documents: The Road to Copenhagen: The UK Government's case for an ambitious international agreement on climate change (Cm 7659) and The UK Low Carbon Transition...
[ Relevant documents : Fourth Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2007-08,on Reconstructing Afghanistan, HC 65-I and -II, and the Government response, HC 509....
Motion made, That Dr Richard Taylor be a member of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee.-( Kerry McCarthy.)
Motion made, That Mary Creagh be discharged from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added . -(Kerry McCarthy.)
Motion made, That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.- (Kerry McCarthy.)
Motion made, That, at the sittings on Monday 20 July and on Tuesday 21 July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any message from the Lords has been received, any Committee to draw up...
Motion made, (1) That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and make recommendations on the following matters: (a) the appointment of members and chairmen of select committees; (b)...
As is well known, constituents in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and other parts of the country have great concern about the state of the steel industry. In less than two weeks, some 6,020 residents...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Mary Creagh.)
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