Monday, 25 January 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
What recent representations he has received on teaching about homosexual relationships in faith schools.
What steps he plans to take to integrate academic and vocational qualifications.
What recent representations he has received on Ofsted's new powers of inspection.
If he will bring forward proposals to restrict the circumstances under which schools may apply for an exemption from the requirement to hold a regular act of worship of a broadly Christian...
What assessment he has made of the accuracy of data used to produce the Badman Report.
How many children were permanently excluded from school in (a) 1996 and (b) 2006.
What steps he plans to take to improve educational outcomes for children with special educational needs.
What his policy is on the appointment of a single head teacher to take responsibility for two or more secondary schools.
What his policy is on the future of the Lyndale School in Wirral; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of (a) trained and (b) employed educational psychologists.
What guidance he issues to schools on the steps they should take in response to severe weather conditions.
What recent steps he has taken to increase the number of children's centres.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In an effort to ensure that debate on the Edlington case was carried out in a considered fashion, I wrote to the Secretary of State over the course of the...
Consideration of Bill, as amended in Public Bill Committee [Relevant documents: T hird Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, on Legislative Scrutiny: Financial Services Bill and the...
'(1) No agreement regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 shall be enforceable if the total cost of credit charged under that agreement or the cost of transactions linked to that agreement...
'(1) The Financial Services Authority ("the Authority") must make rules prohibiting persons from engaging in short selling of shares except in one of the following circumstances- (a) the share...
'(1) It shall be a requirement on banks and building societies that accept deposits from retail customers that they must offer retail customers- (a) at least one current account in respect of...
'(1) The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) order 2001 is amended as follows. (2) Omit Articles 3 and 4.' -(Mark Durkan.) Brought up, and read the First time.
'(1) The Bank of England Act 1998 is amended as follows. (2) In section 2A(2), after "Treasury", insert "the Council for Financial Stability".'.- (Mr. Hoban.) Brought up, and read the First time.
'(1) The Consumer Credit Act 1974 shall be amended as follows. (2) After section 60, insert- "60A Form and content of retail credit-token agreements (1) The Secretary of State may make...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, which were laid before this House on 2 December, be approved. -(Helen Jones.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, That, at the sitting on Thursday 28 January, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 20 (Time for taking private business) the Private Business set down by the Chairman of Ways and...
Motion made, That, for the purposes of its approval under section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2009 shall be...
Ordered, That Mr Virendra Sharma be discharged from the Justice Committee and Rosie Cooper be added. -(Rosemary McKenna, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Helen Jones.)
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