Monday, 7 February 2011
The Secretary of State was asked-
What estimate he has made of the number of Sure Start children's centres that will offer a full service in 2014-15.
When he plans to inform colleges of the size of the discretionary learner support fund to replace the education maintenance allowance; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to raise standards of the teaching profession; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to improve vocational education; and if he will make a statement.
What qualifications he expects to be required for pupils to gain entry to university technical colleges.
What steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of children going missing from children's homes.
What assessment he has made of the effect on music education in schools of reductions in his Department's funding for music services.
What steps he is taking to improve the quality of the work force in early years education.
Whether he plans to include religious education in the humanities section of the English baccalaureate.
What steps he is taking to ensure the provision of good quality youth services.
What recent assessment he has made of school standards in Loughborough constituency.
What steps he plans to take to strengthen the teaching of core subjects in schools.
How many applications his Department has received to establish free schools for children with special educational needs.
Whom his Department plans to consult in its review of home-to-school travel; and when that review will be completed.
What steps he is taking to improve school discipline in (a) Kettering constituency, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England.
What estimate he has made of the savings to accrue from terminating education maintenance allowance payments in September 2011 for students who are already part of the way through a two-year...
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on last week's European Council and comment on today's review by the Cabinet Secretary of the papers relating to the release of...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you confirm whether it is parliamentary to refer to right hon. or hon. Members as being guilty of "rank hypocrisy"? Obviously, if it is parliamentary, we...
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
I beg to move, That- (1) this House agrees with the recommendations in the Tenth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges, on Registration of income from employment (HC 749); and (2)...
Resolved, That- (1) this House agrees with the recommendations in the Eighth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges of Session 2008-09, on All-Party Groups (HC 920); and (2)...
COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Ordered, That Clive Efford be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Steve Rotheram be added. -(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Angela Watkinson.)
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