Monday, 11 July 2011
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to ensure that public examinations are set to a high standard.
What representations he has received on the report “Out of Mind, Out of Sight” issued by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
On how many days annually on average schools were closed owing to strike action between (a) 1979 and 1997 and (b) 1997 and 2010; and what assessment he has made of the likely trends in days lost...
What recent representations he has received on the benefits of year-round youth services.
How many schools in England are attended entirely by Traveller children.
What recent representations he has received on face-to-face careers advice.
What assessment he has made of the way in which the pupil premium is being spent in (a) Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency and (b) England.
When he plans to launch the internal review of personal, social, health and economic education announced in the teaching White Paper.
What assessment he has made of the level of interest in establishing university technical colleges.
What recent representations he has received on the breadth of the curriculum.
What recent representations he has received on encouraging children to study music.
What recent representations he has received on the teaching of British history to all children of secondary school age.
What assessment he has made of the effect of changes in funding for Sure Start children’s centres in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
How many schools in (a) Harrow East constituency and (b) England have converted, or applied to convert, to academy status.
Whether young people being raised by kinship carers will be eligible for the bursary scheme which will replace education maintenance allowance.
What steps he is taking to promote family-friendly policies.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the open public services White Paper. There could not be a more important issue than this. Public services save lives, rescue...
May I start by apologising to the Leader of the Opposition for the fact that he has only just received a copy of this statement? As he will find out, there was a development only about a half an...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. One hon. Member has already referred to 11 March 2003. Also on that day, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks appeared before the Culture, Media and Sport Select...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 7...
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 3.
I beg to move Government amendment (a) to Lords amendment 14.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 15.—(Mr Lidington . ) The House proceeded to a Division.
I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 10610/11 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Draft Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 41A( 3 )), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name...
Motion made, That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 21 June, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Financial Services...
Ordered , That, at the sitting on Wednesday 13 July, notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c)(i) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), opposition business may be proceeded with...
Ordered , That, at the sitting on Monday 18 July, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Secretary Chris Huhne relating to National...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft International Monetary Fund (Increase in Subscription) Order 2011, which was laid before this House on 13 June, be approved.—(Mr Vara.) The House divided: Ayes 274, Noes 246.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Vara.)
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