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Monday, 16 April 2012
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to reduce regulatory burdens on schools.
If he will consider relocating his Department to Wellingborough.
What due diligence his Department conducted on the governance arrangements at West Exe technology college in Exeter when considering its application for academy status.
What recent discussions he has had on academies and free schools in Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency.
What proportion of secondary schools have academy status or are in the process of converting to academy status.
What steps he plans to take to improve the quality of teaching.
What assessment he has made of the likely effects of changes in tax credit eligibility on the supply of early years and out-of-school child care.
What recent representations he has received on funding for schools in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.
How many people aged 16 to 18 started an apprenticeship in (a) Hove constituency, (b) the south-west and (c) England in 2011.
What steps he is taking to speed up the adoption system.
What steps he is taking to ensure that more parents in (a) Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency, (b) the south-east and (c) England are able to send their children to their first choice of school.
What recent assessment he has made of the 16-to-19 funding formula.
How many schools did not offer GCSE history to pupils in 2011.
What steps he is taking to improve the quality of vocational education in schools.
What support his Department provides to children who are home-educated; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
I am pleased to be able to announce to the House that, following fair and open competition, Her Majesty the Queen has graciously accepted my recommendation that Mr Lawrence Ward be appointed to...
The following Member made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law : George Galloway, for Bradford West.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In yesterday’s The Independent on Sunday, the Deputy Prime Minister was quoted as saying that he wants to recruit 65,000 new early years workers by...
[Relevant document: Uncorrected oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 March 2012, Budget 2012, HC 1910 i- iii .] Second Reading
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 Carry Over Motion...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament, proceedings on the Finance (No. 4) Bill have not been completed,...
Resolved, That this House approves the recommendations relating to written parliamentary questions contained in paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Eighth Report of the Procedure Committee, on E-tabling of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Angela Watkinson.)
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