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Monday, 10 February 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the potential of mindfulness to improve education outcomes.
What comparative assessment he has made of funding for sixth-form colleges and school sixth forms.
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of pupils in academies and free schools.
What assessment he has made of the effects of changes to work experience on employability.
What progress he has made on improving the quality of vocational education.
What steps he is taking to improve standards of attainment in English and mathematics.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of safeguarding policies in independent schools; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to raise the status, professionalism and morale of the teaching profession.
What steps he is taking to improve support for young carers.
How many applications for academy status from community primary schools have been declined by his Department. [Official Report, 28 February 2014, Vol. 576, c. 1MC.]
What steps he is taking to ensure that academies and free schools are accountable for their leadership and corporate governance.
What assessment he has made of the potential role of schools in building character and resilience in young people.
What recent discussions he has had with the head of Ofsted on leadership in schools.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to make a statement on the Government’s recent response to the flooding in Somerset, and to clarify his...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on Afghanistan. At the end of this year we will have completed our combat mission in Afghanistan, so today is an opportunity not just...
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. My constituent Margaret McNiffe has been denied her disability living allowance because her claim was considered 24 hours late, although the Department...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83(A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Children and Families Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 125.
[Relevant document: The thirty-second report from the European Scrutiny Committee, HC 83-xxix, Chapter 1.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 16 December 2013, be approved. —(Gavin Barwell.)...
That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 18...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of Unnumbered European Union Document, the European Court of Auditors Special Report No. 9/2013–EU support for governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo;...
Ordered, That at the sitting on Wednesday 12 February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gavin Barwell.)
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