Monday, 24 March 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What guidance his Department has issued to head teachers on what constitutes the exceptional circumstances in which children may be granted leave of absence for holidays during school term time.
What steps he is taking to improve mathematics education.
What progress has been made on the Shakespeare schools festival.
What steps he is taking to ensure more employers offer apprenticeships to 16 to 18-year-olds.
What estimate he has made of the take-up of free child care for two-year-olds in Norwich.
What steps he has taken to implement fair school funding for Solihull.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of primary school places.
Acre Hall primary school in my constituency is growing, and it is well placed to expand its offer of small specialist classes for special educational needs pupils. However, the school is in a...
What plans he has for regional school commissioners.
What steps he plans to take to improve vocational education.
When he last discussed education policy with leaders of independent schools.
What steps his Department is taking to encourage girls aged 16 to 18 to consider taking up engineering apprenticeships.
What assessment he has made of the effects of the cost of child care on parents who want to work.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Before I call the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), to ask his urgent question I would emphasise to the House that its terms are narrow. It relates specifically to the question of...
The past few days have brought important proposals to make the most of High Speed 2. They will help us to build the line better, bring benefits to the north sooner and support job creation and...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Debate resumed (Order, 20 March). Question again proposed, That,— (1) It is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Harriett Baldwin.)
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