Monday, 21 July 2014
Ordered, That the Amendments to Standing Orders relating to Private Business set out in the Schedule be made.—(The Chairman of Ways and Means.)
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps she has taken to raise attainment among less affluent children at school.
What steps she is taking to reform the support available for children with special educational needs in (a) Peterborough and (b) England; and if she will make a statement.
What steps she is taking to make child care more affordable and improve the flexibility of child care provision.
What steps she is taking to support school governors.
What recent assessment she has made of the performance of free schools; and if she will make a statement.
What assessment she has made of the effects on performance of sixth-form colleges of funding changes since 2010.
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of work-related learning in schools.
What assessment she has made of the effect on admission numbers for sixth-form colleges of funding changes since 2010.
What progress has been made on the traineeships programme; and if she will make a statement.
What progress she has made on introducing the technical baccalaureate.
What steps she is taking to improve the quality of child care.
What steps she is taking to improve the oversight of schools at a local level.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
This is the first time that the House has met since the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last Thursday, and I think that it is right to make a statement about that and the ongoing...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In his response to my question on Gaza, the Prime Minister accused me of seeking to justify Hamas rocket attacks. Seeking to understand a conflict is very...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr Alan Whitehead presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to draw up and publish an Energy in Buildings Strategy; to require the...
Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr Alan Whitehead presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make regulations about the renting out of houses in multiple...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Committal (1) The Bill shall...
With the leave of the House, I shall take motions 3, 4 and 5 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, which were laid before this House on 11 June, be approved.—(John Penrose.)
That the draft Local Government (Transparency) (Descriptions of Information) (England) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 24 June, be approved.
That the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 9 July, be approved.—(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 18638/11, a draft Regulation amending the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of other Servants of the...
I wish to present two petitions. The first has been signed by more than 5,000 people and declares that the petitioners support Peter Yates, MBE, and people of Carnforth in their campaign. The...
The second petition has over 300 signatures. The petition states: The Petition of residents of the UK, Declares that the Petitioners believe that there should be more train services stopping at...
I rise to present a petition on behalf of petitioners from the Haverstoe and Croft Baker wards in Cleethorpes and the wider area of north-east Lincolnshire, who are greatly concerned at proposals...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(John Penrose.)
Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
And sometimes to shout at each other.