Monday, 20 July 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What estimate her Department has made of the number of free schools that will be in operation by 2020.
What steps her Department is taking to encourage schools to broaden opportunities available for disadvantaged children.
If she will establish a framework to allow for alternative means of educational assessment for children with (a) special educational needs and (b) autism.
Whether it is her Department’s policy to ensure gender balance on its departmental board.
What steps her Department is taking to increase the (a) provision and (b) uptake of subject knowledge enhancement courses in chemistry.
What assessment her Department has made of recent trends in teacher retention; and if she will make a statement.
What progress her Department is making on providing fairer funding for schools.
What steps her Department is taking to support the mental wellbeing of children at school.
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that all children can access a good, local school.
What assessment she has made of the potential merits of her Department becoming an accredited living wage employer.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the support available to victims of contaminated blood.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement. ISIL poses a direct threat to the United Kingdom and to countries around the world. Last month, 30 British citizens were murdered on a...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Friday the Government published a written statement announcing a commission to look into the Freedom of Information Act. The impression has been given that it...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Committal (1) The Bill shall be committed to a...
Queen’s recommendation signified. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 52(1)(a)), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Welfare Reform and Work Bill,...
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 4 to 9 together. Ordered,
That Sir David Amess, Sir Paul Beresford, John Cryer, Martyn Day, Michael Fabricant, James Gray, Nigel Mills, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mark Tami, Keith Vaz and Mr Robin Walker be members of the...
That Bob Blackman, Mr Peter Bone, Mr Philip Hollobone, Gavin Newlands, Mr David Nuttall and Jess Phillips be members of the Backbench Business Committee.
That Peter Aldous, Caroline Ansell, Jo Churchill, Zac Goldsmith, Margaret Greenwood, Luke Hall, Carolyn Harris, Peter Heaton-Jones, Mr Peter Lilley, Caroline Lucas, Holly Lynch, John Mc Nally,...
That Jake Berry, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Nicholas Brown, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mark Garnier, Neil Gray, Sir Alan Haselhurst, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Helen Jones, Kwasi Kwarteng and Karen Lumley be members...
That Ian Blackford, Oliver Dowden, Steve Double, Paul Flynn, Ben Howlett, Mr Nick Hurd, David Mackintosh, Justin Madders, Kate Osamor and Paul Scully be members of the Petitions Committee.
That Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger be a member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
I rise to present a petition on behalf of residents of Gosport who believe there should be a bus stop near the Bridgemary Road walk through to Vian Close on Henry Cort Way. This is an issue that...
I am presenting a petition signed by 203 local residents. I want to thank Terry Herbert, Joga Singh Sandu, Councillor Piara Clair and Councillor Deepak Bajaj for raising awareness and promoting...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Guy Opperman.)
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