Monday, 25 April 2016
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of teacher recruitment and retention.
What steps her Department is taking to ensure that parents have more influence in the running of their children's schools when those schools become academies.
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy and quality of provision in the children’s social work sector.
What steps she is taking to improve special educational needs and disability services.
If she will make it her policy that maintained schools be given the choice of whether to become academies.
What discussions she has had with education providers on area-based reviews of post-16 education and training provision.
What plans she has to require all primary and secondary schools to become academies.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Government’s plans for shipbuilding on the Clyde.
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Immigration Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 13 October...
Consideration of Lords amendments
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 87.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 60.—(James Brokenshire.) The House divided: Ayes 304, Noes 268.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 84.—(James Brokenshire.) The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 266.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 85.—(James Brokenshire.) The House divided: Ayes 302, Noes 266.
Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 59.—(James Brokenshire.) The House divided: Ayes 303, Noes 60.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 7 March, be approved.—(Gavin Barwell.)...
That the draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 15 March, be approved.—(Gavin Barwell.) Question agreed to. Motion made,...
That the draft Education (Repeal of Arrangements for Vocational Qualifications Awarded or Authenticated in Northern Ireland) Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 11 March, be...
Ordered, That Antoinette Sandbach be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Glyn Davies be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gavin Barwell.)
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