Monday, 20 March 2017
I know that the whole House will want to join me in offering many happy returns to Dame Vera Lynn on her 100th birthday. Dame Vera is a national treasure, but I ask colleagues not to burst into song.
The Secretary of State was asked—
If she will make an assessment of the potential effect of the proposed new national funding formula on schools in Chelmsford.
What discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the timetable for the introduction of maintenance loans for students undertaking (a) technical qualifications and (b) distance...
What steps her Department is taking to encourage the development of resilience in children through curricular and extracurricular activities to promote mental wellbeing.
What assessment she has made of the progress of the priority school building programme 2.
What steps her Department is taking to encourage small businesses to participate in apprenticeship programmes.
What steps she is taking to support and expand selective secondary education.
What steps the Government is taking to increase access to educational opportunities for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect of the new national funding formula on the capacity of schools to provide high-quality education for all.
What steps she is taking to enhance social mobility for school and university students.
If she will make it her policy to issue guidance to higher education institutions on ensuring freedom of speech for students on campuses.
What assessment she has made of the adequacy of support provided to children excluded from school.
What steps the Government are taking to improve the quality of further education.
What recent representations she has received on the number of available apprenticeship places.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Before I call the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) to ask his urgent question, let me emphasise to the House that the question relates to issues highlighted by the appointment...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Through you, may I thank the Opposition for raising that point? They have done a tremendous job in uniting Conservative Members behind our right hon. Friend the...
Application for emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
[Relevant documents: Fourth Report of the Justice Committee, Session 2015-16, Criminal justice inspectorates, HC 724, and the Government response, HC 1000; Sixth Report of the Justice Committee,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Prisons and Courts 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 Prisons and Courts Bill, it is...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 80A(1)(a)), That if, at the conclusion of this session of Parliament, proceedings on the Prisons and Courts Bill have not been...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Individual Savings Account (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 20 February, be approved.—(Guy Opperman.) The House divided: Ayes 180, Noes 13.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Chris Heaton-Harris.)
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