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Monday, 14 May 2018
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of trends in the level of apprenticeship starts since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
What steps his Department is taking to tackle the decreasing number of part-time and mature students in higher education.
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for sixth-form colleges.
What recent assessment he has made of outcomes for children in need.
What steps he is taking to improve basic skills.
What progress has been made on plans for a new Church of England free school in south Birmingham.
What recent assessment he has made of the quality of safeguarding for 16 and 17-year-olds.
Whether he plans to increase funding for further education providers; and if he will make a statement.
If he will take steps to ensure that the dangers of problem gambling are taught in PSHE lessons.
What support the Government provide for kinship carers.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the self-contribution charge of £200 under the disabled students’ allowance on trends in the level of students applying for that allowance.
What steps he has taken to improve social mobility since the publication of the Social Mobility Action Plan.
What assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's policy on funded childcare on the financial viability of childcare settings.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
We come now to tributes to the late Baroness Jowell, former Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood. While there is not time today for many right hon. or hon. Members to speak, I know...
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement on the Government’s response to the Schools That Work For Everyone consultation.
On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier today, the High Court in Belfast ruled that a civil servant who had granted planning permission for an incinerator in Mallusk in County Antrim...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The...
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 Haulage Permits and Trailer...
With the leave of the House, I will take motions 4 to 9 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft East Suffolk (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 19 March, be approved. That the draft East Suffolk (Local...
That the draft Double Taxation Relief (Switzerland) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 29 March, be approved. That the draft Double Taxation Relief (Base Erosion and Profit...
That the draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2018, which were laid before this House on 28 March, be approved.—(Rebecca Harris.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Rebecca Harris.)
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