Oral Answers to Questions — Innovation, Universities and Skills

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 26 June 2008.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Science Funding (Universities) (13 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on regional development agency funding for science in universities.

  • Political Extremism (6 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of levels of political extremism at universities and colleges.

  • Foreign Languages (Universities) (10 speeches)

    How many students are studying foreign languages at universities in England.

  • Citizenship and English Language Courses (4 speeches)

    How his Department monitors the quality of teaching and qualifications provided by colleges offering courses in citizenship and in English for speakers of other languages.

  • Political Extremism (4 speeches)

    What progress has been made in his Department's further education consultation on promotion of shared values and counteracting violent extremism.

  • Low-carbon Economy (8 speeches)

    What funding his Department has allocated to the implementation of policies set out in the "Building a Low Carbon Economy" document.

  • Scholarships (4 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the provision of scholarships in the UK to students from other Commonwealth countries.

  • Apprenticeships (10 speeches)

    What funding his Department is providing to assist further education students to obtain apprenticeships.

  • Aimhigher Programme (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the performance of the Aimhigher programme against its objectives.

  • Engineering Diplomas (4 speeches)

    How many higher education institutions have indicated they will accept the new engineering diploma for admissions purposes.

  • Small Businesses (4 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to improve the skills available to employees of small businesses.

  • Copyright (4 speeches)

    What his policy is on the proposals of the European Commission on copyright term extension for performers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Topical Questions (26 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Equality Bill (43 speeches, 11 annotations)

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to set out to the House how the Government propose to make further progress towards the fair and equal society that we want to see. I am pleased to...

  • Witness Anonymity (19 speeches)

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement following the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords, issued last Wednesday, in the case of Davis. As the House will know,...