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Business, Innovation and Skills

– in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 16th July 2009.

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  • Automotive Assistance Scheme (10 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the rate of take-up of the automotive assistance scheme.

  • Learndirect Programme (4 speeches)

    What recent representations he has received on the future of the Learndirect programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Manufacturing (8 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of levels of growth in the manufacturing sector in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

  • London Metropolitan University (7 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on its funding for London Metropolitan university.

  • Creative Arts (Thurrock) (6 speeches)

    What progress has been made in funding the proposed co-location of the National Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and the Royal Opera House production campus in Thurrock.

  • Steel Industry (8 speeches)

    What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the steel industry on its future prospects.

  • Graduate Job Prospects (8 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to assist students graduating in the summer of 2009 to find employment.

  • Overseas Students (4 speeches)

    What his latest estimate is of the number of overseas students in universities; and if he will make a statement.

  • Economic Downturn (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the role of higher education in assisting individuals and businesses during the economic downturn.

  • Further Education Colleges (8 speeches)

    If he will bring forward proposals to increase capital funding for further education colleges.

  • Vehicle Scrappage Scheme (6 speeches)

    How much funding has been disbursed under the vehicle scrappage scheme to date.

  • Automotive Assistance Programme (4 speeches)

    What progress has been made on the automotive assistance programme.

  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 speeches)

    What recent progress his Department has made in securing greater access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • Topical Questions (32 speeches, 1 annotation)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.