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Results 1–20 of 5538 for speaker:Andrew Selous

Orders of the Day — Homelessness Bill (2 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside (Mark Tami) on his excellent maiden speech, and wish him well during his time in the House. It is a great privilege to be called to make my maiden speech in this important debate on homelessness, a subject very close to my heart. I speak as the first new Member of Parliament for South-West Bedfordshire since 1970. It is with great...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Bill: Clause 3 - Homelessness strategies (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 2, line 30, after 'homelessness', insert '(including rough sleeping)'.

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Bill: Clause 3 - Homelessness strategies (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I am pleased to be a member of this Standing Committee discussing homelessness, on which I made my maiden speech. I referred in that speech to some of the homeless charities that deal with rough sleepers, a subject dealt with in this amendment and the proposed new clause. First, I should declare an interest to the Committee. Some time ago, Mr. Lee, one of our distinguished Clerks, was a...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Bill: Clause 3 - Homelessness strategies (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: We are disappointed that rough sleeping is not specified in clause 3. However, as the arguments have been thoroughly explored twice, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Bill: Clause 8 - Review of decisions as to suitability of accommodation (10 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I welcome the clause for its strengthening of applicants' rights to challenge the suitability of accommodation. I especially welcome the fact that it makes the system suit the individual rather than the other way round, as so often with our legislation. However, I wonder what difference it will make in practice to many of our constituents. Shelter expressed the concern about clause 5 that the...

Transport (South-West Bedfordshire) (11 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss several transport issues that are of huge importance to my constituents. I begin with the urgent need for a full north-south bypass for Dunstable. The residents of Dunstable have been asking for a bypass since 1936, and this morning I read with some disappointment an Adjournment debate initiated by my distinguished predecessor, Sir David Madel, on...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Bill: Clause 15 - Allocation schemes (12 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: I should like to pick up the hon. Gentleman's point about sustainable communities and ask the Minister whether she agrees that the Bill would be more effective if clause 15 had regard in its priorities to the sons and daughters scheme? Grandsons and granddaughters could also be added. Are not the sheer physical distances that separate families today partly responsible for the breakdown in...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Teacher Training (Eastern Region) (16 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the Teacher Training Agency's budget was spent in (a) the eastern region and (b) Bedfordshire in the last financial year.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Standard Spending Assessment (Bedfordshire) (17 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual standard spending assessment is per pupil for each (a) primary school and (b) secondary school pupil in England; and what the comparable figures for pupils in Bedfordshire are for the most recent year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (18 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to enable schools in Bedfordshire to fund more programmes to tackle drug abuse.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (18 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many unfilled vacancies there are in the further education sector for lecturer posts in Bedfordshire; and how many there were in 1997.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (18 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of three year olds in (a) Bedfordshire and (b) England have free early years places.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (18 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teaching vacancies there are in (i) lower, (ii) middle, (iii) upper and (iv) special schools in Bedfordshire.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (18 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) upper school teachers there were in Bedfordshire on 1 May; and how many are projected for 1 May 2002.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (19 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment has been made of the requirement for new (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) upper schools in the South-West Bedfordshire constituency to take account of anticipated house building in the area until 2011.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (19 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in South-West Bedfordshire have school meals provided by the local authority.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Education (Bedfordshire) (19 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the class sizes for (a) lower, (b) middle and (c) upper schools were in Bedfordshire on 1 May; and what they are projected to be on 1 May 2002.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Plain English (19 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to ensure that all documents that school governing bodies are required to consider are written in plain English.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Further Education (20 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to reduce the number of sources from which (a) further education colleges and (b) schools have to bid for funds.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Further Education (20 Jul 2001)

Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what has been the percentage increase in the amount of funding per full-time equivalent student in the further education sector since (a) the incorporation of further education colleges and (b) 1997 in (i) England and (ii) Bedfordshire.


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