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Written Answers — Wales: Higher Education (17 Oct 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I have had a number of meetings and discussions recently to discuss education in Wales. These discussions have included the provision of higher education. The Assembly's Education and Lifelong Learning Committee is conducting a comprehensive policy review of higher education in Wales, to inform a 10-year strategy for the sector. The review's findings are expected...

Written Answers — Wales: North Wales Young Offenders Team (17 Oct 2001)

Don Touhig: The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has responsibility for the operation of youth offending teams. The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires local authorities to submit a youth justice plan to the Board annually, setting out the composition and funding of youth offending teams and how youth justice services in their areas are to be provided. I am informed that the Youth Justice Board...

Written Answers — Wales: New Deal (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State regularly attends meetings with ministerial colleagues, including the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and I am planning a series of introductory meetings with my ministerial colleagues. The Government's new deal programme has proved a very real success. We are keen to build on this success by extending the new deal 25+ to all over-25s who...

Written Answers — Wales: Carers (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend and I will continue to have regular meetings with the First Secretary and Cabinet colleagues to discuss a range of issues, including the provision of services in Wales. The Assembly is committed to improving the health and well-being of carers in Wales. On 12 June the Assembly voted to commence the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 and approved £3.7 million local...

Written Answers — Wales: Public Services (Funding) (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend meets the First Secretary regularly on a range of matters. Last year's Spending Review added some £2 billion to the funding the Assembly will receive by 2003-04 for the delivery of services to Wales.

Written Answers — Wales: Business (Promotion) (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: In November last year, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales met members of the North Wales Economic Forum, which included representatives of business in north Wales. Both the Secretary of State for Wales and I plan to visit north Wales shortly.

Written Answers — Wales: Education (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: All staff working on policy issues in my Department have responsibility for a number of subject areas. However, within my Social Affairs Policy Branch, I have three members of staff whose remit includes education matters.

Written Answers — Wales: Education (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend regularly meets the First Minister and Cabinet colleagues to discuss a range of issues including the education system in Wales. I also am looking forward to holding regular meetings with the Assembly Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning to discuss the provision of education in Wales. My right hon. Friend addressed the National Assembly yesterday on the Queen's...

Written Answers — Wales: Tuition Fees (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: The report of the Independent Investigation Group on Student Hardship and Funding in Wales was published on 14 June. I understand that the National Assembly, which commissioned the report, will consider its recommendations very carefully. Any suggestions for changes to the existing system of student hardship and funding will be considered by the UK Government at the appropriate time.

Written Answers — Wales: Tuition Fees (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: Neither my right hon. Friend or I have discussed the report of the Independent Investigation Group on Student Hardship and Funding in Wales with the Prime Minister since its recent publication on 14 June. I understand that the National Assembly, which commissioned the report, will consider its recommendations very carefully. Any suggestions for changes to the existing system of student...

Written Answers — Wales: Police Recruitment (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: My right hon. Friend meets regularly with the Home Secretary to discuss a range of issues including the recruitment of police officers in Wales.

Written Answers — Wales: Miners' Compensation (27 Jun 2001)

Don Touhig: I met my hon. Friend the Minister for Industry and Energy to discuss these matters last week. I am sure that we will continue to build on the significant progress made to date. As the hon. Gentleman will be aware, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales established the Welsh sub-group of the Coal Health Claims Monitoring Group specifically to address coal health issues in Wales...


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