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Women and Equalities: Personal, Social and Health Education (2 Feb 2017)

Neil Carmichael: What assessment she has made of the potential role of personal, social and health education in promoting equality.

Women and Equalities: Personal, Social and Health Education (2 Feb 2017)

Neil Carmichael: Does the Secretary of State agree that embedding PSHE—life skills as she correctly terms it—will help us to deal with social mobility and productivity, and that we should see proper, age-appropriate teaching across the piece in our schools?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: I suspect and fear that the process we are about to vote on will, in effect, close a lengthy chapter in our national history that has included our support of enlargement, and that has seen sustained growth in our economy, our country becoming more liberal and our being more active in the international field. That is a great problem to have to deal with, and historians will ask in years to...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: It is worth bearing in mind that the EU accounts for almost a quarter of the world’s GDP and is involved in a huge amount of trade. That is a signal of why it is important for us to bear in mind what the EU has done for us. I now want to talk about the 48% of people who voted to remain, because it is crucial that they are properly represented in this process. When we elect a Government...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: I usually find that when I am telling somebody to do something they do not want to do, I get the blame, and if I suggest something that they do want to do, it was their idea in the first place. That is how we should remember this. When we look back on our history, we will see that that was absolutely right with regard to the European Union. I wish to talk about events. Harold Macmillan was a...

Exiting the European Union: Higher Education Students and Staff (26 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the implications of the UK leaving the EU for the free movement of higher education students and staff.

Exiting the European Union: Higher Education Students and Staff (26 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: The universities sector is one of the largest contributors to our economy, so it needs to think very carefully about its post-Brexit position. Is there an appropriate point of contact for that sector, with significant staffing, so that it can feel confident that its issues will be dealt with?

School Funding (25 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: The very fact that we are having this debate is proof that there has been a huge step forward, because there is a proposal on the table for fairer funding. We should salute the Government for getting this far. We are obviously in a consultation process. The Education Committee is part of that process, in a sense, because we will be seeing the Minister for Schools shortly, and we will expand...

School Funding (25 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: No, I am not going to give way, because too many people wish to contribute. In an ideal world, we would want to spend more on education. When the Government continue to grow the economy, as I am sure they will, with or without Brexit, that will be achieved. But we have to be realistic about the size of the cake and make sure that everybody has an appropriate slice.

Business without Debate: Sex and Relationship Education (23 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: I am grateful for what the Minister is saying. Does she agree that the debate about SRE is intrinsically linked with PSHE? This is about life skills and enabling young people to deal with the challenges they will face later, by having the capacity to understand what they are facing.

Industrial Strategy Consultation (23 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: I take great pleasure in welcoming the character and ambition of this industrial strategy, which is exactly the right direction of travel. I also salute the focus on technical skills. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is very important to create the right pathway through our schools system to these institutions so that we encourage young people to consider from the very start the STEM...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Cross-border Transport (12 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: The case for reopening the station at Bristol Road, Stonehouse, has been well argued and firmly established. Does the Minister agree that that is exactly the kind of initiative we need to enhance links between Wales, Gloucestershire and the south-west of England?

Mental Health and NHS Performance (9 Jan 2017)

Neil Carmichael: With the recent Education Select Committee report on children in care in mind, I welcome the Prime Minister’s refocus on mental health and the Secretary of State’s continued support for action. What practical steps does he have in mind, given our finding that local integration, effective relationships and the teaching of personal, social and health and economic education all help...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: The Minister is giving an eloquent description of our current situation, but I am thinking post Brexit. The key question is this: do the Government intend to seek associate country status for Horizon 2020? That would give us some continuity.

European Council 2016 (19 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: It is certainly absolutely right that we maintain good relationships with the 27 member states of the European Union, but what steps is the Prime Minister taking to ensure that we talk to European countries that are not in the EU to gain insight into their experiences of being in that position and the plan for the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Good and Outstanding Schools: Places (19 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Good and outstanding secondary school provision must include the provision of technical and professional education, which is essential for our skills base for the future. Does the Secretary of State agree that university technical colleges play a really important role in that and can and should be good or outstanding?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: British Film Industry (15 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: What steps she is taking to promote the British film industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: British Film Industry (15 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: Like many of our creative industries, the British film industry is a fabulous success story. What plans does the Secretary of State have to make sure that it will still be an industry to celebrate post-Brexit, and will she be contributing to February’s White Paper on the future negotiations?

International Trade: Free Trade Agreement: USA (15 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: What consideration has the Department given to the President-elect’s views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

National Funding Formula: Schools/High Needs (14 Dec 2016)

Neil Carmichael: I certainly welcome this statement, as will many parents across the country. It has been long awaited, as the Secretary of State conceded, but it has the right tone, the right context and, essentially, the right capacity to make the changes. It will also enable schools to plan ahead, which will be very good for all schools in terms of teacher recruitment and teacher retention, which we also...

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