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  • "Making Good Progress" Document

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will make a statement on the future of the national curriculum assessments that take place at the end of key stages; (2)...

  • Academy School: (North Copeland)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the proposals for a new Academy school in North Copeland.

  • Building Schools for the Future

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the criteria are for schools' eligibility for Building Schools for the Future funding; (2) how many (a) community schools, (b)...

  • Building Schools for the Future Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding Lancashire county council has been given as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

  • Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which organisations (a) have bid to operate Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) in the Learning and Skills Sector from 2007...

  • Children's Centres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on his decision not to conduct a regulatory impact assessment of children's centres.

  • Children's Rights Survey

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he has taken to ensure that as many children and young people as possible take part in his Department's online children's rights...

  • Competition Managers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer of 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 1006W, on competition managers, what targets have been set for...

  • Competition Managers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 1006W, on competition managers, how many competition managers and...

  • Court Information

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's policy is on the provision to courts of information regarding the inclusion on list (a) 98 and (b) 99 of people...

  • Drug Testing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which secondary schools have practised random drug testing; over what periods of time such testing has been carried out in each case; and...

  • Education Funding: North Lincolnshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the capital budget for education in North Lincolnshire was in each of the last 10 years.

  • English Language Teaching

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support his Department gives to schools to help immigrants' children to learn English.

  • Excluded Pupils

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that children who are permanently excluded from schools in Northamptonshire receive alternative...

  • Fingerprinting

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools have commenced and subsequently withdrawn schemes for fingerprinting children in the last three years.

  • Fingerprinting (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in Castle Point (a) fingerprint and (b) have previously fingerprinted school children for administrative purposes.

  • Foreign Language Teaching

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in the teaching of foreign languages in primary schools.

  • Foreign Language Teaching

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will re-instate as compulsory the teaching of foreign languages in secondary schools.

  • Foundation Degrees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1863W, on foundation degrees, if he will list the organisations which...

  • French IGCSE

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will approve the International General Certificate of Secondary Education in French for teaching in maintained schools.

  • GCSEs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of pupils in maintained schools were entered for a GCSE in both history and geography in each year since 1996.

  • Interpreters

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent by each local education authority on interpreters in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Key Stage 3

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 14-year-olds achieved (a) level 5 and (b) level 6 at Key Stage 3 in teacher assessments for non-core subjects in each...

  • Listed School Premises

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the policy of his Department is on the demolition of listed school premises where a school is rebuilt under (a) Building Schools...

  • National Curriculum

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans the Government have to make personal, social and health education a statutory part of the national curriculum; and if he will...

  • Parents in Prison

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many local authorities in England have included references to children with a parent in prison in their current children and young...

  • Renewable Energy: (Schools) (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what incentives there are for schools to incorporate micro generation technology and solar thermal panels when spending the additional...

  • Rural Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Cornwall and (ii) England are located in rural areas.

  • School Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many school premises he estimates will be (a) rebuilt and (b) refurbished using funds from the primary capital programme in each...

  • School Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding is available for (a) rebuilding and (b) refurbishing (i) primary and (ii) secondary school premises in each of the next...

  • School Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which construction companies have been (a) considered and (b) selected as principal partners in the Building Schools for the Future programme.

  • School Food

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what criteria will be used for assessing the effectiveness of the new school food policies; against what benchmarking evidence progress will...

  • School Governors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills why prospective school governors are required to provide details of their ethnic origin.

  • School Places: (Hornsey and Wood Green)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places there are in primary and secondary schools in Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, broken down by school.

  • School Sites

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools share a site; and what estimate he has made of how many will share a site in each of the next five years.

  • School Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many local authority-based school travel advisers there were in post in each year since the scheme began.

  • School Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2006, Official Report, column 209W, how much of the £5.5 billion his Department allocated for...

  • Schools (Milton Keynes)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what approvals his Department has given for capital expenditure on (a) schools and nurseries and (b) secondary schools in Milton Keynes in...

  • Sign Language Courses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will reclassify British Sign Language as a British language rather than as a learning for leisure course in further education colleges.

  • Special Educational Needs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many education supervision orders have been put in place in respect of children with a special educational need in each of the last five...

  • Specialised Diplomas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to promote the uptake of specialised diplomas (a) in (i) schools, (ii) higher education institutions and (iii)...

  • Teach First Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to which cities he expects the Teach First scheme to expand by 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

  • Truancy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government action to combat truancy since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

  • Voluntary School Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution made by voluntary staff in schools; and if he will make a statement