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Business, Innovation and Skills

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  • Learning for Pleasure

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage people to learn for pleasure.

  • University Places

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for university places were made for the academic year 2008-09; and how many students were accepted.

  • University Places

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of new students who will apply for university and college places in (a) 2009...

  • Royal Mail

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress has been made on the proposed part-privatisation of Royal Mail.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the proposed timetable and scope is of his Department's review of student finance.

  • Balance of Trade: UK and India

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the balance of trade between the UK and India was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he...

  • South West Regional Development Agency

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the performance of the South West Regional Development Agency against its objectives.

  • Further Education Capital Budget

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria apply to allocation of funding from the further education capital budget; and if he will make a statement.

  • Basic Skills

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the delivery of the Government's Skills Agenda.

  • Basic Skills

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's skills base.

  • Low-Carbon Economy

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist in the development of a low-carbon economy.

  • Social Mobility

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what policies of his Department have objectives to increase social mobility.