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Order Paper Thursday 24 July 1997

Here you can browse the House of Commons Order Paper (No. 49) for Thursday 24 July 1997.


No. 49 THURSDAY 24TH JULY 1997 1077
ORDER PAPER

* Indicates a Question for Oral Answer
Questions marked thus
[R] indicate that a relevant registered interest has been declared

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

*1 Gillian Merron (Lincoln):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the voluntary sector and environmental taskforce options available as part of his proposals to provide employment for young people.
8595
*2 Mr Jim Cunningham (Coventry South):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the voluntary sector and environmental taskforce options available as part of his proposals to provide employment for young people.
8596
*3 Mr Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what guidance he has given to primary schools on teaching literacy and numeracy.
8597
*4 Maria Fyfe (Glasgow, Maryhill):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he will take to ensure that genuine reasons for refusing an opportunity to work or train are recognised; and if he will make a statement.
8599
*5 Mr David Amess (Southend West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent representations he has received about standards in schools.
8600
*6 Mr Harry Barnes (North East Derbyshire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has received concerning education funding in Derbyshire; and if he will make a statement.
8601
*7 Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate and Knaresborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to charge students in higher education for all or part of their tuition fees; and if he will make a statement.
8602
*8 Fiona Mactaggart (Slough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in what ways he will ensure that options offered to young unemployed people are suited to their individual needs.
8603
*9 Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to ensure that information technology is used effectively for adult learning.
8604
*10 Helen Jackson (Sheffield, Hillsborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what role he plans to give to local education authorities in supporting schools to raise standards.
8605
*11 Mr Ian Bruce (South Dorset):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what measures he proposes to take to ensure money saved from the abolition of the assisted places schemes is ring-fenced to reduce class sizes of five, six and seven year olds.
8606
*12 Mr David Lock (Wyre Forest):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has for the role local education authorities should have in supporting schools to raise standards.
8607
*13 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, when he plans to announce his new programme for lifelong learning.
8608
*14 Mr Brian Jenkins (Tamworth):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to raise standards in schools.
8609
*15 Mr Nigel Waterson (Eastbourne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to ensure universal nursery education; and if he will make a statement.
8610
*16 Mr David Taylor (North West Leicestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has had from small business representatives about the New Deal proposals for providing employment for young people.
8611
*17 Ms Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to establish a University for Industry.
8613
*18 Mr John M. Taylor (Solihull):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will list the criteria used by his Department in determining whether a secondary school not currently having a sixth form can successfully apply for one.
8614
*19 Mr Andrew F. Bennett (Denton and Reddish):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what estimate he has made of the number of new sixth forms which will open this autumn.
8615
*20 Mr Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on his proposals to increase training and employment opportunities for young people.
8616
*21 Mrs Helen Brinton (Peterborough):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the introduction of his proposals for providing employment for young and long-term unemployed people.
8617
*22 Mr Colin Breed (South East Cornwall):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the imposition of a requirement to be available for work on Sundays in order to qualify for jobseeker's allowance.
8618
*23 Ms Candy Atherton (Falmouth and Camborne):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what steps he will take to ensure the quality of the provisions under the Government's welfare to work plans.
8620
*24 Mr Peter Luff (Mid Worcestershire):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will visit Evesham College to discuss its funding; and if he will make a statement.
8621
*25 Mrs Virginia Bottomley (South West Surrey):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on changes to funding arrangements for sixth form colleges; and if he will introduce a standard unit of resource for 16 to 18 year olds.
8622
*26 Mr Desmond Swayne (New Forest West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the application of the principle of zero tolerance to local education authorities.
8623
*27 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what representations he has had from small business representatives about his proposals to provide employment for young people.
8624
*28 Mr Keith Vaz (Leicester East):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what proposals he has to reform the work permit system.
8625
*29 Mr Dennis Canavan (Falkirk West):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what recent discussions he has had about proposals for a university of industry.
8626
*30 Mr Ted Rowlands (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on the training requirements expected of employers who participate in the welfare to work programme.
8627
*31 Dr Lynda Clark (Edinburgh Pentlands):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what plans he has to assist people from low income families into and through higher education.
8628
*32 Mrs Ann Winterton (Congleton):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what is his policy on parental choice in schools.
8629
*33 Mr Chris Pond (Gravesham):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, how many small businesses have been recognised as investors in people.
8630
*34 Mr Michael Jack (Fylde):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, if he will make a statement on his Department's policy in respect of the current network of rural schools.
8632
*35 Caroline Flint (Don Valley):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what role further and higher education colleges will play in delivering his proposals for providing employment for young people.
8633
*36 Joan Ryan (Enfield North):    To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, what consultation he is undertaking on his proposals for providing employment for young people.
8634

AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS

Notice of Presentation of Bill

    Mr Michael Fabricant
          Mobile Telephones (Prohibition of Use in Designated Places):    Bill to prohibit the sending or receiving of mobile telephone calls in restaurants, railway carriages, buses, cinemas, theatres and other designated places.

AT TEN O'CLOCK

Notice of Motion

    The Prime Minister
          Business of the House:    That, at this day's sitting, consideration of the Lords Amendment to the Education (Schools) Bill, and the Law Officers Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.
          To be moved after the interruption of business at Ten o'clock and to be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15.

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

Those marked thus * are Government Orders of the Day

1 1998 PRELIMINARY DRAFT BUDGET
The Prime Minister
Mr Secretary Prescott
Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Mr Secretary Cook
Mr Secretary Straw
Mr Secretary Blunkett
        That this House takes note of European Community Document No. COM (97) 280, the Preliminary Draft Budget of the European Communities for 1998; and supports the Government's efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Community.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9).
*2 EDUCATION (SCHOOLS) BILL:Consideration of Lords Amendment.
For an Amendment, see separate Paper.
*3 LAW OFFICERS BILL [LORDS]:Second Reading.
Remaining stages may also be taken.
4 SOCIAL SECURITY
Mr Secretary Blunkett
        That the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Workskill Courses) Pilot (No. 2) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 3rd July, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)
5 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND)
Mr Secretary Dewar
        That the draft Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Defined Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1997, which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved.
          To be decided forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6).
        On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 Miss Anne McIntosh proposes to raise the subject of electricity pylons in the Vale of York.

COMMITTEES
STANDING COMMITTEE
1 Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation 10.30 a.m. Room 14 (public)
        To consider the Insurance Premium Tax (Taxable Insurance Contracts) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 1627)
SELECT COMMITTEES
2 Health 10.30 a.m. Room 8 (private)
3 National Heritage 10.30 a.m. Room 15 (private)
        Subject: Royal Opera House
        Witnesses: Arts Council of England; Ms Genista McIntosh (at 11.30 a.m.); Sir Jeremy Isaacs (at 12.15 p.m.)
4 Business Committee: Finance Bill 4.00 p.m. Chairman of Ways
and Means Office
(private)
[The decision of a Committee to sit in public may be rescinded without notice.]

 
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