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Tuesday, October 20, 2015Government motions to amend Standing Orders to implement its plans for English votes for English laws are scheduled to be debated on 22 October 2015. This note outlines debate on and scrutiny of the proposals.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015The UK drone attack in Syria that killed two British men raises many legal questions. Was it self-defence? What about the laws of war? How does human rights law apply? What is the legal significance of the attack?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015This note provides an outline of the current position relating to grammar schools. It covers England only.
Monday, October 19, 2015The number of state grammar schools peaked at almost 1,300 in the mid-1960s when around one-quarter of all pupils in state secondaries attended grammars. Their number started falling soon after with the fastest period of decline was in the 1970s. The proportion of pupils in grammars fell to below 20% in the early 1970s, below 10% in the mid-1970s and has been 5% or less from the late 1970s onwards. There are currently 163 grammar schools in England with a total of 164,000 pupils.
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