Results 61–80 of 8610 for speaker:Sir Keith Joseph

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Departmental Reorganisation (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: There is no intention to nationalise the education service. As the right hon. Gentleman knows, merging one Department with another would be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Departmental Reorganisation (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: In answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question—yes, enthusiastically. I agree with every word of my hon. Friend's speech. I understand that he has made the same speech in substance several times before, and I am glad that it has received the attention that it deserves. On the last part of my hon. Friend's question—no, Sir.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Burnham Committee (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I am satisfied that the representation of the teacher unions on the Burnham primary and secondary committee reflects the Burnham-relevant membership of the teacher unions as at 31 December 1984, which is the latest date for which figures are available for all the unions. I do not think that it would be appropriate to consider another review until the independent panel recently appointed by...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Burnham Committee (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I am unwilling, at a time when there is widespread agreement that the Government should consider shifting from the present Burnham committee arrangements for negotiations—although without much agreement on what the shift should be towards—to confirm the durability of the Burnham committee by reviewing teacher numbers. After all, the only arrangements for the audited collection of numbers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Burnham Committee (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I certainly do not want to rule out the possibility of a review in a suitable form at a suitable time. I therefore heed what my hon. Friend says, but without necessarily espousing his last suggestion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Burnham Committee (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: The hon. Gentleman is mischievious in his suggestions and entirely unjustified. Let him read "Better Schools" to see the practical interest of the Government in the improvement of standards in state education. The only power that I have used in reviewing the membership of the Burnham committee was given to the holder of my office by statute by a Labour Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Burnham Committee (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I think, Mr. Speaker, that that was a rhetorical question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: Following the 1985 pay settlement and the opening of talks led by the ACAS appointed panel, many teachers have returned to full normal working, but I am sad to say that disruption has continued in many schools in England and Wales. Such disruption is even more indefensible now that talks covering pay, structure, duties and responsibilities are taking place.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I think that what my hon. Friend has formulated lies within the agreement reached by ACAS with the local education authorities and with at least five of the teacher unions. The National Union of Teachers, to a certain extent ambiguously, is associating itself with the talks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: Yes, I have received such a report. I share anxieties about it. I have to point out that although the subject has validity, the report represents a 3 per cent. response to an inquiry by the NAS/UWT of its members. Nevertheless, I do not doubt that violence takes place and is enormously to be regretted. I take the view that a good head teacher makes a huge difference to a school. I shall...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I share entirely the reaction of my hon. Friend. I have time and again paid tribute to those teachers, including head teachers, who, despite every pressure, have not responded to the encouragement to disrupt from some teachers' unions. I deplore the disruption that some teachers' unions have encouraged their members to take. It is entirely wrong that pupils should be penalised, and I agree...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I cannot give that assurance to the House. The Government have said that they will seriously consider any recommendations that emerge from ACAS. The hon. Member must realise that the position in Scotland was not paralleled in England, where the ACAS initiative has broken the deadlock.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I congratulate my hon Friend on introducing his views on Sunday trading into this question. I cannot accept that, whatever happens to Sunday trading, it will have the result that he fears.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I welcome the hon. Gentleman's acknowledgement earlier that the Opposition agree with the Government that the new GCSE examination should be introduced. A by-product of the present tragic state of schools is the fact that all parties in the House acknowledge that higher standards in the state education service are greatly to be desired, for the benefit of children and the country as a whole....

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers' Dispute (8 Apr 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I need no persuasion that it may be sensible to abolish the Burnham machinery. I need to know what might suitably and appropriately take its place.

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I beg to move, to leave out from "House" to the end of the Question and to add instead thereof: recognises that more students than ever before are receiving higher education; appreciates he need to hold increases in student grant rates to levels which the country can afford; welcomes the Government's current efforts to rationalise and simplify some aspects of the provisions of the social...

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: The answer to the question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Mr. Crouch) is yes. We shall certainly consider whether there is any reason to expect that possible changes would discourage potential students from going forward, although my hon. Friend will realise that we are in the realm of conjecture. Often allegations are made but it is hard to establish evidence. I shall...

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I am sure that my hon. Friend is quoting me accurately, but I am slightly nervous to think that I used the mode of a future definite in what I said to the Select Committee. No doubt any Government would want to phase out the parental contribution, but I doubt whether I actually said that the Government will phase it out. Alas, I do not see that as an immediate prospect for any Government....

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: I shall make it my business to look at the case so that I can bear it in mind. However, it seems a little imprudent to run up such an overdraft unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Student Support (12 Mar 1986)

Sir Keith Joseph: Yes, but I must limit the number of times that I do so.


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