Mr Frank Judd: Is the Minister aware that many of the local and national organisations are very fearful that a heavy, high-powered national structure would kill local initiative, which is the essence of voluntary service and which is desperately needed in the country at this juncture?
Mr Frank Judd: I would like to join those who tonight have welcomed the Bill and to congratulate all those, in this country and in Bechuanaland, who have worked towards its success. This view will be particularly warmly and strongly held by those of us in the House who have had the privilege of enjoying the warmth and spontaneity of the hospitality of the people of Botswana. Probably no country can have...
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend agree with the headmaster of Marlborough who recently wrote in his book, "The Public School of the Future": The public schools can justly be called a divisive factor in society. This is, in my opinion, not merely regrettable, but morally wrong."? The Conservative Minister of Education, speaking in this House in 1961, said: A small minority of children coming from more or...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Health what facilities exist within the Portsmouth area for the treatment of chronic kidney disease; and how many people in the area are known to be in need of such treatment.
Mr Frank Judd: While welcoming this news about future policy for the Portsmouth area, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether he is aware that there is concern in the area about the speed with which the new unit can be introduced? There seems to be a difference of opinion between the local board and the Ministry.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many school pupils in Bechuanaland qualified last year for secondary education; how many of these pupils were able to secure places at secondary schools; how many qualified teachers there are at the secondary schools; and how many of these teachers are expatriates.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that on the eve of independence this is a very sad state illustrating the dependence on external assistance? Can he assure us that in talks about independence there has been consideration of stepping up educational facilities in Bechuanaland?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present staff strength of the Community Development Department in Bechuanaland; and now many additional staff are required to introduce a viable programme throughout the territory.
Mr Frank Judd: Will my right hon. Friend agree that the building up of central administration in Bechuanaland must be reflected in a building up of administrative resources at local and provincial level? Can he give evidence of what support we are giving in this respect?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans he is making for extensive technical assistance to Bechuanaland, Basutoland and Swaziland after their independence.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Friend agree that if independence is to have any meaning in this critical area, it is most important that a substantial programme of aid should continue after independence?
Mr Frank Judd: In this debate there has been much concern about the position of charities under the Selective Employment Tax. Those of us on both sides of the House who have been concerned will have welcomed indications from the Government Front Bench that this problem will be looked at sympathetically together with responsible representative bodies. Some of us who are concerned will be quite confident that...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the scale of immediate famine relief being provided by Her Majesty's Government to Bechuanaland; and what is the scale of capital investment being provided to diminish the likelihood of recurrent water shortages in future.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that if we are to give substance to independence for Bechuanaland this year, considerable capital investment is essential? Is he satisfied that capital investment is being put to the best use for the country as a whole?
Mr Frank Judd: As the new Member for Portsmouth, West, I find it appropriate to speak in this Budget debate, because my constituents follow the remarks and concerns of the Chancellor of the Exchequer for two special reasons. First, he spent his youth in Portsmouth and was educated there. Secondly, during the war he served in the Navy. During the recent campaign, we had the rare privilege of having the...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what target he has set, within the context of the five year plan, for the proportion of the national income to be spent on overseas aid and development.
Mr Frank Judd: In view of the statement made last week on aid to Indonesia, would my right hon. Friend be willing to launch a campaign in the company of many interested voluntary organisations on the importance of aid and development as a means of helping world stability?