Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that before we went into Recess for the summer I was in correspondence with him about the possibility of these students coming to Britain and was informed by his Department in categorical terms that there could be no question of visas being issued?
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend suggest that, notwithstanding the categorical answers given to my correspondence before the Recess, the Home Office would have been prepared to look at the issue anew?
Mr Frank Judd: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Mr Frank Judd: I am grateful to you for giving way. May I ask for clarification on one point? You have said that you had no knowledge—
Mr Frank Judd: I beg your pardon, Mr. Deputy Speaker. My hon. Friend has said that the Department had no knowledge of the specific delegation until a few days before it was due. Yet when I inquired last summer about the possibility of a delegation visiting I was told in categorical terms that there was no question of a delegation of students from Vietnam, if envisaged, being admitted. Could my hon. Friend...
Mr Frank Judd: I am deeply grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. I think he is putting up a valiant defence for a case which, I am sure, in his heart he does not really like. The point I was putting to him was that a decision had been made last summer in principle against admitting any student delegation whatsoever.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total expenditure by his Department on practical programmes for international education; and what official advice he has given to local education authorities in this respect.
Mr Frank Judd: In view of the Government's express commitment to the United Nations, the Commonwealth and now to entry into the Common Market, would not my hon. Friend agree that it is sad that in the past 15 years we have fallen so badly behind the rest of Western Europe in this respect? Will her Department give every possible encouragement to increasing these programmes in every possible way?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated number of coloured teachers at present serving in schools throughout England and Wales.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that the employment of these people is one of the best ways of promoting interracial understanding and that the opportunities should be increased in every possible way? Will the Department do everything possible to encourage recruitment in this respect?
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. and learned Friend agree that one of the tragedies of the recent situation was that the trouble on the Israeli-Syrian Border was discussed as long ago as last autumn in the Security Council and, because it was not discussed seriously enough, somehow the Security Council lost its grip of the problem in the intervening period?
Mr Frank Judd: I join those who have congratulated the Foreign Secretary on what I thought was a most imaginative introductory speech. Anyone looking in retrospect at the recent Middle East crisis can see that, once again, the United Nations has demonstrated its indispensability. The fact that we have recognised this only at the eleventh hour is another factor of international crises too frequently...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what initiative he now intends to take to ensure the creation of an effective United Nations peace-keeping organisation.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how much oil has now reached RhodesiaviaLaurenço Marques since the imposition of mandatory sanctions against Rhodesia.
Mr Frank Judd: Will my hon. Friend not agree that this wilful sabotage of internationally agreed action to secure an acceptable solution of the Rhodesia problem is intolerable, and does he realise that he will receive the warm support of this side of the House for any action he regards as necessary to bring effective pressure to bear on the Portuguese Government?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Prime Minister whether, following the visit by Lord Alport to Rhodesia he will give an undertaking that the Government are still committed to No Independence Before Majority Rule.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that this is precisely the time at which the British public and the Rhodesian Government should be told firmly by the British Government that there are certain fundamental points of political morality at stake in the situation on which we are not prepared to compromise and that N.I.B.M.A.R. is one?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development on what aid development criteria the Government grant of £500,000 to the Jordanian Government following the recent Arab/ Israeli conflict was based.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, however urgently needed and important this grant was, it was motivated by political factors and had very little to do with overseas aid and development, and therefore should not have been offered through his Ministry?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the current value of United Kingdom aid and development programmes in Malta, Gibraltar and Indiaper capitaof their respective populations.