Results 181–200 of 1408 for speaker:Mr Arthur Newens

Orders of the Day — G.E.C. and a.E.I. (Merger) (23 Nov 1967)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am glad that this matter has been raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr. Atkinson), and—

Orders of the Day — G.E.C. and a.E.I. (Merger) (23 Nov 1967)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am sure that many workers in A.E.I. and G.E.C. will be grateful for what my hon. Friend has done. It seems to me that this take-over illustrates very well the relationship which prevails in modern society between the development of the economy and politics. If this had been the take-over of a firm or an industry by a public authority such as the steel industry, we should have had waves of...

Orders of the Day — G.E.C. and a.E.I. (Merger) (23 Nov 1967)

Mr Arthur Newens: The question of Socialism for A.E.I. and G.E.C. might well be mentioned in this debate, in order to point out that there is an alternative to what we have seen taking place during the past few weeks. I realise that not only is there opposition to this among hon. Members opposite but that some hon. Members on this side of the House are also lukewarm. Nonetheless, I hope that my hon. Friend...

Defence (27 Nov 1967)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are many hon. Members on this side of the House who still regard these cuts as grossly inadequate?

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: The arguments which we have heard today from both Front Bench speakers accept that vast cuts in domestic, public expenditure are required to overcome our balance of payments problems. Yesterday, the Prime Minister defined very clearly the aims of the cuts. He said that they were to release resources from home use; secondly, to provide a curb on public and private demand and to prevent...

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: Basically, I do not accept he necessity for these cuts in education at all. Therefore, I am not prepared to argue about my priorities for individual cuts from that point of view. The basis of the case which has been advanced from the Government Front Bench, and accepted on the other side of the House, is wrong. I believe that the cuts in domestic public expenditure will not automatically...

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I do not follow the hon. Member's point. It seems to me we should certainly introduce direct controls on a Short term basis tili we strengthen our position.

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I think that the United States are very often very much more hostile to the import of foreign products than we in this country are, but of one thing I am quite certain, that so long as we maintain—I am glad the F111 has gone—a heavy adverse balance of payments with two of our principal rivals in the West, namely the United States of America and Western Germany—I am speaking about those...

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: Having spent most of my adult life working for a Labour Government, the last thing that I want is for that Government to fail. However, I believe that this Government are in danger of failing in the long run because they have refused to embark upon the policies which I believe to be correct. Like my hon. Friend the Member for Bothwell (Mr. James Hamilton), I have done a great deal of...

Public Expenditure (17 Jan 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: That is not the position of my hon. Friends and myself at all.

EDUCATION BILL [Lords] (7 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I welcome the Bill but, like other hon. Members, wish certain reservations. I am concerned about the instrument of government not needing the approval of the Secretary of State. This subject has my concern not merely in the interests of centralisation but in the interests of local autonomy. A further education sub-committee of a local authority could be constituted as the governing body of...

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: The case advanced by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Birmingham, Handsworth (Sir E. Boyle) was impressive in many respects. I have a high regard for the right hon. Gentleman's sincerity, and I share many of his sentiments. I am very deeply disappointed and utterly dismayed by many of the cuts being made, and I speak as a teacher, a member of the National Union of Teachers, and a...

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am aware of the attitude of Conservative Governments to teachers in Scotland, as elsewhere. The hon. Members for Shipley (Mr. Hirst) and Burton (Mr. Jennings) have clearly shown that the Opposition are completely split on the school leaving age. As I listened to the hon. Member for Burton, I wondered whether there would ever be a time that he would consider right for raising the...

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I suspect that the conditions would never be right for that advance in the way the hon. Gentleman would wish. I want to speak as one of the signatories of the Amendment that has not been called, and to reject with complete contempt Opposition endeavours to adopt a stance of rejecting cuts in education when they are not really opposed to all cuts. During the debate on the economic cuts on...

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: I thank my right hon. Friend but it is quite clear that the renewal of secondary schools and primary schools will be held up. I am pleased that my right hon. Friend has not decided to cut teacher supply, but we shall have teachers coming out of the colleges without jobs being available for them in certain areas, although it was intended and anticipated that those jobs would be there when the...

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: This argument is absolute nonsense. I have been a practical teacher. Many children do not like to tell their teachers that they want to have school meals. Many parents are too proud to apply, and as a result the children suffer. I am against the wholesale tendency to laud the effects of selectivity. Even if we accepted the argument, there would still be those outside the limits who need help....

Orders of the Day — Education (14 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the hon. Member aware that not every hon. Member on this side would agree that it is my custom to go sheep-like through the Lobby? When the cuts as a whole were put before the House, I refused to go sheep- like, ox-like, or in any other fashion, through the Lobby, and I would certainly adopt the same attitude again if we were voting on the positive issue and not merely on the type of...

G.E.C./a.E.I. Merger (20 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: The takeover of A.E.I, by G.E.C. is merely one of a spate of mergers taking place at the present time. This raises an important public issue, not only for those affected. There are also issues of wider national importance. There is general recognition today of the inadequacies and inefficiencies of many British enterprises and the need for modernisation and rationalisation certainly applied...

G.E.C./a.E.I. Merger (20 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: Will my hon. Friend say clearly whether it is the Government's policy to press on industrialists the need for prior consultation, not only with the workers and their representatives, but with the regional planning councils and others, prior consultation and not merely the announcement of a closure when the decision has been made?

Third London Airport (Inquiry) (22 Feb 1968)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the widespread approval which his decision will meet from people of all parties, not only in the Stansted area but throughout the country, particularly because right hon. and hon. Members opposite bear an equal share of responsibility for the ill-fated decision when they were in government? Would my right hon. Friend confirm that alternative sites will be...


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