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

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Flexible Retirement (9 Feb 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: As so many people are unemployed, might it not make good sense to enable those in later middle age who are in ill health to retire, so that they can enjoy the years that they have left and so that others may have an opportunity to take worthwhile jobs?

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that development corporations built houses in his new town and in mine explicitly for the purpose of sale to would-be owner-occupiers from the outset, and that those houses were never offered for rent? We are talking not about sales to sitting tenants but about sales generally. Surely the hon. Gentleman will confirm that houses for sale were made available from...

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: It was an all-party letter.

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Like those hon. Members who have already spoken, I support the Bill. Its effect is to provide further sums of money for the funding of new towns, which represent a highly successful and proven form of urban development. As an hon. Member representing a new town, I am anxious because in other respects, whether by accident or design, the Government have inflicted grave damage on new towns,...

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am not a great advocate of the sale of public property, but if there are to be sales I agree with the hon. and learned Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mr. Lyell) that the owner-occupiers ought to have not only a prior but a better and more favourable opportunity than outsiders. I hope that the Minister will listen to the hon. and learned Member and me. The accusation made by the hon. Member...

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Will the Minister confirm that this will mean further delay in reaching a solution to a problem that has already caused considerable difficulties for the new towns?

Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: What price the small business man!

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Naval Vessels (Deployment) (26 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: What further military development of Diego Garcia is proposed by the United States of America, which has a heavy concentration of forces in that area? Is the role of British personnel stationed there solely that of a support force? Will the Minister note that many of us would greatly deplore an increase in the British commitment in that part of the globe?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Class Sizes (19 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if it is his policy to reduce class sizes over the course of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Class Sizes (19 Jan 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Secretary of State agree that it is an appalling waste of skill, and a false economy, to cut the numbers of teachers employed, particularly as those who become unemployed must then be supported out of public funds? Does he further agree that it would be desirable at this stage to reduce the size of classes, particularly in sixth forms, where falling rolls have a devastating effect in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Waiting Lists (Deaths) (22 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number of patients who are known to have died during the last year from ailments or diseases for which they were awaiting operations or other forms of treatment which are normally successful in achieving a cure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Waiting Lists (Deaths) (22 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Minister accept that thousands of people die each year while awaiting operations for kidney failure, bone marrow transplants and other operations that would save them from death? That is allowed to happen to save a few paltry million pounds, while we spend thousands of millions of pounds on Trident and other nuclear weapons. Does he not accept that that is an outrage and that most...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Glasshouse Industry (10 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: Will the Minister confirm that the present cost advantage to the Dutch is estimated to be about £10,000 per acre? Does he agree that the subsidy that he has granted will by no means put the British industry on the same footing, taking into account transport and all other costs? That being so, how are our people supposed to survive in competition with produce put on the British market at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Glasshouse Industry (10 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the fuel subsidy to be paid to glasshouse growers has been fixed at a level designed to eliminate the cost advantage currently enjoyed by Dutch growers over efficient British producers; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Glasshouse Industry (10 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Minister aware that it is not good enough to make the issue a party political shuttlecock, as he attempted to do earlier today by quite wrongly suggesting that the Labour Government gave no aid to the British glasshouse industry, when in fact they did? Does he appreciate that the present unprecedented crisis is recognised by both sides of the House, that a political knockabout on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Trident (8 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be able to make a statement giving his decision whether the Trident programme will involve the purchase of the D5 system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Trident (8 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: What will be the increased costs if the Government decide to go ahead, as appears to be inevitable, with the D5 system? Do we have dockyard facilities to take the submarines needed to carry the system? If not, would their construction not involve enormous additional expense?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: General Register-Office (Records) (7 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Attorney-General when the study, undertaken at the behest of the Lord Chancellor, on providing space for the deposit of General Register Office records over 100 years old at Kew is likely to be complete; and when he expects to be able to make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: General Register-Office (Records) (7 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: I thank the Solicitor-General for that reply. Can he estimate the time that will be needed to pass the necessary legislation to transfer records of births, marriages and deaths to the Public Record Office, and how long it may be before those records eventually become available to the many people who wish to consult them?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rate Support Grant (2 Dec 1981)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date he intends to announce the full details of the 1982–83 rate support grant and to communicate these to local authorities.


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