Results 101–120 of 1408 for speaker:Mr Arthur Newens

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Foreign Language Teaching (20 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any evidence of the impact made by falling rolls on the availability of classes in foreign languages in the schools; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Foreign Language Teaching (20 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that reductions in the number of teachers as rolls fall inevitably means that schools will reduce the number of classes in modern languages, particularly where a minimum number of pupils is fixed? If we are no longer to see German being taught as a sixth form subject in the majority of our schools, is there not a need for immediate action?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: United States Treasury (Meetings) (15 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what regular meetings take place between Ministers in his Department and Ministers in the United States Treasury; and in what context they occur.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: United States Treasury (Meetings) (15 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: What representations has the right hon. and learned Gentleman made at those meetings against the disastrous effects of President Reagan's monetarist madness, high interest rates and now the President's ban on the take-up of contracts for the German-Soviet pipeline? Does he agree that those factors bode ill for economic recovery in Europe, especially in Britain, which is afflicted by the same...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Commuter Transport (Financial Support) (14 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide direct financial support for all public transport undertakings which are heavily used by commuters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Commuter Transport (Financial Support) (14 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the refusal of the Essex county council, on principle, to pay any transport supplementary grant towards the support of the Epping-Ongar section of the Central Line, on the ground that British Railways' commuter services receive a 100 per cent. subsidy and do not receive a 30 per cent. contribution from local authorities? Is it fair that that section of the line...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Agricultural Land (8 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Minister aware of the strong criticism of the supine evidence that the Ministry advanced about the loss of good agricultural land through the massive expansion of Stansted? Will she consider the issue and reassure the House that the Ministry will take a stronger line in future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Dairy Industry (8 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the right hon. Gentleman still as steadfast in his resistance to any threats to the dairy industry's doorstep delivery system? Is he confident in our ability to continue to resist such threats?

Orders of the Day — Defence (6 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: The hon. Member for East Grinstead (Sir G. Johnson Smith) deployed his arguments on the basis of the defence statement prepared by the Government. I differ from him in a number of respects on the four issues that formed the theme of his speech. Unlike him, and in common with many of ray right hon. and hon. Friends on the Opposition Benches, I consider that the defence statement was out of...

Orders of the Day — Defence (6 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Before the hon. Gentleman leaves the success of our operations at sea, will he deal with our defences against sea-skimming missiles which the majority of the public believe are inadequate?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Youth Opportunities Programme (6 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the hon. and learned Gentleman recognise that at the end of these schemes many young people find that there are no opportunities for them to take up, as a result of which they merely become unemployed and completely disillusioned? Does he appreciate that until the Government change their attitude to the economy and embark on a policy of reflation to give more jobs for all, this process...

Defence (1 Jul 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Secretary of State accept that if we provide all the additional conventional equipment that he has suggested and continue with Trident, we must sustain a vast increase in the defence budget? Is there not a strong case for reviewing the Trident programme and excluding it completely from our future defence plans? That would still enable us to have a reasonable conventional defence force.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Training (Foreign Forces) (29 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the policy on which invitations to foreign Governments to send members of their armed forces for training in the United Kingdom is based.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Training (Foreign Forces) (29 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that over the years members of the armed forces of countries with appalling human rights records have been trained in the United Kingdom? Does he recognise that many believe that it was disgraceful that Argentine soldiers were trained in this country practically until the conflict broke out, especially in view of Argentina's shameful human rights record? Does not...

United States (Prime Minister's Visit) (24 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Did the right hon. Lady raise the question of the pernicious international arms trade that facilitated the supply of arms to Argentina in its aggression against the Falkland Islands, and facilitates the supply of arms to Israel while it invades the Lebanon? Is it not time that the right hon. Lady took action to stop the trade in weapons of death?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Glue Sniffing (24 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received about the growth of the practice of glue sniffing among young people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Glue Sniffing (24 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Is the Minister aware that there is widespread concern among all those who deal with the problems of young people at the spread of this repugnant practice, which has been proved to be dangerous to young people's health? Is he also aware that many people are concerned about Home Office complacency? Will he further examine the matter to see whether it is possible to require that an agent should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture,Fisheries and Food: Tenant Farmers (10 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Minister recognise that over a number of years the pattern of agricultural subsidies has tended to favour large-scale farming operations and, thereby, the incorporation of smaller holdings into larger ones. Will he recognise that that factor, as well as the sale of smallholdings by county councils, has diminished the amount of tenanted land available? In those circumstances, he ought...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture,Fisheries and Food: Horticulturists (Energy Costs) (10 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that the solution reached to the problem of Dutch horticultural gas prices will provide fully equivalent energy costs to horticulturalists in all European Economic Community States.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture,Fisheries and Food: Horticulturists (Energy Costs) (10 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Can the Minister say when full harmonisation will be achieved, so that our glasshouse growers know when they are supposed to be on the same basis as Dutch growers? Will she give an undertaking here and now to keep the position under careful review so that in future no steps are taken on the other side of the Channel to restore in some other form the advantages against which our growers have...


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