Results 201–220 of 323 for speaker:Mr John Ovenden

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I seek to address the House solely on Clause 19 of the Bill. Most of us would agree that the major part of the Bill is unobjectionable, and indeed many of its provisions may be beneficial. I sought to table a blocking provision, and I certainly express the strongest misgivings and the objections of my constituents to the proposals in Clause 19. That clause seeks to remove from British Rail an...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order) (6 Apr 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Although it docs not deprive the users of this service of any other rights enjoyed by the users of other ferries, will my hon. Friend make it quite clear that it does not bestow upon them the same rights bestowed by legislation upon users of the railway services? Why should there be a different approach on the two issues?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Chancellor Schmidt (23 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Prime Minister when he next expects to meet Chancellor Schmidt.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Chancellor Schmidt (23 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: If my right hon. Friend meets Chancellor Schmidt next week, will he take the opportunity of reminding him that in their decision to remain in the Common Market the British people were very much influenced by promises of changes in the common agricultural policy and that they have been very disappointed by recent developments? Will he remind Chancellor Schmidt that his support for changes is...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Widows (4 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Will my hon. Friend seek to persuade his right hon. Friend the Chacellor to do something in his Budget about this problem, and will he put to his right hon. Friend the discrimination that exists between working widows and married women who carry on working? Will he also take into account that married women enjoy generous tax provisions and that the same provisions ought to extend to widows?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Transport (2 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is yet in a position to announce his proposals to amend the system of financial assistance for transport to school.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Transport (2 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Will my right hon. Friend accept that the present system is causing grave hardship to millions of parents, and endeavour to bring in a revised scheme of some sort by the beginning of the next school year? Will he also give an assurance that any revised scheme will not be affected by the public expenditure review?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Prime Minister (Speech) (2 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his public speech on the Civil Service at the Civil Service Department on Monday 16th February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Prime Minister (Speech) (2 Mar 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: In view of my right hon. Friend's quite proper concern with morale in the Civil Service, will he give an assurance that the scaling down of Civil Service manpower proposed in the public expenditure review can be carried out without a deterioration in the standards of service provided to the disadvantaged members of the community such as the services provided by the Department of Health and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Chile (18 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now sever diplomatic relations with the Government of Chile.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Chile (18 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I appreciate my right hon. Friend's concern to do what he considers to be in the best interests of British citizens in Chile, but does he accept that it might be in their interests—and would certainly be in the interests of the people of Chile—if the Government gave an unequivocal demonstration that we as a civilised nation are no longer prepared to tolerate the total disregard for human...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Who are they?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I begin by agreeing with one of the remarks of the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Mr. St. John-Stevas). He said that we ought to move along the road in our education debates and start discussing some of the other education issues that matter—the size of schools, streaming within schools, and the value and purpose of education in our society. I have no doubt that we shall come to these matters...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I do. I believe in the right of electors to decide this issue, but if they claim this right to stand against comprehensive education I ask them to take a stand against those Conservative authorities which are defying local opinion and refusing to go comprehensive. The debate on this issue in recent years has been dominated by the spurious argument—fortunately we have not heard too much of...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Why should those who have chosen to opt out of the State system retain the power to make decisions over the education of other peoples' children?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I suspect that if they had not lost confidence in their own abilities they would be prepared to subject their children to the results of the decisions that they make in the State system. The fierce arguments that still rage over comprehensive education appear to be confined to such areas as Southend. They still rage in those areas where there is no comprehensive education. They do not rage...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: I shall not give way at this point. I shall do so later. I suspect that the lack of fierce argument implies that in those areas where comprehensive education has been seen in practice and tried the opposition has waned. Opposition to the idea of comprehensive education has died within a few years of its being introduced and its values being seen in practice.

Orders of the Day — Education Bill (4 Feb 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: It is unfortunate that Conservative Members insist on misunderstanding the nature of comprehensive education. One cannot have a comprehensive school in the midst of a selective system. It is the system that we are talking about, not what label one attaches to a certain type of school. One does not produce a comprehensive system of education by renaming secondary modern schools as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Disabled Persons (20 Jan 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects to announce his decision on whether to place a statutory obligation on employers to make available publicly information on the extent to which they are meeting their quota obligations concerning disabled workers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Disabled Persons (20 Jan 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is some merit in the idea of making firms publicise their performance in respect of the quota system as the legal system seems to have failed to enforce the quota? Perhaps we can shame some firms, through publicity, into meeting their obligations. Will my hon. Friend consider placing an obligation on firms to publish their quota position in any job...


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