Results 161–180 of 323 for speaker:Mr John Ovenden

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Council Housing Programme (Social Effects) (3 Nov 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the serious social consequences which could develop from the future decline in the council house-building programme? What answer does he intend to give to Shelter, which has criticised the singling out of so-called stress areas on the ground that there is an acute shortage of rented accommodation in all areas of the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Comprehensive Education (Reorganisation) (2 Nov 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she has yet received proposals from the Kent County Council concerning comprehensive reorganisation throughout that authority's area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Comprehensive Education (Reorganisation) (2 Nov 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Is the Minister aware of the recent decision of the Kent Education Committee to continue a "Tame-side" system throughout parts of the county? Is she further aware that that system merely replaces selection at 11 by selection at 13? Will she make it clear to the Kent County Council that when the Education Bill becomes law it is her intention to make sure that the system I have described is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: British Railways Board (Chairman) (27 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he next intends to meet the Chairman of British Railways.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: British Railways Board (Chairman) (27 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: When he does next meet the Chairman of British Rail, will the Secretary of State make it clear that a 15 per cent. increase in fares when wage increases are limited to 5 per cent. is totally inconsistent with the social contract? The majority of hon. Members on the Government side of the House believe that we should be thinking of increasing rail subsidies rather than phasing them out. Will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Import Quotas (EFTA Countries) (18 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the outcome of negotiations over duty-free import quotas with the United Kingdom's former EFTA partners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Import Quotas (EFTA Countries) (18 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is concern in many areas such as the one I represent, which is dependent upon the paper industry, that there will be a successful outcome to the negotiations? Does he accept that the overgenerous treatment that we have afforded to Scandinavian paper imports in the past has been a major factor in the decline of the British paper industry and the loss of...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Expenditure (14 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received concerning his announcement on 22nd July of reductions in public expenditure; and what replies he has sent.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Public Expenditure (14 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Does my right hon. Friend accept that the strongest and most important representations he has received have come from the TUC and the Labour Party Conference? What reply does he intend to send to constituency Labour parties which will be writing to him in the coming months asking him to take note of the Labour Party Conference's resolution and drop these cuts, which are damaging to the social...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Cbi and TUC (14 Oct 1976)

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

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Cbi and TUC (14 Oct 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: When my right hon. Friend meets the TUC, what reassurance will he give that the Government will continue to meet their side of the social contract? Is he aware that the faith of ordinary working people in the contract is taking a bit of a bashing in the face of rising food prices, high unemployment, and now a high level of mortgage interest rates? Will he re-examine the Government's policy on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Invalid Care Allowance (27 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Many of the families affected by this new allowance are unsure of the right to claim this and the attendance allowance at the same time. What action is the Minister taking to make people aware of both entitlements?

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Voucher Schemes (21 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: The hon. and learned Gentleman misleads the House when he says that Kent gladly agreed to a reorganisation of secondary education. If he looks round Kent he might find many areas, including Gravesend, where the Kent County Council dug its feet in and refused to move. The hon. and learned Gentleman said that the Kent education authority could be trusted to carry out the education voucher...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Voucher Schemes (21 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Does my hon. Friend recall the statement made by the hon. and learned Member for Royal Tunoridge Wells (Mr. Mayhew) that he could not care less about the opinion of teachers in Kent on voucher schemes? My hon. Friend could use that as a further demonstration of the attitude of Conservative Members to the teaching profession.

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Voucher Schemes (21 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Is the hon. Gentleman talking about an experiment throughout a local education authority or an experiment within an educational division? If so, does he believe that the local education authority should seek the view of the educational advisory committee within a district before it goes ahead with an experiment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (20 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to improve training opportunities for employees able only to undertake part-time employment after training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Training (20 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Is my hon. Friend aware that in some areas the Training Services Agency is refusing courses to women because family circumstances do not allow them to work full-time after training? Will he make it clear to the agency that the Government are entirely opposed to that form of discrimination? If insufficient courses are available, we should be expanding the training system rather than placing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection: Mini-Cabs (5 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will refer to the Director General of Fair Trading the failure of minicab operators to display price lists for journeys.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection: Mini-Cabs (5 Jul 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: Can my hon. Friend tell me whether he is satisfied with a situation in which users of mini-cab services have no guidance as to the fares they are likely to be charged? Is he aware that this is the only commercial activity in which consumers have no protection from profiteering? Is he further aware that the only people who would resent the display of price lists in minicabs are those operators...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Broadcasting Corporation (24 Jun 1976)

Mr John Ovenden: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he next proposes to meet the Director-General of the BBC.


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