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Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Shorthand and Typewriting Teachers (2 Jul 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many classes are teaching shorthand and typewriting, respectively, in maintained secondary schools; and how many teachers who are employed to teach these subject are certificated as teachers and hold a teacher's certificate recognised by him for the teaching of such skills; how many are not certificated teachers but hold a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Shorthand and Typewriting Teachers (2 Jul 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Will my right hon. and learned Friend recognise that the information which is unofficially available is that there is an immense shortage of such qualified teachers and that with the present policy of seeking to have qualified teachers in the service, it is inevitable that something will have to be done about the training of teachers of shorthand and typewriting, seeing that the present...

Orders of the Day — EDUCATION BILL [Lords] (1 Jul 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I should like shortly to support the Bill, and to say, although it may sound ridiculous, that it is possible that this could be a major revolution of very great importance to a large section of our people. I am speaking particularly on behalf of those who are conceptually weak. They do not have the conceptions in their head even if they have the vocabulary. It seems to me that this Bill opens...

Orders of the Day — Resale Prices Bill: Clause 5. — (Power of Court to Exempt Classes of Goods.) (22 Apr 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I have an Amendment, No. 191, which I understand, I may speak to. For me, it involves a constituency matter. The hon. Member for Ebbw Vale (Mr. M. Foot) is sympathe tic to the Amendment and has put down his name in support of it. The Amendment has to do with health and is largely of an exploratory nature. It may be that the words, "any necessary services", in subsection (2,c), are of...

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Weights and Measures Regulations (20 Apr 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: May I ask my right hon. Friend this question? I gather that he is making two statements, first of all, that he as Minister in Regulations could have covered the totality, that is to say, all of the drugs; secondly, that it has been clearly the wish of the House to cover all drugs. But is it not the case that by what he has done he has allowed a body outside this House to make it legal, by...

Oral Answers to Questions — United Nations (Peace- Keeping Force) (26 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: While welcoming very strongly what my right hon. Friend has said, may I ask that we should use some word not quite so strong as "earmark", which might apply to bases and facilities for such a force were it at any time to be required? What hon. Members on both sides of the House are asking for is that preparatory thinking should go on about this. We do not necessarily want so many bodies put...

Initial Teaching Alphabet (26 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: This is a sad occasion in as much as it is the last time that the Minister of Education will be addressing us in that capacity. It is very happy that his swansong is about education and not about the administration of education and that it is on the subject of learning to read which—I am tempted to go much further—is the most important foundation of the whole of our education and social...

Initial Teaching Alphabet (26 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: The question of the age at which reading is taught is a policy matter.

Initial Teaching Alphabet (26 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: In America it is 6; here it is 5. This medium is quite independent of that policy. All we would say is that when the child begins to be taught—whether it is at the age of 4, 5, 6 or 7—he should have early success and not frustration.

Orders of the Day — Resale Prices Bill: Resale Prices Bill (25 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I have a quite minor point on the Clause, to which I hope my hon. Friend the Minister of State will pay attention because rather than speak to the two Amendments which could have been called and might have kept the Committee and my hon. Friend at them for a long time, and since they are merely exploratory at the moment, I thought it better to raise this point on the present Motion. I refer...

Education (Initial Teaching Alphabet) (19 Mar 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I should like to thank my right hon. Friend the Minister and the House very much indeed for what has been said. Will my right hon. Friend join with me—and, I am sure, the House—in thanking the officials of his Department, the local education authorities, the head teachers and the class teachers who had the courage and the vision—with a lot of hard work—to make this exciting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: English Language (27 Feb 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Would my right hon. Friend consider the possibility of setting up, if not a Royal Commission, at any rate an inter-Departmental Committee to go into the question, which has not been answered, in respect of the reconciliation of writing with pronunciation? As an alphabet is already being very widely used in the English speaking world which brings about an acceptable reconciliation, will my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Technical Co-Operation: Commonwealth Students (United Kingdom) (25 Feb 1964)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the importance of teaching not only students but the teacher-trainers, because if we get in the teacher-training colleges those who are capable of doing this job, we multiply by many times the effectiveness of what is achieved? Secondly, will he bear in mind what the independent schools can do, because they have felt a very strong demand for help in the...

Obscene Publications (3 Dec 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: May I ask whether the British Museum does not have some opportunity to check up on this by an examination of the copies? Every book published in this country has to be deposited with the British Museum, and I should have thought that the Museum might very easily have tipped the wink.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Initial Teaching Alphabet System (11 Jul 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: On the general question of educational research and not necessarily on one limited to this initial teaching alphabet, will the Minister consider getting what one might call private enterprise munificence for educational research and in particular consider the organisation of regional research councils on the lines of the Cleveland, Ohio, Research Council on which a number of local...

Foreign Affairs (2 Jul 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. and learned Member for Brigg (Mr. E. L. Mallalieu), all the more so since I am glad to be able to say that I agreed with every word he said, just as he said that he agreed with every word spoken by my hon. Friend the Member for Louth (Sir C. Osborne). I shall not follow him in many of the details, but I should like to take up some points from what...

Foreign Affairs (2 Jul 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It is not necessarily total, but let us assume that it is. I am coming to that point. We must face the fact that a test ban agreement, or a disarmament agreement, does not mean that the next war will be fought with less destructive and devastating effect than even the last war. We must recognise that, whatever we do in this way, of disarmament or of alliances, there will be no guarantee of...

Foreign Affairs (2 Jul 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Yes. That is the very point. As the late Walter Elliot said, we shall get a world security authority anyhow. If need be, we will have it forced upon us by the victory of one of the two great Powers, after an obliterating war. He said that in this House. He pointed out how desirable it was that it should be brought about by intelligence, rather than by total war, either as a result of a...

Orders of the Day — REMUNERATION OF TEACHERS (Re-committed) BILL: Clause 1. — (Power to Make Orders as to Remuneration.) (18 Jun 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I am very glad that the Minister has made it so absolutely clear that there is no absolute injustice in this and no absolute change in the rate of remuneration, because this has been something on which there has been very wide and general misunderstanding. At the Easter Conference of the National Union of Teachers, at Margate, I was informed by someone who ought to have known better that...

United Nations (Finances) (31 May 1963)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I am delighted that there has been this debate and that, as has been said, we are all friends together. My first plea to the Government is that they should take up the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Woollam) and ensure that nothing is done in any way to compromise the oil rights and other mineral rights below the sea and prevent potential world property...


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