Results 141–160 of 833 for speaker:Sir Isaac Pitman

Royal Air Force: Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary (Visit to Soviet Union) (4 Mar 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Has the Prime Minister raised, or will he consider raising, the question of starting negotiations for a world security authority, on however small a basis, which might take over some of the matters which are potentially dangerous and in dispute?

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (17 Feb 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: On the question of fairness to the travelling public, is it not the case that the Consultative Committee was furnished by the travelling public with a lot of signed statements which it rejected solely on the ground that they were solicited statements, whereas they were, like any market research, a perfectly genuine reaction of the travelling public which wished to complain to the Consultative...

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (17 Feb 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I am sorry to keep on this taxi-driver case, but I should like to make three short points. I think that there are none of us who support the taxi-drivers who would not agree with the right hon. Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown) that order is heaven's first law, and that we do want that order. I think that I would go even further than he. He puts the onus on the taxi-drivers to produce a...

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (17 Feb 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: It is very hard to catch him up at all. I was present at the meeting upstairs, and I support the right hon. Member for Belper, whose union, I believe, was represented, and put the case quite fairly for order and discipline. It was perfectly clear to everybody there that the present system is made to work only because the non-privileged drivers are propping up the deficiences of the existing...

BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION BILL (By Order) (17 Feb 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman. This is a very good example of that whited sepulchre. It is a good example of refusing to accept information. It is just not true that the consultative committee had not got the complaints. It said that this was not unsolicited information and would not even look at it.

Orders of the Day — Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport (Bookstall) (10 Feb 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary has very happy Swiss associations, and we all congratulate him on being the first man in our team against the Swiss M.P.s. Here again he has some very happy Swiss associations. As a publisher who is interested not in magazines or newspapers but in books, I know how wise and proper as well as generous is this decision. Newsagents selling periodicals...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Commonwealth Day (22 Jan 1959)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Minister of Education in view of the concurrence which the Prime Minister has obtained from other Commonwealth countries to the proposition that 24th May be generally known and celebrated as Commonwealth Day, what plans he has to announce for encouraging the celebration of that day within the schools of the United Kingdom and the Colonies.

Government Departments: Rented Homes Campaign Pamphlet (Distribution) (12 Nov 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: I hope that the Prime Minister will bear in mind, in this difficult question of Mr. Symon turning gamekeeper into poacher, that there are two aspects of this matter. There is not only the question of the compatibility of the appointment, but there is also the ability of the person concerned to take an objective, public-spirited attitude, as I am sure the Leader of the Opposition will know...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Minister of Education whether he now has anything further to report in respect of accepting demobilised Service officers, with special training in mathematics and science, as teachers; and what special arrangements have been made for their acceptance and teacher training.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is it possible during the period of very great shortage to engage these people for administrative duties so that staff who are greatly overburdened with administrative work, particularly headmasters, may be relieved for teaching duties in the schools which are big enough to benefit from such treatment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: General Certificate of Education (Subjects) (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Minister of Education to what extent the recent circular from his Secondary Schools Examination Council, directing the universities and other bodies examining for the General Certificate of Education to discontinue examinations in certain subjects now widely taught in secondary schools and examined by them, represents a change from his policy of certification of subjects appropriate...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: General Certificate of Education (Subjects) (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: If such subjects as plumbing, needlework and woodwork which are taught in secondary modern schools are to be the subject of examination in the future, why is there this discrimination? Does it not seem to support the suggestion by the hon. Member for Morpeth (Mr. Owen) that there is a lack of appreciation amongst the S.S.E.C. members of the problems of secondary modern schools, and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: General Certificate of Education (Subjects) (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Minister of Education to what extent the recent circular from the Secretary of his Secondary Schools Examination Council affects the academic freedom of each university to conduct examinations in view of the fact that the Council is declining in future to issue the General Certificate of Education to successful candidates in certain subjects hitherto so examined by them and widely...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: General Certificate of Education (Subjects) (31 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is it not rather unfortunate that in their letter dated 19th April the emphasis is on the shortness of time for preparing fresh syllabuses excluding these subjects, and that it indicates that there is a direction to universities on the subjects in which they should examine?

Prayers (28 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is it in order, Mr. Speaker, to note that we have prayed for Charles, Prince of Wales, in our prayers in the new form, and to say thank you?

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt (Sequestrated Cash Deposits) (28 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether those British subjects whose cash deposits in Egyptian banks have been sequestrated by the Egyptian Government may expect to receive, in full, the sterling equivalents; and when they are likely to receive them.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Pensions (22 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what relative priority Her Majesty's Government have assigned for the future as between the principle of giving an improved pension to servants of Her Majesty, having regard to the decline in purchasing power of the £ sterling during their period of service, and of giving any improvement to pensioners under the National Insurance Scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Pensions (22 Jul 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Is my right hon. Friend aware that servants of Her Majesty were paid rather less than the ordinary rates ruling at the time by reason of the promise that a generous pension was coming, so that not only have they suffered by the pension being diminished by inflation, but they have seen the outside community now granted comparably high pension rates? Is that not doubly unfair to ex-Service...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 14. — (Fees and Subscriptions to Professional Bodies, Learned Societies, etc.) (17 Jun 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: This is a much more important issue than we at first thought. I believe that the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons has either "Edinburgh" or "London" in brackets after its name, in which case it is debatable whether that is an Edinburgh or a London society. That would apply to a great many professional bodies. I should like my hon. and learned Friend the Financial Secretary to...

Orders of the Day — Disarmament (10 Jun 1958)

Sir Isaac Pitman: Will the hon. Member say where is the control and where the crunch comes in? All this information is to be made available, but the element of control surely leads to the issue of sovereignty, that somebody must be there to control and prevent manufacture.


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