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Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Teachers (22 Nov 1983)

Mr John Powley: I thank my hon. Friend for his informative reply. Does he agree that a further way to improve the overall standard of teachers when the school population is falling is to urge local education authorities to weed out from our education system the less desirable and less proficient teachers who are bringing it into disrepute?

Orders of the Day — Video Recordings Bill (11 Nov 1983)

Mr John Powley: I thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to catch your eye and to make my maiden speech. This is the first time that I have caught your eye, but I hope that it will not be the last. I remember the feeling that I had when I first spoke in the council chamber in Cambridge in 1967. That feeling is with me again, as I am sure that the House will understand. My constituency has had a...

Orders of the Day — Video Recordings Bill (11 Nov 1983)

Mr John Powley: —pandering to some people's base instincts. Parents also have a responsibility, which is sometimes sadly lacking. Hiring a video film for a pound a night may be a cheap way to keep the children quiet while mum and dad go elsewhere. If, as some do, they hire a responsible type of tape, it would not be so bad, but when dad just gives the children the money to hire more or less what they want...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rating Reform (26 Oct 1983)

Mr John Powley: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received on the White Paper on rating reform.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Rating Reform (26 Oct 1983)

Mr John Powley: I am obliged to my right hon. Friend for that answer, but does he share my view that although there will be an obligation to consult representatives of business and commerce before fixing the rate level, as suggested in the White Paper in paragraph 5.15, many Labour-controlled local authorities will continue to ignore those representations, as they have done in the past, without regard to the...


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