Results 41–60 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Mode of Operation (3 Jul 1957)

Mr James Jones: Are those figures official?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Mode of Operation (3 Jul 1957)

Mr James Jones: There has been a remarkable jump in the rateable value which it is suggested Liverpool Corporation will pay. When I asked a Question last December, it amounted to only £350,000. I am at a loss to see what has caused the tremendous rise in that figure.

Economic Situation (29 Oct 1957)

Mr James Jones: I hope that the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mr. D. Price) will not expect me to follow him in great detail. I tried to follow his argument, but I was sorry that he sought to put before the House the idea that the alternative to a Tory Government was a Communist regime. I am sorry that the debate has gone on those lines. Since the Second World War—and even between the wars—we have had...

Economic Situation (29 Oct 1957)

Mr James Jones: I did not say wages had fallen. I said that costs need not rise with increased wages, and I gave evidence to show that it is possible for costs to go down even when wages are rising.

Bank Rate Tribunal (Report) (4 Feb 1958)

Mr James Jones: The Report of the Tribunal, the evidence, and the debate of yesterday and today have been very interesting, because they have revealed the way the Bank of England system works and the relationship of the Bank of England to our economic system, and it is that to which I want to draw the attention of the House tonight. I listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Bath...

Foreign Affairs (20 Feb 1958)

Mr James Jones: I listened, as I am sure most hon. Members did, to the Prime Minister yesterday and felt some relief because I thought that a step forward had been taken from the position assumed on 20th December last. I do not feel so confident about what the Foreign Secretary said, but I felt last night, after listening to the Prime Minister, that we had moved forward in the right direction. As has been...

Orders of the Day — Education (20 Mar 1958)

Mr James Jones: I will try to confine my remarks to as short a time as possible because I know that many hon. Members want to take part in the debate. I was specially interested in the picture which the Minister gave us of the primary schools, the technical schools and the secondary modern schools. A revolution has bee n taking place within our schools during the past twenty-five years. That revolution can...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: I should like to say a few words in support of the Amendment, although I do not want to harp upon it too long. I have been examining the effigies of the British saints in the Central Lobby. There is something very striking about four of them. When I examined St. Andrew, I found that there was no suggestion of a harp at all. I hope my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Hannan),...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: If I may proceed, the strange thing is that neither the Greeks nor the Romans took any interest in the harp. They played the lyre, but they never played the harp. My hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) referred to the Latin writer in the tenth century who said that the Romans play the lyre, but it is to the Barbarians that we must turn to hear the harp. We are not ashamed to...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: The harp stood above the law. It possessed an inalienable right of its own. It could not be used to pay debts. On the other hand, Purchase Tax on a harp and on harp strings is meant to help to pay a national debt. I want to restore the position of the traditional right of the harp, and if some English or Scottish friends derive benefit from that concession, I personally will have no objection.

Orders of the Day — Brick and Tile Industry, Wrexham Area (10 Jun 1958)

Mr James Jones: I wish to draw attention to the position of the brick and tile industry in the Wrexham area and the need for Government action lest conditions should deteriorate much further. It might be appropriate if I said a few words about the background of the industry and about its setting in the Wrexham industrial area. There the brick and tile industry is an old, well-established industry. Its...

Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address (28 Oct 1958)

Mr James Jones: I am very pleased indeed to have heard the speech of the hon. Member for Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson), because I quite agree with most of what he said, and, in particular, with the last section of his speech, in which he drew the attention of the House to the question of education. He stressed a very important aspect of this subject. I quite agree with the hon. Member that if a child starts...

Commonwealth and International Economic Problems (2 Dec 1958)

Mr James Jones: I am following the hon. Gentleman's argument with considerable interest, but I wonder whether too much emphasis is being placed on the teaching of English in our Commonwealth countries. I am wondering whether we could not go further and make more advance along educational lines if we talked to people in their own tongue and showed them that we respect them by paying due respect to their own...

Nuclear Power Stations (Safety) (21 Jan 1959)

Mr James Jones: May I ask whether it has been established that there is no connection between the incidence of leukaemia in North-West Wales, and the fall of strontium 90 in that area?

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: This Report is a very interesting one, it is a full one, and it contains much valuable information. But we are not here to eulogise. The field to be covered is so extensive, and the time at our disposal is so limited, that we have to make our choice of topics. From a personal point of view, I should like to speak about education. There are 30 paragraphs in the Report devoted to education,...

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: With those few introductory words I want to proceed to what we consider to be an important aspect of this Report and review the underlying basis of the economic fabric of Wales and draw the Minister's attention to it. We shall concentrate our attention on the question of employment and the state of agriculture in Wales. It would be as well if I stated my personal position quite clearly at...

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: I am always gracious to people who cannot agree with me. There is one confession to which I want the House to listen. The Report states: Inevitably, the effect of the financial restrictions "— due to Government policy— that have been in force has been felt in the agricultural field, as in other sections of the economy. I am sorry to say that the whole chapter shows a pathetic lack of...

Teacher Training Colleges, Wales (15 May 1959)

Mr James Jones: I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of Education to the inadequacy of his proposals for the expansion of teacher training colleges in Wales, and to try to persuade him to adopt a more flexible attitude towards this most important question at this critical period in the history of training colleges in the Principality. I can assure the Minister that his policy at present is...

Orders of the Day — Local Employment Bill: Clause 1. — (Purpose for Which Part 1 Powers Exercisable, and Duration of Powers.) (1 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: I wish to support the Amendment because it will strengthen the Bill. I am one who believes that the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945, was an epoch-making Measure, both from the point of view of economic thought and of economic action. But, strange to say, the question of the distribution of industry and Development Areas has been left out of the Bill. We are compelled to ask why this is...

Orders of the Day — Local Employment Bill: Clause 1. — (Purpose for Which Part 1 Powers Exercisable, and Duration of Powers.) (1 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: I thought I was on the point, Sir Herbert, but I will abide by your Ruling. The Distribution of Industry Act and the diversification of industry was a method of dealing with the economic and industrial life of the country. It was a planned attempt to bring real welfare to the people. The underlying idea was acceptance of the fact that here were old industrial areas which had fallen on bad...


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