Results 101–120 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

School Building and Teacher Shortage (26 Mar 1963)

Mr James Jones: I have great experience of secondary modern school work, and I know very well the intellectual capacity and the ability which is found there. The grammar school should look after the G.C.E. stream. I would prefer the comprehensive school, but if we are to have the secondary modern school, I suggest that its work should be of a non-examination character.

Orders of the Day — Remuneration of Teachers Bill (25 Apr 1963)

Mr James Jones: The hon. Member for Wokingham (Mr. van Straubenzee) will forgive me if I do not follow him in detail. When he referred to the slant in the document, The Story of Burnham, he reminded me of the description of a story of the American Civil War which the author described as an unbiassed account of the American Civil War written from the point of view of the South." Be that as it may, I think...

Orders of the Day — WATER RESOURCES BILL [Lords]: Clause 1. — (Functions of Ministers) (18 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: I listened to the Minister with great interest, but I was not convinced. I emphasise that we support a Welsh water board not for the use of water exclusively for Wales, but for the economic and geographical development of water supplies for England as well. I think that the right hon. Gentleman's argument was based on the fact that three of the longest rivers which rise in Wales, the Dee,...

Orders of the Day — WATER RESOURCES BILL [Lords]: Clause 1. — (Functions of Ministers) (18 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: I said that I would not press the argument very far, but no one could deny that these rivers, whether they flow into English territory or not, are integral features of the geography of Wales. There is an Irish song which has the refrain: Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea". I would say that geographically the boundary between England and Wales broadly follows the lines where...

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: That is not true.

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: In common with other hon. Members, I do not hope to cover the field contained in our Motion. In the course of my observations I shall have something to say about the speech of the hon. Member for Cardiff, North (Mr. Box). I listened to the Minister with great interest. He began by referring to the great changes which have taken place. He stressed that it had been Government policy to...

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: It is no use the Parliamentary Secretary shaking his head. I have checked these figures. It took 20 years to increase the share of the national dividend spent on education by ·3 per cent.

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: That is the point I am making. According to the Parliamentary Secretary, it took 20 years for a Tory Administration to increase that figure by ·3 per cent.

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: Forget that. It is part of our indictment that the Government did not awaken to the situation and have been caught up by events. There is not much validity in this backward-looking exercise. It does not help the present situation to know what we spent eight or nine or ten years ago. That is history and history can only explain the causes of the present situation. All the figures given by the...

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: The margin between one in four and one in 24 is far too wide to be accounted for so simply. Wales is an integral part of England and Wales and these figures apply to Wales just as much as to England——

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: This is the first time that the statement has been challenged. If the Parliamentary Secretary is correct, this is good news. We will wait and see. I was saying that Wales was an integral part of England and Wales. What was the position in Wales last year? There were 13,300 applicants for admission to university colleges in Wales. Of these, 2,200 were admitted, while 11,100 were rejected. It...

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: I am the product of a very old grammar school, dating back to the sixteenth century, but I have come to the conclusion that the only answer is to build comprehensive schools and let them deal with the selection of pupils. We shall soon have this new examination for the Certificate of Secondary Education. Why has this examination been introduced? Is it to bring prestige to the secondary...

Welsh Affairs (29 Jul 1963)

Mr James Jones: It is the comprehensive school itself. Having had the children there, it selects on ability.

Orders of the Day — Industrial Training Bill: Schedule. — (Industrial Training Boards.) (21 Jan 1964)

Mr James Jones: I welcome the Bill not because I am completely satisfied with its terms, but because here we have a Measure which is at long last a major step forward and which acknowledges the magnitude of the problem with which the country is faced. Industrial training in this country has been grossly neglected and where training has taken place it has been patchy geographically and industrially, some...

Orders of the Day — Training Colleges (Libraries) (28 Jan 1964)

Mr James Jones: I am very pleased to support the case put forward by my hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Boyden). If I do not quote my Scripture correctly, perhaps I shall be forgiven, because I translate from a Welsh Bible. I am not too familiar with the English Bible, but I know my Welsh Bible fairly well. Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness to the flesh....

Orders of the Day — Public Libraries and Museums Bill (5 Feb 1964)

Mr James Jones: I welcome the Bill because it makes a two-fold imposition; it imposes a duty on the local authority to provide a library service and it imposes a duty on the Minister of Education to see that this is done. This is a major step forward. It has taken a very long time for us to arrive at this position. Last week I mentioned in the House that public libraries were a very long time in striking...

Orders of the Day — Public Libraries and Museums Bill: Clause 6. — (Special Provisions as to Non-County Boroughs and Urban Districts.) (8 Jun 1964)

Mr James Jones: I am very pleased with the Amendment. I was very worried during the Second Reading debate about the figure of 40,000, as I have a constituency case affected by it. Wrexham has a tradition of 78 years as the first local authority in Denbighshire to establish a library. I am very pleased that the Minister has seen fit to move this Amendment, and I am quite satisfied with it.

Orders of the Day — 5. Tax Rebates for Exports (11 Nov 1964)

Mr James Jones: rose—

Orders of the Day — 5. Tax Rebates for Exports (11 Nov 1964)

Mr James Jones: I think it would be correct to say that the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Eldon Griffiths) differs from me fundamentally in his outlook.

Orders of the Day — 5. Tax Rebates for Exports (11 Nov 1964)

Mr James Jones: It may be of interest to know that although I have never visited King's Lynn I have an historical interest in the place because, though it may be surprising to hon. Members to learn this, the first Welsh-English Dictionary was brought out in King's Lynn by a very famous Welshman who was known in Wales as Dr. William Richards of Lynn. With that brief introduction, I should like to say—


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