Results 21–40 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Orders of the Day — Supply: Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Meat Imports) (13 Mar 1968)

Mr James Jones: I never eat meat. I am a vegetarian. I have gone into this case in some detail, not only because I am anxious to restore the reputation of the borough authority of Wrexham which has been tarnished by this unfortunate publicity, but because our experience can suggest what might be done to mitigate the misgivings of those who are hesitant about lifting the ban on Argentine beef. To my mind...

Welsh Affairs (30 Nov 1967)

Mr James Jones: I listened to the right hon. Member for Flint, West (Mr. Birch) with interest, but regretted that he is no nearer the conception of planning now than he was 13 or 14 years ago. He spoke of the spreading of margarine. Unfortunately, when his Administration ended, what we had was a little margarine on pinpoints, which did not mean a thing. Whatever may be the objection to the Government White...

Orders of the Day — Court Lees School (16 Nov 1967)

Mr James Jones: It would not happen.

Business of the House (20 Jul 1967)

Mr James Jones: Has my right hon. Friend considered allocating a day for a debate on Welsh affairs? If so, when will it take place?

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Bill (Changed from International Eisteddfod Bill). (16 Jun 1967)

Mr James Jones: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. The Bill has been explained in the House and in Committee. It gives local authorities permissive powers to help this unique institution, the International Musical Eisteddfod, which was born out of the adversities of the Second World War. I am very proud that, for a week, the Principality is the home of between 25 and 30 nations for...

International Eisteddfod (8 Mar 1967)

Mr James Jones: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision for contributions by local authorities in Wales (including Monmouthshire) towards the expense of the International Eisteddfod. I should like to begin by explaining briefly the history of the International Eisteddfod. The International Eisteddfod is not a branch of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, nor are the two...

Wales (Trade and Industry) (14 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: I listened with interest to the hon. Member for Ludlow (Mr. More), because he represents a constituency which might very well have been the capital of Wales. In that case, he would have been a Member for Wales. Many striking statements have been made this afternoon. The hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. Hooson) asked what about Wales of the future. That is what we are talking...

Wales (Trade and Industry) (14 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: My attitude is very simple. It may appear paradoxical. In the first place I regard Wales as a nation. I regard the people living within the geographical boundaries of Wales as forming the Welsh nation. Whether they speak Welsh or not, they belong to the Welsh nation. So when such people cross the Border it is a serious loss to the Welsh nation. My second point is that people will live where...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Coaltips and Disused Collieries (3 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied that he has sufficient legal powers to compel the owners of coaltips to have these tips periodically examined with a view to maintaining them in a safe condition; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Coaltips and Disused Collieries (3 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the local authorities involved, many of them small, have adequate resources to carry out this survey?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Coaltips and Disused Collieries (3 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will introduce legislation to empower local authorities to fill in old pit shafts within their areas which are a source of danger, and to make special grants available for the work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Coaltips and Disused Collieries (3 Nov 1966)

Mr James Jones: Is my hon. Friend aware that in Wrexham there are many pits closed more than 100 years ago and still open? I am very pleased with his reply.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales (Independent Parliament) (4 Aug 1966)

Mr James Jones: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the people of Wales have not yet expressed their desire for a Parliament for Wales? Is he aware that, when the last petition in favour of a Parliament for Wales was submitted to Parliament, less than 10 per cent. of the people of Wales had signed it, and that, of the Welsh electorate, less than 13 per cent. had signed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Forms and Documents (Welsh Language) (21 Jul 1966)

Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether, in circumstances where it is necessary to await legislation to validate the use of certain forms and public documents in the Welsh language in Wales, he will authorise the preparation of adequate and suitable translations of such forms and documents in anticipation of such legislation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Forms and Documents (Welsh Language) (21 Jul 1966)

Mr James Jones: I appreciate the complexity of this matter, involving as it does the mass of legislation passed since the Act of Union of 1542, but can my right hon. Friend give us any information about when this legislation is likely to be introduced?

Orders of the Day — Industrial Development Bill (16 May 1966)

Mr James Jones: I welcome the Bill most sincerely, because it is a Measure to organise the resources of the country and to bring some hope to the older industrial areas. When I listened to the right hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Barber) I was sorry that I did not hear very much about development areas. We heard the usual clich├ęs about profitability and that sort of thing. We on these benches are...

Orders of the Day — Industrial Development Bill (16 May 1966)

Mr James Jones: We shall see whether it is nonsense. There were movements of people into the Midlands. That meant the finding of new social capital for new offices, schools, houses, market places, and petrol stations. Social capital had to be built, but social capital which was in the older areas was not allowed to be used to the full capacity. Our resources were used to build new social capital at a time...

Orders of the Day — Industrial Development Bill (16 May 1966)

Mr James Jones: Yes, at pinpoints in the country, provided that there was a small deep pocket of unemployment. That was why Wrexham could not get the grants. It is now a development area. Because it is a development area, it will be able to get a grant under this Measure. Small factories will be able to come to the villages. We shall have large factories as well. As a result, there will be diversification...

Orders of the Day — Comprehensive Schools (2 Mar 1966)

Mr James Jones: By a strange coincidence, I have the privilege once again of following the hon. Member for Southgate (Mr. Berry). It is nearly 40 years since the publication of the Hadow Report on the Education of the Adolescent, and we are still waiting for a sound system of universal secondary education. Twenty years have gone since the 1944 Act and it is time that the country made up its mind on this...

Orders of the Day — Comprehensive Schools (2 Mar 1966)

Mr James Jones: I am sorry, but the hon. Gentleman does not know the facts. The position in Wales is better than that in England. When I am championing the cause of secondary schools, I am championing the cause of these schools in England much more than in Wales. We have also laboured under a mistaken educational theory in the same period. We have sought to divide children into two types, academic and...


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