Mr James Jones: As one who has been in the schools, I think that I know what I am talking about.
Mr James Jones: But I do. Today, the grammar schools prepare their pupils for the G.C.E. The pupils who do not make the grade will in the future prepare for the Certificate of Secondary Education. The secondary modern schools are also preparing their pupils for the G.C.E. and the C.S.E. The result is that the middle wall of partition between these two types of school is being eroded. There is only one...
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has received the Council for Wales' Report on the Arts in Wales; and when he will publish it.
Mr James Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for the decision to publish the Report, which we look forward to reading. Can he say whether it includes recommendations to encourage local drama and music societies in the Principality?
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings are likely to be built this year in Wales; and what the housing programme is likely to be in the next five years.
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales what liaison exists between his Department and the University of Wales in respect of industrial and technological development in the Principality.
Mr James Jones: Is my hon. Friend aware that this will be very encouraging indeed to the School of Engineering Science at Bangor which is engaged now in the project of establishing an industrial liaison unit at Bangor?
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the Welsh Book Grant.
Mr James Jones: Is my hon. Friend aware that his statement will be very welcome indeed in publishing circles in Wales, particularly since the former Government had decided to discontinue the grant in March of this year?
Mr James Jones: When Bills of this nature are introduced in the House one is justified and, indeed, honour bound to examine them from the point of view of their effect upon one's own division. In the short time at my disposal I shall seek to do that. As most hon. Members know, the industrial development of the Wrexham area has been based upon the coal industry. It is the basic industry round which the...
Mr James Jones: I do not propose to deal with every suggestion made by the right hon. Member for Flint, West (Mr. Birch), but perhaps I might recall the first meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee at which I had the privilege to be called to speak. I was followed by the right hon. Gentleman who taught me that I should not make a constituency speech in the Welsh Grand Committee. The chickens have now come home...
Mr James Jones: Under the old coal owners.
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if the Welsh Planning Board will undertake a study of the industrial future of North Wales.
Mr James Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for that valuable reply, but may I ask whether the industrial estates of North Wales will be considered as part of this structure?
Mr James Jones: asked the Secretary of State for Wales what subjects the Council for Wales has been asked to examine and report upon this year.
Mr James Jones: Would it be a good idea to have an examination of the structure of technical education in Wales and to have a report by the Council for Wales?
Mr James Jones: Would the hon. Gentleman care to say which religious bodies forbid their members to become trade unionists?
Mr James Jones: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the serious and appalling conditions of schools in Wales reported in the school building survey for 1962?
Mr James Jones: It is an almost unique experience to follow three maiden speakers, but it is my great pleasure to do so on this occasion. I listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Grant). Harrow, of course, is a very interesting place. It has a public school, but I was glad to hear that it has secondary modern schools as well and that the hon. Gentleman had...
Mr James Jones: There was no streaming. There may have been some streaming in the hon. Member's school but not in mine. What I am saying now is this—