Results 61–80 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Orders of the Day — Education (Comprehensive System and Grammar Schools) (21 Jan 1965)

Mr James Jones: When I was there as a boy there was no streaming in that school. I know that, after 1945, streaming became the universal practice in our primary schools. There was an undue concentration on the bright boy. Not only that, but there was a tendency to concentrate less on the less bright boy, and the unfortunate position was that that less bright boy had been labelled with a certain I.Q. and it...

Orders of the Day — Education (Comprehensive System and Grammar Schools) (21 Jan 1965)

Mr James Jones: The point is that the right hon. and learned Gentleman said that the tripartite system had broken down. I do not know whether he will go further and say that the bipartite system has been a success. This is the question. I know that 90 out of 140 local education authorities have been altering the system in the last year. This is taking place in the light of 20 years' experience. If that is...

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—

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

Mr James Jones: —about this autumn Budget that it is not a new thing. In the story of post-war Governments we have had several autumn Budgets after a General Election. We had one after the 1955 election and after the 1959 election. There is nothing exceptional in the procedure. Had the election been won by the party opposite, no doubt there would have been a Budget introduced this afternoon by a Tory...

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

Mr James Jones: No, I cannot give way. The hon. Member had his time and now I want mine. As the Bank Rate rose so did the financial burden of the Treasury and the burden of local government expenditure. So did the burden on the ordinary household. Each decision to raise the Bank Rate, to apply the credit squeeze and monetary techniques, distilled itself through the entire economy, and successive Chancellors...

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

Mr James Jones: The Bank Rate was raised, which increased the cost of living. Prices were increased with nothing in return. Health charges were increased, which meant a charge of £63 million more on people who could not afford it because they were ill. It meant at the same time £82 million as a gift to Surtax payers. Those were the prices. The post-election Budgets were prices without a meal. They were...

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

Mr James Jones: The economic situation would have been made use of by a Tory Administration to increase charges of some kind or another. [HON. MEMBERS: "How does the hon. Gentleman know?"] The present Chancellor has remembered these people in the days of drab inheritance. The drab inheritance is due to the Government who went out of office at the General Election. It is time to remember these people who have...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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...

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...


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