Results 81–100 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

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 — 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...

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...

School Building and Teacher Shortage (26 Mar 1963)

Mr James Jones: In replying to the speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, North (Mr. Willey), the Parliamentary Secretary complained that my hon. Friend had used too dark colours in his painting, that he had used black rather too often. Perhaps I may be allowed to point out to the Parliamentary that every true artist builds up his picture from the shadows. A true artist always starts with the...

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.

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: The hon. Member for the City of Chester (Mr. Temple) will forgive me if I do not follow him in his arguments. The White Paper is a valuable and informative document, but one is bound to suggest that the proposition concerning factories does not measure up to the needs of the change in the industrial pattern of the country. One of the most striking phenomena of recent years has been the...

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: I cannot hope to enlighten the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro) on this point. In the figures of investment in coal, there is a reduction from £94 million in 1960–61 to £83 million in 1963–64—a reduction of £11 million. There is also a reduction in the estimated costs of new major schemes, from £67½ million in 1957 to £5 million in 1961–62, which is a very...

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: Hon. Members opposite nearly lost all five by-elections. We have nothing to thank the Government for. Public investment has been denied to us. New industries have not arrived. On the contrary, what little public investment we have had since 1947 has been placed under the auctioneer's hammer to he sold against the Inland Revenue for a handful of silver. Just for a handful of silver, we have...

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: I was talking about Wrexham.

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: Mr. Idwal Jones rose—

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: Is the hon. Gentleman prepared to give way?

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: I said that in February, 1960, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade told me that there were 400 jobs on the way to Wrexham. I then said that these 400 jobs had not come to Wrexham, and that as far as I know they are still travelling hopefully on the way. They have not arrived. That is the statement I made, and I stick to it.

Public Investment (27 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: Mr. Idwal Jones rose—

Orders of the Day — Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (21 Nov 1962)

Mr James Jones: They are Welsh sheep, though.

Wales and Monmouthshire (Report) (2 Aug 1962)

Mr James Jones: The hon. Gentleman has referred to technical education in South Wales and the regional college at Treforest, and so on, but he has made no reference to North Wales. Is it part of the policy of the Government to have a regional college for North Wales? That was recommended some years ago and it also recommended by the Advisory Committee last year.

Orders of the Day — Education (17 May 1962)

Mr James Jones: We have listened to a very interesting speech by the hon. Member for Hertfordshire, South-West (Mr. Longden), especially from the point of view of the situation at the universities and the future for the universities, and I may refer to that later on in my observations. I recall that when I was a pupil at a grammar school—I am sorry to say that it is over fifty years ago—the master told...

Orders of the Day — Education (17 May 1962)

Mr James Jones: I said that the secondary modern schools had lost prestige from the start because they were not given the right opportunity.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (11 Apr 1962)

Mr James Jones: The founder of Yale University actually lived within about 600 yards of my home.


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