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

Orders of the Day — Economic Situation (19 Mar 1962)

Mr James Jones: I enjoyed the speech delivered by the hon. Member for Antrim, North (Mr. H. Clark), especially his argument for exporting more to the under-developed nations. It would be much more healthy if we tapped the potential of a market of 660 million people within our Commonwealth. If we acted wisely in this matter there is no doubt that our future markets would be assured. Hon. Members opposite...

Orders of the Day — EDUCATION (Recommitted) BILL: Clause 1. — (Local Education Authority Awards for First Degree Univer Sity Courses and Comparable Courses in United Kingdom.) (21 Feb 1962)

Mr James Jones: I should like to ask a question concerning the University of Wales and the degree a bachelor of divinity. It is normally a first degree course, but in Wales a person cannot take a B.D. course or sit for a B.D. degree unless he has his B.A. degree. I think I am right in saying that the B.D. course is in some respects a first degree course, although it follows another first degree. I know that...

Orders of the Day — Coal Industry Bill (29 Nov 1961)

Mr James Jones: Do they get the coal?

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Economic Situation (7 Nov 1961)

Mr James Jones: Debates on the economic situation take place at such frequent intervals that they usually follow the same pattern. The pattern has already shown itself this afternoon. There is generally a complacent attitude towards the economy as it is but at the same time a certain measure of concern to justify the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Government applying certain restraints. We have seen...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Economic Situation (7 Nov 1961)

Mr James Jones: The hon. Gentleman ought to read the speeches made by Ministers in the last fortnight. He will find that what I am saying is justified. The hon. Gentleman should read the speeches of Ministers. If he does that I shall be satisfied. If it is a sober thought to the Minister of Labour, it should be a sober thought to hon. Members opposite. Coming to shipping, this was at one time a most...

Elderly and Disabled Persons, Wales (Employment) (12 Jul 1961)

Mr James Jones: I imagine that it is very rare that an hon. Member on either side of the House is followed in the debate by a Member on the same side. I am sure that it is even rarer that a brother in the flesh follows his hon. Friend. That is the only way to put it in Parliamentary language. I know Blaenau Ffestiniog very well. I know it almost as well as my hon. Friend the Member for Merioneth (Mr. T. W....

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (21 Jun 1961)

Mr James Jones: What about Wales and Sunday opening?

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill: Clause 6. — (Sunday Closing in Wales and Monmouthshire.) (6 Jun 1961)

Mr James Jones: I should like to point out to my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda, West (Mr. Iorwerth Thomas) that many Acts prior to 1884 were passed on minority votes, including the Reform Act, the Factories Acts, and the Education Act of 1870. There is therefore no validity in the argument that the Sunday Closing (Wales) Act, 1881, was passed on a minority vote. My hon. Friend challenged the motive...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill: Clause 6. — (Sunday Closing in Wales and Monmouthshire.) (6 Jun 1961)

Mr James Jones: Would a major, democratic, political party change its political policy on a small majority vote? I come from Wales, and I now speak from knowledge of Wales. The chapels of Wales are democratic in their constitution. The members would not consider calling a minister to a church on a mere majority of members; they would want a substantial vote, and a substantial majority. That is as much a...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (19 Apr 1961)

Mr James Jones: I listened with interest to the speech of the hon. Lady the Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher), which was very well informed, but I hope that she will pardon me if I do not follow her arguments. I want to describe to the Committee the impressions left on me when I listened to the Chancellor on Monday. There were moments in his speech when we all thought that we were being led up to a new and...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (19 Apr 1961)

Mr James Jones: That is the general impression. Although our economy is sick, it does occasionally rally to make a small balance, but as soon as it rallies a little it is subjected to a lethargic inoculation. We know what that is. It is high interest rates which stupefy, but, by some strange alchemy, that which stupefies the economy is tonic to the financiers of the world. It is true that the economy is...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (29 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: I am very pleased to see the Minister for Welsh Affairs in his place, because I want to make a very serious and, possibly, final appeal in this debate. I listened to his speech last night with very great attention and interest and I have read his speech today in HANSARD, but I still feel very unconvinced. He agreed that there was a deep feeling in Wales that our Sunday Closing Act should...

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (28 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: Would my hon. Friend tell the House how, from his part of the constituency, he can see people crossing the border of Monmouthshire?

Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill (28 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: True.

Orders of the Day — Medical Appeals, Wrexham (24 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: On 7th November, in answer to a Question which I tabled to the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance with regard to the decisions of the Medical Appeal Tribunal, I was told that in Wales, of 1,518 appeals submitted, only 577, just over one-third, had decisions favourable to the claimants. I would have liked to know how many had less favourable decisions as the result of their appeals,...

Orders of the Day — Medical Appeals, Wrexham (24 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: This is an extraordinary record for two reasons. So far as I know, there is no record in the hospital report that the man had had a splash of concrete mixture in his eye, but there is a record of his having suffered from influenza. However, the fact is that he had not suffered from influenza, nor had he lost a day's work between the date of the accident and that of his admission to hospital....

Orders of the Day — Medical Appeals, Wrexham (24 Nov 1960)

Mr James Jones: My information from the gentleman himself is that he had the accident on a certain day and from that day on until the date of his admission to hospital he did not lose a single day from work. I suggest that anyone who had had influenza could not have carried on with his daily work in that way.

Economic Situation (11 Jul 1960)

Mr James Jones: I followed the speech of the hon. Member for Belfast, East (Mr. McMaster) with interest. Some of the points which he made might well have been made from this side of the Committee. I was interested in his theory of the localisation of industry. There is no doubt that a case can be made for hire purchase, and we can certainly make a case for Wales just as he made one for Northern Ireland. But...

Orders of the Day — Primary Education (9 May 1960)

Mr James Jones: We had an interesting and valuable as well as a necessary debate on primary education. It is necessary because we have had so many discussions and read so much in the Press about secondary education. I am not suggesting for a moment that we have heard enough about secondary education, because there is much leeway to be made up. As has been pointed out so often in this debate, the basis of...

Education (Report of the Central Advisory Council) (21 Mar 1960)

Mr James Jones: The Crowther Report is one of the outstanding education documents of the century. It brings to light in a concise form the nature of the educational structure provided for boys and girls between 15 and 18 years of age. It reveals in a striking manner the yawning gaps in the structure —indeed, so yawning are the gaps that there seems to be hardly any structure at all. It is to that aspect of...


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