Results 121–140 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

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

Mr James Jones: I want every boy and girl to have an equal opportunity, and the best opportunity that we can provide. That is the main purpose of my observations. There is at present a tendency for the secondary modern school to introduce the General Certificate of Education examination, and I very much regret it. It tends to gloss over a certain weakness in our educational system, and I would rather expose...

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

Mr James Jones: Does the hon. Member expect more than about 5 per cent. of the children in the secondary modern schools to make a reasonable performance in the G.C.E. examination?

Orders of the Day — Supply: Local Employment Areas (23 Feb 1960)

Mr James Jones: I shall confine my observations entirely to the Wrexham division, a division which I have known from my childhood, in which I have lived all my life, which I know very well, which I have the honour to represent and which is one of the casualties of this legislation. I have to inform the House that there is a very bitter feeling in Wrexham which arises from a keen sense of disappointment....

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (10 Feb 1960)

Mr James Jones: It is a great privilege to congratulate the hon. Member for Clapham (Dr. Glyn) on his maiden speech. I can assure him that it is never easy to speak in this Chamber. After being a Member of Parliament for several years now, I still find it a very difficult thing to do, but after listening to him I assure him that we shall all look forward to hearing him speak on other topics in the future....

Orders of the Day — Local Employment Bill (2 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: I will not detain the Committee for very long. Rural depopulation has been a problem since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and it will continue as long as we allow economic and geographical factors to control the location of industry. As the right hon. and learned Member for Montgomery (Mr. C. Davies) said, depopulation in Wales have been very marked. Paradoxical as it may seem,...

Orders of the Day — Local Employment Bill: Clause 1. — (Purpose for Which Part 1 Powers Exercisable, and Duration of Powers.) (1 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: I wish to support the Amendment because it will strengthen the Bill. I am one who believes that the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945, was an epoch-making Measure, both from the point of view of economic thought and of economic action. But, strange to say, the question of the distribution of industry and Development Areas has been left out of the Bill. We are compelled to ask why this is...

Orders of the Day — Local Employment Bill: Clause 1. — (Purpose for Which Part 1 Powers Exercisable, and Duration of Powers.) (1 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: I thought I was on the point, Sir Herbert, but I will abide by your Ruling. The Distribution of Industry Act and the diversification of industry was a method of dealing with the economic and industrial life of the country. It was a planned attempt to bring real welfare to the people. The underlying idea was acceptance of the fact that here were old industrial areas which had fallen on bad...

Orders of the Day — Club, Capel Curig (Planning Appeal) (1 Dec 1959)

Mr James Jones: It is winter now.

Teacher Training Colleges, Wales (15 May 1959)

Mr James Jones: I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of Education to the inadequacy of his proposals for the expansion of teacher training colleges in Wales, and to try to persuade him to adopt a more flexible attitude towards this most important question at this critical period in the history of training colleges in the Principality. I can assure the Minister that his policy at present is...

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: This Report is a very interesting one, it is a full one, and it contains much valuable information. But we are not here to eulogise. The field to be covered is so extensive, and the time at our disposal is so limited, that we have to make our choice of topics. From a personal point of view, I should like to speak about education. There are 30 paragraphs in the Report devoted to education,...

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: With those few introductory words I want to proceed to what we consider to be an important aspect of this Report and review the underlying basis of the economic fabric of Wales and draw the Minister's attention to it. We shall concentrate our attention on the question of employment and the state of agriculture in Wales. It would be as well if I stated my personal position quite clearly at...

Welsh Affairs (23 Apr 1959)

Mr James Jones: I am always gracious to people who cannot agree with me. There is one confession to which I want the House to listen. The Report states: Inevitably, the effect of the financial restrictions "— due to Government policy— that have been in force has been felt in the agricultural field, as in other sections of the economy. I am sorry to say that the whole chapter shows a pathetic lack of...

Nuclear Power Stations (Safety) (21 Jan 1959)

Mr James Jones: May I ask whether it has been established that there is no connection between the incidence of leukaemia in North-West Wales, and the fall of strontium 90 in that area?

Commonwealth and International Economic Problems (2 Dec 1958)

Mr James Jones: I am following the hon. Gentleman's argument with considerable interest, but I wonder whether too much emphasis is being placed on the teaching of English in our Commonwealth countries. I am wondering whether we could not go further and make more advance along educational lines if we talked to people in their own tongue and showed them that we respect them by paying due respect to their own...

Sessional Orders: Debate on the Address (28 Oct 1958)

Mr James Jones: I am very pleased indeed to have heard the speech of the hon. Member for Blackley (Mr. E. Johnson), because I quite agree with most of what he said, and, in particular, with the last section of his speech, in which he drew the attention of the House to the question of education. He stressed a very important aspect of this subject. I quite agree with the hon. Member that if a child starts...

Orders of the Day — Brick and Tile Industry, Wrexham Area (10 Jun 1958)

Mr James Jones: I wish to draw attention to the position of the brick and tile industry in the Wrexham area and the need for Government action lest conditions should deteriorate much further. It might be appropriate if I said a few words about the background of the industry and about its setting in the Wrexham industrial area. There the brick and tile industry is an old, well-established industry. Its...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: I should like to say a few words in support of the Amendment, although I do not want to harp upon it too long. I have been examining the effigies of the British saints in the Central Lobby. There is something very striking about four of them. When I examined St. Andrew, I found that there was no suggestion of a harp at all. I hope my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Hannan),...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: If I may proceed, the strange thing is that neither the Greeks nor the Romans took any interest in the harp. They played the lyre, but they never played the harp. My hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. C. Hughes) referred to the Latin writer in the tenth century who said that the Romans play the lyre, but it is to the Barbarians that we must turn to hear the harp. We are not ashamed to...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Schedule 1. — (Substantive Changes in Purchase Tax Rates, etc.) (21 May 1958)

Mr James Jones: The harp stood above the law. It possessed an inalienable right of its own. It could not be used to pay debts. On the other hand, Purchase Tax on a harp and on harp strings is meant to help to pay a national debt. I want to restore the position of the traditional right of the harp, and if some English or Scottish friends derive benefit from that concession, I personally will have no objection.

Orders of the Day — Education (20 Mar 1958)

Mr James Jones: I will try to confine my remarks to as short a time as possible because I know that many hon. Members want to take part in the debate. I was specially interested in the picture which the Minister gave us of the primary schools, the technical schools and the secondary modern schools. A revolution has bee n taking place within our schools during the past twenty-five years. That revolution can...


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