Results 141–160 of 186 for speaker:Mr James Jones

Foreign Affairs (20 Feb 1958)

Mr James Jones: I listened, as I am sure most hon. Members did, to the Prime Minister yesterday and felt some relief because I thought that a step forward had been taken from the position assumed on 20th December last. I do not feel so confident about what the Foreign Secretary said, but I felt last night, after listening to the Prime Minister, that we had moved forward in the right direction. As has been...

Bank Rate Tribunal (Report) (4 Feb 1958)

Mr James Jones: The Report of the Tribunal, the evidence, and the debate of yesterday and today have been very interesting, because they have revealed the way the Bank of England system works and the relationship of the Bank of England to our economic system, and it is that to which I want to draw the attention of the House tonight. I listened with great interest to the speech of the hon. Member for Bath...

Economic Situation (29 Oct 1957)

Mr James Jones: I hope that the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mr. D. Price) will not expect me to follow him in great detail. I tried to follow his argument, but I was sorry that he sought to put before the House the idea that the alternative to a Tory Government was a Communist regime. I am sorry that the debate has gone on those lines. Since the Second World War—and even between the wars—we have had...

Economic Situation (29 Oct 1957)

Mr James Jones: I did not say wages had fallen. I said that costs need not rise with increased wages, and I gave evidence to show that it is possible for costs to go down even when wages are rising.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Mode of Operation (3 Jul 1957)

Mr James Jones: Are those figures official?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Mode of Operation (3 Jul 1957)

Mr James Jones: There has been a remarkable jump in the rateable value which it is suggested Liverpool Corporation will pay. When I asked a Question last December, it amounted to only £350,000. I am at a loss to see what has caused the tremendous rise in that figure.

Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1957–58: Suez Canal (16 May 1957)

Mr James Jones: The noble Lord will not expect me to agree with his speech, or with the nostalgic outlook that he has expressed this afternoon. I am inclined to look forward rather than backwards to the Middle Ages. I find no inspiration in the Battle of Agincourt, although my own countrymen did distinguished service on that occasion. Perhaps the noble Lord will remember that the Battle of Agincourt was won...

Welsh Affairs (11 Feb 1957)

Mr James Jones: My arguments, also, will have to be limited, for the same reason as my hon. Friend the Member for Merioneth (Mr. T. W. Jones) had to limit his speech. A schoolmaster, at the end of term, usually collects all the reports together and then, having read the observations, he makes his own final comment, such as, "Progress" or, "Progress fairly satisfactory; should concentrate more on such and...

Education (25 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: The secondary modern school is a development of the central school, which was started about 1925. It has changed only in name. It is not correct to say that the secondary modern school is only eleven years old and that its experience is limited to a period of eleven years.

Education (25 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: I should like to follow the arguments about secondary modern school education because I have had some experience of that type of school, but I am afraid I have not the time at my disposal, as I do not want to keep the Committee for too long. Nevertheless, I suggest to the Minister that he should not rely too much on the secondary modern school to supply students for technical colleges. There...

Education (25 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: The reply to the Minister's question is that we are presumably moving in the direction of free education, and if a person is interested in his own culture, even to the extent of learning Greek, he deserves all the support possible from the House of Commons and the Ministry of Education. Of course, the Minister's argument can be applied in every sphere of education. In any case, in rural...

Education (25 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: I am satisfied in my own mind that it will, not only in Rhosllanerchragog but in most of the villages in Denbighshire and, perhaps, in the whole of Wales.

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Land (Mid-Wales Investigation Report) (4 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: I should like warmly to congratulate the hon. Member for Hereford (Mr. Gibson-Watt) on a most delightful speech, to which it has been a pleasure to listen. Like most hon. Members on this side who are present this afternoon, I was pleased to understand that the hon. Member came from the Principality. It was encouraging to hear that there is such a keen interest between Hereford and the...

Orders of the Day — Agricultural Land (Mid-Wales Investigation Report) (4 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: Those are the centres. Flanking those centres and overhanging them are afforestation schemes to which reference has already been made. My suggestion, in support of what has already been proposed by my hon. Friend, is that these ancient settlements should become the focal points of the ancillary industries of afforestation. If they could, that would bring new life to the upper reaches of these...

Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff (2 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: I rise to draw attention to the special needs of the Welsh Folk Museum, at St. Fagan's Castle, Cardiff. Perhaps I may be allowed to point out at the very beginning that this Folk Museum is not a local museum, but a national institution which depicts the communal life of a nation through the centuries. We are all very familiar with museums in which we have deposited relics of the past and...

Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff (2 Jul 1956)

Mr James Jones: Is the right hon. Gentleman saying that I have been misinformed? I was told that £16,000 not £26,000, came from the Exchequer. Is my figure wrong?


Mr James Jones: The conditions which led up to the establishment of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in 1915 were more or less the same as they are today. We can recall the time, in 1915, when we were rather shocked to realise that we had fallen so far behind Germany in the application of science to industry. The relevant White Paper of that period states that situation very clearly. It...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 35. — (Amendment of National Loans Act, 1939.) (18 Jun 1956)

Mr James Jones: I have followed the argument of the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Mr. Black) with considerable interest, and I agree with most of what he said. We have heard, however, some peculiar arguments by other speakers, especially about morals. I have never understood morality to be something elastic, which could be accommodated to a certain situation. If morality means anything, it means a standard of...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 35. — (Amendment of National Loans Act, 1939.) (18 Jun 1956)

Mr James Jones: The essential difference is that, in this issue, it is a matter of chance pure and simple. It is not in the same category as that mentioned by the hon. Member. Even the principle of interest can be wrong, especially when it comes into the field of usury, which has been condemned in the past. I think that it is perfectly correct to say that earnings and reaping where there is any element of...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Clause 35. — (Amendment of National Loans Act, 1939.) (18 Jun 1956)

Mr James Jones: Surely the hon. Member will agree with me that it is wrong to receive where one has not earned. I was trying to say that those of us who believe in Nonconformity build on the principle that it is wrong for people to receive what they have not earned. It is a simple proposition.

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