Results 1801–1820 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

Orders of the Day — National Heritage Bill [Lords] (24 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: A free day would be an absurd piece of tokenism. Perhaps it would be better than nothing, but it would be no more than a gesture towards the type of policy that I want and the type of people that I want to be encouraged to go. If we had the charges which the hon. and learned Member for Thanet, West said that the English tourist board proposed, those charges, even if they were only levied...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Elgin Marbles (7 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the Minister aware that there is a widespread view among Labour Members and in the country that, in spite of the exemplary care that has been taken of the Elgin marbles by the seventh Earl and the British museum, 1803 is not 1983? May not the time have come to reconstitute the Parthenon frieze on an appropriate site as near as possible to the great national monument that it once adorned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Rayner Scrutiny Team (7 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the study group be empowered to hear evidence from the regions as well as from London so that it can look in depth at the imbalance between the funding of opera in London and opera elsewhere in the country? That matter has just been brought to the attention of the House and the country by Dr. Hoggart's study for the Arts Council.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Victoria and Albert Museum (Grant) (7 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: While I welcome the admirable development of the Henry Cole building, may I ask the Minister to encourage the V and A to take up once again the touring role, which it used to follow rather more extensively than it does now?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS125 Train (16 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Surely the point is that British Rail should be encouraged to move towards further electrification, without which the electric version of the HST and the successful APT will not be possible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS125 Train (16 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Surely the point is that we should encourage British Rail to move towards further electrification, without which the HS125 and the APT—successful though they may be—will be impossible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University College, Buckingham (22 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consultations he had before chartered status was given to the University College of Buckingham.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University College, Buckingham (22 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is it not a fact that that proposterous institution is now a university only because it is so styled in the charter that has been awarded to it by the Secretary of State? Will he confirm that the CNAA declined to validate the honours degree at Buckingham nine years ago and that the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals would have recommended—had the right hon. Gentleman chosen to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Places (22 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As a direct result of the Government's policy in the last academic year there was a 3 per cent. fall in the number of students admitted when the number of applications rose by a similar amount. How long will the Minister be able to boast about the age participation rate for universities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Grant Loan Scheme (22 Mar 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: We understand that the Secretary of State's hon. Friend is seeking large loans for his station, which, in order to survive, has turned itself into a soap opera in which people devour each other for breakfast. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that this is an extremely serious matter and that if he were to introduce proposals for student loans he would face the same sort of student...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Arts Council (11 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Minister accept that the Opposition entirely support his reproof of his hon. Friend and his defence of the arm's length principle? It is entirely right that the Arts Council should be master in its own house when deciding which forms of art should be subsidised and in which way. Does he nevertheless agree that there is a case, when this funding is considered, for looking at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Theatre (11 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: We rely on the Minister, as a friend of the arts—as he has shown by this grant, which we welcome—to go back to the Treasury and argue again on the points that have been put from both sides of the House, in particular, the support for the so-called theatre "angels" and the question of zero rating. Is he aware that those are of greater essential value to the support of the theatre than...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Works of Art (Export Licences) (11 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on how many occasions he has accepted recommendations from the reviewing committee on the export of works of art for the suspension of export licences for works of art after applications for such licences have been made and his Department has been consulted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Works of Art (Export Licences) (11 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the Minister make representations to the Treasury about the effect on some of the great collections still in private hands—which may soon become subject to such a ruling—of the decision to levy VAT when transfer is made to the nation in lieu of capital transfer or death duties? Has he seen the reported remarks of Lord Scarsdale, of Kedleston Hall, that he may have to plunder his own...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Lynn Siddons (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Attorney-General what considerations led him to decide that a prosecution for the murder of Lynn Siddons in Derby could not presently be brought; and what steps he plans to take to continue consideration of this case.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Lynn Siddons (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am grateful to the Attorney-General for his personal consideration of this matter. Is he aware of the grave disquiet in Derby that no one has been brought to book for this appalling crime, after one unsuccessful prosecution? While no one wishes to prejudice the fair trial of any named individual, police investigations must continue until evidence is complete to justify a prosecution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Entrants (26 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the Minister has encouraged the public sector to raise numbers over the next two years, why does he not take a similarly hard line with the UGC over the figures for 1984–85? Does he realise that most of us see this as the division of higher education into two sectors across the binary line — an elite sector in universities and an under-provided and under-privileged but larger sector in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (26 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the Department of Education and Science is borrowing a Labour principle, namely that the cost of education should be set against the cost of keeping those students on the dole, will there be a consequent uprating in the level of student grant to alleviate the hardships that students have faced during the past few years?

Education (Fees and Awards) Bill (27 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Under-Secretary of State has masked, in his usual diffident manner, what he describes as the bare bones of the Bill. Bare bones indeed, and a "Barebone's Parliament" this has been. I hope that we shall examine this skeletal provision at some length both now and in Committee. We acknowledge the problems.

Education (Fees and Awards) Bill (27 Apr 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It cannot come a day too soon for me. However, with the prospect of an imminent election, this complex problem becomes urgent and, with that in mind, the Opposition will not take a fractious view of it. We shall have an inquiring attitude and shall subject the Bill to patient scrutiny. It may be necessary to tell a slightly different tale from that outlined by the Under-Secretary of State....


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