Results 221–240 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

Orders of the Day — Mr. George Sheward (Official Receiver's Conduct) (22 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does not the Minister feel that the Department should take a view of the fact that it is alleged that one of the trustees of one of the pension funds has had the money drawn out for his own or other purposes, not related to the employees whose contributions are actually involved?

Orders of the Day — Mr. George Sheward (Official Receiver's Conduct) (22 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: According to the Minister's letter to me, Mr. Hartigan said that he would convene a meeting. How soon will it be called? How shortly is "shortly"? Three months have passed since the letter.

Orders of the Day — Mr. George Sheward (Official Receiver's Conduct) (22 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It is a proper use of Adjournment debates to bring to light cases of individual injustice. They need not be massive, but if they reflect on the competence and integrity of our commercial life and the ability of the Government to monitor it they should be brought to a wider public. I have been dealing with the problems of my constituent Mr. George Sheward, of Mickleover, near Derby, for the...

Education and Science: Universities (Cuts) (16 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: In the light of the university cuts to be announced this month, will the Secretary of State give two undertakings? First, will he undertake that the cuts will not lead to a de facto system of three-tier universities, with the bottom tier cut off from research and reduced to second-class status? Will he also undertake that students who have been offered conditional places will be allowed to...

Education and Science: Lecturers (16 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Under-Secretary realise that, if we have had satisfactory staff-student ratios in our universities and polytechnics, that is something that we would expect the Department of Education and Science to defend, not destroy? Will he say, in connection with the UGC's proposals to universities, what it will cost in additional and wasteful public expenditure to buy out academic tenure in...

Schedule 4: Education Bill (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It would have been more appropriate if the Opposition could have said as our final word on the Bill in this place that we wish it a fair wind, that we thank Mrs. Warnock and her committee and endorse the work done by many people, including those who drafted the Bill and brought it to this stage, and that we expect it to come back with even more improvements from the House of Lords. I must,...

Schedule 4: Education Bill (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It was an extremely tendentious question, and I do not for a moment propose to justify it. If there is a Chairman who happens to be of our party—and a minority of the Chairmen of Select Committees are of our party—and one adds the Chairman's questions to the questions put by members of his party, a majority of questions can be arrived at in that way. But I do not for one moment see what...

Clause 7: Appeals Against Statements (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: With the leave of the House, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I should like to sum up. The hon. Member for Exeter (Mr. Hannam) may withdraw the amendment, but I should point out that we shall be watching carefully to see what happens in another place as a result of what the Secretary of State has said. We are disappointed by the failure to make progress following our discussions in Committee. We know...

Clause 7: Appeals Against Statements (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman take on board also the arguments that I raised when speaking to amendment No. 25 and confirm that guidance will include the right of the parent to receive information about the methods of assessment and testing that have been used in respect of his child?

Clause 7: Appeals Against Statements (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I follow that commendable and exhaustive speech by the hon. Member for Exeter (Mr. Hannam) by saying that I think he has entered into a difficult part of the Bill—one that was seen by us all in Committeee to be one of acute difficulty. I should have preferred—I say this with no disrespect to the hon. Member for Exeter—the Under-Secretary to move an amendment today. In Committe we...

Clause 7: Appeals Against Statements (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: That is the voice of a professional guarding his precious store of professional knowledge. I defer to the hon. Gentleman's concern and wide experience. The essence of the case that I put is that in some circumstances it can be shown that the genesis of the tests predate the coming into our schools of large numbers of children from varied ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. If that is the...

Clause 1: Meaning of Special Educational Needs and Special Educational Provision (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 2, leave out lines 7 to 10 and insert: '(4) In the event that a child is assessed as having a learning difficulty partly or solely because the language (or form of the language) in which he is, or will be, taught is different from a language (or form of a language) which has at any time been spoken in his home, his parents shall have the right to be...

Clause 1: Meaning of Special Educational Needs and Special Educational Provision (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The amendments deal with a series of representations that have been made to hon. Members on the position of children whose second language is English and whose parents in many instances feel, as do those who teach them, that the children have not been sufficiently, adequately, or fairly assessed within the education system. I attach no blame and I cast no aspersions. In the nature of things...

Clause 1: Meaning of Special Educational Needs and Special Educational Provision (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am grateful to the Under-Secretary of State for what he said. I wish to return to the amendments, but in no churlish spirit. We had a long debate on clause 1(4) in Committee. The hon. Gentleman will recollect that I went along with the majority of the Committee in saying that clause 1(4) had been misunderstood by a section of the immigrant community. It was not intended as an...

Clause 1: Meaning of Special Educational Needs and Special Educational Provision (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Clause 2: Provision of Special Education: Duties of Local Education Authorities etc. (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Under-Secretary of State is fond of sotto voce interventions. I understood him to ask me from a sedentary position whether I wanted him to add anything. Because of our concern about the 16 to 19-year-olds, I should like the Under-Secretary of State to say why this form of words is used. Is it an attempt to safeguard the position in the future for the 16 to 19 category, or is it an attempt...

Clause 2: Provision of Special Education: Duties of Local Education Authorities etc. (10 Jun 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: In that case, we welcome the amendments and simply urge upon the Government the necessity for haste in the review promised in Committee of provision for the 16 to 19-year-olds—a review that, in the parlous condition of that age group in the country at the moment, we are awaiting with some urgency.

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the hon. and learned Gentleman mentioned the Home Office local radio working party, which examines, in some degree, the way in which such services are developing, does he agree that we shall get a wider view of the community element that should be in local radio only if the range of personnel on the working party is widened? It should include not simply representatives of the BBC and of...

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I shall follow briefly, in a moment or two, the thoughtful remarks of the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mr. Biggs-Davison) in the context of the need for due balance and impartiality. But I want first to speak about the BBC as an institution, following the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook (Mr. Hattersley). When the Annan committee considered the BBC some...

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the hon. Gentleman accept from me that every organisation accepting mixed financing which gave evidence to the Annan committee said that there was a deterioration in both independence and quality of service?


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