Results 281–300 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Further Education (13 Jan 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Can the Minister say when the report that he is due to publish will come out? Will there be an appendix detailing the objections to it from those of his junior ministerial colleagues who appear to have a different view? Whatever the merits of traditional sixth forms as against tertiary education, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the real question with which he should be obsessed is not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (13 Jan 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Should not the Minister publish the working paper submitted to him, with its various bizarre proposals, as the Select Committee suggested? Does he agree that the entry of working-class children has declined by about 4 per cent. in the last four years and that the deterrent effect of high loan repayments, particularly at a time of national unemployment, should clinch the argument against loans...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Contempt of Court (12 Jan 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Attorney-General if he will set out the criteria used to determine whether or not a case of contempt is considered possibly to interfere with the administration of justice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Contempt of Court (12 Jan 1981)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I do not wish to comment on the case that is before the courts. However, will the Attorney-General tell the House whether his approval was sought and his consent gained by the Home Office before the prosecution was brought? If that was not the position, does he think in retrospect that it should have been?

Motor Racing Industry (19 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am grateful, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I shall be brief in echoing the congratulations of the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Patten) to the hon. Member for Thanet, East (Mr. Aitken) on initiating this debate. However, I shall not follow the hon. Gentleman in his Gallophobia, because I understand that the patriotic origins of the president of FISA have themselves been questioned on the basis of...

British Broadcasting Corporation (Licence Fee) (19 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on his lucid presentation. I support him in his view that the licence fee should be increased. I cannot entirely follow him in all his ingenious variations. I spent three years on the Annan committee agonising over replacements for the licence fee. If the House wishes to will the achievement of good broadcasting and sees...

British Broadcasting Corporation (Licence Fee) (19 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Local Radio Stations (18 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has now received the report of his Department's working party on local radio.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Questions to Ministers (18 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate that the grouping of questions is a matter for the Minister and not for you, but will you confirm that where two questions are as different as Nos. 2 and 16 were today one would expect the Minister to make every possible effort to inform hon. Members concerned that they were being taken together?

American Synthetic Textiles (Imports) (15 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the 18 months that he has held his job one in five textile workers in my constituency has lost his? In the discussions with our Community partners, which will begin tomorrow, how will he quantify the effect for us if there is no joint Community initiative? What are the likely effects on the textile and chemical industries in terms of further unemployment?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: National Insurance (11 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the Minister tell employers in my constituency and elsewhere in the country in what way the recent measures, which were not in fact announced but which are to take effect, aid the competitiveness of British industry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: British Rail Subsidiaries (10 Dec 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Minister agree that he should think again about the disposal of Sealink, which made a £13 million profit last year, in view of the greedy interest expressed by the hon. Member for Dorking (Mr. Wickenden), whose company has set up a private monopoly and who has made it clear by statements issued on the subject that he is not interested in the socially necessary ferry services...

Rampton Hospital (11 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: May I congratulate the Secretary of State on the measured words that he used about the media and other organisations involved in the welfare of patients at Rampton? As he said, without them we might not have had the Boynton report. I refer to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk). Why is the right hon. Gentleman optimistic that he can persuade...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Radiotherapy and Renal Dialysis (11 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: In view of the hardship that has been caused in the interim in some circumstances, will the Department circularise the information to directors of dialysis units so that the information is available to their patients?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: £1 Coin (6 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now in a position to announce the result of the Treasury's study of the possible minting of a £1 coin.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: £1 Coin (6 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As, under the present Government, the pound has now fallen to about a quarter of its value 10 years ago. is it not time that we got rid of the grubby £1 note and minted a coin, as 12 other European countries already have, to that value or more, which would have a lifetime expectancy much longer than that of the £1 note and would no doubt be known in public parlance—a small, almost...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (5 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Minister of Transport if he is now able to make a further statement about the Channel tunnel project.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (5 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I realise that the Minister cannot anticipate that matter. However, will he confirm that the scheme under active consideration is the single track British Rail-SNCF scheme, not the ludicrous Brunnel which various powerful private interests are putting forward, which will be many times more expensive?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Permanent Secretaries (Retirement) (5 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many requests he has received since May 1979 from permanent secretaries in the Civil Service who wished to transfer to private industry immediately following their retirement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service: Permanent Secretaries (Retirement) (5 Nov 1980)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the Minister confirm or deny that one of these requests came from Sir Jack Rampton, a former permanent secretary at the Department of Industry, who has been reported in the press as being likely to be appointed chairman of a large British company with extensive construction interests in the North Sea? If that is so, would it not be most improper for a civil servant of that seniority to...


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