Results 41–60 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

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 — 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: 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?

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It has been a good and full debate, in which all of the contributions from both sides of the House have materially advanced what we all want to do today. This is a fairly rare occasion, and we must try to improve the Bill that began in another place—perhaps, for once, fairly appropriately given its membership and procedures. It was possible for Lord Avon to come forward more often during...

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Whips are murmuring "Very good" to encourage the hon. Gentleman, but I have just read out a list of the various dismissals and refusals to reappoint in recent times. The Government have followed a policy of naked patronage in many of their appointments. I do not wish to be partisan as I wish the Bill well, but that is one of our central reservations about the untrammeled exercise of Prime...

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I think that I know the identity of the person to whom my hon. Friend refers. If it is the person who I believe is now actively canvassed as a possible trustee of the Victoria and Albert museum, one would certainly wish to examine closely her record in preserving the national heritage in the stately home into the possession of which she recently came. I say no more than that at this stage....

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...

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that the fact that the entrance charge for Kew gardens, which was for many years a nominal penny, has now increased to 15p is a step in the wrong direction and that there may be further steps in that direction?

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I accept that the Second Reading of the Bill is not the appropriate time to make a statement about the remaining Rayner proposals and the Government's attitude to them, but will the Minister accept that it would be inappropriate if the Bill were to go through Committee and pass into law without such a statement being made, as that might materially influence the nature of the amendments that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Open University (Degree Course Costs) (22 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the Minister aware that 46 per cent. of those who were offered places at the Open University but had to turn them down gave the increase in fees as the reason? Is that not an indictment of the Government's policy on Open University fees?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Continuing Education (22 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Minister has said that he is reviewing the need for such a body. Has not the work of ACACE in the past five years proved the existence of that need beyond any peradventure? Does he agree that it would have been more appropriate today to have paid tribute to the work of that body in the past five years? Even the Minister's hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Greenway), now...

Orders of the Day — Right of Reply in the Media Bill (18 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Minister should have quoted the next paragraph of the Royal Commission's report. It said that it recommended that … the Press Council should involve itself actively in obtaining the publication as soon as practicable of counter-statements on behalf of people who have been criticised unfairly on inaccurate information, using the criteria of equal prominence and space, and limiting an...

Orders of the Day — Right of Reply in the Media Bill (18 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that when dog eats dog it is not always within the sight and hearing of those who followed the first dog? The only newspaper to take up the case that I cited of the black girl in Liverpool and to offer some redress was the Sunday Times—a different paper aimed at a different audience—so there was no redress for the girl in relation to the people who read the...

Orders of the Day — Right of Reply in the Media Bill (18 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Many hon. Members echo the line in the play "Night and Day" by Tom Stoppard, in which one of the characters says to an offensive journalist: I'm with you on the freedom of the press. It is the newspapers I can't stand. The freedom of the press that is enshrined in the serious editorials on the Bill, which I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Salford, East (Mr. Allaun) on bringing...

Orders of the Day — Right of Reply in the Media Bill (18 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Of course, there is a right to object to misstatements of fact. I do not believe that that is what the hon. and learned Gentleman wants in British law. I believe that he objects to the Bill in principle. However, if he wants that provision in British law, he should have listened to what his right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Hertfordshire, East (Sir D. Walker-Smith) said about the...

Orders of the Day — Right of Reply in the Media Bill (18 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I agree with my hon. Friend. The deterrent effects of that would still be extensive.


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