Results 81–100 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

Bill Presented: British Railways (Serpell Report) (3 Feb 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the Minister now read out to the House the comparable figures for other European countries? Will he say why the Serpell report does not give any international comparison?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Youth Service (Thompson Report) (25 Jan 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Minister not realise that the ribaldry on the Government Benches is about the Government's review of a review of a committee? Will he now say to the House that the Government accept the central principle of the Thompson report—the importance of social education—and will he say that there should be statutory back-up, as Thompson recommended? If he cannot do that, does he accept...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Overseas Students (25 Jan 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: When will the Government give an answer about the attempt to rationalise matters after the Scarman judgment? Will it be this academic term, this academic year or when?

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Serpell Report (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the Minister aware that it is not our fault that today we can discuss only the report's antecedents and not its contents? Why was it thought appropriate for the firm of Travers Morgan to produce the report on British Rail Engineering Ltd. which would apparently decimate all the rail workshops in this country, in view of the malign influence of Mr. Goldstein on the committee?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Arts Council (Support) (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the level of support for the Arts Council for the coming year; and what percentage increase over the current figure this represents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Arts Council (Support) (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: While 7 per cent. is an improvement on the 4 per cent. that the Minister was offered, is he aware that that is considerably less than the 14 per cent. that the Arts Council said it needed to maintain current operations? Will he recommend to the Arts Council that the cuts which there may have to be should fall on the national companies, in which he now seems to be taking a hand, or on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Eastern Region (Arts Support) (20 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Bearing in mind that the Eastern region receives only one-third of the amount of Arts Council subsidy that London receives, even after excluding the national companies, according to Mr. Hutchinson's recent report, will the Minister say whether any of the £5 million once-and-for-all figure that he announced today will be used to rectify this imbalance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Technical Education (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consultations he had with the local authorities, unions and others in the teaching profession, before the announcement of a new pilot scheme for technical and vocational education for 14 to 18-year-olds on 12 November.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Technical Education (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: It appears to many of us that the DES has been pushed aside. Are we now to have schools for the 14-plus pupils who will be going to them outside the orbit of the DES as separate institutions with perhaps the kind of curriculum censorship by the MSC that we have begun to see? Is the Secretary of State aware that, as far as we can see, the only form of research sponsorship now going on in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Mandatory Student Awards (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Assuming that the award that has been announced will be the last one for this Parliament, how much worse off in real terms will students be after the period of office of this Administration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Maintenance Grants (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: indicated assent—

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: School Maintenance Grants (7 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the Minister aware that, in his usual innumerate way, he even got wrong the number and name of the Labour Party's policy document? Is he aware that in the document "Learning for Life—16 to 19 Education", the Opposition are pledged to introduce educational maintenance allowances and that they will so do? Will he further tell the House, with 3½ million unemployed and with over 600,000...

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I agree with the hon. Member for Hastings (Mr. Warren) that cable television and all the other adjuncts of the communications revolution can be either a threat or a promise. The hon. Gentleman chose to concentrate on the promise, and rightly so. There are many things on the shopping list that he gave the House which we, too, would find desirable. However, we must also concentrate to some...

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Yes, I accept that. Lord Weinstock saw a role for British Telecom and I believe that he was right. It is no use Conservative Members simply attacking British Telecom and Opposition Members attacking private industry. Unless there is a partnership in the best spirit of a mixed economy, the kind of national grid that I wish to see will not be installed. I hope that the Minister will tell us...

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Research shows that 85 per cent. of the use of video recorders is for films which are hired in the high street. That cuts into the home box office market, which Hunt believes will be the most profitable for cable television.

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: How long should they be for?

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: If there are to be split franchises, as has now been widely leaked, and the longer franchise is for the operation of the cable system and the shorter one is for the provision of programmes, surely that will remove the sanction if the provision of programmes is inadequate.

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm or deny that the Hunt committee was asked to accept, as one of its assumptions, that there had to be a split between the carriers of the cable systems and the providers of programmes?

Broadcasting (Cable Systems) (2 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The Home Secretary said that the Government accepted the Hunt recommendation that there should be no separation between the cable provider and the programme provider, but he did not say why. Surely we have a right to know.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: British Rail (1 Dec 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: What conclusions does the Minister draw from the fact that on the London-Midland line, which serves the hon. Member for Harborough (Mr. Farr) and me, revenues have dramatically increased since the belated introduction of high-speed trains between London and Sheffield? Does the Minister agree that such investment raises both morale and revenue, and that that is what we need, rather than...


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