Results 121–140 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: National Theatre Museum and Museum of Childhood (18 Oct 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I also congratulate the Minister on the decision that he took. I thank him also for seeing the Labour Party delegation that visited him. Whatever he says in the House now, his decision will be seen as a proper rebuff to Mr. Burrett for his report. Will the Minister therefore publicly dissociate himself from recommendation 12 of Mr. Burrett's proposals to the effect that the two museums which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Arts Council (18 Oct 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the Minister, at an early stage, read Sir William Rees-Mogg's letter, will he accept that if the level of funding for the Arts Council next year falls significantly below £98·5 million, one of the four national companies based in London may have all financial support withdrawn? Will he accept also that a proper level of funding for those companies is needed, especially as we await the...

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: If the hon. Member for Cambridge (Mr. Rhodes James) can contain himself, he will find that in the House we are counted by number, as in the good book, and not necessarily by subject. I hope that the hon. Member for Cambridge, like the other fellows of All Souls here tonight on the Government Benches, will give me the courtesy of a hearing. We are having this debate because we think that it...

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: That is the point. If we were complacently contemplating our record in education and reskilling the vast majority of our young population so that they were better fitted for the complexities of the world of the 1980s and 1990s, perhaps there would be philosophical justification for entering into that argument. I fail to see it. Our record in many of those significant areas is worse than that...

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: My hon. Friend is correct. The concept that the UGC failed to grasp and which the Government, in their willingness to instruct the committee at that stage, omitted was what I call the concept of added value in higher education. There is added value in taking the student with three E grade A-levels and making of him more than might have been expected at the point of intake. It is easy to turn...

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: We all know what happens when a composer conducts his own piece. The Secretary of State should be replying to the debate, because these are his policies. He will be mute throughout, and the Under-Secretary will have to reply. That is their problem. My first question is this. The Secretary of State said in the presence of his hon. Friend that the Robbins principle was being reassessed; he...

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Why does the hon. Gentleman, of all people, propose that resource restraints in higher education have to be accepted, constant and taken for granted when such assumptions are not made in other areas of Government expenditure, such as the police?

Orders of the Day — Higher Education (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. When a body that is not designed to produce cuts produces cuts, what do we call that? Design failure?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Part-time Higher Education (20 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: In spite of his optimism, has the Minister seen the recent survey by Malcolm Tight on the provision of part-time study courses and the number of institutions that have gone back, not forward, in that respect? Does the Minister agree that there is a case for reviewing the full-time equivalent calculation in respect of financing such courses as well as re-examining mandatory awards?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Loans (20 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Further to the Minister's earlier answer, might there not be a case for mandatory support before as well as after the age of 18 in order to increase the number of working-class entrants to universities and polytechnics? Is there any inducement to the working-class student, whose parents might be unemployed at the time of his application, to take up any loan scheme such as is now being proposed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Social Science Research Council (20 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: May we prompt the Minister a little? In view of the Secretary of State's intention to wind up the SSRC last autumn without any inquiry, what is the Minister's comment on Lord Rothschild's verdict that that would be an act of intellectual vandalism, which is an implicit criticism of the Secretary of State?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Victoria and Albert and Science Museums (5 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Minister agree that one of the problems of implementing the unacceptable face of the Rayner report—the proposal that there should be charges for viewing all, or part, of the collections in those museums—is that it will resurrect one of the previous Conservative Government's most bankrupt and discredited policies? We had hoped that he would be civilised enough to realise that if...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: London Theatre (Funding) (5 Jul 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Was the rejection of the Select Committee's report made before or after consideration of the present parlous state of the theatre, particularly in London? If it was the former, does the Minister accept that many of us believe that that was an ill-informed decision, and that if it was the latter, it was a stupid and philistine one?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Bio-engineering (22 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Why are people being trained as bio-engineering technicians when such technician posts are being frozen or phased out in universities that are acknowledged to be at the forefront of research in this sphere? What incentive is there for them when the Government's policy is to phase out the posts to which they might aspire?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (22 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to announce the level of student grants for the coming year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Student Grants (22 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Did the Minister have the opportunity to meet the deputation from the National Union of Students that lobbied the House and met many of his hon. Friends last month? Has he had an opportunity to study its contention that students are now much worse off and are experiencing serious financial hardship because of the reduction in their grants, the phasing out of many discretionary awards and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: University Grants Committee (22 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: When the Secretary of State gets around to seeing the University Grants Committee, will he take with him in his back pocket the Merrison and Rothschild reports? The Merrison report says that university research has been seriously impaired by cuts in Government spending while the Rothschild report, in language more elegant than I can muster, says that the Government's witch hunt against the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (16 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of negotiations for a Channel tunnel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Channel Tunnel (16 Jun 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: In view of that statement, will the Minister comment on what appeared on the tape this afternoon and was presumably from his Department? It was to the effect that work on Channel tunnel studies will now be indefinitely delayed. Will the Minister also comment on the widespread stories that the Prime Minister vetoed the agreement on the Channel tunnel at her recent summit meeting with President...

Allestree, Derby (Road Construction) (28 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the hon. Lady agree, with hindsight, that it was unfortunate that the Department of Transport told my constituents that working would be five and a half days a week—and that only a year ago?


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