Results 141–160 of 1848 for speaker:Mr Phillip Whitehead

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I appreciate all that the Minister has said. On the question of the enjoyment of gardens, she will be aware that some gardens have been devastated by a combination of the dust raised and the drought. Will the Department consider the material damage caused with a view perhaps to compensation in exceptional circumstances?

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

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am delighted to have this opportunity to address the House at the fag end of what has been for all of us a long and strained session. I am grateful to the Under-Secretary of State for Transport not merely for being here to answer my points, which inevitably will be of a local and parochial nature, on problems facing my constituents in the Allestree district of Derby; I should also like to...

Orders of the Day — Adjournment (Spring) (25 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I shall return to the matter of the railways, a subject which has already been raised by four of my hon. Friends. The Leader of the House will be aware that many Opposition Members are distressed because, due to the need to debate the European Community tomorrow, we have been deprived of the opportunity to discuss the grave state of affairs of British Rail, which is likely to lead to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: The Arts (24 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Can the Minister say how many local authorities have had to reduce expenditure on museum services, for which he is responsible?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Overseas Students (Fees) (18 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Are not the worst figures in the general fall-off in the number of overseas students coming to this country those for students enrolling in non-advanced courses, which show a decline of some 37 per cent.? Does the Minister agree that this may be a serious consequence of the Government's policy, as such students often come from poor backgrounds in poor countries where there are no analogous...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Universities (Contractions) (18 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has made in considering the recommendation of the Public Accounts Committee in its eleventh report of Session 1981–82 on the possibility of allowing universities further time to adjust to contractions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Universities (Contractions) (18 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is the Under-Secretary of State aware that that answer will not wash, because, as the Committee of Vice Chancellors pointed out, action can be taken on the recommendations only if money is forthcoming from the Government? Instead of telling the universities that they should alter their statutes in order to sack more academic and non-academic staff, will the Minister consider...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Youth Training (Educational Places) (18 May 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Is it not a crowning absurdity that the Government are still contracting the public sector of higher and further education although these institutions could play their part in the training scheme initiative and, as I understand it, without any allocation of funds or obligation on the part of the Department of Education and Science to give a commitment in that direction?

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does not the Minister agree that even in the United States, where the cable systems developed in much the way that the cable operators wish to see here, the role of the Federal Communications Commission has never been entirely usurped, and there is still a regulatory agency?

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I follow the line of the hon. Member for Gravesend (Mr. Brinton) in welcoming the debate and the way in which the Home Secretary, with other weighty matters on his mind today, introduced it. I am less enthusiastic about some of the things that have been said by those who would welcome with open arms all of the new technology simply because it is new or because it provides an entrepreneurial...

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. As a former member of the Council of Europe, I know of the concern that the Norwegians have, as a small country of about 4 million people, that their language and culture might be submerged in future by dominant satellite progammes coming from another source, with all the resources that are available to it. I hope that we shall hear...

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I accept that is a possibility. However, it is now 34 years since the first aerial was run up in the holy city and a good 15 years since the first multi-channel system with all the promises involved—we met some of the people from Columbus and Dayton and other places who were installing them—were first introduced in the United States. Although there is a demand for some of these services,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Hereford and Worcester (Selective State High School) (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the proposed superschool, which, as has been said, has been condemned by all the main teaching associations, will cream off pupils from schools in and around Worcester and also discriminate in favour of those who can afford to travel to school, how can the Minister say that it will not harm State schools in the vicinity?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: New Training Initiative (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: As the new training scheme has an element of compulsion, because of the financially punitive elements it contains, will the Minister tell us a little more about the group which is now to scrutinise the project? What remit will it have? Will the new training schemes be approved only if the Department of Education and Science is satisfied with their education elements, and if not, why not? Who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Universities (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: How many representations has the Under-Secretary of State received from universities where redundancy proposals have been rejected by the university senates or councils? What will the Government's action be in those circumstances?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Aston University (16 Mar 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Under-Secretary agree with the statement made by his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State in a debate on television with the vice chancellor of Aston university that of the technological universities, only two have suffered cuts, while three have expanded, and eight have remained stable? Does the hon. Gentleman think, on reflection, that that statement can be justified,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Universities and Polytechnics (16 Mar 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: Does the Under-Secretary agree, following my hon. Friend's question, that the broad strategy, as it has been described by one of his hon. Friends, is one that will reduce the age participation ratio and probably the qualified participation ratio as well, which has traditionally been high in this country, throughout the lifetime of this Parliament and far beyond? Is that an achievement that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Further and Higher Education (16 Mar 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: I think that we shall need a translation of those last remarks in the Official Report. Will the Minister undertake an inquiry into the full-time equivalent conversion factors involved in both sides of higher education, because there is a great deal of evidence that they militate against the way in which part-time and mature student courses are carried on in those institutions?

Young Persons (12 Mar 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: The hon. Gentleman and I were students at roughly the same time. The difference between now and then is that the jobs have now disappeared. That is why people are not doing as he did.

Young Persons (12 Mar 1982)

Mr Phillip Whitehead: While we are waiting for the ruling, may we at least have a clear statement from the Minister today -that in the Government's opinion it would be greatly to be regretted if young people returning to colleges or open-access sixth forms to seek qualifications were so discouraged and deterred by an over-zealous ruling that they abandoned the courses?


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