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Mr R.A. Butler

Former MP for Saffron Walden (30 May 1929 – 31 Jan 1965)


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Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (17 May 2022)

Lord Jones: ...the great Lady Plowden said 50 years ago in her historic report, for the young it is “time irredeemable”. If you strain the children, you strain the teachers. There are always consequences. RA Butler enacted his historic Education Act 1944, and for Prime Minister Attlee, a determined Ellen Wilkinson developed it. On my paper round, I read the left-leaning New Statesman, edited by...

Covid-19: Children - Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2021)

Lord Jones: I thank my noble friend Lady Morris, for her debate and acknowledge the conviction and rightness of her remarks, and in the true voice of the great city of Manchester. I served in three Administrations alongside two Morris brothers in another place, a father and an uncle to the noble Baroness, and very fine advocates for the city of Manchester. The great William Gladstone, the people’s...

Airport Expansion: East Anglia — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (12 Jan 2016)

Alan Haselhurst: ...I welcome colleagues from the region and others who have come to take an interest in the debate. I will give a little history, if I may. In 1977, I became very fortuitously the successor to R.A. Butler and Sir Peter Kirk as the Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden. They had fought successfully up to that point against the proposition that Stansted should become London’s third airport....

Scotland: Independence — Motion to Take Note (24 Jun 2014)

Lord Haskins: ...government. Britain’s local structure of government was the envy of the world. Today it is a shadow of its proud past. Why did this happen? In part, it was a sign of progress on two fronts. RA Butler’s Education Act 1944 established national standards but, while the national Government established strategy, it was left to local authorities to deliver. Over time, Whitehall has steadily...

Education Bill: Report (3rd Day) (26 Oct 2011)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Parliament. I think it would probably have united most of us. The then Catholic Archbishop of Westminster was in the Strangers' Gallery for the Third Reading proceedings on that Bill, when RA Butler brought before the House the provisions that allowed for the state to contribute towards the creation of Catholic schools. The Catholic community of that time, as Members of your Lordships'...

Children, Schools and Families Bill: Second Reading ( 8 Mar 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...not try to build consensus with the Official Opposition. It strikes me that one of the best pieces of legislation in the 20th century was the Education Act 1944 which was agreed by both sides. RA Butler was Secretary of State at the time and Chuter Ede, a Labour Member, was his PPS. That was one of the great pieces of legislation, enabling vast numbers of people, including people like...

Equality Bill: Committee (5th Day) (27 Jan 2010)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...choices. This is something from which we should learn and uphold. We should be proud of diversity in education. The 1944 Act was part of the legislative programme of the national Government. RA Butler was Secretary of State for Education and Chuter Ede, Labour Member of Parliament, was his PPS. Consensus was reached before that legislation passed through both Houses of Parliament, which is...

Scientific Procedures on Animals (Statistics) (24 Feb 2009)

Bill Etherington: May I place on the record my appreciation to the Speaker for allowing this debate at rather short notice and for giving us a one-and-a-half-hour slot? That will give many of my colleagues the opportunity, should they so wish, to put forward their views. I am very pleased to see my hon. Friend the Minister in her place, because in many ways she is more responsible for the debate than I am. On...

Education and Inspections Bill (21 Jun 2006)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...debate. I think that we should all welcome that. Many of us were beneficiaries of the Education Act 1944, which the then Government promoted on a bipartisan basis. The enlightened Conservative RA Butler was Secretary of State and his Private Parliamentary Secretary was James Chuter Ede, a member of the Labour Party. Their Bill paved the way for the first-ever higher education opportunities...

Business of the House (24 Feb 2005)

Mr Tam Dalyell: ..., the truth was that many important speeches from hon. Members on both sides of the House were heard by a Minister of State and a junior Whip. When I first came here, Leaders of the House—R.A. Butler and then Herbert Bowden—would certainly have been present for such a debate so that they could report the atmosphere of the House back to the Cabinet. Frankly, that is the Leader of the...

Public Bill Committee: School Transport Bill: Clause 1 - School travel schemes ( 9 Nov 2004)

Mark Hoban: ...or class provided in pursuance of the scheme of further education in force for their area and may pay any reasonable travelling expenses of such pupils''. In the debate on the 1944 Act, R.A. Butler said that section 55 ''is all for the purposes of enabling children to attend schools which are suited to the beliefs and desires of their parents. I can give a definitive undertaking about...

School Transport (Essex) (12 Nov 2003)

Mr Alan Hurst: ...the Education Act 1944. That landmark legislation was brought before the House by the great reforming Minister—the great Prime Minister that the Conservative party never had—the right hon. R.A. Butler. He was a part-predecessor of mine in that he represented the three villages of Gosfield, Earls Colne and White Colne, which are now in the Braintree parliamentary division, but were then...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Lord Chancellor's Department: Assets of Cultural Significance ( 1 May 2002)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ... Statue THOMAS BROCK, Charles Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Kilowen (1832–1900), statuary marble, 169 cms x 135 cms, ownership unclear Supreme Court Circuit Office £0 £0 Statue TIMOTHY BUTLER, Edward R. Daniell (1820–40) Legal Historian, statuary marble, 88 cms x 66 cms, ownership unclear Supreme Court Circuit Office £2,000 £2,350 Statue EMIL FUCHS, Francis Henry...

Education Bill ( 4 Dec 2001)

Phil Willis: ...his speech today, the Liberal Democrat party is certainly not opposed to Church schools. The existing concordat between non-conformists, Roman Catholics and Anglicans has worked well since R.A. Butler set it up in 1944. I should probably agree with him that if we were starting again we should not start from where we are now, but the reality is that we have to start there. It is where we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nursery Education ( 1 Nov 1994)

Mr Nigel Spearing: ...blocked on at least 12 occasions since? It would place a duty on local education authorities to assess the need for nursery education, as introduced by an all-party Government in 1944 under R.A. Butler. Is not that needed now, and will the right hon. Lady please reconsider her decision?

Bill Presented: Supplemental (18 Jul 1988)

Mr Michael Foot: ...about religion have destroyed the possibility of sensible agreements and education reform. It was largely because of that understanding that that part of the 1944 Act was so successful. When R.A. Butler introduced that Bill, he took account of the consultation that he had taken on that subject for many months and many years. It is scandalous for the Secretary of State and the Government...

Orders of the Day — Public Indecency Bill (13 Apr 1973)

Mr Gilbert Longden: ...a stumbling block to many people, especially those with young children. It is comparable perhaps with the parade of prostitutes which used to be so ubiquitous here in London. When the former Mr. Butler introduced his Street Offences Bill in 1959, he did not imagine that it would put an end to prostitution. The Bill simply sought, in the words of the then Attorney-General, to put an end to...

Orders of the Day — Education (Comprehensive System and Grammar Schools) (21 Jan 1965)

..., Joseph Bullus, Sir Eric Fell, Anthony Hill, J. E. B. (S. Norfolk) Burden, F. A. Fisher, Nigel Hirst, Geoffrey Butcher, Sir Herbert Fletcher-Cooke, Charles (Darwen) Hobson, Rt. Hn. Sir John Butler, Rt.Hn.R.A.(Saffron Walden) Fletcher-Cooke, Sir John (S'pton) Hogg, Rt. Hn. Quintin Campbell, Gordon Forrest, George Hopkins, Alan Carlisle, Mark Foster, Sir John Hordern, Peter Carr, Rt....

Congo (British Subjects) (21 Dec 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Is the hon. Gentleman assured that we are keeping in the closest touch with the Congolese forces? His colleague the Minister of State informed us the other day that he thought that that was the only hope of rescuing these people.

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (16 Dec 1964)

Mr R.A. Butler: Perhaps I may preface my remarks by saying that I hope that the Foreign Office w ill survive the onslaught of the hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Maxwell). This foreign affairs debate has been prefaced by a very important visit by the Prime Minister and his leading colleagues to Washington. The Prime Minister returned on Thursday last and my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition and...


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