He wished to be sure that he would not on this occasion miss his opportunity of bringing home to the right person the responsibility for the manufacture of this ammunition, which was undoubtedly one of the main reasons for the Crisis in the Supply of ammunition alluded to by the First Lord of the Treasury.
The Prime Minister said that the Crisis of the Supply of equipment was over.
Unfortunately, there is as yet what amounts to a Crisis in the Supply of women teachers in our girls' secondary schools, where science should be taught.
We should not debase existing standards in primary schools just to meet the admitted Crisis in the Supply of teachers to the growing secondary schools.
There will be a Crisis in the Supply of teachers and a crisis caused by the simple fact that, despite our expansion of the training colleges, we are faced in 1961 with a larger intake to the universities than we can possibly cope with.
Does he realise that we cannot possibly attain this target unless his right hon. Friend does something about the Crisis in the Supply of teachers?
It was obvious from the science debate last week and from the education debate yesterday that both sides of the House recognise that there is a Crisis in the Supply of mathematics teachers at all levels.
I beg to move, That this House notes the serious Crisis in the Supply of teachers and welcomes the proposals made by the Secretary of State for Education and Science to deal with the shortage.
Mr. Benn: I have thought it sensible that we should agree to co-operative arrangements of a kind which would be neighbourly and good in the event of a Supply Crisis, and I gave evidence recently to this effect to the Select Committee on European Legislation, &c.
I have thought it sensible that we should agree to co-operative arrangements of a kind which would be neighbourly and good in the event of a Supply Crisis, and I gave evidence recently to this effect to the Select Committee on European Legislation, &c.
Mr. Hooley asked the Secretary of State for Industry what discussions have been held within the EEC about supplies of cobalt to manufacturing industries in the light of the current Crisis in Supply.
Mr. Les Huckfield: No substantial discussions have been held at EEC level about the Current Supply Crisis.
This does not amount to a Serious Supply Crisis.
We are in not a Supply Crisis but a demand crisis.
In other words, at a time of real Crisis in the Supply of oil-at a time when hon. Members representing all constituencies were pleading with the Government to do something and when they were even faced with the prospect of rationing-the then Secretary of State rightly turned to, and understood the importance of, royalty oil as a means of influencing supplies.
In view of the scale of anxiety and indeed of the Crisis in the Supply of nurses in many areas, and in view of the fact that the health authorities simply do not have the money to fund a regrading or any significant award, will the Prime Minister take the unusual step this year of giving guidance to that pay body and ensuring that when it does make an award there really is money to pay the nurses?
I shall address two main points: first, the Crisis in the Supply of professional engineers; and, secondly, the need for industry to train its employees more effectively.
I beg to move,That this House condemns the Government's failures properly to support Britiain's science base, to secure adequate time in the science curriculum and to overcome the Crisis in the Supply of science teachers, to stem the loss of so many of our ablest scientists by giving teachers in higher education adequate status, pay and research resources, to increase or even to sustain planned levels of expenditure on the science budget after 1989, and to provide the organisation and funding needed to tackle the vital problems of the global environment, the quality of life, and the technological competitiveness of British industry.
It was very interesting to note that every hon. Member who spoke was prepared to accept that we are now facing a Crisis in the Supply of teachers and that we have a teacher shortage.
The Bill will do little to tackle the morale problem, which is crucial to the Supply Crisis, not least because teachers are too sceptical about the Conservative party's commitment to teachers to believe that the new pay machinery will lead to better pay.
That is unacceptable for a national education service at any time, but at this time of Crisis in the Supply of teachers it is completely impracticable.
I beg to move,That this House condemns the decision by Her Majesty's Government to make real cuts in the Science Budget which will terminate vital areas of research and postpone urgent new programmes; is outraged at the decision of the Secretary of State for Education and Science to suppress the advice of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils made public in previous years; is deeply concerned at the continued Crisis in the Supply of science teachers and equipment in schools; and calls for a new strategy for science to restore industrial competitiveness, to raise investment in research and development to the level of the United Kingdom's foreign competitors, to raise standards in science education, and to ensure Britain's scientists are able to co-operate fully with their European partners.
is outraged at the decision of the Secretary of State for Education and Science to suppress the advice of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils made public in previous years; is deeply concerned at the continued Crisis in the Supply of science teachers and equipment in schools; and calls for a new strategy for science to restore industrial competitiveness, to raise investment in research and development to the level of the United Kingdom's foreign competitors, to raise standards in science education, and to ensure Britain's scientists are able to co-operate fully with their European partners.
30 pm The hon. Member for Maidenhead spoke about the Crisis in the Supply of teachers.
We know that people will leave the industry anyway because of the Crisis in Supply, so we should take this opportunity to adopt a principle that will cushion the impact by introducing a long-term strategy.
How will the Government address the Crisis of Supply?
Many trading tactics that worsened the Supply Crisis in California were a consequence of the exploitation of regulatory interventions by market participants.
The report concluded that a Crisis in Supply was not likely.
I do not believe that you can get rid of an industry that provides the staples of life to a population on the basis that someone else will do it for much less, without understanding that, in the event of a Supply Crisis, there will be no home-grown fount of knowledge and experience to tap into.
I am interested in the case that the hon. Gentleman has just made, but does he agree that, in current circumstances and on the evidence of the past couple of years, the most likely cause of a Crisis in the Supply of gas to Bavaria or elsewhere in continental Europe would be the fact that Gazprom had shut off the supply?
I am asking not for more legislation but for greater urgency in addressing the Crisis in the Supply of houses and of affordable housing in particular, the crisis in the loss of homes caused by loss of income, the cost of rents and the problems of repossession.
In addition to the developing Crisis of Supply, we have a similar situation with demand, which will also be affected.
The Crisis in the Supply of and access to affordable housing is a major political and social issue facing the country.
The Crisis in the Supply of and access to affordable housing is a major political and social issue facing our country.
We need better management of the private rented sector, an end to rip-off agents' fees, action to make three-year tenancies the norm, predictable rent rises, and more homes built to tackle the Crisis in Supply.
The flexibility that fossil fuels can give us when there is a potential security of Supply Crisis is very important, and we will take a lot of the sting out of the tail if we have operational carbon capture and storage.
As the noble Lord, Lord Scriven, has already indicated, we are not going to alleviate the Crisis in the Supply of housing, especially for first-time buyers and those in desperate need of social housing for rent, with this sort of approach.
Councils have a valuable part to play in providing the homes we need to tackle the Crisis of Supply.