1867 They had been in Office nearly 12 months before This Serious Crisis arose.
I suggest that, if there is This Serious Crisis, it would be difficult for the Minister to ignore a suggestion which would produce such a comparatively quick remedy.
I am also of opinion that, having stated all the relevant facts, the education committee of Birmingham has used all the ingenuity that it possesses to try to meet This Serious Crisis.
He may well think that in the light of This Serious Crisis, constitutionally in Parliament, and in relation to our international obligations, it is right and proper that he should do so.
The question of dogma is no longer applicable in This Serious Crisis.
I thank my hon. Friend and the Under-Secretary of State for Wales for the prompt way in which the Government have reacted to This Serious Crisis.
In This Serious Crisis, the Government's only legislative response is to bring forward this poisonous and irrelevant little Bill which adds to industry's problems at a time when it already faces huge problems, many of them caused by the activities of this Government.
How is it possible to compromise apparent neutrality by talking to both sides involved in the dispute in This Serious Crisis that affects the nation?
It is essential for the credibility of the aid programme that at least £100 million - that is not a large sum, considering the whole sum - is put back into the aid budget as additional money to handle This Serious Crisis.
I thank the Secretary of State for his statement and welcome the actions that he has been taking to try to help to resolve This Serious Crisis.
My hon. Friend the Member for Hertsmere (Mr. Clappison) reminded the House in a timely manner that there is a serious problem in education nationwide, and it was important that he did so, particularly as the hon. Member for Stockton South (Ms Taylor) then returned us to the shocking complacency that has been characteristic of the Government's response on This Serious Crisis.
As Members on both sides of the House are striving to be responsible about This Serious Crisis and, although occasionally there have been some differences of view, both the Government and the Opposition take the crisis in the countryside seriously, so that seems to me to be almost the last area in which difficulties of the kind which the hon. Lady identified might be likely to arise.