BNC Text J98

Herts County Council: committee meeting. Sample containing about 424 words speech recorded in public context

5 speakers recorded by respondent number C492

PS3UD X u (No name, age unknown) unspecified
J98PS000 X u (No name, age unknown) unspecified
J98PS001 X u (No name, age unknown) unspecified
J98PSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
J98PSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 111501 recorded on 1994-01-12. LocationHertfordshire: Hertford ( Committee room ) Activity: committee meeting

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(PS3UD) [1] [...] Well to be quite clear I'm prepared to allow debate on that motion if you wish it to be [...] if the majority of you wish there to be a fight, but if the majority wish the er to pass the vote on the amendment I will take that, do you wish to.
[2] May I ask then formally those who wish to pass, now to the vote on the amendment
(J98PS000) [3] I'm [...] that
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [...]
(J98PS001) [4] [...] you have to call for those in favour [...] intention will you now call for a vote for those against [...] [laugh]
(PS3UD) [5] I'll call for a vote for [...] quite clear I am going to stick to what I've said that I consider that the amendment has been proposed it can be if it's to be accepted it can then be accepted by the Committee as a whole
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [...]
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [6] excuse me can I ask a question?
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [7] Can I assist here? the motion that has been mooted and the amendment has been proposed the amendment has been accepted the question now is whether what [...] the [...] the motion has been made and uh it is a matter for you [...] to go to your [...] [...] suggested that certain members be allowed to speak at the end of the day it is a matter for you to decide uh control of the [...] who is allowed to speak on that particular motion as amended of course
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [...]
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [8] here here
(PS3UD) [9] is that a the wish of the committee
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [...]
(PS3UD) [10] thirteen minutes and is it specifically [...] other members
Unknown speaker (J98PSUNK) [11] not each [laugh] just go into the debate don't waste all the time [...]
(PS3UD) [12] right, ah may I call on the first person to whom this is going to be [...] I believe you [...] speak on the [cough]
(J98PS001) [13] thank you um, [...] it will be quick ah one of the things which caused distress last year was the reduction in the [...] for sixth formers and I was sorry to see that it wouldn't be restored this time.
[14] But the next best thing is for more money towards [...] fourteen to nineteen education so that's very welcome at least and was widely supported in the various versions we saw this morning, my concern is with the way in which this money is to got from the centre to the school and I'd like to speak very strongly in favour of what if I got what you're [...] is [...] education so that we [...] aim to assist schools to build on their own interests and [...] and not have it parcelled out by some central authority which [...] is and which [...] a sigh of [...] this is an area of great relevance to schools