Mr David Ashby

Former MP, North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Jury Trials 20 Mar 1997

    This is definitely my last question in the House. My right hon. and learned Friend knows of my opposition and the opposition of many lawyers to restricting the right to jury trial. In his White Paper, he gave as the grounds for such a change the fact that there is too much delay and that that delay must be addressed. Has he considered that such a measure would reduce the delay in the Crown...
  • Criminal Justice 27 Feb 1997

    My right hon. and learned Friend will, perhaps, be aware that I do not agree with him that the right to trial by one's fellow men should be taken away in cases where dishonesty is involved. It is an ancient and well-tried right. One cannot be satisfied by the fact that we are told that two thirds plead guilty. What about the one third who plead not guilty? The whole concept of justice goes...
  • Opposition Day: National Health Service 24 Feb 1997

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Profile

Former MP for North West Leicestershire

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 8 April 1997 — General election

Future MPs in this constituency

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