Mr Alex Lyon

Former MP for City of York

Recent appearances

  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    The clause does not relate to the representation of the police in disciplinary proceedings, although I understand the anxiety that has been expressed. On that issue, I kept silent in Standing Committee and was paired on the vote, so I do not intend to pursue that further. The issue that has been raised by my hon. Friend the Member for St. Helens (Mr. Spriggs) involves a most important...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    If the offence with which he is charged under the disciplinary code is exactly the same as that with which he was charged before the court and of which the court either acquitted or convicted him, he has the right to claim double jeopardy. In that case he has the protection of the law. That is the result of the Madden case, and that is a sufficient and satisfactory defence for any police...
  • New Clause 14: Protection of Police Officers Against Double Jeopardy 4 May 1983

    In that case, I do not quite know why we are disturbing the peace of the House at this time. Perhaps we could move on to the next new clause.

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