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Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: I hesitate to interrupt what is so far exclusively a dialogue between practising lawyers. I am not sure whether it is better to claim that I have a legal degree or to make the more dubious claim that I represent the consumer. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hackney, Central (Mr. Clinton Davis) on raising the subject matter of the Motion. Doubless he will return at some stage to listen...

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. He brings me on to what is exactly my next point. Clearly, the case of the 2,000 who are actually acquitted is the worst case and perhaps the case about which it is most easy to get worked up and indignant. But, as my hon. Friend says, of these 2,000 who, at the last count, were acquitted after having been re- manded in custody, many had served two or three...

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Very briefly, then.

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Yes, I am giving way.

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: When I said "briefly" I hoped that the intervention would be brief. I take the case that my hon. and learned Friend has made. He has cleared up the intervention that he made earlier, which was perhaps misunderstood. Perhaps we shall have the pleasure of listening to him on this important question. As I have also emphasised, I recognise that it is an extremely difficult problem and—if I...

Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (18 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Am I not right in saying that at present the figures show that the numbers who actually jump bail are remarkably few? I believe that a very small percentage does that. Will my hon. and learned Friend also say something, before he leaves this point, upon whether more information can be provided on the background of people who will be concerned with bail, and also about the facilities in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Probation Service (24 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a further statement on a pay increase for probation officers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Probation Service (24 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Would my right hon. Friend not agree that a strong probation service is absolutely essential if we are to reduce the almost overwhelming pressure on the prisons? Would it not be possible to offer an interim pay award accompanied by the setting up of an inquiry to look into the whole state of the probation service?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Parole System (24 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Would my hon. and learned Friend not agree that those figures show the outstanding success of the parole system, that there is, therefore, no justification for believing that professional criminals are being released on parole, and that any who pin their hopes on that are likely to be disappointed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: Radio and Television (Political Interference) (30 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications whether he will introduce legislation to protect radio and television reporters from political interference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: Radio and Television (Political Interference) (30 Jun 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: May I revert to the question of "Yesterday's Men" and the complaints arising from it? Does not my right hon. Friend agree that it is a highly unsatisfactory situation that such well-publicised complaints should be dealt with as an internal matter by the B.B.C. rather than by the more open procedure of a broadcasting council? Does not he also agree that such a broadcasting council would not...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Replacement of Business Assets: Exemption to Companies Carrying on Mutual Business with Its Members (6 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: I have little to add to what the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Ogden) has said. The curious rule to which the hon. Gentleman has referred affects not only the Pharmaceutical Society, of which I also have the honour to be one of the parliamentary advisers, but other professional bodies. I think that the Monopolies Commission said that there were 300 professional non-profit-making...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Replacement of Business Assets: Exemption to Companies Carrying on Mutual Business with Its Members (6 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: I think my hon. Friend has slightly misunderstood me. I said that some cases in London have run into this figure. Surely that is not an exaggeration.

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: British Broadcasting Corporation (Programme Content) (21 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what representations he has received regarding his refusal to intervene over charges of political bias made against the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: British Broadcasting Corporation (Programme Content) (21 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Is it not the position that although the complaints about "Yesterday's Men" have been investigated and substantially rejected, mud is still being thrown at the B.B.C. staff concerned simply because the complaints were not subject to independent investigation? Would not my right hon. Friend therefore agree that not only is the present system unsatisfactory to the public, but it is capable of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Parole (22 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: In view of the undoubted success of the parole scheme, does my hon. and learned Friend agree that there is a strong case for increasing the limits to make more prisoners eligible for parole? Would not that have the advantage of perhaps reducing the pressure on prisons as well as making those released under parole subject to compulsory supervision?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Complaints Against Police (Investigation) (22 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he now has to change the system for handling complaints against the police ; and whether he will make a further statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Complaints Against Police (Investigation) (22 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: Does my right hon. Friend recognise that many of us have the greatest admiration for the exceptionally high standards of the police but that also we see the value of an independent check on complaints against them which would demonstrate to all that those complaints are dealt with in a fair manner?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (28 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of houses started in the private sector to the latest date in 1971 for which figures are available; and what relation this bears to the number of starts in the corresponding period of 1970.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Housing (28 Jul 1971)

Mr Norman Fowler: I thank my right hon. Friend for his answer. Will he confirm that private starts have been greater in every month this year than they were in the equivalent month last year, and does not this show the success of the Government's policy of encouraging home ownership?


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