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Convicted Teachers (Employment) (13 Apr 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: I am glad to have this opportunity, even at this comparatively late hour, to raise the problems that arise in connection with teachers in State schools who are convicted of criminal offences. I want to make particular reference to two difficult and distressing cases which have arisen quite recently in my constituency, cases which have caused grave concern to the local education authority, co...

Convicted Teachers (Employment) (13 Apr 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: Yes.

Orders of the Day — Licensing of Marriages on Unlicensed Premises Bill (13 Feb 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: My name appears as a sponsor of the Bill, but as there is a great deal of business before us, I want to make only a short speech in welcoming it. I think that the great majority of the hon. Members will also welcome it, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for St. Albans (Mr. Goodhew) both on introducing it and on the very clear way in which he has commended it to the House. There is...

Orders of the Day — Licensing of Marriages on Unlicensed Premises Bill (13 Feb 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: It is not so much a question of the harm it would do to other people; it is the harm it would do to the institution of marriage and the regard the public should have for the institution of marriage. I cannot for a moment believe that the people of this country or hon. Members would wish to pass legislation which would enable eccentric habits of that kind to be formed by people in this country.

Orders of the Day — Licensing of Marriages on Unlicensed Premises Bill (13 Feb 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: It is hardly likely in the only circumstances in which the Bill could operate that a marriage could take place in such circumstances.

Orders of the Day — Licensing of Marriages on Unlicensed Premises Bill (13 Feb 1970)

Sir Cyril Black: Eccentric minds can, of course, apply themselves to all kinds of unlikely situations. I am making the point that I would like the Bill to safeguard the community at large against eccentric minds being able to indulge in eccentric happenings, such as the hon. Gentleman described. I welcome the Bill because it rectifies an injustice. One of the main duties of the House is to seek to rectify...

Sunday Entertainments (16 Dec 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I do not propose to detain the House for more than a minute or two, because I realise that there are many hon. Members who wish to speak in the debate which is just about to begin. I do not feel that any prolonged discussion of this matter would serve any useful purpose. I think that hon. Members are well acquainted with the arguments on both sides. The hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Parker)...

Clause 3: Provisions Designed to Encourage Reconciliation (17 Oct 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I cannot let this matter pass without saying a few words. As the hon. Member for Rhondda, West (Mr. Alec Jones) has said, the effect of the Amendment is to undo an Amendment which was accepted without a Division on Report and to put back the Bill into the form in which it came before the House on Report. With the greatest respect, I am not unduly impressed by the letter from the Law Society....

Clause 3: Provisions Designed to Encourage Reconciliation (17 Oct 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I know that the hon. Member has great experience of these matters and I am listening to him with interest, but would he not agree that there have been many cases in both those sets of circumstances in which a reconciliation has been effected and a stable marriage restored?

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade: Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations from what professions he has received concerning the reference to the Monopolies Commission of the practices of the professions; and what reply he has sent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade: Monopolies Commission (23 Jul 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: Does not the hon. Gentleman think, when six leading professional bodies, including the General Council of the Bar, have made representations, that natural justice has not been done, that this calls for some attention on the part of his right hon. Friend?

Prayers: Seychelles (4 Jul 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: One of the attractions of this House is the rapidity with which we turn from one theme to another. The House has been spending today to very good advantage in debating the privileges of the House. In the short time remaining I want to raise the question of the privileges of a small and distant but nonetheless important country belonging to the British Commonwealth of Nations, the Seychelles....

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Proof of Breakdown (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I was at first attracted by the Amendment, which is one of the most interesting and important before us, and I am indebted to the hon. Member for Nottingham, West (Mr. English) for having given us that opportunity to face up to these issues. I fully share his objectives. But I am now considerably more doubtful whether this is the right way to achieve the purpose which we both have in mind....

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Proof of Breakdown (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I beg to move Amendment 27, in line 23, leave out 'so far as practicable'. Much of what I have to say arises out of Clause 2(d), which says: that the parties to the marriage have lived apart for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition and the respondent does not object to a decree being granted. This is a most important condition. The...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Provisions Designed to Encourage Reconciliation (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I beg to move Amendment No. 17, in page 2, line 30, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'. This again is not a major question. It is, indeed, a minor drafting matter. The Clause begins: Provision may be made by rules of court for requiring the solicitor …. It is not satisfactory that such a provision "may" be made. It would seem essential that the rules of court covering this matter should be...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Provisions Designed to Encourage Reconciliation (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I beg to move Amendment No. 29, in page 2, line 31, leave out 'whether' and insert 'that'. This Amendment is on the same lines as the last two, and I hope that it will have the same reception. In subsection (1) are the words, … to certify whether he has discussed with the petitioner the possibility of a reconciliation … I am seeking to substitute the word "that" for the word "whether"...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Financial Protection for Respondent in Certain Cases (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: I was in favour of the Amendment when it was first moved, and everything that has happened since confirms my view that this House should accept it. We are concerned with the words … reasonable and fair or the best that can be made in the circumstances. If the best that can be made in the circumstances is reasonable and fair, the words are superfluous, and it is right to delete them as the...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Financial Protection for Respondent in Certain Cases (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: Anyhow, it will not happen until next Session. That being the case, why this Bill should have been selected by the Government—

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Financial Protection for Respondent in Certain Cases (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: Mr. Speaker, I touched on it because the Solictor-General dealt with the matter at great length when you were not here.

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Financial Protection for Respondent in Certain Cases (12 Jun 1969)

Sir Cyril Black: Then I must try to find another occasion on which to deal with the matter. This has been an extremely unsatisfactory episode. Hardly anything that we have been told in reply to this debate has satisfied us. I hope that the House will have no hesitation in accepting the Amendment.


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