Results 61–80 of 1865 for speaker:Mr William Deedes

Oral Answers to Questions — Freign and Commonwealth Office: Passports (28 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: Will my right hon. Friend undertake to reconsider this matter? Quite apart from the consideration which my hon. Friend the Member for Merton and Morden (Miss Fookes) has in mind, is my right hon. Friend aware that the family passport gives rise to considerable difficulty and abuses in relation to immigration control? For that reason alone, it should be looked at again.

Oral Answers to Questions — Freign and Commonwealth Office: Passports (28 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the unsatisfactory nature of that reply, I beg to give notice that I shall seek to raise the matter on the Adjournment.

Orders of the Day — Police Acts (Amendment) Bill (23 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: I warmly congratulate the hon. Member for Derby, North (Mr. Whitehead) both on his choice of Bill and on the way in which he has justified it. We shall all warmly endorse his concluding remarks on the conduct of the police in general. But the hon. Gentleman will be warned by the interventions during his speech that he has embarked upon a somewhat hazardous course. As he will find before he...

Orders of the Day — Police Acts (Amendment) Bill (23 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: The hon. Gentleman has anticipated me. Having said what I hope the hon. Gentleman will do, I hope that my right hon. Friend will be able in the first case to accept that the point has been passed when we can simply do nothing, that the present system must he reviewed and revised if it is to keep the confidence of police and public. Moreover, I hope he will accept that this conclusion is not...

Orders of the Day — Police Acts (Amendment) Bill (23 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: I am a little unsure whether separating the trivial from the serious would have the effect that my hon. Friend hopes. Is it not important that trivial complaints should be exposed by the tribunal?

Immigration Rules (21 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: I very much hope, no less devoutly than my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, that we shall approve the rules tonight. But I must add, though it seems ungracious to do so, that for my own reasons I have certain reservations and doubts. They are not the same as those just expressed by the hon. Member for Eton and Slough (Miss Lestor). First, one thing we have clearly learnt since 1962 is...

Immigration Rules (21 Feb 1973)

Mr William Deedes: But our policy since then has had many modifications that have enabled us to consider 16 as the normal and 18 as the exceptional. That has been the application of the policy. The extended working holiday will also have an opposite effect. It is causing a certain amount of misgivings to some of our posts overseas that will have the task of administering the rule. It will be very well used...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: Whatever views we may have about the Bill, I do not think anyone would dispute that my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward Taylor) has raised an issue of intense public interest. We all have cause to he greatful to him for the manner in which he has raised it in what I thought was an admirable speech. Furthermore, with all of his intentions, if not all of his methods, I...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: I understand my hon. Friend's point, but he must see that in the mind's eye the average life sentence—and that is one of the things we are criticizing—would appear to be ineffective. I hope we would agree that we are not aiming for a high average of sentences on all murders. Surely we are aiming for a deterrent sentence for the sort of crime which is particularly heinous for murder...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: That is my next point. I accept the skill with which my hon. Friend has drafted his Bill, but I question whether the device, which gets the best of both worlds because it gets the best of the life sentences and the best of the determinate principle, and which might require a court of appeal to extend the sentence, would be acceptable. The committee expressed a view about this, and I accept...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: I accept that. I am still in slight doubt whether my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Cathcart is concerned with altering sentences for murder or altering the undoubted misapprehension in the public mind. In other words, I wonder to what extent the Bill—I say this in the friendliest way—is, in a sense, designed as a public relations exercise to improve the public's view of what a life...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: What my hon. Friend is doing is seeking to extend the present system, but making it a requirement to make a recommendation in every case rather than leave it open. The effect of what he would do in all cases would be the same as happens now in respect of those cases, amounting to 8 per cent. of the total, in which the judge chooses to make a recommendation. My hon. Friend is not altering that...

Orders of the Day — Penalties for Murder Bill (26 Jan 1973)

Mr William Deedes: Does it not also follow that if, as the public believes, what the 1957 Act described as the "gangster type" murder has been on the increase during recent years, the consequences of sentencing these men could not possibly show up in the figures for at least another 10 or 15 years?

New Palace Yard (Car Park) (22 Dec 1972)

Mr William Deedes: I am glad to be able to add a word to what the hon. Member for Brixton (Mr. Lipton) has said on this subject. I think that I am entitled to support him to a degree, without accepting everything that he has said, and without appearing wise after the event. As he was kind enough to observe, on the night of 13th June, when the decision was taken—at an hour that some hon. Members now regard as...

Northern Ireland (Incidents) (21 Dec 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Do not these appalling episodes, in particular the one in Londonderry, make it very clear that the Christmas holiday ahead of us, which might otherwise have been regarded as a period of comparative relaxation for the security services, must now be regarded in quite another light?

Gartree Prison (Attempted Escape) (27 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Are not there aspects of the episode which merit very close inquiry? For example, can my right hon. Friend tell the House to what extent the special precautions that must be taken for the security block affect the life of the prison as a whole, and increase the likelihood of collective action on behalf of a violent minority?

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Border Poll) Bill (21 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: The hon. Member for Leeds, South (Mr. Merlyn Rees) has made a most reasonable speech on his "reasonable" amendment. To seize on one point of agreement, I share the hon. Gentleman's view that the Short Title of the Bill— Northern Ireland (Border Poll) Bill "— is odd. I should not take the least exception to it if it were sought to make amendments to that in Committee, for it does not seem...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Border Poll) Bill (21 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: That is a perfectly fair point, and I should be the last to assert that this is a matter on which one can be didactic. I am expressing my view and trying to give the reasons why I consider that, on balance, that view should hold. In saying what I do about the reaction of the majority to the White Paper when it appears, I do not pretend, as has in some quarters become fashionable, to speak as...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Border Poll) Bill (21 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: The hon. Gentleman and I could go through a long catalogue. What I am saying is that when we assess the events of the last 2½ years we can with neither historical nor intrinsic truth declare that it has been six of one and half-dozen of the other. That is not a judgment which I can accept. I have formed a careful view of these matters, and I am doing my best to express it now. All that...

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Border Poll) Bill (21 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: With respect, the hon. Gentleman misses my point. I shall not elaborate it because to do so would take up more of the time of the House. I have made my point, and it was not the one on which he intervened. We who have stood a little back from all these events ought to get our perspectives right. The plebiscite itself, I believe, with its predictable outcome—hon. Members are entitled to say...


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