Results 81–100 of 1865 for speaker:Mr William Deedes

Ugandan Asians (13 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Can my right hon. Friend give the House any information about the airlines which might have been involved, as I understood there was a clear understanding between the airlines about this traffic? Secondly, can my right hon. Friend confirm that under the new rules under the Immigration Act married women and dependants may be discouraged from coming to this country in advance of the head of the...

Northern Ireland (13 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Would the council that the hon. Lady has in mind be consultative or executive?

Northern Ireland (13 Nov 1972)

Mr William Deedes: What has been the recruiting figure for the last 12 months? Has it been rather disappointing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: East African Asians (23 Oct 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Have we been able to make any assessment of the assets of the Asians who have left Uganda?

Uganda (Asians) (18 Oct 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the cost of these camps which may shortly be running at £1 million a month and which may be with us longer than we at first hoped is a factor to weigh? What is the view of Ministers about businesslike, financial arrangements which could assist these Uganda Asians to become independent of these camps as soon as possible?

Housing and Land Prices (9 Aug 1972)

Mr William Deedes: I must declare a small interest in this subject in that I am an unpaid director of a South of England building company which I joined two or three years ago mainly to find out what goes on. What happens with this company also happens with many others. We no longer tender as we did for public contracts because inflation now renders profit or loss margins precarious. Our main work has become...

Uganda (British Passport Holders) (7 Aug 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Notwithstanding the latter part of his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley (Mr. Hunt), does not my right hon. Friend accept that the attitude of the Government of India to this point has not been uncooperative and that it is important that it should remain that way? What action are we taking in that direction?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Referendum (3 Aug 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Might there not be advantages in having the two votes—the referendum and the local government election—at the same time?

Northern Ireland (31 Jul 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Will the Minister accept that at least one consequence of today's operation may well be to impose much heavier responsibilities on the Republic?

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (24 Jul 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Most of us share the reflection of the hon. Member for Leeds, South (Mr. Merlyn Rees) that the horrifying events of Friday marked a turning point in our affairs in Northern Ireland. The policy of conciliation need not be ruled out, nor should the continued search for a political solution. I share the hon. Gentleman's view that in the long run we shall find that this will probably have to be...

Northern Ireland (10 Jul 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, while we are all acutely conscious of the special difficulties confronting him, one grave consequence of this development will be increased risks for our security forces? Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that public opinion will be uneasy lest those forces be placed by their orders at any disadvantage?

Graham Young (29 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: I share the view expressed by my right hon. Friend the Member for Wolver Hampton, South-West (Mr. Powell). Can the Home Secretary, as a measure of public reassurance, give some indication of how many people are now on conditional discharge from Broadmoor and like institutions, and whether any special action is being taken in this regard?

Northern Ireland (29 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: We are well aware how intentionally provocative were certain events before the truce. Does my right hon. Friend agree how tragically ironic it would be for the people of Northern Ireland if in the week of the truce the restraint which has been so long shown under the provocation of shooting and bombing were to break down?

Orders of the Day — New Palace Yard (Underground Car Park) (13 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: This is a rather awkward controversy, not least because I understand that we are hard up against time. If I read the programme aright, we are within a matter of days of when the programme of works which is being discussed is due to begin. That is a very unfortunate atmosphere in which to discuss what I think is rather more than a domestic matter for Members of the House. I want to strike a...

Orders of the Day — New Palace Yard (Underground Car Park) (13 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: We are not talking about quite the same thing. I am talking about the number of car places in New Palace Yard, which provides overall for 200 cars—or 220 if carefully parked. We are discussing the matter in a wider context and within a range of what is publicly acceptable. We have to consider the duty of a Select Committee to do this work for us and the judgment of this House on a matter...

Orders of the Day — New Palace Yard (Underground Car Park) (13 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Wherever the observation came from, there certainly has been mention of possible risks to the structure. I am saying that I am not concerned with that aspect since it is not relevant to my argument. Certainly the disruption—which will be extensive and will, we are told, last 18 months—will not add to the tourist attractions in Westminster. I have never been in favour of doing things here...

Orders of the Day — New Palace Yard (Underground Car Park) (13 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: My right hon. Friend makes a perfectly fair point when he says that some of the critics have failed to put forward a practical alternative. The kind of thing we have in mind is the possibility of a cut and cover scheme for Victoria Tower Gardens as was constructed in Hyde Park to be used for all-day parking unrelated to the needs of Members of Parliament. This would leave New Palace Yard free...

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: Postal Mechanisation (7 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: Arising out of this Question and an earlier Question about Post Office finance, will my right hon. Friend enter the thought into the mind of his right hon. Friend the Leader of the House that the House might exceptionally be invited to discuss some of these matters before and not after the next round of increases?

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Bail: Principles to Be Followed (7 Jun 1972)

Mr William Deedes: In a way, a number of us would not be unwilling to look afresh at some of the principles governing the granting of bail. I accept a certain amount of what the hon. and learned Member for Dulwich (Mr. S. C. Silkin) said in moving his new Clause. It is designed to reform, improve and simplify the law in this direction. By comparison with the United States of America, which has given an immense...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Forces (Strength) (25 May 1972)

Mr William Deedes: How far are these very good figures offset by the fact that after no recruiting during the war there were heavy intakes in 1946–47 which are now coming up for completion of 25 years' service and for retirement in larger numbers than usual?


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