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Results 121–140 of 1865 for speaker:Mr William Deedes

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

Mr William Deedes: While I accept what the hon. Member for Accrington (Mr. Arthur Davidson) said, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether he agrees that the present working of the law seems to cause the maximum public aggravation? Therefore, is not there a case for looking, even slowly, at the present processes and seeing whether in new circumstances we could improve on them?

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

Mr William Deedes: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision he has reached on the report of the Working Party on machinery for handling complaints against the police.

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

Mr William Deedes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is taking a terribly long time? In the meantime, a great deal of useful time is being occupied by senior officers of the police in these inquiries, yet it is accompanied by a great deal of public mistrust. If he were to include some lay representatives in the body eventually agreed upon, this would meet with considerable approval from the police themselves.

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill: Repeals (17 Jun 1971)

Mr William Deedes: It is, of course, possible to exaggerate the beneficial consequences of this Bill. It is also possible and easy to exaggerate the harm it may do. I am sorry that the hon. Member for Hackney, Central (Mr. Clinton Davis), who has contributed a great deal to our deliberations on the Bill, ended his remarks on that note. The hon. Gentleman showed emphatically in Committee, as he has shown...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Channel Tunnel (16 Jun 1971)

Mr William Deedes: I accept the need for a thorough examination of this questionable project, but will my hon. Friend bear in mind that while all this is going on a large area of the county suffers from blight? Those who want to know what to do next in the way of development are held up, and this looks like continuing indefinitely.

Immigration (Passport and Voucher Holders) (26 May 1971)

Mr William Deedes: I accept that the cut in the issue of A vouchers will mean very little in India and Pakistan, but is my right hon. Friend aware that it will hit the Caribbean to some extent? Will it be possible to offer any differential in favour of the Caribbean?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Probation Officers (Pay) (20 May 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that while, on the face of it, this has been a reasonable offer, if he wants to get the strength of the probation service up from about 3,200 to nearer 5,000, in view of its manifold responsibilities and to meet the claims of Seebohm, he will have to take a wider look at the matter, possibly on the lines recommended by my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham,...

Northern Ireland Bill of Rights (12 May 1971)

Mr William Deedes: I oppose the Motion, embodying, as it does, what the hon. Member for Paddington, North (Mr. Latham) has described as fairly modest proposals for the Government of Northern Ireland. I oppose it not least because what the hon. Gentleman suggests would be wholly out of line with the declared policy of the parties on both sides of this House, rehearsed and agreed only a month ago in the debate on...

Business of the House (6 May 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that some of us think it would be valuable to have a debate on metrication before we reach the point of no return?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Economic Community (26 Apr 1971)

Mr William Deedes: On the balance of costs, are there not influential voices in the Community which want more of the Community budget spent on non-agricultural purposes? Is there not some benefit to be derived thereby?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Probation Service (22 Apr 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Would the Under-Secretary of State also consider, apart from the merits of the claim, the important considerations which bear upon this matter, not least the rival attraction of other social services and the increased load which we may wish to place on the probation service, not least in the realm of parole?

Bill Presented: House of Lords (Debarment of Secretaries of State) (7 Apr 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Having heard so little from the hon. Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell), we must judge the purpose of his Bill from the words on the Order Paper. The impression I get from those words is that this is a bad idea. It seems to me prima facie—and in the absence of a speech from the hon. Gentleman it is prima facie—a bad idea for three reasons. In the first place, if his intentions are in...

Northern Ireland (6 Apr 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Despite his early misgivings I do not think that the hon. Member for Bootle (Mr. Simon Mahon) strayed very far from the line of what the Leader of the Opposition described as constructive bipartisanship which has characterised most of our debates on this subject. The Leader of the Opposition was fully entitled to remind us that the Downing Street declaration was in the main the basis for...

Northern Ireland (22 Mar 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a central danger now is the development of a new style in what he described as urban guerrilla warfare, to which neither the Northern Ireland police or our Army are finding it easy to get the right answers, but that until we can get closer to those answers any regime in Northern Ireland will find itself in great difficulties?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Non-Medical Use of Drugs (4 Mar 1971)

Mr William Deedes: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions she has had with women's voluntary services about guidance to parents of elementary schoolchildren on the non-medical use of drugs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Non-Medical Use of Drugs (4 Mar 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the initiative taken in this highly controversial field by Lady Reading represents by far the most promising approach made so far? Will she by every means encourage it from her Department and try to get other people to act in the same way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: Mentally Handicapped Children (4 Mar 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton) has a point when he says that we have not sufficiently quantified this problem? While there are always objections to the establishment of a Royal Commission, is he aware that, in the view of some of us, there is urgent need to discover the area and extent of what to many people is an increasingly...

Orders of the Day — Rudi Dutschke (19 Jan 1971)

Mr William Deedes: But it went into the letter, if the right hon. Gentleman now says that it had no meaning, what was the point of keeping it there? What was the consequence of those conditions? What would the likely effect be? It would mean, in effect, requiring very close observation of Rudi Dutschke to see whether he fulfilled those conditions. In my view, it would have led to a requirement going far beyond...

Orders of the Day — Rudi Dutschke (19 Jan 1971)

Mr William Deedes: Let me remind the right hon. Gentleman of what my right hon. and learned Friend, as he then was—now the Lord Chancellor—said to him on the Second Reading of the Bill. He warned him that he was confusing an administrative process with a judicial process. That is precisely what has been done. We have produced a hybrid, and a very bad hybrid. The system devised by the right hon. Gentleman...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill: Spot Checks on School Pupils for Evidence of Drug-Taking (9 Dec 1970)

Mr William Deedes: Random tests are an emotive issue, but I suggest to those who feel strongly about the Clause that they are not the main issue. The main issue is a technical one. The answer to the hon. Lady the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Renée Short) is that, even if we wished to do what she proposed, we are not scientifically able to do it completely yet. My main complaint against the...


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