Results 161–180 of 1865 for speaker:Mr William Deedes

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (25 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: We do not know what the psychological long-term effects are. Until we know, we must make it clear to the young that we do not know and that we maintain prohibition. Thirdly, there are the narcotics, to which the Home Secretary referred—now more accurately called the "needle cult". There is reference in Clause 9 to opium pipes. It would be more realistic to refer in the Bill to needles...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (25 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I am saying only that among those who are not miscreants there is still scepticism. I am anxious to overcome it and we will overcome it only with knowledge, which we must acquire. The best service we can render in giving the Bill a Second Reading is to say with some humility to anxious parents and others that this Bill cannot solve all of the problem for them. We can only provide a framework...

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (25 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: The point that I was trying to make was that a number of young people were sceptical of our reasons for prohibiting marijuana. That is not the same as saying that they support drug taking.

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill (25 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I have said this once and must say it again. My point was that so many young people were sceptical of our reasons for prohibiting marijuana. That is what I said.

Orders of the Day — YORKSHIRE DERWENT WATER BILL (By Order) (10 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: As the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Darling) observed in a very fair speech, it is not easy to understand in full the sort of detail which we are discussing in this proposed scheme, although I thought that my right hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) showed a fair grasp of the matter not only in principle but in detail as well. Although I shall be...

Orders of the Day — YORKSHIRE DERWENT WATER BILL (By Order) (10 Mar 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I am coming to this point in just a moment. I am quite aware, as is the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Eddie Griffiths), that a reservoir was proposed here many years ago, before it even became a national park. Although he said it is the same site, he will agree with me that the size in question differs considerably from the size that was under consideration in 1933, and that is...

Ashford Hospital (Site) (27 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I begin this short Adjournment debate with apologies to the Joint Under-Secretary. It is very inconvenient for a West Countryman, even a Minister, to be present here at 4 o'clock on a Friday. I regret the necessity for this. To a degree, we are both victims of a curious concatenation of circumstances. Negotiations about the site for Ashford Hospital have been going on for about four years....

Race Relations Act 1965 (Amendment) (17 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 6(1) of the Race Relations Act 1965. My purpose is to achieve an important, but I hope not controversial, change in the Race Relations Act, 1965. It may assist the House if I straight away remind hon. Members of the text of Section 6(1), which says: A person shall be guilty of an offence under this section if, with intent...

Miss Ranjan Vaid (Entry into United Kingdom) (10 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: While accepting much of what the Home Secretary has said, is there not a new situation in that a United Kingdom passport holder who now leaves Kenya voluntarily may not be permitted to re-enter without a work permit and has no immediate entitlement to come here? If we are to avoid such persons being shuttled backwards and forwards in an unfortunate way, should we not consider this category...

Orders of the Day — Race Relations (Amendment) Bill (6 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: The Joint Under-Secretary defended Section 6 very gallantly, though I was not at all points entirely persuaded. When I heard his last, rather promising remarks, I wondered whether he had altogether persuaded himself. It seems that the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) is right in his main intention and ought to be supported. As the hon. Gentleman has recalled, if the...

Orders of the Day — Race Relations (Amendment) Bill (6 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: As a future operation, of course; everyone would be prepared to bear that in mind. I become more and more convinced—and this is a case for the Bill in a sense—that the cause of race relations is not always best served by excessive zeal. Those who demur at impracticable propositions, as some of us did when the Section in question was going through the House, should not be accused of being...

Orders of the Day — Race Relations (Amendment) Bill (6 Feb 1970)

Mr William Deedes: I think that the phrase "British sense of humour" sounds quite meaningless, but if the hon. Gentleman prefers it I will put it in. Sometimes this sense of humour can be a valuable corrective. I find rather disturbing some suggestions in the debate that there was something opprobrious, something reprehensible, about the laughter which greeted the little farce of the Scots porridge. The hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Psychopathic and Mentally Disturbed Prisoners (18 Dec 1969)

Mr William Deedes: Is the hon. Gentleman aware how deeply anxious some of these mental health hospitals are about the duties imposed on them, and to deal with which they feel they have wholly inadequate facilities?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Obscene Publications Act (18 Dec 1969)

Mr William Deedes: Has the right hon. Gentleman observed the strange conversion of Doctor Spock on this subject?

Orders of the Day — Broadcasting (3 Dec 1969)

Mr William Deedes: I will not be tempted into following the hon. Member for Woolwich, East (Mr. Mayhew) too far, for reasons of my own. I thought that some of the latter part of his speech was better suited to local sound radio than to national broadcasting. However, I agree at least with what he began by saying. We have failed altogether to provide financially what a public service corporation should have...

Orders of the Day — Broadcasting (3 Dec 1969)

Mr William Deedes: I am suggesting that the right hon. Gentleman's argument in July about Europe was more relevant. The longer that I study the subject, unaided by the B.B.C, the more convinced I become that the aspects of the proposals for broadcasting in the 1970s which worry us most are attributable to the shortage of money. However people try to dodge that issue, I return to the point. Our broadcasters are...

House of Commons (Broadcasting of Proceedings) (21 Nov 1969)

Mr William Deedes: If I may say so with respect, Mr. Speaker, if the cameras were on you now millions would know that you will be hoping that I shall not speak at too great length, and nor I will. Notwithstanding the historically sound arguments of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Leeds, West (Mr. C. Pannell) and the very powerful point he made about privilege and about you, Sir, one is conscious of the...

House of Commons (Broadcasting of Proceedings) (21 Nov 1969)

Mr William Deedes: The hon. Gentleman is much too honest to suppose that were this material taken away from film, he would shelter behind breach of copyright instead of privilege. He would not. Nor would I. Where I take issue is with those who think that by adding this new dimension to Parliament in this way we would enhance its stature. Paradoxically, I think we might—if we remained, and could be sure...

House of Commons (Broadcasting of Proceedings) (21 Nov 1969)

Mr William Deedes: Why not?

Prayers: Community Relations (20 Nov 1969)

Mr William Deedes: Accepting what the right hon. Gentleman says about it being early days, will he accept that several things are wrong: first, the lack of a full-time chairman; second, a good deal of internal dissension; and, third, a lack of resolution by the Home Office in following up the results of its own inquiry early in the summer?


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