Results 181–200 of 4852 for speaker:Mr Tom Driberg

Northern Ireland (Questions) (14 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Despite the existence and responsibility of the subordinate Parliament and Government at Stormont, of which you have reminded us, Mr. Speaker, is it not the case that Her Majesty's Government have reassumed responsibility for law and order in Ulster? Does not that mean that the case of the hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (Miss Devlin) is part of a whole area of responsibility with which Her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: Pirate Radio and Television Stations (6 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications what steps he has taken to deal with the activities of pirate radio and television stations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Posts and Telecommunications: Pirate Radio and Television Stations (6 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that Answer will be particularly interesting to the fairly large number of young people who voted for Conservative candidates at the election in the mistaken belief that a Conservative Government would immediately either break or renegotiate the international agreements on wave lengths?

Hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (6 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: With the greatest respect, Mr. Speaker, may I ask whether you could advise us a little more on the question of correspondence, which was also a point mentioned by my hon. Friend just now? Would it be in order for us to table Questions on that matter—Questions to the Home Secretary?

Hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (3 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Further to that point of order. [Interruption.] This is quite an important matter. There is one point which has not been mentioned arising out of the latter part of the submission made by my hon. Friend the Member for Paddington, North (Mr. Latham). On this question of correspondence and access, it is well understood that a Member of Parliament cannot take his seat in this House and act in...

Clause 1: National Ports Authority (28 Apr 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I think that " National Ports Authority " is a satisfactory and adequate name for the new authority. The only reason which occurred to me why the Government might at some time want to change the name is that these bodies always become known by sets of initials and there is already an N.P.A. which is concerned with the publication of newspapers. I do not think that it would lead to a great...

Clause 1: National Ports Authority (28 Apr 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I shall speak for only a minute or a minute and a half in response to your appeal, Mr. Speaker, with which I entirely agree. I was astonished to hear the word " vindictive " used of my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heffer). It is the least vindictive action in the world to try to liberate dock workers or any other workers from the tyranny of private avarice for which the...

Clause 1: National Ports Authority (28 Apr 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I am much obliged to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. Surely he will realise that the representative of the Transport and General Workers Union or dockers in his constituency, even though they may agree with us privately, would know that it would be hopeless to try to press that view on the hon. Gentleman since, quite rightly, like all other Members of this House, he makes up his own mind...

Education Bill (22 Apr 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: With regard to the point twice put from the Opposition Front Bench, that the Committee did not disagree and could not have disagreed with Clause 1, is it not the case that when Clause 1 was amended, as amended it automatically became Clause 1? If that is so, does it not dispose of the point made by the hon. Lady the Member for Finchley (Mrs. Thatcher)?

Northern Ireland (Incidents, Derry) (24 Mar 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Further to that point of order. My hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough) quoted only part of what was said by the hon. and gallant Member for Down, South (Captain Orr). He quoted him as saying that my hon. Friend was trying to stir up violence, but he also used the words, "for spurious reasons". Is not that an imputation of dishonesty by one hon. Member against another, and...

Northern Ireland (Incidents, Derry) (24 Mar 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Further to that point of order. You have always told us, Mr. Speaker, that we can level charges against the other side generally, but that we must not impute dishonourable motives to individual hon. Members.

Orders of the Day — Mental Hospitals (11 Feb 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: We are all cutting short our speeches. If I make one or two references which seem critical, they are not in any way intended to disparage my right hon. Friend's deeply humane and moving speech. In the course of a series of definitions, my right hon. Friend did not try to define or refer to two quite small minorities within the general group of mental patients or mental cases. I want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government and Regional Planning: Whitehall (Redevelopment) (3 Feb 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: In thanking my right hon. Friend for the sympathetic reception he gave to the deputation, may I ask if he is fully aware of the need both for speed in going ahead with the parliamentary extension, but also for great care in the planning of the Government precinct as a whole? For the latter purpose, is not a full-scale planning commission the best thing?

Organochlorine Pesticides (Wilson Report) (17 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: Without indulging in unscientific generalisations, can we say that we ought perhaps to be a little more sceptical about the quickly boosted miracles of science and technology?

Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I do not believe that what the hon. Member for Liverpool, Garston (Mr. Fortescue), after a most moving speech in favour of abolition, has just said is correct. I do not think that a further year or two years' delay would have made any difference at all to the general argument, because he based that view partly on the announcement by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary of the further...

Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I did not refer to "improper pressure". It is known that there will be a completely free vote on this side of the House. [Interruption.] I wish that hon. Gentlemen opposite would not get so excited. I was not being provocative.

Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I will not give way. I promised to speak for only a few minutes. Mr. Speaker is always reminding us that interventions prolong speeches, and I wish to be brief. The right hon. and learned Member for St. Marylebone spoke of emotion and reason and said that when a criminal was setting out, perhaps in a gang, on a criminal exploit he was, at that moment, rational. I do not necessarily agree....

Police Pensions (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: Hon. Members who have spoken have made extremely valid points, and I speak as one who has no special as distinct from general interest in this matter. It is not inappropriate for one who spoke and voted tonight in a way which would not perhaps be approved by all members of all police forces, though by some, to say how glad we are of any regulations that will tend to improve, however...

Race Relations Board (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: I entirely agree with the last few words uttered by the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Sir C. Taylor), though, perhaps, it would not be unfair to say that he has things a little out of proportion. The Race Relations Board includes a number of reasonably intelligent people. It may be that a junior clerk took some decision, for instance, about the Indian restaurant, which I find extraordinarily...

Race Relations Board (16 Dec 1969)

Mr Tom Driberg: In that case, he was not being very conciliatory. To that extent, I am glad that the hon. Gentleman has raised the matter, for, clearly, the Race Relations Board must carry out its duties with a reasonable sense of proportion. I regard the race relations laws which we have passed as of immense importance. The board has a vastly important job to do. On the whole, it has, I believe, been doing...


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