Results 161–180 of 4852 for speaker:Mr Tom Driberg

Orders of the Day — ARMED FORCES BILL [Lords] (13 Jan 1971)

Mr Tom Driberg: The hon. and gallant Member for Winchester (Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles) gave a most eloquent quotation from his own speech and I am sure that it will go down in history in various anthologies of English prose. But I cannot agree with him altogether on the question of distinction between peace and war in relation to this Bill. Of course, it is much more difficult than it used to be to...

Orders of the Day — ARMED FORCES BILL [Lords] (13 Jan 1971)

Mr Tom Driberg: I agree. On one matter the hon. and gallant Gentleman is wrong. All my remarks are invariably ignored by the Press, except when they can be libellously distorted. I agree with the main point that he makes. Even these rather backward detention quarters were humanely administered so far as I could tell, and were perfectly clean, but I did not think that they were suited for rehabilitation. I...

Orders of the Day — ARMED FORCES BILL [Lords] (13 Jan 1971)

Mr Tom Driberg: Could the hon. Gentleman say something about the tasks?

Orders of the Day — ARMED FORCES BILL [Lords] (13 Jan 1971)

Mr Tom Driberg: But that does not justify it, with respect.

Message from the Queen: Electricity Supply Industry (Dispute) (14 Dec 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: When the right hon. Gentleman speaks of the public and national interest as in some way qualifying or limiting the terms of reference of the Court of Inquiry, as he did, would he bear in mind that these workers, like millions of other trade unionists, are also members of the public and citizens of this nation and are as entitled to a just wage and a good life as anyone else?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police (Pay) (3 Dec 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the so-called revised offer was completely unacceptable to the staff side on Monday because it was not a true revision at all but merely a rearrangement of the original offer which left some police officers worse off than they would have been under the original offer?

Defence (Donaldson Report) (25 Nov 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Since the noble Lord said that he was very willing to debate this matter—which is complicated—will he at once discuss it with the Leader of the House, so that a debate can be arranged? Second, while I of course agree that this is a considerable advance on the previous situation, the waiting period of three years after exercising the option seems unconscionably long. If a young man finds...

Business of the House (23 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: While I fully accept what the right hon. Gentleman has said about his readiness to meet us at least half-way on the matter, may I ask whether he appreciates that in what he has said there is some danger that the debate may be limited narrowly to the reference to the Committee of Privileges, and nothing else. It is a matter for the Chair, of course; but there is the likelihood that hon....

Orders of the Day — Teaching Council (Scotland) Bill (23 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I did not intend to speak, but I am moved to my feet because, after sitting here for some considerable time waiting for another debate of even more general interest than the one in which we are engaged now, I was really woken up by the maiden speech of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat). I congratulate him on speaking so extremely well [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear,...

Orders of the Day — Privileges (Detained Members) (23 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: They are fanatical and corrupt.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works: Palace of Westminster (21 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Did the Parliamentary Secretary say that there was to be partial air conditioning in the smoking room? If so, what does he mean by that? It is already very draughty in the winter.

Business of the House (21 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: On the question of the Motion which is to be referred to the Committee of Privileges, will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to say that the Motion which he is tabling will be drafted sufficiently widely for us to discuss questions pertaining to the particular case as well as the general principle and that it will not be restrictive in any way?

Hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (20 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Is it the case, meanwhile, that the hon. Member for Mid-Ulster is receiving some correspondence, but that it is censored by the prison governor? If so, may I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman made representations for her freedom of correspondence when he discussed the matter with the Minister for Home Affairs?

Hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (20 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: You did, Mr. Speaker. But I wanted to raise a point of order.

Hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (20 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I am grateful for both opportunities. Will you, Mr. Speaker, clarify a little further the position of hon. Members who have not yet taken the oath? I take it that they are not debarred from raising matters with Ministers by putting down Questions for Written Answer or by writing letters, as many of us did in the period that elapsed between polling day and the taking of the oath. Therefore, is...

Message from the Queen: Proclamation of State of Emergency (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Will the Home Secretary please say plainly whether it is proposed, and at what stage, to send troops into the docks? Is he aware that nothing is less likely to expedite a settlement?

Business of the House (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: Will the Leader of the House tell us whether the Home Secretary will be making a statement on his discussions tomorrow with the Minister of Home Affairs, Northern Ireland, on the case of the hon. Member for Mid-Ulster (Miss Devlin)—which, from tomorrow, will presumably be within the Home Secretary's responsibility, which you, Mr. Speaker, have ruled that it has not been hitherto?

Misuse of Drugs Bill (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I apologise to the hon. Gentleman and to the House for speaking very briefly now, when I have not been able to be present during the whole of the debate and, therefore, may possibly repeat some remarks which may already have been made—though, I think, not by many hon. Members who are at present in the House. I liked very much the stress on flexibility towards the end of the hon....

Misuse of Drugs Bill (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I do not know whether or not that is so, and I carefully used the word "think" rather than "know" a few sentences ago, as the right hon. Gentleman knows. I respect the right hon. Member for Ashford (Mr. Deedes) for his speeches in the previous Parliament on this subject, and I do not presume to be dogmatic about this. I apologise to you, Mr. Speaker, if you think that we should not prolong...

Misuse of Drugs Bill (16 Jul 1970)

Mr Tom Driberg: I was aware of that, since I have been in the House for even longer than you have, with great respect; and I do not intend to prolong the debate for more than a minute of two. [Interruption.] If there were too much interruption of any kind, Mr. Speaker would be justified in reminding us that interventions tend to prolong speeches; so let us be quiet. A fairly large number of people, mainly...


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