Results 21–40 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: New Clause V (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I know that the hon. Gentleman will say that it is the duty of the judge to warn the jury that such a statement is not evidence against a co-accused; and, of course, he is right about that. Such a statement is not evidence.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: New Clause V (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: No, that is not the case. Character cannot be put in in that way. I have the support of my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Solihull (Mr. Grieve), who has a great deal of experience from sitting as a recorder. In those circumstances it seems an enormous injustice to other persons, who must be presumed innocent until the jury declare them guilty. That is what we are discussing. It is not...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: New Clause V (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: The hon. Gentleman used the word "anecdotal", which implies that it is hearsay and that it has been heard from someone else. That is the definition of the word "anecdotal". I gave direct evidence of a direct experience when I was there.

Criminal Justice Bill (21 Oct 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: My hon. Friend has painted a pathetic picture, which brings tears to the eyes, of some lonely, innocent, inarticulate person in a magistrates' court. I hope that he realises that the amendment does not apply in any way to such a person. If such a person is all alone in the court, without counsel or solicitor, he may still make an unsworn statement from the dock. The provision applies only to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Ordnance Factories (27 Jul 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is my hon. Friend aware that manual workers at the Royal ordnance factory at Blackburn in my constituency welcome the opportunities afforded by the new freedom that this legislation will give them, and also the possibility of more capital and more opportunities for selling their excellent product?

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: North-Western Electricity Board (Lancashire) (26 Jul 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is it not strange that the area with the best record in labour relations and efficiency has been eliminated? Is this not another case which proves that, whether it be polytechnics, new towns or whatever, Preston is always preferred to Blackburn, and does my hon. Friend agree that that should stop?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Copyright (19 Jul 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is not the eight years since the Whitford committee reported too long to wait when it is reckoned that we are losing millions of pounds every year through lack of effective legislative protection?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Jurors (12 Jul 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is there not a case for looking very carefully at the possibility of reverting to the special jury for long-term frauds and other complicated matters of that sort? Would not that be infinitely preferable to the alternative suggestion of having expert assessors?

European Union (17 Jun 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I should like to add my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith). They are perhaps somewhat stronger than those of my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East (Mr. Taylor) as I regard my hon. Friend the Member for Beaconsfield as a powerful addition to the pro-European force in this House. Like my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East, I have been rather...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Prosecutions Against the Police (14 Jun 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my right hon. and learned Friend look again at the application of the double jeopardy rule in such cases, because it is not understood by the general public, even although it may be based, at least theoretically, on a good legal principle?

Orders of the Day — Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Bill [Lords] (24 Mar 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: The problem of selecting the forum for disputes that go across national boundaries is extremely difficult. In the rather muddled and pragmatic way in which we have gone on hitherto we have done rather well out of it, particularly in commercial matters. It is a considerable invisible export, bringing in a great deal of foreign currency. If there is a criticism to be made of the Bill, it is...

Orders of the Day — Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Bill [Lords] (24 Mar 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It is a question of the enforcement of a judgment that has in fact been obtained by breach of a contractual agreement. As my hon. and learned Friend knows, it is still possible, by agreement in a contract, to confer jurisdiction upon a certain State. Parties to a contract can say that they wish their contract to be governed by English law and to be enforced in the courts of England, even...

Orders of the Day — Multi-Fibre Arrangement (26 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my hon. and learned Friend accept from me, if not from others, congratulations on his strenuous and successful efforts to produce for the future better security for the textile workers than has been achieved in the recent past? Will he accept that we are particularly pleased that he has made the conclusion of successful bilateral agreements a condition for the further negotiations on the...

Orders of the Day — Business of the House (22 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I shall be brief. My hon. Friend the Member for Nantwich (Sir N. Bonsor) has made a very impressive speech, and it would be folly on my part to repeat it. Having given the House the benefit of my thinking on a previous occasion, I make only three short points. My hon. Friend is right to say that if the immunity—which is a large but not total immunity—is given, no doubt for the best of...

Orders of the Day — Business of the House (22 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It is an exact parallel. No one says that because a vexatious litigant produces a prima facie case on first appearance he must win or he has a stronger case than the ordinary litigant. If we carried to its logical conclusion the theory that we must protect ourselves against the uninstructed foreigner we would never allow an action against any of our institutions. If the proposers do not want...

Orders of the Day — New clause 2 (22 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It was not the feudal barons, it was the medieval Church.

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Lloyd's Bill (By Order) (3 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It is not only a writ for judicial review; he can start an action for damages because there is an exception to clause 14(3) where the normal immunity is removed from an action for damages and where the act or omission complained of was done or omitted to be done in bad faith. That applies to an action for damages as much as to a review.

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Lloyd's Bill (By Order) (3 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I congratulate the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on the care with which he conducted the Committee. I was not there, but I have heard about his conduct not only from members of the Committee but from in and around the Temple and elsewhere. People are full of admiration for the way in which he acted as Chairman in a difficult matter. I shall confine my remarks to clause 14, which...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Lloyd's Bill (By Order) (3 Feb 1982)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Our manufacturing industries still have a remarkable reputation for quality. There are not as many as there used to be, but there are still many. It is upon their reputation for quality that they depend for their markets. Nobody suggests that if an attack on the quality of its goods were made, perhaps destroying an overnight reputation for quality, that would mean that it could have the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Unemployment Statistics (15 Dec 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Why not?


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