Results 41–60 of 1714 for speaker:Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Employee Involvement (15 Dec 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that the fifth directive, nevertheless, has been much improved by the work of Mr. Amédée Turner, the Member of the European Parliament who is on the Legal Committee? Does he agree that the fifth directive as it now is should be taken seriously by the Government, as it is now a far better answer to the problem than the Bullock report?

Business of the House (10 Dec 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my right hon. Friend consider as a matter of urgency the state of the law of copyright? Does he appreciate that it is now eight years or more since the Whitford committee reported? Is he aware that, since then, there have been various technological developments, particularly in the software programming of computers, which means that this country is losing millions of pounds every year...

Orders of the Day — Employment Protection (7 Dec 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am very interested in this regulation and this statutory instrument that my hon. and learned Friend says does not matter very much. Since we have no binding agreement, the fact that the obligations are to be forcibly transferred again does not matter, because there are no obligations. Nevertheless there seems to be an obligation in regulation 10(2) which says: Long before a relevant...

Orders of the Day — Employment Protection (7 Dec 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Both are pretty awful.

Criminal Procedure (Philips Report) (20 Nov 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Trial by confession—that is to say, trial by self-incrimination—is an abject jurisprudence. It is my contention that too many trials today depend purely on self-incrimination. There are some interesting statistics in the report. They are private and not official statistics. Some of them have been criticised already. I draw attention to two statistics which I regard as very disturbing. On...

Criminal Procedure (Philips Report) (20 Nov 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Yes, I suppose so. It is a practical matter. The police seem to be carrying quite a lot of apparatus around with them already. I am not sure whether they can bear one more addition to the Christmas tree. At any rate, I am grateful for my hon. and learned Friend's intervention. It is a serious point. Even if it cannot be met, it does not seem to be so overwhelming that it should exclude the...

Criminal Procedure (Philips Report) (20 Nov 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: There is already editing of the record of interviews between counsel and with the leave of the judge. I see no difference in principle between the editing that is done of written statements and the editing of statements and questions and answers that are recorded by machanical means. There should be, and there is, editing. I shall give an example. Frequently there is inadmissible evidence in...

Criminal Procedure (Philips Report) (20 Nov 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Has my right hon. Friend any information to give about the results of the Scottish experiments in the tape recording of police interviews which have been taking place now for over two years at Falkirk and in another area? The experiments in Scotland seem to be much further advanced than those in England.

Gas and Oil Industries (Disposal of Assets) (19 Oct 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that there is to be no interference with or reduction in the rights of landowners at Wytch farm and that their present and future interests are fully secured?

Orders of the Day — Immigration Appeals (23 Jul 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: It is nice to be able to welcome a document from the Home Office. I refer to the review of appeals under the Immigration Act 1961 discussion document which, although coloured blue, is a Green Paper. It was published about Easter. It is a good and liberal document in that it seeks to help those wishing to appeal against immigration decisions by the Home Office. In my experience and that of my...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Overseas Investment (2 Jul 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is not the capital inflow a direct result of raising exchange controls, because it gives the foreign investor confidence that if he puts his money into the country he can get it out if a Labour Government come to office?

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Decisions Involving Exercise of Discretion (4 Jun 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I am not sure how far the amendment goes. If there are two reasons for refusal, one of which is incompetence in the English or Welsh language, will the amendment require that the language difficulty be stated and that something be added to show that there is another reason, or will the language difficulty be the only reason stated? In the latter instance, the amendment should apply only to...

New Clause 2: Right to Registration as Citizen of the British Dependent Territories by Virtue of Father's Citizenship etc. (2 Jun 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I accept that the machinery provided here is necessary as a complement to the new clause that we have just passed, but it raises once again the question of the nature of citizenship of British dependent territories; that is to say, whether it is a single citizenship or whether it is 20 or so different citizenships, as described in schedule 6. When the United Kingdom Secretary of State...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Jun 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: When my right hon. Friend, meets his Highness the Sultan of Brunei later today, will she give him an assurance about the future of the battalion of Gurkhas after final independence in 1983?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Multi-fibre Arrangement (1 Jun 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: In connection with the GATT negotiations, which according to my right hon. Friend are to precede the European Community negotiations, may we have an assurance about the American attitude, and in particular about the recent steps that the United States Government have taken to decrease their attack on the British market? Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that enough has been done?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Reduction of Lifetime Rates (12 May 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is the hon. Gentleman taking into account the large concession which the right hon. Member for Leeds, East (Mr. Healey) gave on capital transfer to a spouse? This must have deprived the Inland Revenue of an enormous amount of money. I do not grumble about that; I think it is quite right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Textile and Clothing Industry (Grant) (6 Apr 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Is this not another example of statistics being rather behind events? Is it not true that the Financial Times survey, 'which we are all quoting, suggests that there is a chance—indeed, a substantial chance—that the domestic industry is picking up, has more orders and has already turned the corner?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: County Courts (9 Mar 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: I accept the need to extend jurisdiction, but will my right hon. and learned Friend look at the difference between the methods of recovering judgments in the county court and in the High Court? Is he aware that one of the objections to the extension—a mistaken objection, in my view—is that it is so much harder to recover a judgment in the county court than it is through the mechanism of...

Steel Industry (24 Feb 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Against the possibility that this optimistic plan may fail, will my right hon. Friend include in his new Bill powers to wind up the corporation, if necessary?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Textiles and Clothing (16 Feb 1981)

Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke: Has my right hon. Friend any up-to-date information about the response of the United States to the EEC representations about feedstock and fuel prices, since the Minister of State, Department of Industry, said that he expected it to be sent to Washington early in February?

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