Results 61–80 of 821 for speaker:Mr Phil Gallie

Points of Order (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: Further to the point of order, on the matter raised by the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner)—

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Appeal by Lord Advocate Against Sentence in Solemn Proceedings etc (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I warmly welcome new clause 4 and thank the Minister for his kind words in opening. New clause 4 is based on the public perception that the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mrs. Fyfe) described. Sometimes the courts display inconsistency, lack of logic and a failure to match the seriousness of the crime with the sentence. That is what new clause 4 addresses. In Committee, I referred to...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Appeal by Lord Advocate Against Sentence in Solemn Proceedings etc (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I am happy to do so: the governor of Shotts prison. In the Scottish Grand Committee yesterday, the hon. Member for Fife, Central referred to an epidemic of crime in Scotland, and called for increased police resources. My argument is that a senseless circle is operating. If the courts do not back up the police when they get convictions, there is something wrong with the system. New clause 4...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Appeal by Lord Advocate Against Sentence in Solemn Proceedings etc (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I draw the hon. and learned Gentleman's attention to the fact that many Scottish Members who attempted to ask questions, and did so, are also absent now. There are now three hon. Members on the Labour Benches, one on the Liberal Bench and none on that of the Scottish National party.

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Appeal by Lord Advocate Against Sentence in Solemn Proceedings etc (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I tabled a new clause which was worded differently from that tabled by the hon. Member for Dumbarton (Mr. McFall). The changes to it were made for specific reasons, but it was a Conservative clause that was accepted.

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Appeal by Lord Advocate Against Sentence in Solemn Proceedings etc (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I identify with virtually everything that the hon. Gentleman has said, but I put it to him that the difference between my new clause and the new clause tabled by the Opposition was that I proposed to take out the words on a point of law". Had those words been left in, the hon. Gentleman's point would not have been met.

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Place of Confinement of Prisoners (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: I want to rectify a great wrong. In Committee, I was the only hon. Member to speak out against the inclusion of the amendment in the Bill. At that time, the Minister appeared sympathetic to it and I was critical of him for being so. I was critical because I felt that it was unnecessary to add a factor that was already considered by the authorities when a person was convicted. It is part of...

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Place of Confinement of Prisoners (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: The hon. Gentleman has made the point that I was trying to make. The system already allows people such as him to write or make representations to the Minister on behalf of a prisoner. The system tends to treat applicants sympathetically and, where possible, meet their demands. I am sugesting that that is already happening and should not be a mandatory requirement.

Orders of the Day — Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Bill [Lords]: Place of Confinement of Prisoners (16 Dec 1992)

Mr Phil Gallie: It might affect the hon. Gentleman's majority.

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: Rail Privatisation (12 Jan 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Mining Equipment (20 Jan 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: Is my hon. Friend aware of a company called Wallacetown Engineering in my constituency which specialises in electrical mining equipment? It currently has representatives in China seeking new business in view of the difficulties in the coal industry. There are encouraging messages, but may I have an assurance that the Department of Trade and Industry will do all in its power to encourage and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: BCCI (3 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: Does my hon. Friend agree that the drop in interest rates over the past year will be of considerable help to councils such as Western Isles? Does he agree that the interest rate reduction has injected many millions of pounds into the coffers of local authorities throughout Scotland? [Interruption.] Should not those authorities be able to use the money to improve services, and to reduce...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Legal Aid (3 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that the finance required for the rise in civil legal aid assistance in no way compares with the rise in criminal legal aid assistance? Does he also acknowledge that the performance of the courts in recycling people due to inefficient and ineffective sentencing policies means that the same people are soaking up legal aid funds time and time again?

Clause 2: Appointment and Functions of Interim Trustee (15 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: It is good to hear that the hon. Member for Motherwell, North (Dr. Reid) is a bit better on his English than he was on his arithmetic in another place the other day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: United Nations (16 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: What about Rosyth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: United Nations (16 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: What about Rosyth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Exports (17 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: Is the Minister aware that a Scottish company won a contract in March 1992 for the supply of boiler tube to Taiwan, an export licence was rejected in April, an appeal was launched, and nine months later that appeal has not been answered? Is he aware that the Spanish have supplied the boiler tube in the mean time? Will he note that a larger contract and more jobs for Scotland are at stake?...

Revenue Support Grant (Scotland) (17 Feb 1993)

Mr Phil Gallie: If there were a Scottish assembly, would not that place a massive charge on the people of Scotland—and take cash away from the useful services that could and do need to be provided for the people of Scotland?


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