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Oral Answers to Questions — Iran (20 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Will the Foreign Secretary indicate what proportion of defence contracts which have been cancelled were prepaid and what proportion of those will be annulled? It is our greatest hope that British commercial and trade relations will be resumed when normality is restored. These things tend to revive. What steps is Her Majesty's ambassador taking to contact the new Government on these matters?

Orders of the Day — Employment Opportunities (Small Businesses) Bill (16 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: How does the hon. Member account for the fact that there is such a large proportion of small businesses in places such as West Germany?

Orders of the Day — Employment Opportunities (Small Businesses) Bill (16 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: On behalf of the Liberal Party, I want to express support for the Bill whose Second Reading was moved by the hon. Member for Surrey, North-West (Mr. Grylls) and to congratulate him on his luck in the ballot and selection of subject. He has been unlucky, in that the weather has kept away many hon. Members. The fact that there are only about 20 in the Chamber does not mean that there is no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iran (Defence Co-operation) (13 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: As the British Army of the Rhine is equipped with outdated tanks and the Shir Iran tank is the most modern design, has not the Secretary of State considered taking over the contract so that the tanks can be used for the defence of this country and the West? In that event, he might have the support of his hon. Friends below the Gangway.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Control Negotiations (13 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what policy he has regarding the inclusion of theatre nuclear weapons and especially British strategic forces in future arms control negotiations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Control Negotiations (13 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: What is the Government's policy on this? Are the Polaris fleet and RAF Strike Command to come within the arms control negotiations at the next stage? Alternatively, are we first to take a decision on the cruise missile before a decision is taken on Government policy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Unemployment (12 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Does the Secretary of State agree that the pattern of unemployment tends to show some differences from the past, in that the success of the Development Board for Rural Wales indicates that there is a tendenecy for more and more employers to want to go to rural areas? There is, therefore, a change in the pattern. Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman intend to provide more funds for the...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The hon. Member for Birmingham, Hall Green (Mr. Eyre) devoted almost the whole of his Second Reading speech to dealing with the principles involved in and the reasons behind clause 39. Therefore, it might be convenient if I put forward the viewpoint of myself and those who have signed the Instruction on this matter. The hon. Gentleman has agreed that we should consider this clause as though...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I shall give way to the hon. Lady later. This matter has been looked at in great depth by a most distinguished judge and there have been representations by a police authority which has great experience of it. After mature consideration by those responsible, including consideration of the position in Northern Ireland, it was decided that virtually very few changes were needed in the Public...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: With respect, I ask the hon. Lady to reflect on what she said. The hon. Member for Hall Green did not suggest one reason which was peculiar to Birmingham as opposed to London, Manchester or Leeds. He mentioned certain processions which had taken place in Birmingham, but similar processions have also taken place in London. There are football matches in London, Liverpool, and so on.

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I shall not give way. I am answering the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Mrs. Knight). Byelaws deal with peculiarly local situations. This is not a peculiarly local situation.

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: No, I shall not give way. The reasons advanced by the hon. Member for Hall Green for the clause were directed to the national situation. He did not put forward one argument which was not put before Lord Justice Scarman when he was considering the Red Lion Square demonstration.

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I shall give way to the hon. Gentleman later. The aim of the clause is clearly to try to prevent the occurrence of violence. That can be the only reason for it. It is in order to maintain law and order, and the maintenance of law and order is a national, not a local, matter. Therefore, it is entirely wrong to do it piecemeal in this way. If we need a change in the law, it should be done...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: If the hon. Gentleman would inquire about his local area, he would find that paragraph 5 of the statement on behalf of the promoters is misleading. They say that this is, as it were, an accepted state of affairs. But in none of the areas was the seven days' notice required. That is the first point on which paragraph 5 of the statement is entirely wrong. The Birmingham corporation, the...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The promoters of this Bill have already reduced the period, as a result of the Instruction, from seven to three days. If the Opposition had their way, the period would have been fixed at seven days. The hon. Gentleman now tells us that the local precedents were for periods of notice varying from 24 hours to 48 hours. What justification is there, from the local point of view, for making the...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The hon. Gentleman will find that the police manning in the West Midlands is up to national average. It is no lower. If I had been in the House when the provisions—which were peculiar to the West Midlands—were made in the local Bills requiring notice, I should have objected to them then. Presumably these Acts were passed a long time ago. Everybody sympathises with the police in their...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The demonstrators against the meeting or demonstration will not be given notice of the intention. That will create problems of law and order on the street. All these marches create problems for the police. In Northern Ireland for many years bodies have had to give notice of marches and agree on routes. Over the years there has been more trouble on the marches when the route has been known, as...

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: With the greatest respect to the hon. Gentleman, is he seeking to distinguish between one funeral procession and another? That would lay an impossible task upon the authorities. The hon. Gentleman should reflect on these matters. The right course for the promoters of the Bill, I suggest, is for them to withdraw the clause. If the promoters, together with the hon. Gentleman and his hon....

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I am interested in what the right hon. Gentleman says about the experience in the West Midlands. It may be that the provisions in seven of the Acts have been honoured more in breach than in observance by the local authority. Judges always say that Parliament should look to the words used in the Act rather than the intention, because the two are often completely at variance. I believe that...


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