Results 41–60 of 2062 for speaker:Mr Emlyn Hooson

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

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I am worried about the trend of this argument. The right hon. Gentleman is arguing that this depends on experience. Surely that must be wrong, because a person who conducts or organises a procession must know whether he is committing an offence. If he or she does not know, and it is left to the whim or judgment of a chief constable or a local authority, the law cannot be right because the law...

Funeral Facilities (Picketing) (31 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Does the Secretary of State agree that if there is clear evidence by tomorrow morning that those involved have not taken the advice of the union leaders and that this bizarre situation is to continue, it will be his duty to make a statement telling the House what the Government intend to do about it? The situation will be entirely unacceptable to the people if they are no longer able to bury...

Orders of the Day — Public Lending Right Bill: The Register (30 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I am amazed that the Minister of State has not looked at this matter before now. The three reasons advanced in a letter to the hon. Member for Faversham (Mr. Moate) seem inadequate to justify the penalty provisions. As I understand the letter, the first reason is that anyone who obtained money by fraud would obviously be liable to face a fraud charge. The Minister's reason is that it would...

Essential Supplies and Services (29 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I agree with the right hon. Gentleman that it is the function of the police to maintain the criminal law, but is he aware of any summonses issued in any constabulary arising from secondary picketing? Does there not appear to be a tacit agreement between chief constables not to intervene? Is there not abundant evidence available of money being obtained by certain pickets, even though it is...

Bomb Incidents (18 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Is the Home Secretary aware that Liberal Members appreciate the additional burden that is placed upon him and the police at this juncture when we have a number of industrial disputes taking place at the same time? We echo entirely his sentiments about the importance of public and police vigilance, but three bombs were planted without anyone being aware of them. Is it not necessary to use the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO and Warsaw Pact Forces (16 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: In view of the recent disclosure in the United States that a quarter of the Soviet ground military strength is now stationed along the Chinese border or the eastern border, and as it is known that many American forces are not assigned to NATO, how are these relative factors taken into account in assessing the comparable strength of NATO as opposed to the strength of the Warsaw Pact countries?

Guadeloupe Summit Meeting (16 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Did the other leaders express objections, or in any way indicate any reservations, about our decision to sell the Harrier jump-jet to China on the terms indicated by the Prime Minister? Secondly, were the leaders concerned about the deteriorating economic position in Turkey and the uncertainty that is raised in the NATO Alliance with regard to Turkey's present position? Were any plans made,...

Industrial Situation (16 Jan 1979)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Is it not important to remember, in the context of the Prime Minister's speech today, that the Government control the income of the BBC and, indeed, the BBC itself, yet still sanctioned a pay settlement of 16 per cent.?

Counter-Inflation Policy (13 Dec 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The right hon. and learned Gentleman has said that the position is getting worse. There are grounds for agreeing with him about that. But he said that he was in favour of "realistic and responsible" free collective bargaining. What is the difference between that and free collective bargaining? What would he advise the Government to do if they were of the opinion that the bargaining was not...

Counter-Inflation Policy (13 Dec 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: What if we do not have it?

Bill Presented: Civil Liability and Personal Injury Compensation (17 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: When the right hon. and learned Member for Huntingdonshire (Sir D. Renton) was nostalgically referring to his duties on the Standing Committee on the Bills in 1946 and to poverty then being a great concern, I could not help reflecting that we are an evolutionary society and that things happen in that way. Many of the matters to which great importance was attached in 1946 now appear relatively...

Bill Presented: Civil Liability and Personal Injury Compensation (17 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: indicated dissent.

Bill Presented: Civil Liability and Personal Injury Compensation (17 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He has obviously misunderstood me. With the law as it is at the present time, of course those children should have that compensation. What I say is that their need is no greater than that of a child who has been born with a disability as a result of some other condition.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Clwyd Area Health Authority (Personal Case) (6 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Was the Ombudsman's criticism of the area health authority or of the clinical judgment of a relatively junior doctor? If it was the latter, were there any other examples of wrong judgment of this kind? Has the right hon. and learned Gentleman considered the position of the doctor concerned—whether he has ever had the chance to vindicate his clinical judgment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Unemployment (6 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Does not the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree that the more the Government's income policy is eroded, and the more they have to rely upon controlling the money supply, the bleaker become the prospects for employment in Wales?

Prayers: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Although he is not in his place at present, I wish to add my congratulations to the right hon. Member for Anglesey (Mr. Hughes), who is an old friend of mine both in and out of the House, for the way in which he moved the Loyal Address. It bore the combination of that humour and charm which is characteristic of the man, allied to his great parliamentary experience. I wish now to deal with...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: Not at all. We shall deal with all these matters as they come up. There is no agreement between the Liberal Party and the Government. I said that I applaud the attitude taken by the Prime Minister in the second part of his speech. It remains to be seen whether that attitude is matched by the determination of the Cabinet and his own party to support him or whether he will be pushed off course...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: That shows how wrong the hon. Gentleman can be. If he had been here longer, he would know that I was always in favour of joining the Common Market on the ground floor, but that I believed that when the right hon. Member for Sidcup took us in it was at a time which was extremely disadvantageous to this country. I said at that time that the Common Market had reached the end of a cycle of...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: I know that the hon. Gentleman has taken a great interest in these matters. It is true that over £5 million has been allocated. It is also true that not one-tenth of it has been spent on the purpose for which it was allocated. That means that, instead of having secure accommodation to which psychiatric offenders may be sent, the courts have no option other than to let these people free to go...

Prayers: Debate on the Address (1 Nov 1978)

Mr Emlyn Hooson: The Government appoint those bodies. I think that the hon. Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) will agree that the £5 million was only a first instalment. In itself it is completely inadequate to deal with the problem. Almost all of it has been spent for other purposes. That is a scandal. Last year 2,500 people were sent to prison for offences of drunkenness. These are normally social...


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