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Results 1–20 of 2959 for speaker:Mr Niall MacDermot

Road Traffic (Disqualification) Bill: Driving while Disqualified to Involve Discretionary Disqualification Only (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I am glad to respond to the invitation of the right hon. and learned Member for Epsom (Sir P. Rawlinson). It gives me an opportunity to say a word or two on the Bill which, I hope out of a sense of modesty, I had not otherwise intended to do, partly also in case anyone interested in later Bills on the Order Paper should mistake my motives. The purpose of the Bill, and the substantive part of...

Trees Bill: Modification of Restriction on Power to Make Tree Preservation Orders (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I wonder whether I might return the compliment by asking whoever is to speak on behalf of the Bill to explain a point in relation to Clause 1. As I understood from the explanation of the Bill which was given on the Motion for leave to introduce the Bill, the purpose of the Bill is to fill a gap. The gap is that where there is in force a forestry dedication covenant and the covenantor dies,...

Freedom of Publication (Protection) Bill (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I agree with my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General that this Bill is too riddled with defects for it to be right for the House to give it a Second Reading. I wish to speak shortly, in view of my right hon. and learned Friend's remarks on Clause 8. I agree with everything which the right hon. and learned Member for Epsom (Sir P. Rawlinson) said about this Clause, both as to...

Amendment of Statutory Instruments Bill (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: As we do not have the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, before us, would the hon. Gentleman tell us whether paragraph (a) deals with positive or negative statutory instruments?

Amendment of Statutory Instruments Bill (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I congratulate the hon. Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop) on two things. The first is his assiduity in attendance which has enabled him to speak to his Bill. I was one who came to this House at what I thought a sufficiently early hour one morning to be able to move a Motion for a Ten-Minute Rule Bill. I found myself defeated by the hon. Member, who had arrived at a much earlier hour...

Amendment of Statutory Instruments Bill (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I do not think it is for the Deputy Leader of the House to be here. This is a Private Members' Day. We all recognise that it is a matter of surprise that this Bill has been reached at all. I have congratulated the hon. Member for Tiverton on being here to seize his opportunity, but I do not think there is any reason for criticising the Deputy Leader of the House. It is not that I am trying to...

Amendment of Statutory Instruments Bill (10 Apr 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Yes, I believe that to be the intention of the present legislation, and I would have thought it was right. The hon. Gentleman was complaining that weekends do not count. In my experience, if one is interested in a piece of delegated legislation, weekends are the most useful period in which to get down to it and give thought to it. The hon. Member has drawn attention to one anomalous case...

Northern Ireland (Incidents, Derry) (24 Mar 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Further to that point of order. Has not the hon. and gallant Member made matters worse? He now is making it perfectly clear that he is deliberately accusing the hon. Lady the Member for Mid-Ulster (Miss Devlin) of using the procedures of this House in order to incite violence in Northern Ireland. One can hardly think of a more serious personal accusation that could be made, particularly...

New Clause 9: Planning (20 Mar 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I welcome the new Clause and one can hardly conceive of a matter more important to disabled persons than this, as hon. Members are aware from the representations made to them by their constituents. What is the effective sanction in new Clause 17? Is it to be just a homily on the Statute Book or will there be some way to enforce it? The advantage of the new Clause standing in the name of my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works: CS Gas (10 Mar 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: In view of the widespread disagreement about the Government's view of their obligation, and as a matter of international law, will my right hon. Friend consider referring the matter for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice and agree to abide by the decision of the court?

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Before the hon. Gentleman passes from the definition of "worsenment", will he explain what the difference is between the conception of worsenment in Clause 9 and that of "injurious affection" in Clause 3? Secondly, am I to understand the hon. Gentleman's reply to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Dulwich (Mr. S. C. Silkin) to mean that an example of worsenment could be where a...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Could the hon. Gentleman say how much his proposals would cost?

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Do I understand that the right hon. and learned Gentleman equates worsenment and injurious affection, regarding them as the same thing, though one is a lawyer's term and the other is not?

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I will seek to be brief and deal with the wood rather than with the trees of this Bill. The hon. Member for North Fylde (Mr. Clegg) is one of the best liked Members of this House, and we know how reasonably and pleasantly he always speaks to any proposals that he is putting forward. But that does not alter the fact that, behind the charm of presentation there lie some iniquitous proposals. It...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: I think that they will be very small. I will concede to the hon. Member for North Fylde that, as a sugar coating to the Bill, there are some Clauses which raise matters which in my view merit attention. It is well known that compensation is the subject of a review within the Government. I announced this about two years ago. It is an extremely complex matter and will take a long time. I hope,...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: That is why I interrupted both the hon. Gentleman and the right hon. and learned Member for Hertfordshire, East (Sir D. Walker-Smith) to ask what they meant by the term "worsenment" and how it compared w4h "injurious affection". I understood the hon. Gentleman to say quite clearly that worsenment is something different from injurious affection, and clearly he is right on the drafting of the...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: There is a reduction in the value of land which has hope value if the hope is frustrated by refusal of planning permission. Hon. Gentlemen opposite argue their case for this wide extension of compensation with heart-rending pleas about hardship caused to small business men and small property owners. In one debate on the Finance Bill, when I was Financial Secretary, I irritated hon. Gentlemen...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: There may be a contract in a particular case, but one can think of many instances when it is anticipated that the Government will take certain action and when that affects the value of the shares, but when in fact the Government decide the other way, or there is a change of Government and an alteration of policy, and the effect is to reduce the value of those shares, when there is no question...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: Of course I am not. What I am saying is that there are cases where, by reason of hardship, in certain circumstances it is thought right that the community should pay compensation. Equally, where the State acquires compulsorily someone's rights or someone's property, the State must pay the fair and proper market value. If one is arguing, as it is argued in Clauses 4 to 7, that there should be...

Orders of the Day — Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill (27 Feb 1970)

Mr Niall MacDermot: All because of the parking restriction?


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