Results 21–40 of 610 for speaker:Mr Fred Silvester

Orders of the Day — Human Rights Bill (6 Feb 1987)

Mr Fred Silvester: Could my hon. and learned Friend comment on the Tyrer case, which abolished judicial corporal punishment in the Isle of Man? My hon. and learned Friend will recall that at no stage has the Manx Parliament altered the law, and that since the passing of that judgment, the courts in the Isle of Man have, on more than one occasion, continued to pass the sentence of judicial corporal punishment....

Orders of the Day — Human Rights Bill (6 Feb 1987)

Mr Fred Silvester: I am being as brief as I can. [Interrupton] This is an important point. The domestic law that was set up in the Isle of Man has been overridden by the convention, despite the fact that the Manx Parliament has taken a different view of the matter.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: County Palatine (19 Jan 1987)

Mr Fred Silvester: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is yet in a position to give the date of his proposed visit to the county palatine early in the new year, mentioned in his answer of 17 November, Official Report, column 302; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: County Palatine (19 Jan 1987)

Mr Fred Silvester: By the time my right hon. Friend gets to the Duchy, will he make an estimate of the number of people whose jobs will be affected if we were to follow non-nuclear defence and energy policies?

Prayers: Christie Hospital, Manchester (19 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: Does my hon. Friend understand that the regional plan wants the Christie to treat fewer people? It is getting more patients because doctors will not send them somewhere else, but it is not getting the funding for them.

Prayers: Christie Hospital, Manchester (19 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: The outstanding feature of Adjournment debates is that the answers are always written before the questions are heard, but perhaps today will be an exception. Debates on specific hospitals and problems in the Health Service are usually answered the easy way and we all have on our files interesting letters from the predecessors of my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,...

Prayers: Christie Hospital, Manchester (19 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I am pleased to hear that. My information was that they would arrive in April 1988. We have sent people to examine the nursing problems in the hospital and the strain is intolerable. Everything that we can do to speed the provision of additional nurses is essential. Finally, because I wish to give my hon. Friend time to give a sympathetic reply, I refer to my right hon. Friend the Member...

Local Government (5 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I should like to tell a straight story about Manchester. I do not need to embellish it. I shall simply tell it as it happened and the facts will speak for themselves. I take the House back to May 1984, when the Liberal party joined the Conservative party and about 27 Labour councillors to save the subject then on the agenda—whether the city should retain its lord mayor. After that vote was...

Local Government (5 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I shall give way in a moment, when the hon. Gentleman can answer the question that I am asking. The producers of the publications are very skilful; they are not idiots. They will stay well within the law and know how far they can go. If one was a nit-picking lawyer, it would be difficult to make a case against them. One could say that the publications are expressing the argument put by the...

Local Government (5 Dec 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I do not think that my hon. Friends have suggested that the police should never be criticised. I think that most of us have done it at some time or another, and indeed we will have done it in the context of people we know quite well who we think may not have been treated well by the police. However, that is not what we are talking about. The council is an institution. We are talking about...

Orders of the Day — Education and Family Poverty (13 Nov 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I apologise to those hon. Members whose speeches I did not hear. I had to deal with a constituency matter, and I have not heard all the debate, as I should normally wish to do. I shall not follow the hon. Member for Ceredigion and Pembroke, North (Mr. Howells), although it was interesting that he took up the less well-covered subject of the two that have been allocated for debate. Although...

Orders of the Day — Education and Family Poverty (13 Nov 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: That statement underlines the fact that, in snobbery, the hon. Lady joins her hon. Friend.

Orders of the Day — Education and Family Poverty (13 Nov 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I will in a minute.

Orders of the Day — Education and Family Poverty (13 Nov 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: If the hon. Lady had taken the trouble to let me finish my sentence, she would not have led herself down a blind alley. The hon. Gentleman and the hon. Lady are making the false assumption that the tastes—now she does not wish to listen—that operate among poor people are not the tastes that they wish. The assumption that it is their fault that they do not enjoy the same activities as the...

British Railways (Stansted) Bill (28 Oct 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I do not intend to oppose the carry-over motion, for two reasons. First, the agreement is now in being. I understand that, although the agreement is not yet before the investment committee of British Rail, it is likely to come before it in the next few weeks. Therefore, we should be able to take further action against the British Railways (Stansted) Bill in time, if that matter is not pursued...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords]: Freedom of Speech in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (21 Oct 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on introducing the clause. We should remember that the vice-chancellors have had a long time to put matters right. My right hon. Friend the previous Secretary of State raised the subject first and that led to the original guidelines. My private Member's Bill earlier this year, which was supported by Conservative students and those of...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords]: Abolition of Corporal Punishment (22 Jul 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I did not wish to intervene but there is one argument to which I feel I must draw attention. The hon. Member for Ryedale (Mrs. Shields) said that the school in which she had taught had corporal punishment, but that its use had diminished, and that she foresaw a time when it would be phased out. I do not disagree with that general approach, but it seems that the people involved in education...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords]: Abolition of Corporal Punishment (22 Jul 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: My hon. Friend has made his reputation in the House by thinking up extreme examples in order to ridicule Bills. Indeed, he is fairly good at it. But I do not for a moment believe that any court would regard that as responsible behaviour by a citizen who had been given the opportunity to choose his school. I think that my hon. Friend understands that point. My hon. Friends may believe and...

Orders of the Day — Education Bill [Lords]: Abolition of Corporal Punishment (22 Jul 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I was talking about the parents, governors and teachers who are responsible for a particular school.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Savings-Related Share Option Schemes (17 Jul 1986)

Mr Fred Silvester: I beg to move amendment No. 204, in page 22, line 39, at end insert— `(aa) if, before the date on which the alteration takes effect, a person who held such rights on 18th March 1986 ceases, in either of the circumstances set out in the said paragraph 10(1)(e), to hold an office or employment by virtue of which he was eligible to participate in the scheme, then, so far as concerns the...


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