Results 1–20 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Orders of the Day — Budget Statement (12 Nov 1964)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I thank you, Sir Herbert, for making it possible for me to make my maiden speech to this Committee, and I ask hon. Members to show their customary indulgence on this occasion. I am extremely proud to be the new Member for Halifax. but I am also conscious of the many predecessors I follow in this capacity. The most illustrious of these was John Henry Whiteley, Speaker of this House from 1921...

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals: Cervical Cancer (23 Nov 1964)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will my right hon. Friend give consideration to the employment on a part-time basis of married women doctors for work in this connection, since large numbers of them are seeking part-time employment but find it difficult to get?

Orders of the Day — Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill (21 Dec 1964)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I have listened attentively since the debate began. The strongest argument in favour of the Bill may be the hon. and gallant Member for Portsmouth, West (Brigadier Clarke). We have heard a profusion of members of the legal profession, which is fitting for this subject. I should like to speak as representing two minority groups in the House. First, I am a woman Member. Women are in the...

Orders of the Day — Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill (21 Dec 1964)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: No. I believe that public opinion will welcome the result of the Division tonight. The public have been educated over the years and feel that hanging is as outmoded as cutting off the hand for theft. I am sure that there are many hon. Members who, in the past, may have voted for hanging, but who have now educated themselves and tonight will vote against hanging. I believe that a comparison of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Prescription Charges (1 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that this morning I spent over two hours writing prescriptions in a surgery, that there was certainly no increase at all in their number and that there were no frivolous claims? Does not this Question anticipate a situation which will not arise?

Industry (Use of Chemical Substances) (15 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: In view of these serious events, will not my right hon. Friend agree that the overdue establishment of a nation-wide occupational health service is now an urgent necessity so that we can prevent similar incidents happening again in new industries which are growing up?

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1964–65: National Health Service (Manning) (17 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I feel that I should state first of all that I am a medical practitioner and have been for four years and that before that I worked for a year in a hospital. But I am also speaking in this debate because as long ago as I can remember I have supported the National Health Service as a service to give the sick free treatment and impose no financial burden on people when they were ill. The...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1964–65: National Health Service (Manning) (17 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I was not in the House at the time but I am sure that there must be some of my hon. Friends who were here who remember that the Conservative Party opposed in the Division Lobby the very setting up of the National Health Service.

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1964–65: National Health Service (Manning) (17 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I bring up past history because it pays hon. Members opposite to make health a very gentlemanly subject about which one does not have a great deal of argument. This has been their attitude to the Service over the last 13 years. We are today discussing a crisis in the manning of the Service which I believe has been brought about by 13 years of Conservative government. We are inheriting a...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1964–65: National Health Service (Manning) (17 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: My hon. and right hon. Friends feel that with the right Government, right leadership and the right attitude towards it the Service can be made to work. In the few months in which we have been in power, and despite inheriting a severe economic crisis, we have brought in three major measures to try to resuscitate this Service which has been so neglected. We have kept our pledge and have found...

Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1964–65: National Health Service (Manning) (17 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: If when they were in power the Opposition felt that there were built-in difficulties, why did they not denationalise the Health Service? They opposed it in the beginning, but they took it on and it was their job to make it work. This disgruntlement which we all agree exists among general practitioners did not start in the last few months. It has been there for years. There were grumblings...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Equal Pay (22 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: asked the Minister of Labour what stage he has reached in his examination of the social and economic issues of implementing the right to equal pay for equal work; and when this examination will be completed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Equal Pay (22 Feb 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Would my right hon. Friend tell the House that it is his definite intention to introduce legislation to keep an election pledge given to the nation by the Labour Party that it would implement the right to equal pay for equal work?

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Road Accidents (Christmas and New Year) (3 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: asked the Minister of Transport whether he has yet concluded his study of the causes of road deaths last Christmas; to what extent these accidents were caused by the drinking of alcohol; and whether he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads: Road Accidents (Christmas and New Year) (3 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: In view of the fact that the Private Member's Bill which he mentioned is concerned with a breathalyzer—[HON. MEMBERS: "It is not."]—would my right hon. Friend consider introducing legislation to make it an offence for a person in charge of a vehicle to have a blood alcohol concentration above a certain figure, for instance 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres? Would he also consider...

Pharmaceutical Industry (Committee of Inquiry) (8 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the appointment of the committee will be welcomed by every doctor who is trying to economise in prescribing drugs and to overcome the advertisements and sales pressure from private drug firms? Will my right hon. Friend also bear in mind that today I was invited to a wine tasting evening by a private drug firm in order to try to persuade me to prescribe its drugs?

Orders of the Day — Immigration (23 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It gives me great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Mr. St. John-Stevas). With most of his speech I am in agreement, and I hope that in future debates we may find the hon. Member on this side of the House instead of on the benches opposite. In a great deal of the discussion in this debate ideas and extremely worthy sentiments have been aired, but I think we must examine also...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Prescriptions (29 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: asked the Minister of Health what evidence he has received of an increase or decrease in demand for prescriptions since 1st February, 1965.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health: Prescriptions (29 Mar 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Would my right hon. Friend not agree that, in view of that reply, it can be shown that in the winter months there usually is an increased demand for prescriptions depending on the severity of the winter and that the assumption on the part of hon. Members opposite that there would be an increase in demand even before the charge was taken off was quite unjustified?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour: Industrial Safety Devices (26 Apr 1965)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that his statement that safety and health in industry are to be taken in conjunction is extremely welcome? Will he not agree that they should be jointly reconsidered as part of a comprehensive occupational health system?


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