Results 181–200 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Orders of the Day — Women's Rights (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It must be unprecedented for the House to have a debate in which all Front Bench speakers are women Members. To those Conservative Members who have commented on this fact as a sexist arrangement and who have referred, in private, to a monstrous regiment of women, I would merely say that it serves to correct, in a small and token way, the imbalance of tens of thousands of debates that must...

Orders of the Day — Women's Rights (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: If the hon. Gentleman were to ask any hon. Member what is happening to the Health Service and social services in his constituency, he would be told that the services are being cut. That is what matters. Cuts have been made in the provision of nursery education in creches and playgroups. It is accepted that education for the under-fives is as essential a part of a child's development as any...

Orders of the Day — Women's Rights (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Conservative excuse for the rules is that the arranged marriages are an abuse. We introduced measures to deal with such abuse. Just over 300 people have been sent out of the country as a result of arranged marriages. That means that the rules have been introduced to get rid of about 300 foreign husbands. The Conservative Party promised firm measures against immigration. The rules, which...

Orders of the Day — Women's Rights (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Because it is a lavatory.

Orders of the Day — Women's Rights (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: How does the hon. Gentleman know that? It is guesswork.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners (Statistics) (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that the Contempt of Court [Lords] Bill, soon to be reported to the House, introduces a new imprisonable offence, that of misbehaviour in a magistrates court? As we are trying to imprison fewer people and to increase the number of non-custodial offences, will the hon. and learned Gentleman make representations to his right hon. and learned...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Detention Centres (11 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Is the hon. and learned Gentleman aware, if he wants to pay attention to evidence, as he has just said, that extensive research has already been carried out by various bodies into the different regimes at detention centres, including research by the Home Office itself? Will he explain why it is necessary to have yet another experiment, ignoring the evidence that already exists, if it is not...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Requirements for Naturalisation (4 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I am interested to hear the hon. Gentleman saying that the notion of dependants is a thing of the past. Will the Home Office now not be using the expression "dependants" to apply to wives and children?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Jun 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: During her day, will the Prime Minister bear in mind that when she last visited Halifax it was during the general election campaign to try to persuade people to vote Conservative? Will she now pay another visit and explain to the people of Halifax why, under her Government's policies, unemployment has risen by 175 per cent. and the whole manufacturing base of the town is being gradually eroded?

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It was published in 1978.

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. and learned Gentleman is using the Labour Government's document in support of his own case. Will he accept the other proposals that are contained within it, or is he selecting certain ones with which he happens to agree?

Broadcasting (21 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It is appropriate that the debate has been well attended, as broadcasting debates go, because during the next 15 years the BBC will be exercising immeasurable influence and immense power, and will largely determine the way in which adults and children look at the world. It has great prestige not only because it is conscientious and vigilant but because it is free from two forms of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: West Yorkshire (Government Assistance) (18 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. Gentleman bear it in mind that the West Yorkshire textile industry has just been through the worst year in its history, and that the EEC countries of France, Holland and Belgium provide massive aid schemes for their textile industries? Could Britain do the same for its textile industry, given that we provide support for the steel, car and fishing industries?

Orders of the Day — Horserace Betting Levy Bill (8 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Despite what the hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Morrison) has said, I hope that before the Bill goes to another place he will consider the subject of appeal. He said that he was afraid of mass appeals by bookmakers if the time to appeal were extended from 28 days because that would deprive the levy board of money. Will he also consider the point I made, that clause 3 forces bookmakers to appeal...

Orders of the Day — Horserace Betting Levy Bill (8 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: There are two points that I should like to have clarified or explained by the promoter before the Bill moves to another place. As it is now drafted, a bookmaker will be able to appeal against a notice of determination only within 28 days of the service of the notice. During the 28 days he can apply in writing to the levy board to be excused from making payments on account. If he does that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Open Channel Radio (7 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. Gentleman bear it in mind that last year only 457 people were convicted for importing, using or installing sets, yet that compares with his estimated number of 160,000 using illegal sets? How will his new specifications be any more legally enforceable than the old ones?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Television Licence Fee (7 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the proposal of the British Broadcasting Corporation that an independent body should be set up to provide an impartial assessment of any licence fee increase proposed by the corporation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Television Licence Fee (7 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the BBC submitted its proposal over six months ago and that the licence fee is due to be reviewed again in November? Before there is another increase, will the Government make a statement on their response to the BBC's suggestion and on their general attitude to the licence fee as a way of raising money to fund the BBC?

Orders of the Day — Indecent Displays (Control) Bill: Penalties (1 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I join all those who have congratulated the hon. Member for Hove (Mr. Sainsbury) on the way in which he has piloted the Bill through the House with such patience and tolerance. As he knows, I have not been uncritical of the Bill. Some of my hon. Friends tabled many amendments. Fortunately, at a late hour, he has accepted the amendment on imprisonment. We welcome that as a great achievement....

Orders of the Day — Indecent Displays (Control) Bill: Penalties (1 May 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The main purpose of amendment No. 7 is to ensure that the offence mentioned in the Bill is treated as a non-custodial offence. I fully support the views expressed by my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Price). A few weeks ago the House did not oppose a Ten-Minute Bill that sought to make prostitution a non-custodial offence. There is not only a crisis in our prisons but a...


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