Results 21–40 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: West Yorkshire (8 Feb 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the unemployment figure in Halifax since his Government came to office has risen from hundreds to over seven thousand, and that among the unemployed are hundreds of skilled engineering workers, who are being rendered redundant almost weekly? Will the hon. Gentleman visit some of the engineering firms that still exist and tell them that things are...

Orders of the Day — Crime (Social Consequences) (7 Feb 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: With regard to foot patrols, I realise that the Home Secretary does not have control of other police forces outside London, but will he use his influence on chief constables to try to encourage them to act in the same way as the Metropolitan police?

Orders of the Day — Crime (Social Consequences) (7 Feb 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Cunningham) has raised an extremely important subject that deserves careful attention from anyone who is worried about the serious rise in crime. The Social Democratic party policy on law and order has been unveiled, but we do not know whether the Liberal party agrees with it and whether there is a true alliance. No doubt the Liberal...

Orders of the Day — Crime (Social Consequences) (7 Feb 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: As I shall show in a few minutes, I mean that certain conditions, if they are not the reason for crime, certainly tend to encourage crime. The most destructive of all the problems is unemployment. Here, the hon. Gentleman will be in agreement with what I shall say. About 52 per cent. of all young people between the ages of 16 and 18 and on the labour market are without work. Unemployment...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Civil Defence (3 Feb 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that he may have to employ an advertising agency to sell these regulations to the people, because not only are Labour local authorities opposing them, but Conservative authorities have now started publicly to criticise their wisdom? The Minister cannot operate an effective national civil defence scheme unless he has the positive support and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jan 1983)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: When the Prime Minister visits my constituency on Friday of this week will she explain to the people there why there are now nearly 7,000 unemployed in Halifax, with more redundancies being announced nearly every day, why hospital wards are due to close, why there have been massive cuts in all the social services and why anyone should vote for her at the next general election?

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Why is the right hon. Gentleman strengthening the 1977 rules? What evidence has he that those rules were not adequate? Why does he have to increase the time to two years in order to implement them? What signs are there that it is necessary to do that?

Oral Answers to Questions: Multi-fibre Arrangement (14 Dec 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister bear in mind that it is absolutely no comfort to the thousands of textile workers in West Yorkshire, including those in my constituency, to be told that the industry is going through a period of restructuring? Will he answer the question put by my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Morley (Mr. Woolmer) who wants an assurance, on behalf of those people employed in the...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. Lady claims credit for the Government for lowering the rise in the price of food and lowering inflation. In Halifax we have 6,700 people unemployed. The number has risen rapidly recently under her Government. Can she explain to the women of Halifax, particularly those who are unemployed, why unemployment is going up while inflation is coming down?

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: My hon. Friend has asked the Minister for advice about a certain measure, but it appears that the Government are under the impression that this is a debate about agriculture, fisheries and food because the only Ministers on the Front Bench are agriculture Ministers. This debate is about the unemployment of women which is one of the gravest social problems that we face. There is not one...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: The Economy (Impact on Women) (8 Dec 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Ministers are not.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 (18 Nov 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister remember that "for the time being" must be in this parliamentary Session, because it was a firm election pledge in the Conservative Party's manifesto to update the legislation on experiments on live animals? If the Government do not intend to carry out that election pledge, perhaps they will say so now.

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Government have tried to excuse, explain away or justify harsh and discriminatory immigration rules on the ground that they have been drawn up to operate alongside their British Nationality Act 1981, but it is no excuse to introduce bad rules simply to accompany a bad Act. The remedy is not to have had the British Nationality Act 1981 in the first place. It follows, therefore, that the...

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Children of a man or woman with a right to be lawfully settled here should be allowed to come in. If we extend this rule and go back to the 1974 arrangement, I imagine that fewer than 3,000 husbands a year will come in. Many hon. Members have anticipated the judgment of the European Commission of Human Rights. That court is a powerful force for change and has recognised discrimination on...

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It is extremely influential, and should be heeded. It recognised discrimination on grounds of sex when it came to equal pay. In the Gracious Speech, the Government propose to bring forward an amendment to the law on equal pay in the light of a recent judgment of the European Court. The power of the court is thus recognised, and that measure will be introduced. We hope to see similar action on...

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Government should not have to be forced to act on equal pay or against discrimination on the grounds of sex simply because a court finds them guilty. They should do so because it is right and just. We have heard examples of the anomalies that will result from this rule. If a brother and sister arrive here as refugees, the brother can marry a foreigner and settle with his wife, but if the...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 20 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The night restriction requirement is a polite way of saying "curfew". We are discussing a totally new form of sentence which, in certain circumstances, can be imposed on children as young as 10 years old. It can certainly be imposed on children between the ages of 10 and 16. The Opposition consider that at best the proposal is unrealistic, ineffective and impracticable and at worst damaging...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 20 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I have not.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 20 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. and learned Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mr. Lyell) has helped with the point that I was making. The relationship between the supervising officer and the offender has to be almost friendly and one of mutual trust. If the offender is supervised and controlled to the extent described by the hon. and learned Member, I do not believe that mutual trust will be built up. The same point was...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 20 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: We are talking about a youngster being confined to his home—a child of 16 would be harder to confine than a child of 10—between 6 pm and 6 am. The supervisor could make random checks to see whether the young person was at home. That power does not exist at the moment—there is a curfew in connection with bail but that is totally different, and does not affect a child of 10. Extra...


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