Results 41–60 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: No, because they are not only worried about manpower and money. They are worried about some of the principles involved. The National Association of Probation Officers is strongly opposed to the proposal, because it feels that it will create serious problems between supervising officers and offenders. That is a far more fundamental complaint than the one about money, which could, presumably,...

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Is the hon. and learned Gentleman saying that young people get into trouble only between 6 pm and 6 am and that they should therefore be shut up between those times? Is it assumed that they will not get into trouble at any other time round the clock? Such questions show why the proposal is so farcical. Is it a punishment or is it a deterrent to crime? If the aim is to try to deter crime, it...

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I thank the hon. and learned Gentleman. The fact remains that, even if the parent does consent, parents are not perfect. Parental control could still be unreliable, as the hon. and learned Gentleman pointed out in replying to an intervention. The parent could simply renege on his responsibilities, having given consent, and take no notice of what the child was doing. He might not care whether...

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Opposition warmly welcome these important and significant amendments that were introduced mainly by Opposition Members in the other place. The amendments have done a great deal to lessen the damaging effects of a residential care order on a child. As the Minister acknowledged, it is important that there should be proper safeguards in respect of young children who are enclosed within the...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 14 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman clarify one point? Am I right in thinking that a young person serving a 24-month sentence, released on parole after 12 months, will then be on parole for four months and on ordinary supervision for a further eight months? Will that be the consequence of what he has said?

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Clause 1 (21 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: As there are 295 Lords amendments to the Bill, I should assure the House that the Opposition Front Bench will not speak on them all. However, it is important to speak on those that make significant changes in the Bill, and amendment No. 6 is one of the most significant. The Minister of State said that he had reservations about the amendment, and the Government voted against it in another...

Television Programme Contractors (Payments) (20 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Perhaps the Minister of State will answer a few questions about the order. He said that the purpose of the order was to provide some £20 million towards the costs of the Welsh fourth channel service. That sum was first announced by the Home Secretary as long as 15 months ago, in July of last year. If it was £20 million then, can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that it is still that sum...

Television Programme Contractors (Payments) (20 Oct 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: That is one interpretation of cost-consciousness. Why do they not give details of the cost of the different types of programme that they put out, in the same way as the BBC does, so that we can ensure that they are cost conscious and can be seen so to be? Perhaps the hon. Member for Gravesend (Mr. Brinton) can give me the answer if the Minister cannot. The House, the Chancellor of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Solvent Abuse (22 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman not underestimate the seriousness of solvent sniffing, as it has led to fatalities among young people? Will he ensure that the incidence of solvent sniffing is monitored? If he does not know the extent of it, he cannot assess the seriousness of the problem or decide whether the advice given by the Home Office is effective in its results.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Video Cassettes (22 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the Obscene Publications Act, which was last amended nearly 20 years ago, is now largely irrelevant to the booming new video cassette industry? Will he bear in mind that the Williams committee did not consider video cassettes, or even mention them in its report? Does he agree that a review of the law as it refers to video cassettes is urgently needed?

National Health Service (Pay Dispute) (20 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: This is a different point from the one that I should have liked to make in an intervention in the Secretary of State's speech. I remind the right hon. Gentleman of the Government's proposed closure of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital unless thousands of pounds can be raised by voluntary contributions. We heard nothing about that from the Government today.

National Health Service (Pay Dispute) (20 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

National Health Service (Pay Dispute) (20 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

National Health Service (Pay Dispute) (20 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Before the statement, I was referring to Lords amendments Nos. 187 and 189, which relate to the right of appeal. As has been said, the Bill deals with a new situation and with the licensing of a unique type of shop. It cannot be compared with any other licensing, such as the licensing of betting shops, or with planning permission or improvement grants. Therefore, this issue must be considered...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I hope that the Minister has seen the document, because it shows the determination of sex shop owners to continue in their highly lucrative trade. They are trading not to provide a public service, but to make money. As has been said, Earl Grey has been appointed. There was some shyness about giving the Earl's name, but I am sure that he would not be ashamed of everyone knowing that he is the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Licensing of Sex Establishments (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I congratulate the Minister on agreeing that the words "violence or cruelty" should be deleted. On Report he said that to exclude the words would be illogical, that they were needed for technical reasons and that they filled in the picture and gave detail that was necessary if the provision were to work effectively. I am glad that he has now decided to the contrary. I am sure that the vast...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Licensing of Sex Establishments (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. It is for the Minister to explain what the Lords amendment will mean in practice. I hope that he will explain why the term "area" was rejected and "locality" was preferred, with the much more restricted meaning that it appears to have. It is important that what the term is intended to mean is what the House wishes—that a local authority can say that in the...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Licensing of Sex Establishments (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: There is an argument for each little area to be considered separately, but on Report the House took the view that the whole local authority area should be considered as one by the elected councillors. I doubt whether we shall vote on the issue. The term "locality" will be used. But I wish to know how the Government see the term operating and whether it will meet the wishes of the House,...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Licensing of Public Entertainments (2 Jul 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I welcome all the amendments to which the Minister has now seen fit to agree. It is extraordinary that we should have spent so much time in Committee arguing the very case that the Minister today expresses so forcefully and eloquently. In Committee the Minister refused to see any logic or sense in the arguments that he now puts to the House. He said then that the Government take the view...


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