Results 81–100 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Secretary of State to Give Reasons for Refusal of Parole (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The reason for introducing this clause, tabled by myself and my right hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Sparkbrook (Mr. Hattersley), was that we felt that it was time for the House to discuss the giving of reasons for refusal of parole to prisoners. It is a current topic of discussion outside the House, but it is not often discussed...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Secretary of State to Give Reasons for Refusal of Parole (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I cannot see much difference between the reasons given by a mental health tribunal and the facts revealed in the psychiatric and probation reports that are laid before the courts. Personal matters are revealed. There is not much difference between the type of information given by mental health review tribunals, which the person is allowed to know about, and the type of information produced by...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Secretary of State to Give Reasons for Refusal of Parole (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: That man will eventually have to face that disastrous set of circumstances when he is released. According to the hon. and learned Gentleman, we should keep him permanently imprisoned because his wife has gone to live with another man. According to him, we should not allow him to face that predicament. However, he will have to face it some time. A domestic situation alone is an insufficient...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Secretary of State to Give Reasons for Refusal of Parole (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. and learned Member for Burton (Mr. Lawrence) has certainly not given us a good reason for not telling someone why he was refused parole. I hope that the Minister wall produce a better example. I also hope that he will explain the problems apparently faced by the Parole Board when it tried, in the experiment, to explain to prisoners the reasons for refusal. Why did the Minister decide...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Secretary of State to Give Reasons for Refusal of Parole (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I carefully stated that I am not asking for an appellate procedure. Would not the hon. and learned Gentleman agree that there could be a case for giving reasons for refusing parole and leaving it at that? By being given reasons the prisoner can try to right what is wrong.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Vagrancy Offences (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: It is welcome that the Government have decided to treat this as a non-custodial offence. There is much evidence to show that it is not justified to imprison vagrants or beggars, either on rehabilitative grounds or on deterrent grounds. In fact, the National Association of Probation Officers has stated that in its experience not only does prison have no deterrent effect upon these people, but...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Curfew Order (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Several of my hon. Friends in Committee and tonight have drawn attention to the practical difficulties that will be faced by families, be they one-parent or two-parent families, if the proposal is operated. The scheme relies for its success upon the full co-operation of the young offender and of his parents or guardian. That is something that we hope will materialise, but in practice it...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Accommodation of Young Offenders and Defaulters etc. (12 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 9, leave out lines 11 and 12. The amendment would ensure that all male offenders sentenced to youth custody are detained in youth custody centres, and not in prisons, for the whole of their sentences. It is inappropriate for offenders as young as 15 or 16 to be in adult prisons. Youth custody centres should be providing work, educational and...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (7 May 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I wish to follow up the latter point of the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Griffiths) about the differences in fines and return, for final clarification, to the anomalies between the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill now in another place and the Bill that we are considering today. During our debate last Friday the Minister of State said that he appreciated that it was...

Cinematograph Bill: Powers of Arrest and Seizure (30 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: This will be my only intervention on Report, because I strongly support the new clause and all the 32 amendments that have been tabled, surprisingly, by the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Lloyd). I have no desire to delay the progress of the Bill. However, the hon. Gentleman mentioned the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, and before we give unanimous support to the new clause I...

Cinematograph Bill: Powers of Arrest and Seizure (30 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I understand that Government Bills normally take precedence over Private Member's Bills. Hon. Members are usually coerced into dropping their legislation if the Government see fit to introduce their own. A Government Bill has the advantage of the advice of parliamentary draftsmen and the general support not only of the Government but of the House. It would be most unusual if the hon....

Cinematograph Bill: Powers of Arrest and Seizure (30 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. Gentleman explain what his remarks have to do with new clause 1?

Cinematograph Bill: Powers of Arrest and Seizure (30 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: If both Bills are to come into force on the same day, how do we get over the discrepancy, say, about the maximum fine to be imposed? How is the court to decide which Act to charge someone under?

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Confectionery Industry (26 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, in view of the effect of present levels of value added tax on the confectionery industry, he will seek to introduce a scheme to provide additional financial support for the industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Confectionery Industry (26 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister bear in mind that Rowntree Mackintosh, which is the largest employer in Halifax, and which has a proud reputation nationally and internationally, has been severely hit by value added tax and that, without urgent financial help, hundreds of jobs will be lost as a result of the Government's industrial and economic policies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Youth Unemployment (22 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Does the hon. and learned Gentleman recall that in February 1978 his right hon. Friend the Home Secretary drew a clear causative link between unemployment under a Labour Government and crime and vandalism among young people? However, it does not seem to suit the Conservative Party now to draw that same link.

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister confirm the BBC's estimation that 40 per cent. of the country will never be able to have cable? Do the Government agree with that?

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: This debate provides a welcome opportunity to discuss satellite and cable broadcasting. Because of the immeasurable influence and immense power exercised by television and the fact that it can determine the way people look at the world, these developments must be subjected to constant and vigilant review by the House. Unlike our previous broadcasting debates, in this case the Home Office is...

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. Gentleman is putting words into my mouth. I did not say that we should not proceed with cable. I am simply pointing out some of the repercussions of this development, which is what we are here to debate. There could be another division into two nations, a division of the BBC's licence holders. For the first time inequality in public service viewing will be created. There will be...

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: My hon. Friend is referring to technicalities. I was referring to the cultural invasion that will occur when programmes from European and other countries are freely available in Britain for the first time. As I said, this could be a good or a bad thing. It is clear that general standards should be arrived at, if not throughout the world, at least in Europe. Both the Council of Europe and the...


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