Results 101–120 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Satellite and Cable Broadcasting (20 Apr 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The question with which we are faced is not whether we accept the challenge of satellite and cable broadcasting. I believe that every hon. Member would answer "Yes" to that. The vitally important question is when and how do we proceed. We should not allow ourselves to be stampeded into ill-considered action by vocal and impatient industrialists, even if one of their motives is to provide...

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. and learned Gentleman has made an important point. The proposed force will be based at local police stations and its activities will, presumably, be supervised by the police.

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Has the hon. and learned Gentleman any suggestions on how to stop truancy from schools?

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I share the concern of the hon. Member for Nelson and Come (Mr. Lee) in moving the motion, particularly as his aim is to tackle the terrible problem of juvenile crime, about which we have heard a great deal this week, both on the Floor of the House and in the Committee considering the Criminal Justice Bill, of which I am a member. The more that we can discuss the problem and try to find a...

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I agree with the first part of the hon. and learned Gentleman's intervention that it is due not to unemployment, but to a lack of occupation. It would help if young people were occupied, instead of wandering round the streets with nothing to do. I shall come to the need to provide leisure facilities or facilities of some kind for young people. The community cadet scheme would not...

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I take the hon. Gentleman's point. I still do not see the real distinction between volunteer police cadets and the community cadets that the hon. Gentleman is proposing. I should like to place more emphasis on the voluntary organisation aspect of the motion, which was not emphasised so much by the hon. Gentleman. Voluntary organisations and the police, each in their own and different ways,...

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I should have thought that parents were primarily concerned with truancy. I think that their role is often underestimated in preventing it. I am not sure that the police should spend their time looking for children who have not gone to school. As far as I know, the child does not commit a criminal offence by playing truant. Perhaps it is thought that cadets could roam the streets looking for...

Prayers: Community Cadets (26 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I agree that the emphasis should be placed on tackling juvenile crime. It so happens that those involved in such crimes are often those who play truant. Many police forces are becoming actively involved in the community. In my constituency the police visit schools, youth clubs and colleges and mix with the young socially in their normal activities. That can create only good will between the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Young Offenders (18 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister of State bear in mind that chief probation officers are extremely concerned to ensure that any extension of non-custodial measures for young offenders is adequately financed? What extra financial provision will be available for the probation and after-care service following the enactment of the Criminal Justice Bill?

Satellite Broadcasting (4 Mar 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: We welcome the Home Secretary's statement, because satellite broadcasting will allow the BBC further to inform, educate and entertain millions of viewers, and it will provide increased job opportunities in the television, aerospace and electronics industries, but the proposals represent a significant step into a completely new and rapidly changing area of broadcasting, involving public money...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Women Police Officers (18 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the most important qualifications for those interrogating victims of alleged rape are special training, tact and sympathetic understanding? Does he further agree that those qualities are found equally in men and women police officers? Does he agree also that all officers, men and women, must continue to be given equal access to every type of work...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Violent Criminals (18 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that as many as 76 per cent. of young offenders sent to detention centres commit another offence when they are released? Does he agree that this type of sentence should be replaced by a more effective custodial sentence, as detention centres have been shown to be utterly ineffective as a deterrent?

Orders of the Day — Halifax (Industry) (16 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I was provoked to raise the industrial situation in Halifax in an Adjournment debate by two particularly disastrous developments in my constituency that took place in the same week recently. First, the unemployment figure broke through the 6, 000 barrier, with a total of 6, 046 jobless in the town at the last count. The second development was that Carpets International Ltd. a Halifax firm...

Orders of the Day — Halifax (Industry) (16 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Yes, we need help for both the existing firms and for new firms. We want both to preserve jobs and create them—we must combine the two. Within the limits of the massive cuts in the rate support grant imposed by the Government, the local authority in Halifax is making every effort to improve the environment, the amenities and the services and to attract new industry to the town. Fourthly,...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: What is the hon. and learned Gentleman's evidence for saying that?

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: This is an important matter. We are discussing the success of the last piece of legislation on this general subject. My anecdotal evidence is that it is not having a great effect. I can only weigh that against the hon. and learned Gentleman's evidence. I hope that in clue course his Department will provide satistical evidence—I suppose that he will have to wait two years, as with the short,...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I congratulate the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Lloyd) on his good fortune in the ballot and on choosing this subject. I welcome the Bill, as it is designed to close a loophole in the cinema licensing laws. Some of us have reservations about how cinemas are controlled at the moment, and about the arrangements for film censorship. However, as long as the Cinematograph Acts are on the statute...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I am worried that licensing authorities will not take their powers and duties any more seriously than they do at present. I have illustrated how that happens at the moment, and how only about 72 out of the 370 in England and Wales take a regular interest in the subject. However, I hope that they will take the matter more seriously as a result of the hon. Gentleman's Bill,

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Ideally it would be preferable if films were seen by both the British Board of Film Censors and the local authorities. The films that are shown in the cinemas that we are discussing are uncensored. They are not seen by the British Board of Film Censors, nor by local authorities. I hope, therefore, that when the Bill becomes law the films will be censored by the board and seen by the local...

Orders of the Day — Cinematograph Bill (12 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I am sure that that is what the Williams committee had in mind. The whole function of the British Board of Film Censors is to censor films. Films of any kind should not be available, as they are now, to the general public through these bogus cinema clubs. I should like all of them to be censored, as the Williams committee recommended. My hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell)...


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