Results 121–140 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The whole purpose of a board of film censors is to give such guidance. The present method of categorising films can be criticised. An alternative system was produced by the Williams committee. It is a matter that the House can consider, and, indeed, did consider during the debate on the Williams report. It is for each local authority to ensure that all the films it sees are ones that have...

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I agree entirely with the hon. Gentleman. The practitioner, if I can give him that name, could fork out £5,000 at regular intervals without it affecting the business. For the fine to be effective, it must affect his livelihood and business.

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Opposition tentatively suggested prison sentences under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill because we were so dissatisfied with the inadequacy of the Government's proposals for a fine. The Opposition are reluctant to put people into prison for this sort of offence because we are trying to reduce the number of people sentenced to prison at the moment.

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I can only say that if a fine can be effective, that is preferable to putting someone into prison. We are trying to impress on the Government both in the Bill and in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill that it is far better to have an effective fine than to have to resort to prison sentences.

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I agree that those are dangerous and corrupting offences. If those people are adequately hit in the pocket, that will make them think twice before they carry on such activities without a licence. I hope that the Minister and the hon. Member for Fareham will carefully consider some of the points that have been made. We shall consider in detail the Bill's provisions in Committee.

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: New Clause 12 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The Association of County Councils has drawn this new clause to my attention and I understand that representations have been made to the Minister by the council. It concerns the new form of fire alarm system which has been developed since the advent of the silicon chip. For a relatively small sum, somebody can buy an autodialler which, on...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: New Clause 12 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: New Clause 13 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. This clause is also of concern to fire authorities, arid a similar clause was recently included in the Iancashire and Hampshire consolidation Bills and is in force in 17 counties' private legislation. The clause was discussed between the local authority associations and the Home Office in 1979 and the associations were persuaded that it...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: New Clause 13 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Licensing of Sex Establishments (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: In Committee we reached fairly general agreement—

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Licensing of Sex Establishments (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: In Committee we reached fairly general agreement that there was a case for making it possible for local authorities to license sex establishments, and the Minister agreed to look at the matter. His proposals have taken us all somewhat by surprise, partly because of their length and complexity and partly because they were available for us to see only a short time before the beginning of this...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Licensing of Sex Establishments (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: An activity or pursuit can be legal and lawful, but that does not mean that we are under an obligation to condone it and allow it to be licensed by a local authority. The two matters are separate. The Minister is unable to appreciate the obvious point. I found his brief reason for not accepting amendment (f), in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, East (Mr. Moyle),...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Licensing of Sex Establishments (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I thought that the Minister might raise this aspect of the Opposition's policy of keeping people out of prison. He himself has said, however, that people in the business of sex establishments are making vast amounts of money. He may believe that the fine provided will frighten or deter them, or that they will find it difficult to pay, but we do not believe that it will have any of those...

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Licensing of Sex Establishments (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that a fine imposed on such a person would be like water running off a duck's back?

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 3 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I was waiting to hear the Minister read out the reply to my amendment, which he is desperately looking for. In view of what he has said, I shall let him off reading it, unless he has found it.

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 3 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I was just about to say that.

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 1 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to move amendment No. 76, in page 40, line 42, leave out 'or (b)' and insert `and shall remit the whole or any part of such fee where in the opinion of the authority the entertainment in question—'. The amendment has been recommended to me by a charities organisation, which has concluded that this part of the Bill is based on schedule 12 to the London Government Act 1963. In that Act...

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 1 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 1 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Amendment No. 72 covers the same ground as the amendment of my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours). At the end of our discussion in Committee the Minister said that he would look at this again in view of the feeling that existed. He wrote to me on 22 January informing me that he would not be producing an amendment on Report, but added: We are seeking a mutually...

Orders of the Day — Clause 29: Schedule 1 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: indicated assent.


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