Results 141–160 of 1882 for speaker:Dr Shirley Summerskill

Orders of the Day — New Clause 1: Clause 17 (3 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister explain what he means? According to the amendment, he is taking out the words "container or stall". However, subsection (11) defines "stall" in the following way— any stand, mobile canteen, vehicle (whether movable or not) or barrow". How can the amendment be technical?

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Minister says that the subsection is unduly long and the words are not necessary. I agree that the subsection is long, but will he elaborate on why the words are not necessary?

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

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I endorse what my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer) has said. He and I have one important thing in common. Halifax and Keighley share the branch of the National Federation of Fish Friers, which felt strongly that an amendment should be made. I am sure that it is welcomed by everybody in Yorkshire, which is the home of fish and chips. Socially, financially and nutritionally, this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Feb 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Prime Minister bear in mind that shortly before the 1979 general election she visited Carpets International in my constituency, which had won two Queen's Awards for exports and which was considered to be a showpiece? It has now laid off over 500 employees, when there are already 6,000 unemployed in Halifax. Will she now pay a return visit to Carpets International to explain to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Detention Centres (21 Jan 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: As, under the Criminal Justice Bill, the House is asked to endorse the perpetuation of detention centres, will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the new regimes at New Hall and Send were set up as long ago as April 1980? About 1, 000 boys have now come out of those institutions under the new regime. They have been out for almost a year. Will the right hon. Gentleman therefore examine...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Maintenance Defaulters (Imprisonment) (21 Jan 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: A custodial sentence for a maintenance defaulter may have been accepted by the Labour Government, but it is not accepted by the present Labour Opposition. Will the hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that we are progressing in our thinking in moving from custodial sentences to non-custodial sentences, and that we are not, like the present Government, living in the past? I ask the hon. and...

Yorkshire Ripper (Investigations) (19 Jan 1982)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Home Secretary bear in mind the fact that one of the Ripper's victims was a constituent of mine? Will he clarify his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Morley (Mr. Woolmer)? Am I correct in understanding the Home Secretary to say that he will not be publishing even a summary of the main conclusions and recommendations in Mr. Byford's report? It is inadequate simply to...

Orders of the Day — Television Licence Fee (Pensioners) (16 Dec 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Opposition initiated the debate because of our deep and long-standing concern for retirement pensioners. We do not oppose the television licence fee as a method of financing the BBC. Nor do we oppose an increase in that fee, which I believe is the best value in the world for broadcasting. We accept that the BBC's total expenditure now exceeds £500 million and that it will continue to...

Orders of the Day — Television Licence Fee (Pensioners) (16 Dec 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: If the hon. Gentleman will wait, I shall come to that very point. If pensioners are to have visual and mental stimulation and to broaden their horizons, they certainly deserve colour television. The prospects for broadcasting are not static. They are dynamic and challenging. It is a medium which influences every man, woman and child. Within the next decade there will be more channels, more...

Orders of the Day — Mr.A.G.Green (3 Dec 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The hon. Gentleman has now reached the general subject of morale in prisons, the shortage of prison officers and overcrowding in prisons and asks the Minister to reply to that. I submit, on a point of order, that that is not relevant to this Adjournment debate. I also submit that the speech of the previous speaker, the hon. Member for Huddersfield,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Broadcasting Corporation (26 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Minister says that he prefers to assist pensioners by benefits in cash. Does he not agree that the Government have totally failed to keep pensioners' benefits in line with inflation? Is he not aware that pensioners are finding it harder than ever to manage day by day? What consideration have the Government given to assisting pensioners in the event of an increase in the licence fee?

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (25 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I note that the hon. Gentleman consulted the DHSS. Is it not a Home Office responsibility to control the spread of glue sniffing?

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (25 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I wish to correct what the hon. Gentleman said. I said that I appreciated that certain of the miscellaneous provisions were suitable to be discretionary, but that those which my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer) mentioned concerning public health should be mandatory.

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (25 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I appreciate the way in which the Minister has led us carefully through the Bill. I can say at the outset that all my hon. Friends, especially my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer), who I am glad to see with us, can give a welcome to this useful Bill. It contains an assortment of colourful miscellaneous provisions typical of the Home Office ranging from tattooing and take-away...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (25 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The hon. Gentleman said that this will involve a little extra work. How does he know? That is what I am asking the Government. Have they carried out a work-cost exercise to discover how the byelaws are operating at present? These powers are to be extended to other local authorities. Why are the Government so sure that the licence and registration fees will cover the additional work and...

Multi-fibre Arrangement (24 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: I hope that the hon. and learned Gentleman is not under the impression that the negotiations have ended satisfactorily. On the contrary, he has failed to deal with the serious problem of low-cost import. Until that problem is resolved, there will be little hope for the survival of the textile industry in West Yorkshire, which has passed through the worst year in its history, with mills...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Unemployment Statistics (17 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Does the Secretary of State agree that the rate of increase in unemployment can have as serious an impact upon a town such as Halifax as the level of unemployment? Is he aware that unemployment in Halifax has increased by 136 per cent. in the past year? If he agrees with me, will be convey that view to his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry and ask him to take that into...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Assisted Areas (Regional Aid) (9 Nov 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the Minister bear in mind that in the past year unemployment in Halifax has risen by 136 per cent.—one of the steepest rates of decline in the country—yet Halifax is to lose assisted area status next year? What help can the Minister offer to all the firms that are throwing people out of work as a result of Government policies? Is he aware that these include manufacturing firms across...

Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980 (27 Oct 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: The Minister compares the last Labour Government's prison building plans with those of this Government. Has he opened a prison while in office? I did.

Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980 (27 Oct 1981)

Dr Shirley Summerskill: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman join my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport, North (Mr. Bennett) in asking the Minister to seek to repeal the Act when the dispute is finally settled?


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