Results 1–20 of 596 for speaker:Mr Edward Lyons

National Health Service (26 Apr 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: If someone from this country goes on holiday to America, he can easily obtain holiday health insurance, but. as the Government ought to know, such insurance is virtually unknown in the Third world. Accordingly, someone coming from the Indian subcontinent or one of the developing countries cannot obtain such insurance, assuming—in the absence of publicity—that he knows of the change of law...

National Health Service (26 Apr 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: In due course the bill was presented. On 7 February I wrote to the Secretary of State telling him of what had happened, and waited for a reply. Eventually, I sent a reminder, and now, late in April, over two months have gone by and my letter has not merited any reply. If one were to pursue a visitor back to his country of origin in a poor country, a developing country or one in the Third...

National Health Service (26 Apr 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: I am delighted to hear this, although I feel that it would have been rather more gracious, and therefore better received, if I had not had to wait for two months for a reply. To get the reply I have had to make a speech. The structure of the regulations is absurd. The Government know that many visitors who come here are coming to visit members of the ethnic minority population settled here....

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (12 Apr 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Unemployment (Yorkshire and Humberside) (22 Feb 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: Household incomes in Yorkshire and Humberside are the lowest in Britain. That fact should dominate this debate about our region. The Minister, himself a Member for a Yorkshire constituency, quoted the second paragraph of a regional strategy review of the Yorkshire and Humberside county councils association in which it was stated how experienced was our labour force, how assured were our...

European Community (Motor Insurance) (31 Jan 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: We are discussing an important matter. Britain is in the process of moving towards compulsory insurance to cover property damage. At present, if a driver's car is written off because of the negligence of an uninsured driver, he has a claim against that uninsured driver personally, but if that driver has no money or assets, compensation is impossible to recover. Recently one of my...

European Community (Motor Insurance) (31 Jan 1983)

Mr Edward Lyons: Yes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Burglary (16 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the percentage detection rate for crimes of burglary in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Burglary (16 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: In view of the low percentage that the right hon. Gentleman has given, would it be right to say that a material increase in the clear-up rate, which would result in more convictions and more prison sentences, would mean that the prison system would collapse? Does he agree that the prison system survives on the low clear-up rate and that a high one would be disastrous?

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Will the Home Secretary put that into the legislation? Why does it not say that the rules will apply only when the husband is, as it were, the guilty party and not when he is the innocent party? Indeed, are we to return to the concept of blame in divorce and separation?

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the case of a husband who becomes a father in this country? If the marriage breaks down, he cannot remove the child, who is British. He cannot remove the wife, because she is British. By sending away the father the Home Secretary will be denying that child regular access to his father. Is that not a reason for reconsideration?

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: When Britain signed the Helsinki Final Act with the Soviet Union and other countries, there was included in it a reference to making it "easy" for men and women from different countries to join each other in any of the participating countries. When the Soviet Union began creating obstacles to the fulfilment of that part of the Final Act, hon. Members on both sides of the House condemned it...

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Perhaps I may draw the Minister of State's attention to the second sentence of paragraph 158. After giving the factors that should be taken into account, it refers explicitly to that class of person. It says: Where, however, a man has remained without authorisation who does not qualify for leave under paragraph 126 because the condition in (e) or (f) of that paragraph is not met, deportation...

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The Minister of State is repeating the point that I made. He says they can be taken into account. If he is saying that the future of families with children is tried anywhere other than by vague ministerial discretion, perhaps he will show me where.

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The Minister of State repeats that it is paragraph 156. The only reference in paragraph 156 is to domestic circumstances. I can see the word "child" or "children" nowhere. It says: the Secretary of State will take into account every relevant factor known to him, Everyone, especially lawyers, knows what "take into account" means. It does not mean "I shall do something". It means "I am obliged...

Immigration (15 Dec 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The proposed rules increase the period before permanent settlement can be granted from a minimum of one year and three months to two years and three months. The extra year means that it is much more likely that families will develop. The Home Secretary stated in reply to a question that 150 males had been removed last year becasue of breakdown of marriage. It should not be imagined that those...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The increased fees have an adverse effect not only on the ethnic minorities; they also affect the substantial East European community. In Bradford, for example, in addition to Pakistanis who are seriously affected by the fees, there is a large population of Poles and others who were deterred from applying for naturalisation even by the previous fees. They are after all effectively stateless...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The hon. Gentleman knows that the fees were introduced by the Conservative Government. When the hon. Gentleman embarks on a vendetta, he should stick to the facts.

Orders of the Day — British Nationality (24 Nov 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that on the basis of a two-year delay between application for naturalisation and the granting of it the payment of £200 in advance instead of in arrears means that the applicant is making an interest-free loan to the Government of £200 for two years? If one takes a notional rate of interest of 10 per cent., that means that £40 interest in the hands of...

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Britain signed the European Convention on Human Rights voluntarily and was proud to do so. We have a great reputation for respecting human rights. Our signature to that convention means that we must respect the judgments of the European Court. Conservative Members who object to the Government's concession say that the Conservative manifesto stated that it would not be made. That reminds me...


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