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Oral Answers to Questions — Shoplifting (Sentencing Policy) ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: Hear, hear.

Security ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: Last Friday's episode was not the first, although it was incomparably the worst outbreak perpetrated in the House in the last few years. Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that adequate alarm arrangements exist for the protection of members of the staff? I understand, although I have not been able to verify, that when this incident occurred the alarm sirens did not sound, and secretaries on...

Civil Service: Business of the House ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: We have all been candidates, but I do not know whether I have the unique distinction in the House of also having had the responsibility of being a returning officer in an election, although not in this country, and for an area the size of the constituency of the hon. Member for Richmond, Yorks (Sir T. Kitson). Therefore, when the hon. Member for Staffordshire, South-West (Mr. Cormack) refers...

Civil Service: Business of the House ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: Speaking off the cuff, I think that it is convention. There have been several instances where there has been a complete impasse as a result of an extremely close result and, because of sheer fatigue, the counting has been postponed until the following day. It happened at Plymouth in the last election, it happened at Carmarthen in 1974, and it happened to my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing,...

Civil Service: Business of the House ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: Did that person realise that he was committing a grave criminal offence?

Civil Service: Business of the House ( 2 Apr 1979)

Mr John Lee: I was not accusing anybody of anything discreditable. I was merely saying that the new clause is so meritorious and uncontroversial that I could not imagine that in the aftermath of last Wednesday something in a sense so mundane and non-political could have been in contemplation when the Front Benches evolved their pact.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Prime Minister (Engagements) (20 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I gave your office notice of this matter. I think that you have had notice of a matter that I intended to raise some time ago. It was simply that a few days ago I sought to table a question to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking what the tax incidence was appertaining to the Westminster estate. I was told by your office, no doubt in good faith, that...

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker, would not one way of resolving the problem be for you to be supplied with copies of the two documents, so that you would be able to read them out one after the other? We would then be able to compare them to find out whether there is a difference. It is not satisfactory to have an element of doubt. Even in relation to the slovenly standards...

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: rose—

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: rose—

Safety of Children in Cars: Clause 1 (14 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: Will my right hon. Friend deal with the question of expenses? There has often been a problem of determining when an election begins—as he knows from paragraph 710 of the fifteenth volume of Halsbury. Bearing in mind that the election date has already been determined, it is my submission that all expenses incidental to elections are accountable, as it were, from now on.

Oral Answers to Questions — Nationalised Industries ( 8 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: Will my right hon. Friend include among his visits to the nationalised industries a visit to the Governor of the Bank of England to discuss with him the unedifying aspects of the tap stocks and security lodgings on 22 February? Does my right hon. Friend agree that those matters were about as edifying as the Gadarene swine rushing to the Sea of Galilee?

Business of the House (Supply) ( 8 Mar 1979)

Mr John Lee: We seem to be in the habit lately of making fools of ourselves. A few days ago we discussed the procedures of the House and a large number of hon. Members expressed dissatisfaction with the effectiveness of Parliament. That dissatisfaction related to our opportunities to debate matters, and extended to our sources of information and research backup. It extended to our knowledge in advance of...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Communities (Budget) (21 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: I am obliged to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) for his moral and, indeed, vocal support. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten). One so often agrees with him. I shall take up just one point that he made. I raised with the Law Officers—indeed, I am awaiting a considered reply from them—what the legal position will be with regard to...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Communities (Budget) (21 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: I thought that the budget included expenditure, but I certainly shall not argue with you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I believe that I have made my point. I believe that a number of people will find themselves at the receiving end of some election petitions when the time comes. My hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test (Mr. Gould) made his case as well as one normally expects him to. The fact...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Communities (Budget) (21 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: That is most helpful. Perhaps my right hon. Friend would tell us whether that has been challenged in the court of the Community. If not, one would have thought that it should have been put in a form less open to challenge. The basic question in the debate is whether the Government take the view "Thus far and no further," and that for whatever other expenditure and for however long this...

Oral Answers to Questions — European Communities (Budget) (21 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: Will the hon. Member comment on the fact that we tried to do this in relation to the pig subsidy but that was ruled out of order by the Community?

Oral Answers to Questions — Iran (20 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: Will not one of the inescapable consequences of the revolution, which many of us have foreseen, be a diminution in the oil supply to South Africa, and will this not make it easier to bring pressure on South Africa to enforce our Rhodesian sanctions against the treasonable regime that prevails in that country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Director of Public Prosecutions (19 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: When my hon. and learned Friend meets the Director of Public Prosecutions, will he consider the question of electoral expenses under regulation 68 of the European election regulations? If, as I understand it, the campaign may be deemed to have started by virtue of the fact that the election date is fixed, any expenditure undertaken by way of promotion must be accounted for in the election...

Oral Answers to Questions — Banaba (19 Feb 1979)

Mr John Lee: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you received no request from the Government for them to make a statement in view of the serious disturbances that have occurred in a Crown colony—Ocean Island or Banaba? I ask this bearing in mind that the Government still have a residual responsibility for law and order there and that there has been a serious riot for the first time in the long and...


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