Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: May I intervene?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Does my right hon. and learned Friend appreciate that many hon. Members, and a vast number of people outside, are eagerly awaiting the implementation of the Wolfenden recommendations of homosexual reform? [HON. MEMBERS: "No."] Following on what was said by the hon. Member for Pontypool (Mr. Abse), does my right hon. and learned Friend appreciate that this step which has been taken by the...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Many honours have come to me in my time. Possibly a few of them have been earned, although I must confess that I think the vast majority have been completely unearned and undeserved. But the greatest honour of them all is the one that I receive today, in being allowed to participate, on behalf of my fellow back benchers, in the tribute to our greatest of men. That is something that I shall...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Can my right hon. Friend say whether the Council is making any recommendations about the advertising of motor cars since they are just as lethal as cigarettes?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Quiet.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is yet satisfied that a humane substitute has been found in Scotland for the gin traps: and if he will make a statement.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Since a suitable humane trap has been found for England and Wales, why could not my hon. Friend authorise a similar trap for Scotland?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Is my hon. Friend aware that the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Emrys Hughes) is talking complete nonsense, as he very often does?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how the figures for 1963 compare with the previous year in respect of crimes of violence against the person, including sexual offences.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: I admit that I cannot say that there is much increase, but, in view of the figures which my noble Friend has given, does not my noble Friend agree that there is still the need for far more severe punishment—
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: —yes, preferably physical—and that this should be adopted in Scotland?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Minister of Labour whether, to counteract the current hooliganism, he will consider legislation to continue or restore National Service.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: While rather expecting that reply, may I ask my right hon. Friend to consider an alternative suggestion, such as establishing a sort of training unit staffed by Regular officers, with a good sergeant-major and N.C.O.s, so that these young people can be sent to that unit instead of to prison so that they may possibly learn some much needed discipline?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for dealing with the hooliganism which recently wrecked the peace of seaside towns.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: Will my hon. Friend remember that, on both sides of the House, we all intensely dislike the fact that young people can still be sent to prison? As I have frequently suggested, would not a good spanking on the behind meet the case far better?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: While I think that the whole House will agree with the tribute which my right hon. Friend has paid to the hard-pressed and ever-patient police, and while welcoming the statement which he has just made as far as it goes, may I ask him to think again concerning two of the alternatives which he has mentioned? As Vespas or motor cycles, or whatever they are, are the methods by which these young...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it in order for an hon. Member to put his Question when seated?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Minister of Transport whether he will break down the figures, contained in the statement issued by his Department, that some 60 fatal accidents on the roads had occurred during the Easter holiday; and if he will in future authorise such statements to include at least the class of person involved, such as motorist, cyclist, pedestrian and, in the latter category, whether they are...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: I thank my hon. and gallant Friend for that personal undertaking in regard to information being given to me. Does he appreciate, however, that the purpose of my putting down this Question was to enable the public generally to appreciate the dangers on the road and the need to do their best to avoid them?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the policy recently advocated by Lord Kilbrandon regarding the treatment of juvenile offenders, what proposals he has for strengthening the law affecting the power of the courts to award more suitable punishment to such offenders.