Results 21–40 of 81 for speaker:Mr William Wilson

Orders of the Day — WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order) (6 Feb 1979)

Mr William Wilson: United Nations, not League of Nations.

Orders of the Day — Trustee Savings Banks Bill (15 Mar 1978)

Mr William Wilson: Before my hon. Friend moves to Clause 2 will he explain Clause 1(3)? Does it mean that any loan on real security is validated'? It seems to me that there could be other grounds upon which a loan might be invalidated, such as improper valuations and wrong acts by the trustees. Does it necessarily have to be as full as the subsection makes it out to be?

Orders of the Day — Trustee Savings Banks Bill (15 Mar 1978)

Mr William Wilson: It does not appear from the progress record to which we have just listened as though the drafting errors have had any adverse effects upon the trustee savings banks movement. Despite the mistakes, matters have gone on as we all hoped that they would. I do not join in the criticism of parliamentary draftsmen. They have a difficult task to perform. Having sat on the Joint Consolidation...

Orders of the Day — Trustee Savings Banks Bill (15 Mar 1978)

Mr William Wilson: Of course the money is in the pockets of depositors. If what the Minister has told us is correct, however, that money should not have been paid. The depositor had no right to it. That being so, why should he pay tax on money to which he has no right?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 15 (10 May 1977)

Mr William Wilson: There might be difficulty in tracing income, where it comes from and where it goes to, when an individual has a multiplicity of sources of income and capital, but in my experience most of the people affected by the amendment will only ever receive one capital sum. Nothing could be easier than to set up a fund for that separate sum of money and for it to be earmarked. I think my right hon....

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 15 (10 May 1977)

Mr William Wilson: I think the Minister has got the facts wrong about the allowance that judges make in respect of tax. When computing the loss of wages they certainly take into account the amount of tax that would have been paid upon those wages. But my hon. Friend should appreciate that the Front Bench cannot have it both ways. If the Front Bench is saying that it cannot allow this tax relief which the...

Rate Support Grant (22 Dec 1976)

Mr William Wilson: Speaking as a member of the Warwickshire County Council, I should point out that its budget for a year is £69 million, that as a result of the present arrangements it will be short by £8 million, and that it has complied right up to the hilt with the Government's requirements.

BAIL BILL [Lords]: Persons Entitled to Bail: Supplementary Provisions (3 Aug 1976)

Mr William Wilson: I shall not get involved in the argument whether magistrates are more knowledgeable than those who sit in the High Court. I was surprised that my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Bradford, West (Mr. Lyons) confessed his ignorance of out-patient facilities. I hope that the Minister will accept Amendment No. 4, which would delete paragraph 7. We all accept that the word "impracticable"...

BAIL BILL [Lords]: Persons Entitled to Bail: Supplementary Provisions (3 Aug 1976)

Mr William Wilson: Is it not a fact that already the court may say to a man "We are thinking of sending you to prison, but you have to have legal representation before we finally decide"? The point that the hon. Gentleman is making already arises when the court indicates the decision to send the offender to prison but it gives him a further opportunity to take legal advice. There is nothing new in it.

BAIL BILL [Lords]: Persons Entitled to Bail: Supplementary Provisions (3 Aug 1976)

Mr William Wilson: As one who objected to the use of the word "impracticable", I think that it would be a very serious matter if the Home Secretary were to tell the courts what interpretation to put on different words. It is a fundamental principle that the courts must make up their own minds on such matters. The word "impracticable" is included in paragraph 8 and the Home Secretary wishes it to be there.

Orders of the Day — Education Bill: Parent Membership of Governing Bodies (1 Jul 1976)

Mr William Wilson: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will tell the House that he was a member of a political party that controlled the county council. My experience with my nominations was certainly not the same as his.

Orders of the Day — Race Relations Bill (4 Mar 1976)

Mr William Wilson: We have heard the Opposition Front Bench as well as Opposition Members claim that the Government have relaxed discrimination controls. That is true in two respects. It is true in relation to those illegal immigrants who came in before 1st January 1973 and who have been granted amnesty from the operation of the Immigration Act 1971. I hope that the Opposition Front Bench will make clear...

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL: Travelling Expenses of Local Authority Employees Displaced by Local Government Reorganisation (16 Jul 1975)

Mr William Wilson: As a local government representative, I was glad to put my name to the new clause. I did so because I feel that a number of individuals affected by the reorganisation of local government have suffered an injustice which the clause seeks to remedy. We know that for a long time the cost of travelling to work has not been an expense for which one can claim an income tax allowance, but despite...

Coal Industry Bill: New Right of Board to Withdraw Support to Enable Coal to Be Worked. (15 Jul 1975)

Mr William Wilson: I join my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, North-West (Mr. Edelman) in opposing the Government's motion to disagree with this Lords Amendment. Those of us who represent Coventry know full well that although we have no coal mines within our constituencies, the mines situated outside our boundaries operate to a considerable extent beneath the City of Coventry. It is not only the...

Clause 9: STATUTE LAW (REPEALS) BILL [Lords] (11 Mar 1975)

Mr William Wilson: For about 10 years I have served on the Joint Consolidation Committee— the driest Committee of the House. I often think that the Members who serve on it deserve, if not the Victoria Cross, perhaps the Iron Cross for their services to the House. As one who has served on the Committee, I am glad that at long last an interest is being taken in the work that we do. I am sorry to hear hon....

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Increase of Certain Duties on Betting (16 Jul 1974)

Mr William Wilson: I support this amendment, and I must do so first by declaring an interest. I am the proud possessor of 121 25p shares in Coventry City Football Club—one of the clubs which benefit from the pools which are the subject of this amendment. Suffice it to say that those shares have never paid a dividend and are never likely to do so. They were purchased when Coventry City was in the bottom half...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill: Contributions Under National Insurance Act 1965 (10 Apr 1974)

Mr William Wilson: I should not like it to be thought that only Conservative Members of the Committee are concerned about this problem. Anyone who understands the needs of the self-employed will appreciate that under our national insurance provisions such people quite often get the wrong end of the stick. The self-employed person is not able to qualify for unemployment pay in the ordinary way. I should like my...

Immigration and Race Relations (6 Dec 1973)

Mr William Wilson: The Home Secretary was correct when he told us that, in a number of parts of Britain, we have indeed a multi-racial society. He was also correct when he went on to say that that situation will continue. Anyone who believes that repatriation will solve any problems that immigration has brought to the country is just beating the air. Multi-racial Britain is here for many parts of our country,...

Orders of the Day — Bsa Triumph Motor Cycles Limited (5 Dec 1973)

Mr William Wilson: Representing, as I do, a Coventry constituency, I should like to say how grateful I am to my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Leslie Huck-field) for the great work that he has done in this matter. Triumph cycles, Triumph motor cycles and Triumph motor cars are synonymous with Coventry, and it would be a tragedy indeed if this great name went out of existence altogether.

Orders of the Day — Security Service (19 Jul 1973)

Mr William Wilson: May I ask the Home Secretary one simple question? In the light of what he has just told us, it appears that the knowledge that the Government subsequently had about Lord Lambton came to them out of the blue. In view of what he said to us originally—that we in this House know one another and come to understand the characters of one another —how does it come about that such a matter as this...


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