Results 41–60 of 81 for speaker:Mr William Wilson

Private Business: ASHDOWN FOREST BILL [Lords] (4 Jul 1973)

Mr William Wilson: Surely it is not the law of the land that if a commoner does not exercise his rights he loses them. A commoner has his rights in perpetuity.

Private Business: ASHDOWN FOREST BILL [Lords] (4 Jul 1973)

Mr William Wilson: I wonder whether the hon. Member can tell us about Clause 23(2), the last few words of which are shall not grant such consent without the approval of the local authorities". Can he tell us how many local authorities' consent would have to be obtained?

Schedule 8: Signalman J. T. Johnson (Fatal Accident) (2 May 1973)

Mr William Wilson: It happens that my firm were the solicitors involved. In order to put the record right, I shall read the letter which was sent to the Royal Signals manning and record office. After referring to the matters to which my hon. Friend has referred the letter says: While our Clients certainly appreciated the individual expressions of sympathy made to them by various Officers and the personal...

Orders of the Day — Water Bill: Clause 1 (1 May 1973)

Mr William Wilson: Are we to understand that the Conservative Party will now set up municipal banks throughout the country?

Orders of the Day — National Insurance (Attendance Allowance) (31 Jan 1973)

Mr William Wilson: I assure my hon. Friend that there is another Member of Parliament, also a lawyer, who is at this moment in the pipeline hoping to secure an oral hearing.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Group 14 — Children's Clothing (16 May 1972)

Mr William Wilson: I want to refer to Amendment No. 99, and I do so because it is only those of us who wear hearing aids who know what a tremendous benefit they are and what they could do for others. My life would be completely different if I did not wear a hearing aid. I would be virtually stone deaf. Last Saturday afternoon in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin I would not have been able to hear the rain-soaked...

Probation and After-Care Service (9 Feb 1972)

Mr William Wilson: I am glad to follow the hon. Lady the Member for Tynemouth (Dame Irene Ward) because I have always hoped, as a lawyer that one day I should be able to appear before her in her magisterial capacity. Those of us who know the work of the probation service know the solid achievement of the probation officers in the service which they give to the general community of this country every day of the...

Hospital Services, Birmingham Area (Private Patients) (28 Jan 1972)

Mr William Wilson: Does my hon. Friend realise that in Coventry, which is part of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board area, there are over 4,000 National Health Service patients waiting for beds?

RECOGNITION OF DIVORCES AND LEGAL SEPARATIONS BILL [Lords]: Recognition in Great Britain of Overseas Divorces and Legal Separations (12 Jul 1971)

Mr William Wilson: Has the Solicitor-General thought of this possibility under the Amendment? If adultery is committed, the legal obligation to cohabit has been terminated. Would that come within the wording of the Clause— the recognition … of … legal separations … which—(a) have been obtained by means of judicial or other proceedings"?

Orders of the Day — Misuse of Drugs Bill: Spot Checks on School Pupils for Evidence of Drug-Taking (9 Dec 1970)

Mr William Wilson: The issue of parental knowledge and consent goes to the root of the matter. I have known cases in my own experience when tests for drug taking have been carried out in schools without the knowledge of the parents, and always the response of the parents has been not to complain that the examination was carried out, but that it was carried out without their knowledge. If we have the consent and...

Clause 4: Attendance Allowance (15 Jul 1970)

Mr William Wilson: Very strong words are used in the definition of disablement: … severely disabled physically or mentally … continual supervision … frequent attention … prolonged or repeated attention … And, again: severely disabled mentally or physically … continual supervision … It is quite apparent from that definition that only the most serious cases will be caught by the Clause. Bearing in...

Orders of the Day — EQUAL PAY (No. 2) BILL: Commencement (23 Apr 1970)

Mr William Wilson: I think that my right hon. Friend the Member for Newton (Mr. Frederick Lee) was right to chide the Press for a lack of publicity about the Bill. Nevertheless, while speaking of the wonderful occasion this is in the House and how historic the Bill is, we note the empty benches and wonder why we are not celebrating in a much forthright manner. It is perhaps right that I, of all hon. Members,...

Orders of the Day — EQUAL PAY (No. 2) BILL: Commencement (23 Apr 1970)

Mr William Wilson: Mr. Speaker, you would be amazed if you really knew what Lady Godiva is said to have been demonstrating about on that immortal ride. Hon. Members have said time and again tonight what a wonderful occasion this is, and how remarkable the achievement that we are giving eight and a half million women equal pay. I want to pour a drop of cold water on the elation. I suggest that instead of being...

Clause 1: Requirement of Equal Treatment for Men and Women in Same Employment (22 Apr 1970)

Mr William Wilson: If it is my hon. Friend's intention to delete paragraph (b) there is no need to have paragraph (a). He should run that paragraph in with the general subsection, and not differentiate. There is no point in having (a) without (b).


Mr William Wilson: The point has quite properly been made that the Bill is the logical or illogical sequence of the Divorce Reform Act, and as one of those who, during the last two Sessions, has played a substantial part in getting that Measure on to the Statute Book, I feel a fair amount of vicarious responsibility for what is in this Bill. I am sorry, in opening what I have to say, to come back to the Clause...


Mr William Wilson: My point is that in the Act to which the hon. and learned Gentleman has referred Parliament thought that it was clear. In this Bill we seem to be acknowledging that the Bill is not clear.

Orders of the Day — LATE NIGHT REFRESHMENT HOUSES BILL [Lords]: Citation, Commencement and Extent (14 Oct 1969)

Mr William Wilson: As a member of the Joint Consolidation Committee, and recognising that the Bill does not alter the law, may I suggest that the two Front Bench spokesmen should throw up a penny and decide in that way whether to have November or January.

Petitions: Cruelty to Infants (25 Jul 1969)

Mr William Wilson: All hon. Members of the House will be grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Eton and Slough (Miss Lestor) for having drawn the attention of the House to this question. I shall not detain the House very long, but I can say from my own professional knowledge that the complexity and the mystery of this problem is almost beyond understanding at the moment. I have known of more than one family...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Financial Protection for Respondent in Certain Cases (12 Jun 1969)

Mr William Wilson: I shall not detain the House long because, like many other hon. Members who have been here through the night, I am beginning to feel that it is time I went home to bed. But I do not want this opportunity to pass without paying tribute to the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Chertsey (Sir L. Heald). I am sorry that he is not in the Chamber at the moment. Those of us who sat on...

Immigration Appeals Bill: Power to Refuse Admission to Wives and Children Under 16 If They Do Not Hold Entry Certificates (15 May 1969)

Mr William Wilson: Because of the large Indian and Pakistani communities in Coventry the Amendment raises a real constituency problem for me. It must have occurred to other hon. Members who have such large communities within their electorates that there was a better way of dealing with the situation than the existing one. It was because of that that when I went to India last year I made it my duty to make...

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