Results 61–80 of 81 for speaker:Mr William Wilson

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Voluntary Restriction of Divorce (2 May 1969)

Mr William Wilson: May I correct the hon. and learned Gentleman? The Parliament he speaks of was in my constituency. Because the lawyers were absent it was known as the "Unlearned Parliament".

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill: Voluntary Restriction of Divorce (2 May 1969)

Mr William Wilson: Earlier, I compared the circumstances of such a declaration to those of a will. The principle would be the same. No special form of words is required for a will, nor is a special fee payable until after the death of the parties, when it is brought into operation.

Orders of the Day — Matrimonial Property Bill (24 Jan 1969)

Mr William Wilson: As the hon. Member who during the last Session sponsored the Divorce Reform Bill and who has been actively associated with the corresponding Bill this Session, I have been as closely connected as any hon. Member with the problems and principles which are raised by this Bill. I have lived with these matters as closely as has any other hon. Member during the lifetime of this Parliament. It is...

Orders of the Day — NATIONAL INSURANCE &c. BILL (19 Dec 1968)

Mr William Wilson: I will not detain the House for long, but this is the right opportunity to reiterate what was said by my "hon. Friend the Member for Ince (Mr. McGuire) about what the Bill does not contain. It is clear from Clause 2 that the Government are intent on tidying up the National Insurance legislation, but beyond any doubt what calls out for tidying up is the position which has existed since 1924 in...

Orders of the Day — Divorce Reform Bill (9 Feb 1968)

Mr William Wilson: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. I am sure that the House will understand that in a Bill as substantial and as complex as this I would weary the House if I sought to deal with every aspect of it or, indeed, sought excessively to anticipate other hon. Members' arguments against the Bill. I therefore hope that the House will be sufficiently indulgent as to permit me to...

Criminal Law Bill [Lords]: New Clause No. 2. — (Order by Secre Tary of State for the Home Department.) (13 Jul 1967)

Mr William Wilson: The discussion so far reflects the discussions that we had in Committee on this point. I think that all of us would agree that the powers which are conferred upon a constable in Clause 2(5) are really necessary because it makes sense that if an officer suspects that an arrestable offence is about to be committed he should have power to intervene and stop it. What concerns all who have any...

Criminal Law Bill [Lords]: Schedule 2. — (Supplementary Amend Ments.) (13 Jul 1967)

Mr William Wilson: I should like to say a few words as we run into the 25th hour of this sitting. If the Bill deserves to be commended for any reason, it deserves commendation for Clause 1(1), which abolishes the distinction between felony and misdemeanour. Many years ago—too many years ago—I spent many hours trying to understand the difference between felonies and misdemeanours. I simply wish to say that...

Orders of the Day — Public Service and Armed Forces Pensions Commission Bill (3 Feb 1967)

Mr William Wilson: I am sorry indeed that I was not able to follow the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Eldon Griffiths) when he was talking about the condition of the police pensioners, because he took me back to my very first political meeting as a candidate. It was so long ago that I was ready to answer questions about the groundnut scheme. The first questioner was a police pensioner. He asked me what I...

Prayers: Young Offenders (9 Dec 1966)

Mr William Wilson: The House is extremely grateful to the hon. Member for Pudsey (Mr. Hiley) for moving his Motion. At the outset of his speech, he rightly told us that the causes of crime among juveniles and young offenders are complex indeed. The ways of dealing with these offenders run all the way from absolute discharge to a period at a borstal institution. For the courts which have to consider the cases...

CRIMINAL APPEAL BILL [Lords] (11 Jul 1966)

Mr William Wilson: In welcoming the Bill, I can only wonder why we have had to wait so long for these quite minor reforms to be brought about. Clause 4 deals with amendments to appeals from findings of guilt by juries. During the last few months, in quite exalted places, there has been criticism of the jury system. One would think, listening to it, that the only thing wrong with the jury system is that juries...

CRIMINAL APPEAL BILL [Lords] (11 Jul 1966)

Mr William Wilson: I am obliged, Mr. Speaker. The point I was making—

CRIMINAL APPEAL BILL [Lords] (11 Jul 1966)

Mr William Wilson: Clause 4 deals with amendment of the law relating to appeals from juries.

CRIMINAL APPEAL BILL [Lords] (11 Jul 1966)

Mr William Wilson: In this case, we agreed that the situation was such that only the leprechauns could save us from a long sentence, but with an Irish defendant and an Irish counsel, the leprechauns did their stuff. But now—

CRIMINAL APPEAL BILL [Lords] (11 Jul 1966)

Mr William Wilson: The necessity of altering the law as it relates to appeals from the decisions of juries becomes apparent to those who practise in the criminal courts. It is clear to all of us that it has been necessary for a very long time to widen the basis of appeal. The Bill goes some distance towards remedying the situation, and all of us who practise in the courts must welcome it. A further point...

Youth Employment Service (Report) (25 Jan 1966)

Mr William Wilson: I should like to follow up the reference made earlier in the debate to the demarcation made between the Ministry of Labour and the Youth Employment Service. It seems to me that there is confusion in the minds of the general public between the two. The old idea that a labour exchange was a place where a job was found for a man who was out of work has been carried forward into the Youth...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (10 Nov 1965)

Mr William Wilson: I am sorry that I cannot follow the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Chertsey (Sir Lionel Heald) entirely in what he had to say, but the comments which I want to make have some relationship to his, as I, too, want to speak about a subject dealing with the liberty of the individual. I want to refer to that part of the Gracious Speech relating to the development of new ways of...

Orders of the Day — Domiciliary Physiotherapy (27 Jul 1965)

Mr William Wilson: I should like a few moments to support the hon. Member for Bedfordshire, South (Mr. Cole), who has raised the important question of domiciliary physiotherapy treatment. I do so at this late hour because of the special experience in Coventry of the domestic physiotherapy service which has been provided. In Coventry, there is the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital Saturday Fund. At the onset...

Orders of the Day — SOLICITORS BILL [Lords]: Schedule 1. — (Substituted Schedule 1 to Principal Act.) (2 Jul 1965)

Mr William Wilson: As a practising solicitor I support the Third Reading. I do not agree with the criticisms that have been voiced about Clause 8. After conducting investigations in my office and having spoken with my legal brethren, I believe that it is reasonable to accept the figure of £500 and the period of two months. I should not like it to be thought that the whole of the legal profession agrees with...

Orders of the Day — Coventry (Local Government Areas) (29 Mar 1965)

Mr William Wilson: I wish to deal particularly with the area which the right hon. and learned Member for Warwick and Leamington (Sir J. Hobson) has described as Finham. Of that area I probably have greater knowledge than any other Member of the House. I represent the division which adjoins the area of Finham. I live in the municipal ward of Coventry, to which, when this Order goes through, Finham will be lost....

Orders of the Day — Coventry (Local Government Areas) (29 Mar 1965)

Mr William Wilson: Thank you, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. I was enjoying it as well. Now that the decision is clearly to be made on Finham by means of this Order I feel that it is time for discussion to stop. The decision has been well and truly considered. The Boundary Commission has looked at it, an inspector has looked at it, and two Ministers have looked at it and they have come to the conclusion that Finham...

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