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Results 1–20 of 582 for speaker:Mrs Joyce Butler

Lead Pollution (12 Dec 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I am grateful to have this opportunity of raising the subject of lead pollution, under class VIII. I think that I have almost lost count of the number of times that I have been involved in debates on lead pollution, but the nature of these debates has subtly changed over the years. The change is due to the steadily accumulating evidence that the fears that some of us have had about the...

Cosmetics (Consumer Protection) (3 Aug 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: It is now 12 years since I first introduced a Private Member's Bill to provide for ingredient labelling of toilet preparations, because I was concerned about the many cases of allergies, rashes and similar conditions which were sent to me by sufferers who complained that they had been unable to discover the particular substance which had apparently caused the trouble. From this correspondence...

Cosmetics (Consumer Protection) (3 Aug 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: My argument is that if one ingredient become suspect, or if a consumer has an allergy to an ingredient, the consumer can immediately pick it out if there is the listing of ingredients. That was the position with hexachloroethane. Everybody now knows that name. When people see it on a product, they understand what is meant. It is not necessary to know how to pronounce an ingredient to know...

Violence in the Family (16 Jun 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I beg to move, That this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on Violence in Marriage, Session 1974/75 (House of Commons Paper No. 553) and of the relevant Government Observations (Command Paper No. 6690), of the First Report from the Select Committee on Violence in the Family in Session 1975/76 (House of Commons Paper No. 473), of the First and Second Reports of that...

Violence in the Family (16 Jun 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I should like to put on record my appreciation of the opportunity that we have had for a constructive debate on these two most important family problems. Our numbers were few but they were select. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend the Minister for remaining here for most of the day and for having answered many of the points raised. I appreciate the information that he has given us about...

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Interest on Tax Overpaid (16 May 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I hope that the hon. and learned Member will make his meaning clear.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Interest on Tax Overpaid (16 May 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Order. Will the hon. and learned Gentleman relate what he is saying to the new clause? It is difficult to find a connection at present.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Interest on Tax Overpaid (16 May 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Order. The new clause relates to tax overpaid.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Interest on Tax Overpaid (16 May 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Order. I am sorry to interrupt the hon. and learned Gentleman again, but we are getting very wide of the new clause. Other hon. Members wish to speak, and I hope that he will confine his remarks rather more closely to the clause.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge of Income Tax for 1978–79 (10 May 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: With this we may take the following amendments: No. 10, in page 10, line 21, leave out '£1,700' and insert '£2,000'. No. 11, in page 10, line 21, leave out from 'cent.' to end of line 22. No. 12, in page 10, line 22, leave out '£550' and insert '£500'. No. 18, in page 10, line 26, leave out from second 'the' to end of line 27 and insert 'reference to £2,000 of a reference to £3,000'.

New Clause No. 2: Annual Reports to Secretary of State by Enforcing Authorities (28 Apr 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

New Clause No. 2: Annual Reports to Secretary of State by Enforcing Authorities (28 Apr 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: In company with some other hon. Members who have spoken thus far, I took no part in the earlier stages of the Bill, but my interest in the matter covered by the new clause goes back for some time, to the period when there was great concern about defective and dangerous second-hand oil heaters. Many quite appalling tragedies occurred as a result of fires caused by such oil heaters, and it...

New Clause No. 2: Annual Reports to Secretary of State by Enforcing Authorities (28 Apr 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Not necessarily. All the annual reports will be made available to the Minister. The Minister will have the possibility of collation. But at local level there is nothing to prevent dissemination of the information. In fact, it is the usual practice of a local authority making any annual report—for example, the annual report of the officer of health—to make it available to the local Press....

New Clause No. 2: Annual Reports to Secretary of State by Enforcing Authorities (28 Apr 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I should like to make clear that in moving the new clause I assumed that there would be the normal procedure between Government Departments and local authorities. I was asked how I expected the annual reports to be made up. It was assumed that the usual consultations would take place and that the form of the annual report would be agreed between the Department and the local authorities. I...

Kidney Donors (3 Mar 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Before my hon. Friend sits down, will he explain how he expects the contracting-out principle to work in practice? He has drawn attention to the difficulty of donor cards often not being available when a person is involved in an accident. How would he ensure that a contracting out card or letter was available?

Kidney Donors (3 Mar 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I join with all those who have congratulated my hon. Friend the Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell) on not only initiating the debate but giving us an opportunity to consider this important subject in rather more depth than is usually possible. As my hon. Friend knows, I believe, my interest in the subject was heightened by a case to which I referred in an Adjournment debate last November,...

Kidney Donors (3 Mar 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I accept entirely what my hon. Friend says. He is perfectly right. But I feel that to some extent the balance of this debate has been in the other direction. It is necessary to keep a balance in these matters. I agree that the heartache is not all on one side. It is on both sides. But I am especially concerned for people who do not agree with the view being put forward today. For one reason...

Kidney Donors (3 Mar 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I accept that, but not everyone is rational and logical like my hon. Friend and, when people are getting near to the point of death and when they have what I have described as old-fashioned perhaps misguided views about these matters, they start to worry. They will have that worry, and they will not be aware that their organs would not be of any use for transplant purposes. At such a time,...

Kidney Donors (3 Mar 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: I accept that there are difficulties, but there is need for a further examination of this aspect. A further matter which underlines the debate causes me to worry. There is a certain enthusiasm for the success of transplants as the answer to kidney disease. It is easy to be carried away. It is wonderful that we have doctors and surgeons who can carry out transplant operations. However, our...

Orders of the Day — Medicines (Unorthodox Practitioners) (20 Feb 1978)

Mrs Joyce Butler: Almost exactly 10 years ago, from 12th March until 30th May 1968, I took part in the Committee stage of the Medicines Bill. As the Member who had been responsible for raising the subject of the thalidomide tragedy for the very first time in this House, I was wholeheartedly in favour of the purpose of the Bill. I supported the comment of the then Minister of Health, Kenneth Robinson, when he...


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