Results 421–440 of 440 for speaker:Mr Derek Spencer

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Coal Industry Dispute (18 Jun 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that, in the light of the worst violence yet at Orgreave, the only thing to be done with the criminal law is to enforce it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Judiciary (Training) (18 Jun 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: asked the Attorney-General if he is satisfied with present arrangements for training both full-time and part-time members of the judiciary in their judicial functions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Judiciary (Training) (18 Jun 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Can my right hon. and learned Friend give us an idea of when the present system will be extended to civil and matrimonial courts?

Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: Maximum Periods of Detention Before Charge (15 May 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: I believe that new clause 17 is totally misconceived. I base that judgment on my experience of 19 years as a junior, four years as a silk and four years as a recorder at the Central Criminal Court. The last two periods were concurrent, but consecutive on the first. I am probably one of the few Members of this House who has participated in a case in which the defendants were kept in custody...

Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: Maximum Periods of Detention Before Charge (15 May 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: It is not by chance that my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary had to set up an inquiry into proposed changes in the trial of serious and complicated frauds.

Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill: Maximum Periods of Detention Before Charge (15 May 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Without some changes in the law, we shall find it impossible to do justice in such cases. Such cases require an increasing amount of the time of the police and are putting the public more and more at risk. Opposition Members refer to a dichotomy between interrogation on the one hand and investigation on the other. I believe that they are making a great mistake. In any sensible police...

Orders of the Day — Housing Defects Bill (26 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: There are 1,000 Boot houses in my constituency, and when my hon. Friend the Minister recently visited Leicester he was presented with a piece of crumbling concrete from one of them. Because of the customary good manners which the people of Leicester exhibit, it was presented to him hand to hand rather than flung, but it is understandable that issues such as this raise strong emotions....

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Does the hon. Gentleman know what checks are carried out to see that the certificate authorising cremation refers to the body that is ultimately cremated? Will he accept that the current practice relies extensively on the integrity of the funeral director to see that it refers to the body in respect of which it has been granted, and that that integrity will still be effective even if the Bill...

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Does the hon. Gentleman object to chapels of rest being on such sites? On occasions they may contain as many as 15 deceased persons who are visited by friends and relatives.

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: What is the difference?

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Read paragraph (b).

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Is it not the case that the Bill was amended in Committee to take account of the point now made by the hon. and learned Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner)? The matter was dealt with extensively in Committee, and the Bill has been amended as a result. It expressly provides that, in default of the churchyard being available, some other place can be adopted by agreement, and in default of...

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: If the case against the crematorium being located in the place where it is asked to be located is so overwhelming, will the hon. and learned Gentleman explain why the city council gave it planning consent?

New Clause 10: Ginns and Gutteridge, Leicester (Crematorium) Bill (5 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Will the hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day: Education (3 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: I think that I can claim that I have done my bit in Leicester to improve the pupil-teacher ratio. My opponent whom I defeated last June is now teaching in a school in that city. If we had really favoured the private sector at the expense of the public in the way the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Flannery) has just declared, I cannot think that the 9 June result in Leicester, in...

Opposition Day: Education (3 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: Not until I have finished this point.

Opposition Day: Education (3 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: If the hon. Gentleman does me the courtesy of listening to what I have to say, he may find that his intervention is not necessary and I shall be able to finish more speedily. There are now 115 children in that school and there are 50 to 60 on the waiting list. The staff numbers 12 and some of the children who attend the school are the children of unemployed people. The subscriptions to the...

Opposition Day: Education (3 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: The burden of my speech is about to come, and in it I shall answer the question which the hon. Gentleman has just put. The question is: why has it come about that people of different races, different religions, different creeds, in Leicester have felt obliged to resort to self-help of that sort? The answer is—and this is at the heart of this debate — that it is because of the way in...

Opposition Day: Education (3 Apr 1984)

Mr Derek Spencer: By a process of elimination and by applying the ordinary rules of gender, the hon. Gentleman will find that if one has single-sex education for girls it will follow that there will be single-sex education for boys. There is a demand throughout Leicester for single-sex education for girls and boys once they have reached the secondary stage. There is a lesson to be learnt from that experience...

Local Government (Audit Practice) (28 Jul 1983)

Mr Derek Spencer: I am glad of this opportunity to address the House for the first time. I arrive here with a majority of seven votes. It is an exhilarating experience. I feel as though I have pitched my camp on the side of an abyss. I look out and the prospect is exciting, but at the same time it inculcates a proper sense of the laws of political gravity. On 9 June the electors of Leicester, South put out...


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