Results 121–140 of 1239 for speaker:Sir Ian Percival

Nuclear Power (Inquiries): Urban Disturbances (23 Oct 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I mean what I say. There must be many people who know the people who committed the crimes there, but who will not come forward and give evidence. They are thus shielding villains—villains so evil as to use children to commit their filthy crimes. They are doing this either because they want to shield such people, or because they are too frightened to come forward and help. I am a fan of...

Business of the House (27 Jun 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: May I remind my right hon. Friend of my early-day motion, which was tabled soon after the Grand Hotel bombing and which has attracted the signatures of some 181 of my right hon. and hon. Friends? Does he recall that that motion invites the House to reaffirm its total resolve that the freedoms of which it is the guardian must never be lost or lessened by violence or the fear of it"? It goes on...

Orders of the Day — Administration of Justice Bill [Lords] (16 May 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I take it that the second half of what the hon. Gentleman said is correcting the first half. I certainly did not say, "Don't go away and sulk." I meant to, and did, throw out a challenge: "Come back with the answer about this conflict of interest and it will be very seriously considered."

Orders of the Day — Administration of Justice Bill [Lords] (16 May 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we owe it to the consumer who, as he rightly says, will usually be wholly mystified, to ensure that his conveyancing is not carried out by someone who has an interest in conflict with his? How does the hon. Gentleman suggest that we provide that protection to the consumer if conveyancing is done by the bank or building society which would, as the lender,...

Orders of the Day — Administration of Justice Bill [Lords] (16 May 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I want to say a brief word on part II of the Bill and first to congratulate my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General and his colleagues on having implemented their commitment on licensed conveyancing so quickly, so fully and in such a satisfactory manner. The preoccupation with banks and building societies has perhaps taken people's minds off what has been done in the Bill. It...

Orders of the Day — Administration of Justice Bill [Lords] (16 May 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Be that as it may, all the more credit that they are now recognising that there is a danger of conflict of interest in all the areas referred to, and so have determined not to do something which could operate to the detriment of the consumer, and not to go ahead until the serious point of that conflict has been resolved. I for one congratulate the Government upon the Bill. I hope that they...

Orders of the Day — Insolvency Bill [Lords] (30 Apr 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I hope that my hon. Friend the Member for Kensington (Sir B. Rhys Williams) will forgive me if I do not follow him down all the paths that he has trodden. He has spoken with great knowledge and sincerity about some very interesting points, but l wish to deal with just one part of the Bill—questions arising under clause 7. I congratulate my right hon. and hon. Friends upon their decision not...

Orders of the Day — Insolvency Bill [Lords] (30 Apr 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I am in the middle of making three points, but, yes, I shall give way.

Orders of the Day — Insolvency Bill [Lords] (30 Apr 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I am not an accountant, but I have sufficient experience of accounts through my practice as a lawyer to know how unrevealing they can be. However. I also have sufficient experience to know that it is not too difficult to discover how unrevealing they are by asking an appropriate question or two. This will rightly put directors on inquiry to make sure, so far as they can, that the true...

Orders of the Day — Water Fluoridation Bill: Fluoridation of Water Supplies at Request of Health Authorities ( 5 Mar 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I should like to say a few words in support of amendment No. 17. By contrast with some of the rollicking things to which I have been listening, what I have to say may seem somewhat prosaic, but I hope that it will not be so insufferably long-winded as some of the stuff to which I have been listening. Although it supported the argument that I propose to advance, it seemed to be in danger of...

Orders of the Day — Water Fluoridation Bill: Fluoridation of Water Supplies at Request of Health Authorities ( 5 Mar 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: No, no, no. I want to make my speech and sit down. I could just understand it if my hon. Friends were saying, "This is so important that we will compel it. The House will compel it." At least that would be compulsion by the senior elected body in this country. But the Government are not doing that. They could not. What are they doing? This I do not understand either. They are saying, "We will...

Orders of the Day — Water Fluoridation Bill: Fluoridation of Water Supplies at Request of Health Authorities ( 5 Mar 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: All right, Scotland is on its own. It can fight its own battles. I am fighting the English battles—the battles of my constituents and battles in which I believe.

Orders of the Day — Water Fluoridation Bill: Fluoridation of Water Supplies at Request of Health Authorities ( 5 Mar 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Will my hon. and learned Friend leave me alone to make my speech? The matter is too serious for the kind of rollicking enjoyment that we are having in the House. I do not understand how my right hon. and hon. Friends can say, "Not only will we go along with the principle of compulsory medication, but we will put it in the hands of bodies over which there is no control." I have not yet heard...

Orders of the Day — Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill (28 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Nothing in the world that I said could suggest that anybody took pleasure in seeing anybody beaten, and I trust that the hon. Gentleman will withdraw that remark.

Orders of the Day — Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill (28 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I said nothing about anybody enjoying it.

Orders of the Day — Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill (28 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Really!

Orders of the Day — Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill (28 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Like many of my right hon. and hon. Friends, I deplore the Bill. However, I shall vote for its Second Reading this evening. I want therefore to take a moment or two of the time of the House to explain those two apparently irreconcilable statements. It is right that we should face the consequences of what we are doing. We are interfering with a power that has been vested in teachers for a long...

Orders of the Day — Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill (28 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: Even as an old friend and colleague of my hon. Friend, I cannot advise him on that matter. It is a difficult question, and one for the present Law Officers rather than for me. All my instincts are against what is proposed. I have tried to summarise the positive arguments, but so many of the arguments against it are so wet. There is talk about "hitting" a child of three. Has the hon. Member...

Orders of the Day — Water (Fluoridation) Bill (14 Jan 1985)

Sir Ian Percival: I have listened to almost the whole of the debate and with great interest, and on occasions I have been impressed by some of the arguments of those in favour of the Bill. However, having listened to it all, I come to the opposite conclusion, and shall vote against this legislation. The subject with which we are dealing can be reduced to simple propositions. My right hon. and learned Friend...

Petitions: Human Embryos (20 Dec 1984)

Sir Ian Percival: I beg to ask leave to present to the House a petition from the residents of the town of Southport, which I have the honour to represent. It is signed by 2,150 persons. It was raised by members of the Merseyside community standards association, care campaigns, Life and the Elim Pentecostal church. It concerns one of the most important and difficult subjects to come before the House in my time....


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