Results 21–40 of 596 for speaker:Mr Edward Lyons

Immigration (11 Nov 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is it not also right that not only is it a question of the time taken to obtain citizenship, but that abroad there is a queue of fiancés or husbands who have to wait two years or two and a half years between application and interview? Therefore, the process will take about five years.

Business of the House (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Following the British Nationality Act 1981, when are the new draft immigration rules likely to be published?

Orders of the Day — Bradford (Industrial Assistance) (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I thought that I had made it clear that I was saying that all the measures that I had suggested did not have to be brought in simultaneously. I suggested that the Government looked at them, brought in some of them, and some of them were not all that expensive in net terms as they take people off the unemployment register. I am not suggesting that the Government can do everything at once—no...

Orders of the Day — Bradford (Industrial Assistance) (29 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: In the past six weeks in Bradford about 1,500 redundancies have been declared in three major engineering enterprises. Bradford has depended heavily on the textile industry, which has suffered badly from contraction. The number of employees in the industry has fallen remarkably. It is an old industry and some people argued that that was only to be expected. But in recent weeks the malaise has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Pensioners (Television Licences) (22 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Would it not help to reduce the licence fee if hotels were charged a fee for each television set in each room rather than paying just one fee?

Business of the House (22 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: In view of the way that mobility allowances for the seriously mentally disabled are being piled up unused by hospital administrations, will the Leader of the House arrange with his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services for a statement to be made as quickly as possible on how the Government propose to ensure that those disabled persons do have the benefit of that...

Business of the House (15 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Given the continued and terrifying increase in the number of closures and redundancies in the engineering and textile industries in West Yorkshire, and particularly in Bradford, will the right hon. Gentleman arrange a debate on the industrial situation in West Yorkshire as quickly as possible so that we can go into the matter in much more detail?

Buckingham Palace (Incident) (12 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: While there is general relief that the Queen was not harmed by the incident, is not the evil of such an incident that it creates temptation in the minds of others? In those circumstances, should not the Government now consider the security precautions, not only for the Queen but for others, to see whether there are other defects that have grown up within the system over a period?

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Parliamentary Questions (12 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Attorney General what proportion of the parliamentary questions to which he, or the Solicitor-General, have replied in the last six months have related to matters for which the Lord Chancellor is responsible.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Parliamentary Questions (12 Jul 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Does the Attorney-General agree that it is extremely unsatisfactory, not to say bizarre and offensive to the House, that he, uniquely, has to answer to this House for a Department in which he has no responsibility or share in policy formulation? Does he further agree that there should be a Minister in the House from the Lord Chancellor's Department? Alternatively, should not the...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Immigration Regulations (28 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Any just system of immigration control should be fair, should be seen to be fair and should operate with reasonable expedition. There is delay throughout the system, and long delay, in itself, is a serious injustice. I know that there has been delay under previous Administrations, but anyone who studies the system as it then operated or as it now operates will know that, since delay is a...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Immigration Regulations (28 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. None of us wants to interfere with the right of the hon. Member for Basildon (Mr. Proctor) to freedom of speech, but the debate is about Immigration Rules and I should be interested to know how natural increase has anything to do with that subject. It is already 7·5 pm and many hon. Members still wish to speak. Cannot the hon. Gentleman be brought...

Orders of the Day — Taking of Hostages Bill [Lords]: Hostage Taking (11 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I agree entirely with the Minister except to say that, if one concludes that killing a number of hostages is more important than the taking of the hostages and one charges only the lesser offence, and than the judge sentences really for the more serious matter because life imprisonment is the maximum sentence, there is no alternative but to do that. That is the limit of the convention. None...

Orders of the Day — Taking of Hostages Bill [Lords]: Hostage Taking (11 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The Social Democratic and Liberal Parties have welcomed the Bill throughout. Any measure that adds to the flexibility of the international community to deal with terrorism should be welcomed. With modern travel, the world is contracting rapidly. We can no longer view matters, including the enforcement of international law, in an insular way. The principle has always been that a British court...

Orders of the Day — Taking of Hostages Bill [Lords]: Hostage Taking (11 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I thank the hon. Member for Hackney, Central (Mr. Davis) for those comments. I agree that for most of the time what he says will be correct, but there could be circumstances in which a court in such a country, listening to an application for extradition on behalf of the Government, might say "The Government of this country"—that is, the Government of the country where the application is...

Orders of the Day — Taking of Hostages Bill [Lords]: Hostage Taking (11 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Am I right in thinking that the Bill catches hijacking wherever it occurs, even when there is no nexus with Britain, provided that the person involved in the hijacking comes to Britain? I am speaking of circumstances where there has been a detention of a person on the aeroplane, with a threat of some sort even to the pilot.

Orders of the Day — Taking of Hostages Bill [Lords]: Hostage Taking (11 Jun 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Let us suppose that someone hijacks a plane to escape from what we would consider to be tyranny. If that person arrives in Britain at a later stage, perhaps years later, will we have to face the possibility that, as a result of the Bill, a country with which we are not in sympathy might make a demand for extradition, provided that we are in an extradition arrangement with that country? Will...

Prayers: Citizens Advice Bureaux (28 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Battersea, South (Mr. Dubs) on introducing this debate. People outside do rot appreciate that it is limited to 45 minutes, and that I have only one minute to speak before the Minister rises. So may I say, in the briefest possible way, thay we on the Social Democratic Party Benches support the existence and enlarged activities of the citizens advice...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Rules (20 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: As the Government's new rules on this issue are being tested in Europe before the Commission and the Court, will the Government obey the likely decision of the Court that these rules are invalid?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prison Statistics (20 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were held in prisons in England and Wales at the latest available date.


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