Results 41–60 of 596 for speaker:Mr Edward Lyons

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

Mr Edward Lyons: As the prisons are grossly overcrowded, against a background of a very low detection rate for crime, what plans has the Minister to deal with the total breakdown of the prison system in the event of an increase in the detection rate, particularly as the Criminal Justice Bill will, at best, make only a marginal improvement?

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: It has.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Over the years there has been argument about the extent to which judges should have absolute discretion in imposing sentences. The Bill celebrates the return to judges in all offences except murder of the discretion broadly to impose the sentence that they consider fit. As the years go by we shall see the way in which they use the discretion. The custodial sentence imposed on a young person...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: That is not what I was suggesting. We need more policemen to increase the detection rate. Some provisions of the Bill are retrograde. The 28-day remand period in place of the present eight-day period will keep people in prison for longer and in practice will deprive accused persons of access to their lawyers for longer. The partially suspended sentence is another retrograde step. It will...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: rose—

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The hon. Gentleman referred to the Social Democratic Party. Is he aware that in proportion to the overall number of Conservative Members, the number of alliance Members present is far higher?

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Answer the question. There are eight Conservative Members present.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill (19 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: More Tories are leaving There are now only five.

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Inappropriate Sentences (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: We have a phenomenon in political life where every time the Court of Appeal does something which those on the Left do not like, they attack the judiciary as being biased. Now we see a similar emanation in the new clause. Those on the Right, where there is mistrust of judges who do not make sentences severe enough for their taste, seek to call in aid a member of the Executive branch of the...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Inappropriate Sentences (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The right hon. and learned Gentleman is right. I remember how hard he worked with his small staff when he was Attorney-General. The idea of saddling him with large numbers of transcripts every time the relatives of a victim felt that the sentence was inadequate, or the newspapers or a Member of Parliament decided that a sentence was not appropriate, is horrifying. Furthermore, there is an...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Amendments of Magistrates' Court Act 1980 Relating to Remands in Custody (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I beg to move amendment No. 80, in page 67, line 31, leave out `fourth' and insert `second'. In the Bill there is a major change in court practice in that instead of accused persons being brought for remand to court every eight days they can, under certain conditions, be brought to court every fourth week. That change means that an accused may remain in prison and not see the light of day,...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Amendments of Magistrates' Court Act 1980 Relating to Remands in Custody (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I have asked for a 14-day period. The Minister, in defence of the Government's proposition of 28 days, has quoted two organisations that have suggested 21 days. Twenty-one days strikes me as being equidistant between 14 and 28. Therefore, I do not understand how that argument supports him rather than me. Perhaps he divines some benefit in the argument he adduced. The hour is late. There will...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Curfew Order (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I am unhappy about this proposal. I feel that magistrates will be tempted to impose the new sentence on a child aged 11 or 12 when they might otherwise impose nothing at all. If the child who is expected to exercise adult self-control at home then decides to go out because some of his friends have called round, he can be brought back to the court a second time. He is already becoming familiar...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill: Curfew Order (12 May 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: The open prison is a different concept because it is a custodial sentence. A curfew would put a substantial strain on those who would be called upon to police themselves. If a person is placed on probation, he can go where he pleases for the most part, provided that he does not commit crime. He knows that crime is wrong. A person who is subject to a curfew will not feel that going outside his...

Cinematograph Bill: Repeals (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I also congratulate the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Lloyd) on having got his Bill thus far. A major result of the Bill when it reaches the statute book will be to extend censorship. The British Board of Film Censors will take control of the sex film clubs. I am unhappy about the extension of censorship generally. When I first heard about the Bill I was exceedingly uneasy. I was driven to...

Cinematograph Bill: Short Title, Citation, Commencement and Extent (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: I hope that when the consolidation measure is introduced the word "Cinematograph" will not appear in the title. I heard suggestions earlier that filled me with horror and were not accurate in their description of what they sought to describe, but there is an old-fashioned ring to the word "cinematograph". However, if the promoter of the Bill is satisfied with the amendment I shall not seek to...

Cinematograph Bill: Short Title, Citation, Commencement and Extent (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that consolidation measures have a very swift and abbreviated passage on the Floor of the House and take up virtually no time? The real issue is the queue of statutes awaiting consolidation which have to be considered by the Joint Committee on Consolidation &c. Bills, on which it was my misfortune to serve for a number of years. The real issue is the number of...

Cinematograph Bill: Penalties and Forfeitures (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: rose——

Cinematograph Bill: Penalties and Forfeitures (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: None of the remaining 240 Labour Members have bothered to be present for this important series of debates, Mr. Deputy Speaker. On Second Reading, there were demands from some right hon. and hon. Members that there should be inserted into the Bill a provision for a custodial sentence as well as for a financial penalty. I opposed that view, and I am pleased to see that there is no reference to...

Cinematograph Bill: Penalties and Forfeitures (30 Apr 1982)

Mr Edward Lyons: In percentage terms the SDP has been represented to a far greater degree than the Conservative Party throughout this debate.


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