Results 101–120 of 596 for speaker:Mr Edward Lyons

Decisions Involving Exercise of Discretion (27 Oct 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: In Committee and on Report the hon. Gentleman voted against amendments designed to provide a resort to the courts. He says that the provision is useless without resort to the courts but he made certain that there would be no such resort by voting against earlier amendments that I and others proposed.

Right to Registration by Virtue of Residence in U.K. or Relevant Employment (27 Oct 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Under pressure the Government increased from two to five years the period in which people may apply for registration. They resisted my amendment in Committee proposing eight years. The Bill has come back from the House of Lords with an amendment for at least a discretion within eight years. The Government have lacked charity throughout the passage of the Bill. They have now almost arrived at...

Higher Education ( 8 Jul 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Does it make sense to require cuts in a technological university that mean that all the science departments will be cut by about 62 per cent., with 500 academic and non-academic job losses, a 32 per cent. cut in the budget and a huge student loss? That is killing a technological university and some departments are closing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: West Yorkshire (30 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he proposes to take before the end of 1981 to increase employment in West Yorkshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: West Yorkshire (30 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is the Minister aware that only one job is now advertised for every 50 people unemployed in the region and that youth unemployment is set to soar? Will he consider a capital investment programme for West Yorkshire to strengthen regional infrastructure and to create jobs?

Orders of the Day — Supply: Yorkshire and Humberside Region (29 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I understand that the speeches of reply from the Front Benches are to begin shortly. Therefore, I shall truncate my remarks. When the Government introduced their economic policy of cutting taxes and implementing a strict monetarist policy, they must have thought that the results would show after three or four months. Had they imagined that after two years there would be no sign of success,...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: Disqualification of Certain Offenders for Membership of the House of Commons (25 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 1, line 8, leave out 'one year' and insert 'five years'.

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: Disqualification of Certain Offenders for Membership of the House of Commons (25 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: This is a probing amendment, designed to elicit the reasons why the Government are so fixed upon a period of over one year rather than some other period. If a person has been sent to a prison for a serious crime, it may seem self-evident that he should not be allowed to stand for Parliament. It may also be argued that because convicted prisoners are disqualified from voting while in prison...

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill: Disqualification of Certain Offenders for Membership of the House of Commons (25 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I did not find the Minister's reply entirely satisfactory, although it was entirely courteous. Nevertheless, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Multi-Fibre Arrangement (18 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Like others I was impressed by the robust attitude of the Secretary of State when he opened the debate. He sounded like a man confident in the strength of his opinions, and those opinions were widely shared in this Chamber. However, one would expect him to take that attitude to open negotiations. What worried us a little is that it may be a negotiating attitude, and done to impress in that...

Trooping the Colour (Incident) (15 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: My right hon. and hon. Friends would wish to associate themselves with the remarks that have been made about the incident on Saturday. Will the Home Secretary look again at the demand that I made on the Floor of the House at the time of the India House incident in 1973, for import controls on replica guns? Will the right hon. Gentleman also consider adopting a practice upon which the Japanese...

Northern Ireland (Prison Escape) (11 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Clearly it is a matter of major and distressing importance that seven persons of the eight who escaped had been charged with murdering other human beings. It is clear that an inquiry is essential, but will the Minister make it clear to the authorities in Northern Ireland that there is a world of difference between arrest and charge? Until we know about the sub judice rule, and so that there...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Requirements for Naturalisation ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: If that is so, they will have the opportunity to make amends this evening. Foreign husbands had to wait for five years before applying for naturalisation and they then had to pass a language test. The effect of the amendment would be to maintain for women the position that they have always had. I admit that it would grant to male spouses a right that hitherto they have not enjoyed. In...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Requirements for Naturalisation ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: The hon. Gentleman is right. I was referring to one special category of person. It is true that those who come to marry white women normally have no difficulty because the women have been born in Britain. None the less, there is an argument for parity of treatment between males and females. It seems that there is no good reason for taking away a right, or introducing rules which make it more...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Requirements for Naturalisation ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I beg to move amendment No. 111, in page 42, line 42, leave out 'and (c)'. The amendment would have the effect of exempting from the language requirement spouses of British citizens. Any woman who married a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies could always apply for registration. That did not involve a language test. Therefore, she could obtain citizenship without having to overcome...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Requirements for Naturalisation ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: If my memory is correct, the situation in Committee was not as simple as has been portrayed. I believe that the right hon. Gentleman will find that those whom he says opposed him will find no difficulty in supporting my amendment.

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Decisions Involving Exercise of Discretion ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I beg to move amendment No. 112, in page 31, line 19, leave out 'or review in'. The intention of the amendment is to ensure that there shall be a right of judicial review of refusals of applications for citizenship. On Tuesday, the House debated a new clause tabled by the official Opposition seeking to set up an appeal tribunal against refusal. In addition, a new clause, which was not...

Orders of the Day — British Nationality Bill: Decisions Involving Exercise of Discretion ( 4 Jun 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: The hon. Gentleman asks whether writs of certiorari and mandamus are a method of judicial review. I suppose that they are, as the present system is their successor. None the less, for the Government to go out of their way to exclude an examination of the way in which decisions are reached shows a nervousness which a self-respecting Home Office need not show if it is confident that all its...


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