Results 161–180 of 596 for speaker:Mr Edward Lyons

British Nationality Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (29 Apr 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: We shall have to see. If the Government had thought that 60 hours was an adequate time, they would not have introduced a guillotine motion. The Leader of the House did not allege that there had been filibustering by the Opposition, but the Government obviously believe that 60 hours is not adequate. If the hon. Gentleman thinks that 60 hours is sufficient, he will vote against the motion. That...

Business of the House (27 Apr 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is the Minister aware that not only is the Bill complicated; there has been no filibustering, and the most complicated parts have already been passed, so that we should now be able to make faster progress? In those circumstances, as many millions of people in this country are affected by the Bill, will the Government consider the effect on them of not having the majority of the clauses in a...

Brixton (Disturbances) (13 Apr 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: While condemning the lawlessness, may I ask whether the Home Secretary is aware that the best way of helping the unfortunate police in their thankless task of keeping the lid on the bubbling cauldron of frustration in Brixton is to remove the causes of the fire which stokes that cauldron? Does not that mean not only a wide-ranging inquiry but at the very least a commitment now for substantial...

Orders of the Day — Belize (17 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I am sorry to learn that the Minister for Overseas Development is to leave the House at the end of this Parliament. Although I do not agree with his views on the Common Market, he has been a brilliantly resourceful anti-Market gladiator for many years. He is a master of the art of parliamentary questions in Opposition. My only regret, now that he is a Minister, instead of a Back Bencher, is...

Belize (17 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I congratulate the Minister on the progress that he has made towards the independence of Britain's last colony in the Western hemisphere. Will he bear in mind that the reason why Guatemala has been so obdurate is that it enshrined the claim to Belize in its 1946 constitution? In the negotiations, has there been any promise to remove the assertion of sovereignty over Belize from the Guatemalan...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade: Japan-United Kingdom Trade (16 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is not one of the reasons for the imbalance that Japan is well ahead in consumer electronics technology? Will the right hon. Gentleman consult his colleagues with a view to ensuring that British companies invest in advanced technology in this sector in Britain so that we do not have to import from Japan?

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: West Yorkshire ( 9 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he is taking to promote industrial activity in West Yorkshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: West Yorkshire ( 9 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: In view of the doubling of unemployment in Yorkshire and Humberside between May 1979 and January 1981, and the fact that in Bradford alone an average of over 100 jobs weekly were lost in 1980, will the Minister again consider the problem of investment incentives for Yorkshire and, indeed, for Britain generally, so that we can create more employment? Is not the present situation tragic, and...

Clause 20: International Development Association (Finance) ( 4 Mar 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Does my hon. Friend agree that, if one could achieve some degree of multilateral disarmament, the amount of money that would be freed for assisting the underdeveloped countries would be vastly greater than it is today? One of the great prizes that would result from disarmament—either entire or to a degree, mutually agreed—would be that those vast resources could rejuvenate large parts of...

Orders of the Day — Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries (26 Feb 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I shall be brief, because I appreciate the demands of my colleagues. First, I should like to refer to Bradford. There, unemployment is up by 82·2 per cent. since May 1979. In West Yorkshire and Humberside unemployment has doubled in the same period. One can visit a block of flats, and the only people who are working will say that they expect to be made redundant any time. Asian workers are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Helsinki Agreements (18 Feb 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Lord Privy Seal what further steps he proposes to take to encourage observance of the provisions of the Helsinki accord.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Helsinki Agreements (18 Feb 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Does the Minister agree that an additional step that could be taken would be for British Ministers to harp persistently on the necessity to release members of the Soviet monitoring committee of the Helsinki agreement, including Professor Orlov? Does he not agree that the Russians should be incessantly reminded that when campaigners for human rights can speak at liberty, there will be a great...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: The Arts ( 2 Feb 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: In view of the strong cultural traditions of the East European and Asian minorities of this country, may I ask whether the Minister is satisfied that ethnic minorities are receiving a proper share of the moneys available, in order to improve their activities?

Orders of the Day — British Nationallity Bill (28 Jan 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I represent a constituency in Bradford which contains many Asians, especially Pakistanis, and many East Europeans. Consequently, as the Home Office knows, I am in touch with it constantly about problems of the kind which will be affected by this Bill. The people who consult me would like a Bill which is simple to understand. Bearing in mind that sometimes their English is not perfect and that...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Attempts Bill (19 Jan 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: I welcome the provision in the Bill which says that an attempt to commit the impossible in certain circumstances can be a criminal offence. I take an obvious example. Let us suppose that a group of terrorists sought to kill someone but that another group of terrorists had already achieved the killing an hour before. If the second group of terrorists shot at a dummy in a window in the belief...

Orders of the Day — Criminal Attempts Bill (19 Jan 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: The hon. and learned Gentleman says that he is using his words carefully. Is he not aware that crime statistics indicate that Asian youths commit far fewer offences of violence than people with a whiter skin? Secondly, is it not right that many of these offences could still be prosecuted as attempts but that the only reason why they are prosecuted as such is that there is no trial by jury,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Textile Industries (12 Jan 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he now proposes to take to assist the textile industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Textile Industries (12 Jan 1981)

Mr Edward Lyons: Is the Minister aware that the retiring chairman of the Wool Industry Research Association, Mr. Roy Stroud, a leading Yorkshire textile industrialist and a Conservative, says that no Government have done more damage to the textile industry than the present Government and that their policies are incomprehensible? In those circumstances, and in view of the enormous upsurge in unemployment in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisons (18 Dec 1980)

Mr Edward Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new prison places will be created within the next 10 years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisons (18 Dec 1980)

Mr Edward Lyons: As so many of our prisons are over 100 years old, and as the Conservative Party nationalised prisons in the 1870s— and predominantly starved them of proper investment for the building of new prisons—does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that priority should be given to a prison building programme in any allocation of scarce resources? Old prisons could then be closed and replaced....


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