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Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Before the House adjourns for the summer recess, I wish to raise a number of points. Putting it mildly, the general election was not a great success for the party to which I belong. Against that background, there were also terrorist attacks that affected us all, and when we returned here, the Grenfell disaster happened. I hope that the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, my hon. Friend...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Could my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the laws relating to the unauthorised arrival of travelling people in parks and open spaces? Only last week, a group of very hostile people arrived in a local park and caused much damage to play equipment, not to mention the cost to the council officers and police who had to remove them.

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: The House struggles on occasions such as this to get the tone of the debate right. When Members of this place awoke on 14 June, we were all horrified by what we witnessed. How on earth the residents are coping with this tragedy, I just do not know. I pay immediate tribute to the local Member of Parliament, the hon. Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad). She has not been here very long, but...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: That is an interesting point. All I will say is that people do not lose their lives when sprinklers have been fitted. That is the point.

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: I will come to that point, but I also want the Minister to hear this, because it is not the responsibility of his Department. It is crazy that it is not mandatory for all new school buildings to have sprinklers fitted. We must address that, as a matter of urgency. Again, I hope that, if the Minister is not given the advice that I certainly want him to be given, he will make a contrary...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: I certainly do agree. The Minister has heard what has been said. I understood that every building more than 30 metres high would have to have sprinklers fitted. I hope that at some stage when the Minister is winding up a note will be passed to determine whether or not the hon. Gentleman—who was at our meeting this morning— is right, but as far as I understand, that cannot be the...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: I know the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, and I shall be meeting him shortly to hear in more detail precisely what his criticisms are. I can assure the hon. Lady that the APPG will raise any issues that the union mentions to us. As for attendance on the Conservative Benches, in time the hon. Lady will have a view on attendance in the House. A long time ago, all the Benches were...

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: The Minister will have heard what the hon. Lady has said. I cannot believe that there will not be very close involvement. I do not want to trip myself up if there has already been a discussion about the matter, but I certainly do not see why there cannot be real participation in the inquiry. Perhaps the Minister will take up the point when he responds. Finally, I want to highlight three...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: *No heading* (12 Jul 2017)

David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to promote trade between the UK and the Least Developed Countries.

Southend Hospital (6 Jul 2017)

David Amess: I should have said in my speech that all my literature had headlines such as, “David pledges support for 24/7 A&E service”. I felt that I was not believed, so it is good that my hon. Friend has repeated that we will have 24/7 care. Finally, given that morale at the hospital has been ruined over the past few weeks, it would be great if we could have a ministerial visit at some...

Southend Hospital (6 Jul 2017)

David Amess: I am grateful to Mr Speaker for giving me the opportunity to raise on the Adjournment the future of Southend hospital. In so doing, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Winchester (Steve Brine) on his promotion to Under-Secretary of State for Health. I know he will do a splendid job. I must warn the House that I will not take any interventions, because I have a lot to say, and I am...

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a general debate on the criteria for awarding city status? In every respect, Southend-on-Sea, with its many and various qualities, should already be a city. I believe that is an oversight to which attention may be drawn in a general debate.

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Before the Minister responds, I want to ask that a little bit of time be left at the end for Mr Thomas to wind up the debate.

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Order. I was rather hoping that hon. Members would be generous to each other and take about five minutes each, in order to get everyone in.

Safety of Riders and Horses on Rural Roads (4 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Wind-ups will start at 5.15 pm. There will be no contribution from the Scottish National party group on this occasion, so it will be for the Government and the Opposition to split the time between them. Mr Speaker has said firmly that interventions and speeches can be made only by Members who have been present from the start of the debate.

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

David Amess: We are fresh from an election, and there are lots of new Members here. The usual procedure in a short half-hour debate is that there should be prior discussions with the person whose debate it is as to whether they are prepared to take interventions. Of course, there is nothing to stop any Member intervening on the Minister’s speech.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Extremism (3 Jul 2017)

David Amess: Maajid Nawaz is a former constituent of mine whom I once visited in prison in Cairo, where he was being held because of alleged terrorist activities. Is my hon. Friend aware that he has completely turned his life around and is the founder of Quilliam, an organisation dedicated to tackling extremism in the UK?

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

David Amess: Order. In order to accommodate the large number of colleagues who wish to speak, the time limit is being dropped to four minutes with immediate effect, although I will use some latitude for Members making their maiden speeches.


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