Results 1–20 of 10761 for speaker:Sir David Amess

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on an issue that was brought to my attention at the recent Conservative party conference: the lack of careers advice at school for young people who suffer from hearing loss?

International Trade: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Southend on the initiative of welcoming ambassadors from countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Maldives and India to boost trade once we leave the European Union?

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: I support today’s Gracious Speech. I have spoken on the first day of every Gracious Speech debate since I was first elected to Parliament, but never under these circumstances. The atmosphere is a little strange. We are all a little subdued, perhaps because colleagues are stressed out for various reasons, although that is not to say that the quality of the speeches from my hon. Friend the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: The canonisation of Cardinal Newman —it was the first of an Englishman for 50 years. The House should know that we asked the Holy Father if he would pray for a miracle so that we can deliver Brexit—[Interruption.]. When we asked him if the next canonisation would be of a British Member of Parliament, his eyes lifted up to heaven. A number of us are feeling slightly spiritual at this...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: That was a faux pas on my part, but I think we got on pretty well. We share similar levels of stress and we just want the thing to be over. I voted initially for us not to join the European Union. I voted for us to leave the European Union when we had the referendum, never thinking for a moment that we would have another referendum, and I was absolutely shocked at the result. No Liberal...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: I eat my words. If my hon. Friend has room for 70,000 trees in Chelmsford, perhaps we have a bit more room in Southend, although we are a bit restricted by the Thames estuary. I will look at that with the local authority. Even though the protests were controversial, I thought the tree planting thing was worth while. I recently had a meeting with the excellent new Exchequer Secretary about the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Animal Experiments: Dogs (8 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report entitled, Attitudes to Animal Research 2018 published in May 2019, what her policy is on the use of dogs in medical research.

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: As a man, I make no apology for contributing to this debate, Madam Deputy Speaker, because I come from a household in which four of my five children are women. My late mother had a big role in my life and, of course, I do have a wife. I am prepared to say that I think women are the fairer sex but, by and large, they do have the tougher deal in life. I certainly would never fancy giving birth...

Women’S Mental Health (3 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: I entirely agree. That is why I am so pleased with my constituents Carla and Kelly. That is exactly what they intend to do: we have written to schools, and they are going to go in to try to help and support not just sixth-formers but younger children. The hon. Lady is absolutely right about that. I want the Government to ensure that people throughout the country who are not fully aware of the...

Business of the House (3 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the rights of British citizens held in prisons overseas? My constituent’s son Mr Lakhbir Sandhu has been held in a Czech prison for nine months without being charged. He is apparently being denied proper legal representation, and, worse still, his family are having great difficulty in obtaining visas to visit him.

Trophy Hunting Imports — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (2 Oct 2019)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) on securing this debate. I agreed with everything she said, which is hardly a surprise, because I agree with most of her views on life generally. I hope this is the last time we need to have a debate on this issue, because, by a happy coincidence, my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) led a...

Girls’ Education: Business of the House (5 Sep 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the future staging of party conferences? It seems to me that these conferences have changed out of all recognition and in future could easily be held over a long weekend.

Summer Adjournment (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: Before the House adjourns for the summer recess, there are a number of points I wish to make. It is really good to see so many colleagues recognising that this is such a valuable debate. The all-party parliamentary fire safety and rescue group will not shut up until sprinklers are installed in all high-rise buildings and the cladding issue is dealt with following the disaster at Grenfell,...

Summer Adjournment (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: Yes, but I just want to point out that the clock has not stopped. Okay—it has now.

Summer Adjournment (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: You are too generous, Mr Speaker. I did not want to deprive other colleagues of their time, but I thank the hon. Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock) for making that point. Prost8 tells us that 12,000 chaps lose their lives as a result of prostate cancer every year. I congratulate Paul Sayer, a local constituent, on his work on this. We had a reception in the Jubilee Room that was...

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: In this new spirit of optimism on the Government Benches, will my right hon. Friend tell one of his Ministers to organise a city status competition, so at long last Southend-on-Sea can become a city?

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his appointment, thank his predecessor for today’s summer Adjournment debate, and pay tribute to the retiring Serjeant at Arms, the Speaker’s Chaplain and the retiring Clerk. Will my hon. Friend find time for a debate today on benefits paid to people without sight? Mrs Jill Allen-King has pointed to an anomaly whereby people born before 8 April 1948, who...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Pollution (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: What steps she is taking to tackle plastic pollution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastic Pollution (25 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: I also congratulate my right hon. Friend on her appointment. Will she join me in congratulating the students from the National Citizen Service I met at Roots Hall in Southend on Monday, who, inspired by David Attenborough, are right at this very minute picking out plastic from our beautiful coastline in Southend?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Diagnosis (22 Jul 2019)

Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the long-term workforce plan for the NHS will consider how many diagnostic professionals are needed to meet the ambition to diagnose three out of every four cancers in the next 10 years.


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