Results 1–20 of 654 for speaker:James Morris

Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (25 Jan 2018)

Governance and capabilities of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – James Morris. Adjournment debate

Carillion (15 Jan 2018)

James Morris: The new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, which was referred to by the right hon. Member for Warley (John Spellar), will provide vital services to people in Rowley Regis and is due to open in 2019. Carillion is the principal contractor. Will the Minister commit to make sure that he speaks to his counterparts in the Treasury and the Department of Health to ensure that there is continuity in this...

International Trade: SMEs: Exports (11 Jan 2018)

James Morris: What steps his Department is taking to support exports by small and medium-sized businesses.

International Trade: SMEs: Exports (11 Jan 2018)

James Morris: There has been a significant revival of small and medium-sized manufacturing in the Black country over the past two or three years, so does the Minister agree that we need to do all we can to support those small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in the Black country to access markets around the world with development potential?

European Council (18 Dec 2017)

James Morris: May I commend the Prime Minister for her statement? As she will be aware, the west midlands economy has been an export powerhouse for the UK, so as she moves towards vital trade talks in relation to us leaving the European Union, does she agree that it is important that west midlands business and west midlands regional government are engaged very much in those discussions so that the west...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (18 Dec 2017)

James Morris: What progress his Department is making on implementing the Disability Confident scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Disability Confident Scheme (18 Dec 2017)

James Morris: Does the Secretary of State agree that Disability Confident will prove to be an effective way of breaking down barriers for disabled people to get into work, particularly by addressing the issues of stigma that a lot of disabled people still feel? In that regard, would he consider attending my Disability Confident event in Halesowen on 26 January?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Horse Riding (5 Dec 2017)

James Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking better to protect horse riders on public highways; and if he will take steps to strengthen provisions within the Highway Code relating to how motorists should drive in the vicinity of horses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Youth Unemployment (28 Nov 2017)

James Morris: What progress is being made on reducing youth unemployment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Youth Unemployment (28 Nov 2017)

James Morris: The Government have made significant progress in reducing youth unemployment, but in part of the area that I represent in the black country too many young people are emerging from education with a lack of basic skills, which is holding the region back. Does my right hon. Friend agree that we need to continue to invest in skills, particularly for those young people who lack basic skills, so...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen (21 Nov 2017)

James Morris: The conflict in Yemen is clearly a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran for achieving regional hegemony. Does the Minister agree that the UK should use all its diplomatic leverage with its allies and players in the region to de-escalate the conflict and get a genuine peace process under way in Yemen?

Mental Health Education in Schools — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Nov 2017)

James Morris: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I congratulate the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) on putting the case so cogently for the importance of education about mental health in schools. In preparation for the debate, I reflected on the distance we have come and the sense that we still have a long way to go on what I would call...

Mental Health Education in Schools — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Nov 2017)

James Morris: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. The simple answer to her question is yes. [Phil Wilson in the Chair] The Government are, as I understand it, fully committed to that additional investment over the five years of this Parliament. The truth is that a lot of progress has been made under the current Government in terms of further investment in child and adolescent mental health...

Mental Health Education in Schools — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Nov 2017)

James Morris: I definitely agree with my right hon. Friend on that. As I said, the family is the crucible. The issue is often very complex, and the relationship between the family and the school is a critical part of what we are discussing because, again, families can be a place where therapy is very effective, and can be a very effective way of helping the child and making them resilient, so I very much...

Mental Health Education in Schools — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] (6 Nov 2017)

James Morris: I thank my right hon. Friend for that intervention. I totally agree: clearly, it will not be possible to involve the family in all cases. I have seen examples in my constituency, particularly in the primary school environment, in which headteachers and teachers have taken really interesting and creative decisions to replicate the family environment for children who have not been brought up in...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (2 Nov 2017)

James Morris: Does the Secretary of State agree that the regions, particularly the Black country, which I represent, need a voice in the negotiations, so that the voice of business in the Black country can be firmly put on the agenda in terms of the priorities of a growing manufacturing area seeing a great revival in employment and growth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Economic Growth (30 Oct 2017)

James Morris: What discussions he has had with newly elected mayors on delivering economic growth.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Economic Growth (30 Oct 2017)

James Morris: Does the Minister agree that one of the vital roles to be played by elected Mayors, such as Andy Street in the west midlands, is to focus on skills—particularly in areas such as the Black country, where we have a lot of young people without basic skills—to make sure that young people can take the opportunities and the jobs that are out there and drive economic growth?

Social Care (25 Oct 2017)

James Morris: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Leigh (Jo Platt). I think that there is a consensus in the House that social care is one of the biggest policy challenges we face and that we need to get it right not just for current elderly people, but, as pointed out by hon. Members on both sides of the House, for working-age adults with disabilities. In that respect, it is important to see...


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