Results 1–20 of 669 for speaker:Anne Marie Morris

Children’s Services — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: We have talked about this being a broad issue around the individual. Does my hon. Friend agree that social services have an impact not only on the child and the family, but in education? Not having support from social services for children with difficulties puts pressure on teachers, who are effectively having to pick up the challenge. Likewise, there is an effect on the NHS. Certainly in my...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Fly-tipping is a very serious issue in my rural Devon constituency. I am pleased to see that so many Members, some of whom may wish to intervene during my speech, are still in the Chamber. That clearly shows that this is not just a topic for Devon, but applies to all the beautiful parts of the countryside where there is the blight of tipping. What is fly-tipping? It is the illegal disposal of...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Central Government and local authorities are effectively contributing to the cost—there is a contribution from the taxpayer through central Government—but there is a burden on individual landowners and a requirement for them to clear up the land, and they get absolutely no contribution towards doing that. This is absolutely something that we...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. There is a real challenge to incentivise people in this regard, and we need to use carrots rather than sticks to ensure that they dispose of their waste carefully and responsibly. Clearly, we should recognise the environmental damage that waste causes. It is absolutely right that we as a country have taken on board the European waste framework...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend makes a sound point. I am sad to hear that this is happening not just in my constituency, but I am not surprised. He is right to say that shutting the tip has placed a much greater burden of cost on the local authority than simply keeping it open. The overall responsibility for these matters lies with the Environment Agency. The question of who has to take action to clear up...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The challenge is not just to collect the data. A constituent of mine with a large estate regularly finds that people have been fly-tipping on it. Once, while sorting through the rubbish, he found a receipt from a fast food drive-through that included a date and time stamp. He and the local police managed to find the vehicle registration number, but when...

Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas (21 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I believe that 0.1% of fly-tippers are prosecuted, and the average penalty is a £400 fine. There is absolutely no disincentive, so why would they stop fly-tipping? That has to change. What can we do to make the system work better? If tips just charge more, or indeed shut for four days a week, clearly that just makes the problem worse. If we do not...

Loneliness and Local Communities (15 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Does the hon. Lady agree that loneliness is a particular issue in rural communities? For older people, it is not only the fact of their age, but that there is little transport and often no broadband. I pay tribute to my communities, and particularly my churches, which have done such a fantastic job and done the right thing by getting groups together and making sure that people are not on...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mobile Homes (14 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for part 2 his Department's review of park homes legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mobile Homes (14 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if the Government will publish the recommendations made by the Park Homes Working Group set up in 2015.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Travel (14 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the average cost to the patient of travelling to and from a hospital appointment in (a) an urban and (b) a rural constituency.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Travel (14 Nov 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the average time it takes a patient to travel to and from a hospital appointment in (a) an urban and (b) a rural constituency.

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: I will give an example of the costs I mentioned. One of my publicans told me about the cost of Bombardier. In July 2012, a nine gallon barrel cost him £42.99 plus VAT and he sold it at £2.20 a pint. In July 2017, the same barrel cost him £120 plus VAT and he sold it at £3.80 a pint—not the £6.60 that would have reflected the cost. We need to properly address the...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Pubs are a core part of my very rural constituency and provide 2,000 jobs overall. In those rural communities, many pubs are the only community centre. The small shop has gone. The post office has gone, and many of the pubs are now becoming the local store, in addition to being the local pub. We really need them but, despite all that, they are being penalised. We have discussed a number of...

Taxation: Beer and Pubs — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (31 Oct 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend makes a very good point. A pub in my constituency has seen its rates go up 83%. Does he agree that it is completely inappropriate for pubs to be measured by turnover? They get measured on their actual turnover, not the perceived turnover for the square footage, so there is no fair comparison with the way in which rates are levied and measured in other industries in our country.

Petition - Funding for Young People in Devon (24 Oct 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: I rise to present a petition asking for fairer funding for Devon pupils, on behalf of the residents of my constituency. This petition, signed by a number of my constituents, and a similar petition signed by a further 900 of them, expresses concern about the funding situation in which our schools find themselves. It states: The petition of residents of the constituency of Newton Abbot,...

Rail Links: South-west England — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (24 Oct 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. This is a cross-party issue, and I am pleased to see many hon. Members here to support this cause. We may not be the midlands engine or the northern powerhouse, but we are the great south-west. That phrase is increasingly being used, and I sincerely hope that we can all support it, because we need that branding and that name....

Health and Social Care Budgets — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: I shall be brief, Mr Bailey. Our NHS is the envy of the world; our social care system, frankly, is not. Much has changed since the war years, and that has not yet been reflected or accepted. The health budget of £120 billion sounds a lot, but it is inadequate. It assumes that demand is falling; it is not, it is rising. Even NHS England has admitted that it is not enough. It is not...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Physician Associates (6 Mar 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of additional physician associates required to support the delivery of seven-day working in the NHS.


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