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Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (16 Mar 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of modern slavery will potentially be affected by the proposed reduction in weekly subsistence payments.

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner (16 Mar 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual Government allocation to the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner was in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, and (c) 2017-18; and what proportion of the Commissioner’s total expenditure this represents in each of those years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Staff (15 Mar 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff are employed full time in the Modern Slavery Unit; and what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of those staff.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Mar 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: First, may I congratulate the Prime Minister on her pioneering work in fighting modern-day slavery? However, has she been advised that a central plank of her law enforcement policy is not working, with 65 prosecutions of traffickers abandoned last year because victims feared for their safety and no reparations orders made against convicted traffickers to compensate victims for their ordeals?

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: May I congratulate the Chancellor on his progress to date, but ask him to consider investing in a long-term innovative strategy for transport infrastructure—road, rail, air and sea—in the south-west so as to drive productivity north and south of the peninsula, and to include a commitment to such a strategy in the Budget so that we build a great south-west to rival the northern...

Homelessness: Department for Transport (27 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: I guess that there is at least one thing on which the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard) and I would agree: the need for more investment in the south-west. There is no question about that. However, unlike him, I am absolutely convinced that we will get exactly what the Secretary of State promised. He promised—he put it in writing—that he would give us...

UK Fisheries Policy — [Mr Ian Paisley in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: Does my hon. Friend agree that the London agreement provisions must be included as well, and they must not hang over?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care (27 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Scottish Government's review of foster care in Scotland and to the Education Committee report on fostering, published on 22 December 2017, HC 340, if the Government will undertake a review of the foster care system in England and Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (27 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will make training on supporting looked-after children a mandatory part of teacher training.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care (27 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of peer-to-peer support groups for foster carers.

Local Government Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: What we get in our local government grant is key to delivering the standard of living that all our constituents want. I thank the Minister, because we have been fortunate in Devon, where core spending has gone up 3.3% to £537.8 million. We have an additional social care grant of £2.2 million and a rural services delivery grant of £7.5 million, although the business rates pilot...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: I, too, would certainly like to pay tribute to my local force, Devon and Cornwall, which does a fantastic job in very difficult circumstances. Rural constituencies have the extra challenges of distance and a lack of good infrastructure, particularly broadband. If hon. Members looked at the roads there, they would understand why there is a real challenge. I have talked to my PCC, Alison...

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: Absolutely, and I shall tell the hon. Gentleman why—although I am not going to put it in a leaflet. The point is that people on the streets are saying that they are prepared to pay for health and social care, education and policing. What they do not like is non-specific tax rises that they think will be spent on things that they do not really value.

Police Grant Report (7 Feb 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: No; I have taken one intervention and, given the time and how many Members wish to speak, I will carry on. My PCC was also pleased that, this time, the final settlement took account of the increase in housing numbers. In the past, that has not been done and that has meant a lower settlement. However, it is clear that many challenges are ongoing because, as the Minister rightly said, the...

Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

Anne Marie Morris: I will be brief. First, Brexit has already been a great success. We have seen great improvements in our economy and great opportunities for many businesses. Despite her wonderful ditty, I take issue with the sentiments of the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell). I am pleased that today we are talking trade because, when we talk about Brexit, trade is the key win as far as I am...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (21 Dec 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Will the Minister consider the particular problem of leasehold in shared ownership? There, when you want to extend, you do not even have recourse to the courts, as there is no reference to it in the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. It is very serious that, with co-owners, you can effectively be treated as a tenant, with few rights and little opportunity to sell on....

Attorney General: Business of the House (21 Dec 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: It is increasingly clear that the health and social care needs of rural communities diverge very significantly from those of urban communities. Like me, does the Leader of the House welcome the creation of the National Centre for Rural Health and Care and the appointment of the excellent chairman, Richard Parish, who has vast international and local experience? Can we have a debate in...

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...

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