Results 1–20 of 1156 for speaker:Anne Marie Morris

Transport (South Devon) (9 Jun 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I should like to add my support to this scheme, because the road in question, the A380, passes through my constituency of Newton Abbot. Indeed, Kingskerswell bypass is in my constituency. Having this road would significantly improve the lives of my constituents in economic terms. Moreover, it is a key road and a key artery between Torbay hospital and my constituency, and many of the plans the...

Transport (South Devon) (9 Jun 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: Although speed is clearly crucial for my constituents, through whose area this railway passes as it runs down the coast, we absolutely need this railway for tourism. There has been a lot of concern in the constituency that the money to support the line, which I know is one of the most expensive lines in the country to maintain, will not be forthcoming. I would be grateful if the Minister...

Water Bills (South-West) (14 Jun 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I very much support this debate. I would like to reinforce the point that although many people feel that we in the south-west live in a land of plenty-a land of flowing milk and honey-there are areas of great deprivation. For many people in our constituencies, the cost of living is high compared with the national income, and they are therefore hit particularly hard.

Water Bills (South-West) (14 Jun 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: The Minister makes a good point, but when we examine the issue of affordability I want us to ensure that the WaterSure provision does help those who are particularly in need. I have looked at the detail of this and it is clear that it is not simply a matter of someone's health need, the amount of money they have and the benefits that they are on. The way in which the system works means that...

Building a High-Skilled Economy (17 Jun 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I feel privileged to have this opportunity to make my maiden speech; I might say that I feel 21 all over again. It is a real pleasure to do so during a debate that is so fundamentally important to my constituents. My constituents in Newton Abbott have a real issue, and that is deprivation. We need regeneration, and skills have to be the route to regenerating the local economy, but before I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cancer Drugs Fund (7 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: Will the Secretary of State consider seriously the situation with regard to Avastin-a drug that particularly relates to bowel cancer? I have a constituent who is dying of that complaint, and their primary care trust has refused treatment under current NICE guidance. NICE is currently reviewing the situation. I would be grateful if the Secretary of State will say that he will support positive...

Small Businesses (7 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I agree with my hon. Friend; he makes some good points. In my constituency, there are a number of individuals who would like to start up a business, and I am not sure that we have really looked at that issue. Such people find it even more difficult to get access to funding. Some of the high street banks-Barclays is a case in point-have come up with new ideas and will lend money even to those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (9 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: We have seen in recent weeks just how important the flooding issue is internationally. It is clearly, from what we have heard in the House this morning, an important national issue. In my constituency of Newton Abbot we have had some severe flooding incidents in 2004 and 2008. Teignmouth has been particularly badly affected and flood prevention works are taking place in Shaldon. Now would be...

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts): Equitable Life (Payments) Bill (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I think I speak for Members on the Government Benches in refuting a number of statements made by the hon. Member for Derby North (Chris Williamson). It is not entirely correct to say that we have been dragging our feet. Compared with what the Opposition did in government, we have made considerable progress, which has been well documented. As for the hon. Gentleman's contention about the...

Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts): Equitable Life (Payments) Bill (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for that charming intervention and most certainly agree. He makes a very good point. Having worked out the right figure to pay, we must consider the second issue with regard to loss: how much money is it right, fair and proper to deduct when we get to the spending review? We have an obligation not just to Equitable Life members, but to the taxpayers of this country. I...

Accident and Emergency Services (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: This has been an interesting debate and I commend hon. Members on their contributions. It is clear that accident and emergency is close to all our hearts. I am particularly blessed with two very good district general hospitals-one is at Torbay and the other is the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. I am extremely fortunate. However, there are three minor injury units in the smaller towns of...

Accident and Emergency Services (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that valuable contribution; I agree with the earlier comments that the answer is probably an appropriate network of different provision. However, we need that to be clearly signposted. That is the way forward. The challenge for the Government and the Minister is to quantify the percentage of people who present at A and E who would be better dealt with in, for...

Accident and Emergency Services (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I have finished my speech.

Private Car Parks (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for bringing this crucial matter to the House's attention. I suspect that every Member present has received complaints from constituents on the subject. He is absolutely right that a vehicle need be only a millimetre over a white line for the enforcement to be draconian and rapid. My point, which reinforces what the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams) said, is...

Private Car Parks (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: Will the Minister give way?

Private Car Parks (14 Sep 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I am delighted to hear that there are so many remedies. My only comment is that one must be a lawyer rather than an average driver to take advantage of them. Something should be done to make them more public.

Police (Public Trust) (13 Oct 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: I want to extend this interesting debate to consider what we mean by trust. We have discussed the attitude of the public to some of the leaders in the police, but equally important is the public's trust in the bobby on the beat, and we have not touched on that. I am also concerned to retain a balance in the debate between the bad and good apples in the barrel. The good apples have not had a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Support (18 Oct 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: Beyond the problem of recalcitrant parents, there is also a problem within the system. Last weekend, a constituent of mine said that she has waited two years to have an appeal in her favour sanctioned and moved forward. Every time, she simply gets a letter saying, "You'll be allocated a number in 20 days' time", and it never happens.

Written Answers — Defence: Navy (18 Oct 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department pays conservancy costs in respect of seaports used by the Royal Navy.

Written Answers — Health: Dementia: Devon (18 Oct 2010)

Anne Marie Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of dementia services available to people living in (a) South Devon and (b) Newton Abbot constituency.

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