Results 1–20 of 399 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Anne Marie Morris

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...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Let us be clear: estimates are a serious business; they must be realistic. Every year, Parliament votes on how much can be spent. If excess is needed, Departments have to go back to the House, so getting estimates right is mission-critical. The challenge I have with these estimates is that I have little comfort that the assumptions they are based on are realistic. As my hon. Friend the...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for that helpful example. She is absolutely right. If we look at the whole measurement system—this was acknowledged in one of our Public Accounts Committee sessions by the Department of Health—we see that there is limited measurement, and that there probably should be more. When I challenged the individual concerned on whether the Government would be looking...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend makes a fair point. I have one of those constituencies where communities are not very well off. Many of the facilities that are there to provide social care are failing because we do not have the more affluent individuals who can ensure that some of our care homes, particularly nursing care homes, are alive and well. I am now down to just three for a very large constituency,...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend makes an extremely good point. He is right that the cost of ageing is not adequately taken into account. The way the Government measure health outcomes is predicated on the number of births and looking at the lifespan of the population. Because people live longer in areas like my constituency in Devon, it is assumed that we therefore have better health outcomes, but that does...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the key pieces missing from the STP plans is the bit that enables that double running, so that we can move from the existing system to the new system? There is no money anywhere for any transition and double running.

London Stock Exchange (21 Feb 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: My hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) put it incredibly well, so I will not trouble the House with the detail he put on paper so articulately. As he rightly said, the merger was conceived before the Brexit vote and circumstances have fundamentally changed. Our Prime Minister has said that we will be leaving the single market, and I suspect that we will leave the customs...

Education Funding: Devon — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Will the Minister give way?

Education Funding: Devon — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: That is helpful, but it does not address the cost issue that I raised. For any institution, what comes in and what goes out need to balance. I respectfully ask the Minister whether he will undertake to consult his fellow Ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about these costs and how they fall on...

Education Funding: Devon — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Does the Minister recognise that—as I understand it—there is no such thing as an apprentice teacher? Does he agree that the most important thing to spend money on, for any school facing the pressures they are facing, is teachers, not administrative staff?

Education Funding: Devon — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Will the Minister give way?

Education Funding: Devon — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (18 Jan 2017)

Anne Marie Morris: Previous speakers, particularly my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Sir Hugo Swire), have set out clearly Devon’s underfunding predicament and its history. I want to delve a little more deeply into some of the causes and the action that the Government need to take now. I was fortunate. Prior to the start of this parliamentary Session, I had a meeting with the Devon...

South-west Growth Charter — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (22 Nov 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: Today we ask the Government for support. We ask for support for the south-west charter for growth. We speak with one voice—businesses, politicians, the community. As my hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Peter Heaton-Jones) said, we have huge, untapped potential. The figures need to be written in stone. The potential is there, yet we are the second-lowest funded region in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS England: A&E (15 Nov 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: Rural areas have high demand for primary and social care that increases the pressure on A&E if it is not met. Given the relationship between primary, secondary, A&E and social care, does the Minister also measure waiting times in primary and social care in the same way? That would give him a fuller picture of the demands on the system that need addressing.

South-west Agriculture and Fishing (19 Oct 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for North Cornwall (Scott Mann) on securing this debate. Like him, I see Brexit as a great bonus for farming and fishing in the south-west. It is a win-win—but so it should be, because we have significant investment in agriculture and fishing in the south-west. Some 72% of Devon’s land is farmed, and £2.7 billion of turnover in the...

South-west Agriculture and Fishing (19 Oct 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: I totally agree. There is a huge appetite to buy local; it is just that people do not know how to do that. Those of us who live in rural communities are privileged in a way, because we have all sorts of farm shops and we all know about them, but those who live in the cities do not get the same opportunity, other than when there is a local market or whatever. There is certainly an issue in...

Healthcare (Devon) (18 Oct 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: Devon shares a challenge with many other rural parts of the country. We can safely say that the things we are asking and lobbying for have a general application. From the Minister’s perspective, something that has a more general application will be much more acceptable. We have an above average number of over-85s with complex co-morbidities, as do many other rural areas, because people...

Housing and Planning Bill: Neighbourhood right of appeal (3 May 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: rose—

Housing and Planning Bill: Neighbourhood right of appeal (3 May 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will keep my comments brief. As the Minister knows, I have campaigned for a community right of appeal for many years, and it is now time to consider that issue seriously as there is more and more support for it across the House. The Minister said that the original right of appeal was introduced to redress the balance in favour of the landowner, who was effectively...

Housing and Planning Bill: Neighbourhood right of appeal (3 May 2016)

Anne Marie Morris: The Minister makes an extremely good point. I am pleased that he is introducing such a new clause. However, my concern is that it does not really go far enough. The only redress is to call in the decision, which means that it will not made by the community, which the Minister has said we should trust. I am very pleased that he is going as far as he is, but if he believes in trusting the...


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