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Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I may be the last speaker before the wind-ups, but it is none the less a pleasure to contribute to this debate and to follow the eloquent speeches and learned contributions that we have heard. In particular, my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey) spoke with such knowledge of the nuclear industry—far more than many of us. This afternoon has demonstrated the importance of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Radicalisation (16 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: What steps she is taking to safeguard vulnerable people from online radicalisation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Radicalisation (16 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: Does the Minister agree that some of the world’s leading internet companies could do more to ensure that the propaganda emanating from Daesh and others is taken down immediately and not allowed to poison not just vulnerable individuals, but young minds?

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: Time is short. I thank you, Mr Davies, for chairing the debate. I thank all right hon. and hon. Members from across the country who have contributed to this important debate. I am very encouraged by the response of the Minister. I welcome his review, and I am sure that I speak on behalf of so many of us when I welcome the chance to work with him to address this sensitive and challenging issue...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: On a point of order, Mr Davies.

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I just wish to make it very clear that in all the things that I have said about this subject in debates I am representing my community and my constituents, and on no account do I ever use the word “ethnicity.”

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I point out to the hon. Lady that the simplest way is to come and talk to some of the constituents in my community who have actually been affected. They will give her plenty of evidence and stories of their own experience of antisocial behaviour.

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I beg to move, That this House has considered unauthorised encampments. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and to lead today’s debate following Monday’s well-attended debate in the main Chamber. I thank hon. Members for attending. I know that we are always balancing constituency pressures with the pressures of being in Westminster, so it is good to see...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I absolutely agree, which is why the focus of today is that impact on local communities, local residents, and sometimes local businesses. It is often local community groups that normally use green spaces on a Saturday morning. I was talking about the process and pattern that often seems to occur. Before it is evicted by a court order, we see the encampment simply move to another site. The...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her contribution. I think transit sites and allocations are part of what is actually a much bigger issue. I will come on to some of those points later. Mess is so often left at these sites. The state that some of the sites are left in following an eviction is quite simply a disgrace. There are masses of litter and household waste, while industrial waste is...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: My hon. Friend makes a helpful intervention. It is often the waste left behind that creates the tension within our communities. On one occasion, I was due to meet a constituent at a site in my constituency from where an encampment had recently been moved on, to see the state it had been left in. Shortly before I left my office, the constituent called and advised me to bring a pair of wellies....

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. It is remiss of me to have concentrated on green and open spaces, when we have seen encampments on car parks as well, and at one of our local supermarkets. When I talk about the impact on local communities, I mean communities in a very broad sense. There is much anecdotal evidence, as any of the constituents who have contacted me will attest, that...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I will come on to some of the powers and the need to look at the legislation later in my speech, but I agree. We have often seen examples of locks being broken. That just heightens tensions within our communities because people say, “How can you make a site secure when a lock is broken or something is left open?” The final example I want to touch on today—I am sure other...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his intervention; I know that he speaks from experience in his own constituency. We really need to look at this area of legislation. We need to look at the problems that we are facing in the communities and a little further up the line at some of the root causes. That is an excellent example and hopefully something that the Minister will take on...

Unauthorised Encampments — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (12 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: That is another sensible solution, which I hope the Minister takes on board. I know that lots of other Members want to speak, so I will press on and take fewer interventions to make some progress. The wording of section 61 makes it clear that a senior police officer can direct Travellers to leave land if they believe that two or more people are trespassing with the purpose of residing there...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Wendy Morton: I was shocked the other week to hear the shadow Chancellor predicting a run on the pound if Labour took office. For my constituents that would mean an increase in their household bills and in the cost of their weekly shopping. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the biggest risk to this country would be letting the shadow Chancellor into No. 11 Downing Street?


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