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Results 1–20 of 85 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stephen Morgan

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (13 Jan 2020)

Stephen Morgan: Council funding cuts under this Government have created a shortage of safe accommodation for vulnerable children, and now thousands of at-risk young people are being placed in care homes that are illegal, miles from their school or unregulated. Does the Secretary of State agree that responsibility for this injustice lies at the feet of his Government?

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: Madam Deputy Speaker, “There is no planet B.” These are not my words; they are the words of eight-year-old Poppy from Portsmouth. We owe it to Poppy and others across our country to ensure the planet we pass on is fit for the future. We see our children take to the streets, giving up their school attendance for politicians’ attention. However, the perception that this is a problem for...

International Trade: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: The annual number of customs declarations established by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs under a no-deal scenario is estimated to be 270 million. The current number is 55 million. How do the Government expect to process the additional workload when they are shutting down vital HMRC centres such as Lynx House in Portsmouth?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offenders: Rehabilitation (8 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for women’s centres to rehabilitate female offenders.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offenders: Rehabilitation (8 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: Almost half of all women sent to prison are homeless, up significantly in the past few years. Does the Minister really believe that this Government’s approach of failing to properly fund women’s centres is working?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (7 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: What recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (7 Oct 2019)

Stephen Morgan: Children are not getting the nutrition that they need on the 170 days a year when they are not at school. Local authorities and devolved Governments are tackling this issue head on; why are not this Government?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (4 Sep 2019)

Stephen Morgan: The Prime Minister has said that the great city of Portsmouth is too full of obesity and drug addiction. Despite that disgraceful and inaccurate statement about my home city, how would he expect our much-loved NHS to deal with these issues when it is his Government who are exposing us to medicine and staff shortages, according to his own Health Secretary, by hurtling us towards a no-deal Brexit?

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I recently wrote to 10,000 constituents to ask for their thoughts on the free TV licence. I will read out some of their replies: “I lost my wife in January and now I spent a lot of time alone. Having the TV on in the background is like having someone with me. I do not know what I would do without it.” “My husband died two...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: My hon. Friend is right. We must think about the most vulnerable in our society whom this decision will affect. I received a steady stream of correspondence in letters, emails, phone calls and office visits in response to my letter—the figure is in the hundreds. While each person conveyed a heartbreaking account of how they would be affected by this Government U-turn, the collective...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: I absolutely agree. I think that Age UK has said that four in 10 people say that TV is their only company. The free licence is therefore a social policy that the Government should retain. The repercussions of the Government’s decision will not be felt in Whitehall; it is people in my constituency who will suffer—people in Portsea, Fratton and Southsea; Portsmouth people who I grew up...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: I absolutely agree, and I echo the comments from my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) about our D-day veterans. I am proud that my grandfather was a D-day veteran from Southsea. I got into politics because towards the end of his life he needed services that, because of austerity, were not there for him. This change will affect so many people in our society. Offering a...

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: My speech is based on what I hear from my constituents, and the people of Portsmouth have not raised that issue. The arguments could not be more compelling. I urge the Minister to be bold and not to trot out the usual lines blaming the BBC. We have an opportunity to make a real difference to pensioners’ lives, and it must be taken. The universally free TV licence for over-75s must remain free.

Active Travel — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. Active travel is an integral part of our arsenal when it comes to tackling climate change, but not enough people are involved. Cycling makes up just 2% of trips taken in the UK, and in a European Commission report on rates of cycling in 28 countries, the UK feebly features in 24th place. How can we change that? We must see...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (8 Jul 2019)

Stephen Morgan: With the latest NHS statistics identifying that about 60 veterans a day are seeking professional assistance for mental health issues, what steps is the Department taking to ensure that our service personnel receive the tailored, bespoke mental health services they need and deserve?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Climate Change (25 Jun 2019)

Stephen Morgan: What recent progress the Government have made on tackling climate change through international co-operation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Climate Change (25 Jun 2019)

Stephen Morgan: The UK is now exporting more waste to countries with the highest levels of ocean plastic pollution. The ban on plastic exports to China has led to the UK offloading its waste on nations with questionable records on marine pollution. What steps is the Secretary of State taking to reduce environmentally costly plastic exports?

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (18 Jun 2019)

Stephen Morgan: Thousands of my constituents will be left without access to dental care because a Swiss-owned investment firm has decided to shut three practices in my city. What is the Department doing to ensure that the people of Portsmouth have access to vital oral health services?

Free TV Licences: over-75S (11 Jun 2019)

Stephen Morgan: I have written to Portsmouth pensioners to understand the impact the change to the TV licence scheme would have on their lives, and as one 95-year-old constituent told me: “I lost my wife in January and now I spend a lot of time alone. Having the TV on is like having someone with me, I do not know what I would do without it.” How would the Secretary of State advise me to respond to that...

Cystic Fibrosis Drugs: Orkambi — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (10 Jun 2019)

Stephen Morgan: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. Kick-starting a social media campaign, meeting local politicians and working tirelessly alongside organisations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust—do those sound like the actions of a five-year-old? Ivy Weir is a remarkable local campaigner who I am lucky to have living in my city. With the support of Gemma, her dedicated mother,...


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