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Deputy Speakers: Debate on the Address — [1st Day] (25 May 2010)

David Morris: This is my first speech in the House, and I am extremely humbled to be here. I am the newly elected Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale, a beautiful constituency backdropped by the Lake district across Morecambe bay and encompassing the area from Sunderland Point all the way up to Silverdale, across to the Yorkshire borders and diagonally through Lancaster back to Sunderland...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Sunderland Point (10 Jun 2010)

David Morris: What recent discussions his Department has had with Lancashire county council on levels of funding for community services in Sunderland Point, Morecambe.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Sunderland Point (10 Jun 2010)

David Morris: Thank you for that answer. [ Interruption. ] Behave yourselves across the Floor there. Sunderland Point is a community that must be protected at all costs. It is a very historic area of this country, and Lancashire county council should help in any way it possibly can. I hope that the Minister's Department can help accordingly.

Capital Gains Tax (Rates) (23 Jun 2010)

David Morris: We are having a history lesson in here, but I think you would agree with me that every time there have been cuts like those in yesterday's Budget, they have always been on the back of a Labour Government who have brought the country to its knees. I originate from an area similar to your constituency, and I lived in a community that was depleted by the miners' strike. I saw exactly what it did...

Bills Presented: Energy Efficiency (30 Jun 2010)

David Morris: A lot has been said about renewables, about where we are going as a country with our energy policy and about how we are going to keep the lights on in 10 years' time. In my Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency, a paradox occurs. We have two nuclear power stations; one is due to be decommissioned very shortly; and we have a plethora of wind farm applications going through the Lune valley and...

Bills Presented: Energy Efficiency (30 Jun 2010)

David Morris: Exactly. It is because of the wind, but the wind comes in from the sea, so why do we not put battalions of wind farms out in the sea? That is common sense. We do not have to put them all across the hills, valleys and mountains of this great country; we can put them out at sea instead, where they will generate more energy. There is evidence to suggest that turbines erected out at sea are more...

Bills Presented: Energy Efficiency (30 Jun 2010)

David Morris: I thank the hon. Lady for her comments, and they are good comments, but we are talking about energy efficiency. Nuclear power is very efficient; it has a low carbon footprint. One subject that has not been addressed is how we in this country use energy. I use card meters in my domestic home. When I bought my house, an old gentleman had lived in it beforehand, and he used card meters so I...

Bills Presented: Energy Efficiency (30 Jun 2010)

David Morris: I totally agree. What the public need to be educated in is how nuclear power can benefit this and other nations in solving their energy problems. I urge the House and the Minister to consider seriously where we will be going in 10 years' time. I think that nuclear power is the way forward. There is a place for wind farms and renewable energy, but two nuclear power stations in my constituency...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (1 Jul 2010)

David Morris: Following on from the question by my hon. Friend the Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke), may I ask the Minister whether any steps are being taken to look into evening out the tariffs for electricity usage by card meter payments and by billing? I believe that there is a differential, so are there any plans to sort that out and make it easier for everyone to pay the same tariff,...

Nato: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2010)

David Morris: Following on from the question of my hon. Friend the Member for Fylde (Mark Menzies), what decisions, if any, have been made about putting money into home-grown defence projects, especially in the Lancashire region?

Nato: Political and Constitutional Reform (5 Jul 2010)

David Morris: What consideration has been given to the gerrymandering-an issue raised across the Floor-of postal votes in connection with electoral reform?

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

David Morris: I have been sat here now for an hour and a half listening to this passionate debate and one thing has come across loud and clear. The hon. Lady just gave figures for four years down the line. Does that not give you an indication of the amount of debt your party left this country in?

Finance Bill (6 Jul 2010)

David Morris: A debate that goes on till 12 minutes past one is an oddity so early in the Parliament. Call me cynical, but will the hon. Gentleman concede that the debate has just cost the taxpayers more than £200,000 to keep the House open and Members of Parliament in here, who can claim a free hotel after 1 o'clock under Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority rules? Shame!

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Annual Energy Statement (27 Jul 2010)

David Morris: I congratulate the Secretary of State on his announcement. However, I am concerned that there will be no public subsidies for the nuclear power industry. My constituency has two nuclear power stations that pump out 10% of the national grid. One is to be decommissioned in the next 10 years. Nuclear technology is a low-carbon fuel source, and the statement represents that. We should be looking...

Royal Assent: Summer Adjournment (27 Jul 2010)

David Morris: It has been a very interesting three months for a new Member of Parliament, watching with fascination the whole process of governance at this level. I have sat through and voted on very many Bills and pieces of legislation over the past few months. We have all been working hard across these Benches on our respective issues. I would like to outline what has been going on in my constituency in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2010)

David Morris: May I ask my hon. Friend the Minister to look into the case of one of my constituents, who is apparently being deported for working for too many hours in a part-time job and losing her working visa in this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Individual Electoral Registration (15 Sep 2010)

David Morris: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the statement. I have listened to what hon. Members have said, and it seems to me that while nobody will be removed from the register, there is a certain amount of uncertainty in respect of eligibility to vote. Through these various registration documents, will the Minister consider giving people a particular number that could be annexed on to the national...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Individual Electoral Registration (15 Sep 2010)

David Morris: No, not an ID card. Far from it; it will be a number, and that number will transfer with them if they move addresses. That would be-

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Individual Electoral Registration (15 Sep 2010)

David Morris: It would not be an ID card. It would be a number that was unique to each person.

Military Aviation Industry (15 Sep 2010)

David Morris: One thing that must also be considered when talking about the area of north-west England for which my hon. Friend is a Member-quite a few Members are from there-is that places such as Samlesbury and Warton form an area of excellence that is the silicon valley, as it were, of the defence aviation industry. We have only to look back at what happened in the 1960s when the Wilson Government cut...

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