Results 181–200 of 2000 for in the 'Commons debates' (speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris)

Calais Children and Immigration Act: Points of Order (16 Nov 2016)

David Morris: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The nation may not want to hear this, but my constituents will do. I have not written to the hon. Lady’s constituents by name or used parliamentary paper, resources or a portcullis emblem. I also did not deliver any of the letters personally, as I was away on parliamentary business out of the country at the time. I have therefore not breached any...

Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

David Morris: I am going to do something very brave and propose a solution to the problem down the corridor. I do not want to get rid of any of the lords, so I will not vote for this motion. Without wanting to be controversial, I have a bloodless solution. If we retired lords at 75 years of age, we would remove approximately 250 of them straight away. Let us not forget that the lords are there not to...

Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

David Morris: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the same could be said of the Labour party and the unions?

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

David Morris: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham). I am sure the Bill covers the self-employed, but that has not been brought up today. When I was self-employed 20 years ago, the then Government made a change to taxation which basically meant that a substantial amount of every pound that I put into my pension pot was taken out in cash, so I stopped paying...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

David Morris: That is part and parcel of the mix. However, this Bill is about where we are going in the future. I take on board what the hon. Lady says and I am sure that everyone else in the Chamber and in the country more widely will have done, too. Thank you for allocating this time to me, Madam Deputy Speaker. I wholeheartedly endorse what the Government are doing.

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

David Morris: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that what Gordon Brown did when he was Prime Minister—taxing pension schemes—was catastrophic? I know that, because I had a pension scheme and stopped paying into it.

Hinkley Point C (15 Sep 2016)

David Morris: This is good news for my constituency, as we are now going to have a third nuclear power station built. Good news travels fast, and I have already had the local radio station desperate to get an interview with me. I should like to congratulate the Secretary of State on all his hard work and thank him for what he has done for my constituents. Will he agree to meet me shortly to discuss how we...

BBC (15 Sep 2016)

David Morris: Just for absolute clarity, may I ask the Secretary of State why there is no provision in the statement for Scotland’s very own six o’clock news?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Promotion of Innovation (13 Sep 2016)

David Morris: What steps his Department is taking to promote innovation in all regions of the UK.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Promotion of Innovation (13 Sep 2016)

David Morris: As chairman of the parliamentary space committee, may I point out that the space industry has outgrown the economy by 10% all through the austerity years? However, the industry is quite worried about the issues that could be caused by Brexit, even though the European Space Agency is outside the European Union. Can the Minister give us a categorical assurance that the space industry—and the...

Junior Doctors: Industrial Action (5 Sep 2016)

David Morris: The fact that these strikes are occurring and being called off is very serious, especially against the backdrop of this contract. One of my constituents, who is a doctor, the chairman of Doctors in Unite and the deputy chairman of the BMA, stated in the Sunday Times that this issue could be used to beat the Tories and make the country great again. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is...

Exiting the European Union (5 Sep 2016)

David Morris: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his new position. Speaking as a parliamentarian who has never seen him in action at the Dispatch Box, it is an absolute pleasure to watch him. Enough of all that, however; let me get down to the nitty-gritty in my blunt northern way. Will my right hon. Friend look into VAT? As he knows, it was a purchase tax before 1973; it is now VAT. It has fluctuated...

Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent (18 Jul 2016)

David Morris: I welcome my right hon. Friend to her place as Prime Minister. Does she agree with me that, like the hon. Member for Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock), I have quite a lot of people in my constituency who are working in the defence industry, the nuclear power industry and the science sector? Will it not be a kick in the teeth for my constituents if we do not agree to this deterrent today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (11 Jul 2016)

David Morris: In my constituency we have an initiative with the DWP and the Salvation Army food bank whereby when people come into the food bank, the DWP helps them in any way it can by placing an officer there. Would my right hon. Friend like to come to Morecambe to see at first hand how this initiative is working out?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (7 Jun 2016)

David Morris: In 1945 there was a dream of a link road from what is now the M6 to Heysham port, through which 10% of our GDP comes in. That link road will soon be opening. Does my right hon. Friend the Chancellor agree that part of the long-term economic plan is to show that this area of Lancashire will be regenerated? More to the point, would he, diary permitting, like to open the road?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Great British Food Campaign (5 May 2016)

David Morris: What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Great British Food campaign in promoting British food and drink.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Great British Food Campaign (5 May 2016)

David Morris: I thank my right hon. Friend for that impressive response. Britain is famous for its seafood, and the delicacy of Morecambe bay shrimps, from my constituency, is internationally renowned. It is nice to know that the Government are doing all that they possibly can to ensure that such dishes are on international dinner plates; will she elaborate a little on what she is doing to make sure...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

David Morris: I did not say that the Government’s record was poor; I pointed out that we needed reform, which is what we are here to discuss. I am disappointed in the hon. Gentleman’s approach, because we have had a very constructive debate today.

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

David Morris: Just to clarify that, we are not losing 3,000 nurses a year—we are losing 3,000 applicants to be nurses a year.

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

David Morris: The figures that the hon. Gentleman cites are welcome, but they are different from those of the shadow Health Secretary.

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