Results 21–40 of 2000 for in the 'Commons debates' (speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris)

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill (3 Nov 2021)

David Morris: I totally agree with my hon. Friend. We can take forward this model of heavy lifters, which is how I refer to the bespoke power stations at Hinkley Point. Rolls-Royce has talked at length about a factory in which it would build modular nuclear power stations akin to the power plants on nuclear submarines, which are built not far from my constituency—we see them across the bay. There are...

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill (3 Nov 2021)

David Morris: My understanding is that eight sites around the UK currently have planning permission for new nuclear power stations. I have two nuclear power stations in my constituency and we would welcome a third; will the Bill help in some way to speed up the planning process so that we can get investment into communities? My local nuclear power stations are supposed to be decommissioned within the next...

G20 and COP26 World Leaders Summit (3 Nov 2021)

David Morris: Later today in this Chamber, we will talk about nuclear. That shows that the Government are now looking forward to the future—we have two nuclear power stations in Heysham—but I would also like to draw to the Prime Minister’s attention the wondrous work that we are doing to prepare for the Eden project in Morecambe. I know that I invited him last week at Prime Minister’s questions,...

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

David Morris: With COP26 imminent, I would like to draw the Prime Minister’s attention to the good work that is being done in Morecambe on the Eden Project. Wes Johnson at Morecambe and Lancaster College has put forward a programme to teach youngsters in Morecambe the international Eden ethos, in order to, shall we say, propagate the goodwill around the world. I would like to invite the Prime Minister to...

Elections Bill (7 Sep 2021)

David Morris: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for letting me intervene. Charities are supposed to be apolitical—how do you explain that?

Elections Bill (7 Sep 2021)

David Morris: Would this measure translate to websites fronted by political activists masquerading as members of the public concerned about a different cause?

Health and Social Care (7 Sep 2021)

David Morris: I can probably say that in the last 18 months during lockdown I have seen more of the NHS than most people—I have had a neck operation, my baby was born, my back exploded, for want of a better word, and I was paralysed—and I would like to go on record and thank the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for getting me walking again and looking after me and my family. I say the following in a...

Treasury: Topical Questions (7 Sep 2021)

David Morris: I know that this Government are listening to the levelling-up agenda, especially in the north of England, and on that note I should like to suggest that the best way of getting people back into work is putting forward new initiatives. Will the Chancellor meet me shortly to talk about Eden Project North?

Affordable and Safe Housing for All (18 May 2021)

David Morris: I wish to convey to the House a tragedy that occurred in my constituency in the early hours of Sunday morning—at 2.36 am to be precise. As it happened, I was wide awake. I heard a loud explosion from my community, a quarter of a mile from where I live, and my windows shook. Watching the scene from where I live—I live on the top of a hill and can see all around the district—I could see...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (12 Apr 2021)

David Morris: I welcome this extraordinary recall of Parliament. I declare my interests: I am a patron of the British Monarchists Society and a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners—His Royal Highness Prince Philip was our master and then our admiral. His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was an extraordinary man. His military service was exemplary, and he was one of the...

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill (23 Mar 2021)

David Morris: May I echo the sentiments that you just expressed, Madam Deputy Speaker? I have found the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Neil Gray) to be a good colleague, as was his predecessor, who is still a very close friend of mine. The UK space industry has arguably benefited the most from the US ARIA equivalent, DARPA. For a very recent example, we need look no further than Astra, the launch...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - Income tax (charge) (8 Mar 2021)

David Morris: We all understand the maelstrom in which the Chancellor is operating and must congratulate him on his efforts to deal with the immediacy of the crisis. Despite this, I was somewhat disappointed that there was no reference to Morecambe’s Eden Project North. Eden Project North meets all the Prime Minister’s policy priorities: it can be an exemplar project in terms of levelling up. As the...

Eden Project North (10 Feb 2021)

David Morris: I am delighted to be able to open this Adjournment debate on an issue that is close to my heart and, indeed, to the hearts of many in the north of England, and certainly my constituents. I wish to focus attention on how to persuade the Government to help us get the Eden Project in Morecambe. We all know that we face multiple challenges coming out of this pandemic—the most difficult of times...

UK Space Industry (4 Feb 2021)

David Morris: May I declare an interest as the chairman of the parliamentary space committee? As I am sure you can appreciate, Madam Deputy Speaker, three minutes is not long enough to go through everything that the space industry has to offer at this moment in time—a lot is going on in the space industry. The space sector in the UK is a growing sector that has seen a 60% growth in turnover since 2010....

Covid-19 Update (2 Feb 2021)

David Morris: There have been scare stories in Lancashire about vaccines being diverted to elsewhere in the country, causing a shortage and perpetuating further urban myths. Will the Secretary of State assure me and the House that my constituents will be covered, that vaccines are not being redirected to other regions of the UK, and that Lancashire will continue to receive the required proportions in the...

Global Britain (11 Jan 2021)

David Morris: We have heard from most Members about the national benefits of leaving the EU and the prospects for global trade, and in the limited time I have I want to highlight the positive effects this deal will have on my constituency. In trade and business, along with the majority of my constituents, we overwhelmingly embraced exiting the EU and the prospects of trading on different global terms. The...

Transport: Hauliers: End of Transition Period (3 Dec 2020)

David Morris: What support his Department is providing to hauliers in preparation for the end of the transition period.

Transport: Hauliers: End of Transition Period (3 Dec 2020)

David Morris: The application for the free port of Heysham seems to be shrouded in mystery. Could the Department for Transport give me some indication on its progress at this moment in time?

Spending Review 2020 and OBR Forecast (25 Nov 2020)

David Morris: I welcome the levelling-up fund. From the outset I have been championing the Eden Project North in Morecambe, which is coming shortly, so will the Chancellor meet me to discuss it, as it is exactly the kind of shovel- ready project that would level up not just Morecambe, but the whole of our region?

Personal Statement (24 Sep 2020)

David Morris: Last week, the Committee on Standards published its report concluding that I inadvertently breached the paid advocacy rule when I asked a topical question in the Chamber and subsequently emailed the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in October 2019. The Committee also concluded that I inadvertently breached the rule on declaration of interest when emailing the...

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