Results 141–160 of 2000 for in the 'Commons debates' (speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris OR speaker:David Morris)

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

David Morris: My constituency was a pilot scheme for universal credit, and I regularly meet the jobcentre and the citizens advice bureau. The important point is that there were teething troubles in the early days, but people can now get a loan on the day. The worst wait is seven days, depending on the individual’s circumstances. The problem—if there is a problem that has to be addressed—is how the...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

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Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

David Morris: My local chamber of commerce welcomes the two-year transition period because business is, quite simply, booming in my constituency. The chamber of commerce actually gets that. It also gets that if there is a run on the pound, as the Opposition say there will be if they ever reach government, it will create not just job losses, but interest rate increases. If I am going to criticise my Prime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

David Morris: I would like to thank the Prime Minister, because she put me in touch with her powerhouse Minister and we are now looking at getting an enterprise zone in Heysham in my constituency. Ever having a big wishlist, however, may I ask the Prime Minister whether she can help me in any way possible with my ongoing campaign to get the third nuclear power station in Heysham—the tentatively named...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2017)

David Morris: What upgrades have been achieved in prisons since we came into office, and how are we going to rehabilitate prisoners even further?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

David Morris: I do welcome the jobs that have been announced. Furthermore, after 65 years of people in my constituency talking about a link road, one actually opened on my watch. I am also trying to obtain an enterprise zone or business park, about which I had a productive meeting yesterday with the powerhouse Minister and the Chief Minister of the Isle of Man, who I believe is here today. Would my right...

Taylor Review: Working Practices (11 Jul 2017)

David Morris: Before I became a Member of Parliament, I was self-employed for almost 30 years. I was also the self-employment ambassador to the previous Prime Minister, David Cameron, and I worked with Matthew Taylor on this report. I found him to be extremely non-partisan and an absolute gentleman. May I urge my hon. Friend to accept the proposed measures for the self-employed, especially the maternity...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (11 Jul 2017)

David Morris: In the next few weeks, the House of Representatives Government from Benghazi in Libya are coming to visit the UK. Would my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary or any of his colleagues on the Front Bench like to meet them, because they are playing a pivotal role in trying to keep peace in Libya?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)

David Morris: Energy is the largest sector in my constituency. We have wind farms, nuclear power and gas. We even have a tunnel under the bay to carry electrical cables from one end of Cumbria down into Lancashire. EDF Energy is the largest employer in the constituency, and it is continually reinvesting and has plans to expand. Do my right hon. and hon. Friends agree that this is a sign of things to come?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Northern Powerhouse (24 Apr 2017)

David Morris: On that note, Lancashire County Council has continually blocked an enterprise zone and business park in Morecambe and Lunesdale. Since the M6 link road opened up, we have been crying out for that. The Secretary of State himself has come down to see it. Would the Minister like to come during the election campaign and listen to the businesses that want that enterprise zone or business park?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2017)

David Morris: In my constituency I held a public consultation on creating an enterprise zone or a business park. The Labour county council has blocked it considerably and constantly. Would my right hon. Friend the Chancellor like to come to my constituency and listen to what my constituents are saying about having an enterprise zone?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2017)

David Morris: One of my constituents, Harriet North, has been diagnosed with TRAPS—tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome. Her consultants say that the drug Anakinra will not only transform her life, but will save her life. Will my hon. Friend meet me to discuss how we can get the best treatment for Harriet, and if it is possible for NHS England to review the decision on this?

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

David Morris: I was self-employed for 27 years before I came into this House, and I have campaigned long and hard for the abolition of class 2. My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) said that this is a tax cut, which it is. Will the Chancellor allude to what the self-employed will be getting? As a self-employment ambassador to the former Prime Minister, I know the self-employment sector...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I thank my right hon. Friend for being generous with his time. Does he not agree that there is no such thing as hard Brexit or soft Brexit? There is just Brexit, and we are going to make a success of it.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (31 Jan 2017)

David Morris: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (31 Jan 2017)

David Morris: As always, my right hon. Friend has been extraordinarily busy, but may I ask my extraordinarily busy right hon. Friend to turn his attention to Morecambe and Lunesdale, as we now have a new link road going straight to the Heysham port and we would like an enterprise zone? Will he help me to get an enterprise zone?

Changes in Us Immigration Policy (30 Jan 2017)

David Morris: Like the right hon. Gentleman, I am concerned. Will he clarify the difference between orders from President Obama’s Administration and those from President Trump’s?

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Suitability of private rented sector accommodation (27 Jan 2017)

David Morris: How can I follow that tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman)? I have known him for some time now—since before we both came into the House—and he is a very caring man. He is also a good friend to not only me but other colleagues on the Government Benches and on the Opposition Benches as well. I pay tribute to my friend for getting this Bill through; it is well...

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Duty in cases of threatened homelessness (27 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for introducing this Bill. I have listened to Members on both sides of the House, and the debate has been very collegiate. Will the Minister, and the House, consider the effects on our servicemen who leave the armed forces under the armed forces covenant? Due to problems that they have in certain cases—each one could be unique—would they be seen as a...

School Funding (25 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I shall be brief. I fully support funding every school in the same way, creating a level playing field for pupils across the country. In 2010, the Labour Government tried to implement a funding formula. At that time, it was £4,000, and most of it went on private finance initiative schemes, which was why it was never put forward. At a time when more than £40 billion is going into...

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