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Results 121–140 of 6000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Sir David Amess

Local Government Finance (Southend) (8 Mar 2005)

Sir David Amess: I address the House tonight with the emotions of sadness and anger. I feel sad about what I have to say because, as the Minister will no doubt recall, I raised Southend's financial settlement in January last year, again on the Adjournment, and I very much regret that many of the points that I made then I will have to repeat this evening. I feel angry because there is a great sense of...

Adjournment (Easter) (24 Mar 2005)

Sir David Amess: I wish all those who are leaving the House voluntarily a long and happy retirement. The House will miss their contributions for various reasons, and I am sure that their constituents are grateful for what they have been able to do for them. I want to raise a number of issues before the House adjourns for the Easter recess. They all involve injustice. In this country there is increasingly a...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: I begin by congratulating all those hon. Members who have made their maiden speeches today. That is a very special moment. When I made my maiden speech, I was fortunate enough to address a full House on the rate capping Bill. How times change: the House is rarely full these days. Even so, I extend to all those making their maiden speeches my best wishes for the future. In particular, I...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: I am concerned because of the track record of this rotten Government since 1997. They appear to be serial sinners, and I am not optimistic that they will deliver on their promises this time, particularly on not increasing taxes. We are told in the Gracious Speech that there will be a "programme of reform" and that the Government will "accelerate modernisation of the public services to promote...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: That is a very good question. We will hold the Government to account on precisely what they meant by that part of the Gracious Speech. We have also heard over and again about education, education, education and how terribly important it is. In my constituency and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge), education is indeed of major concern. We do...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend is right and Conservatives have no problem with that. However, I resent bitterly the Labour suggestion before the election that a Conservative Government would mean the end of the national health service, because people would then have to pay for health care. That simply was not the case. My hon. Friends intend to hold the Government to account if they attempt to honour their...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: If I were a clever Minister, I suppose I would say that I will write to the hon. Gentleman. The leader of my party made our policy clear during the general election; it would include a quota system, with points according to skills and there would be a much fairer system than we have at present. Furthermore, I deprecate the views that the leader of the Labour party expressed on the issue...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend makes a splendid point. If the Bill is not guillotined, we shall have great fun in Committee and on Report. The points that my hon. Friend articulated mean that we shall have to consider the measure very carefully indeed.

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend reminds me of what I should have said at the start of my speech: we legislate too much and the laws are simply not enforced. That is why there is an enormous feeling of injustice in this country. I am appalled that the Government are to continue with their so-called reform of the House of Lords. They have made an absolute mess of its reform so far. I should have thought that...

Census 2001 (Southend) (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: I am greatly honoured to have obtained the first Adjournment debate of the new parliamentary Session, and I know that the constituents of my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge) and my constituents of Southend, West are very pleased that I have had this opportunity to debate a number of issues with the Minister. I congratulate the Minister on his...

Census 2001 (Southend) (17 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: As I was saying, £1.1 million less was provided for the costs of job evaluation. On Valentine's day, my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend, East, myself and many others went to No. 10 Downing street where we engaged in a peaceful demonstration and gave the Prime Minister a Valentine's card. Many organisations of different types that represent the local community were present....

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (24 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: What representations he has received about the criteria for installing speed cameras.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Speed Cameras (24 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: Essex collects more money than anywhere else in the country in fines resulting from speed cameras, and my constituents feel a growing sense of injustice. Some of them have been criminalised for doing 33 mph or 44 mph, while a public servant can get away with driving on a public road at 159 mph. What work has the Secretary of State commissioned to determine the number of accidents caused by...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tuberculosis (25 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: What action his Department is taking to assist in stemming the spread of tuberculosis in the developing world.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tuberculosis (25 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: I know that the Minister shares my dismay at the increasing prevalence of TB in Africa and that he believes that our efforts to tackle HIV and AIDS should be closely integrated to tackle that common coincident disease. On 7 April, the Secretary of State suggested that non-governmental organisations and academics would be consulted. What stage has that consultation reached, with whom is the...

Adjournment (Whitsun) (26 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: Before the House adjourns for the Whitsun recess, I wish to raise a number of points. First, however, I want to deal with the maiden speeches. You and I made our maiden speeches in the same year, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I sat two Benches back from the Dispatch Box, on the Government side of the House. On that occasion, it was not possible to find a place to sit, whereas nowadays it is hard to...

Adjournment (Whitsun) (26 May 2005)

Sir David Amess: I quite agree with my hon. Friend. The Government's strategy is to have many people in uniform, and the public regard some of them as police officers. Those people's powers of arrest, however, are no more than anyone else's: they can talk to someone and detain them for about half an hour. Such things trouble me greatly. Recently, I was privileged to attend a charity hair and fashion show in...

Orders of the Day — Consumer Credit Bill (9 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: Ridiculous!

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Schools Building Programme (16 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: What recent representations she has received on the schools building programme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Schools Building Programme (16 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: I welcome the Government's commitment to improving the quality of secondary school stock through their building schools for the future programme, but I understand that that will not have an impact in Southend before 2011. However, there is at present a limited supply of secondary school places, parents have limited choice and I understand that the allocations will benefit only one particular...


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