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Results 161–180 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

Thames Gateway (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: The hon. Gentleman tempts me, but I shall not comment on his sedentary intervention. I am sure that the Under-Secretary will correct me if I am wrong, but I think that one of my properties is at the start of the Thames Gateway and the other is at the end. But my interest in the area goes much further. I was born in Plaistow, many of my relatives still live in Newham, and my heart belongs to...

Thames Gateway (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: The hon. Gentleman, who was educated in a Southend school, remembers better than I do. The local authority is keen for the Government to support its plans to rebuild our swimming pool. Southend borough council's main goal throughout the development period is to create: "A town by the sea where people want to live, work and play—a 21st Century urban seaside resort and regional cultural...

Thames Gateway (20 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: I thank my hon. Friend for his support. I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to members of the fire service. They worked throughout the night, and how they saved as much of the pier as they did, I do not know. They did a fantastic job, and had they not acted so quickly and worked such long hours, the damage would have been much worse. Some people might say, "It's only a pier, David,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Ophthalmic Services (25 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: How much the Government spent on general ophthalmic services in England in 2004; and how much she estimates will be spent in 2005.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Ophthalmic Services (25 Oct 2005)

Sir David Amess: Will the Minister take this opportunity to congratulate the optical sector on its delivery of patient choice and high-quality services as part of its comprehensive provision of general ophthalmic services in the NHS? Will she ensure that the review that she is undertaking will do nothing to undermine any of the achievements that have been gained?

Orders of the Day — Health Bill (29 Nov 2005)

Sir David Amess: I am beginning to feel sorry for the Under-Secretary of State for Health, the hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint), who has to reply to the debate. It has been fascinating, and I certainly enjoyed the speech by the hon. Member for Sunderland, North (Bill Etherington), but I must say to the House that we have another Health Bill—another piece of legislation, more regulation—and we...

Orders of the Day — Health Bill (29 Nov 2005)

Sir David Amess: Many hon. Members wish to speak, so I shall simply say that I agree with my hon. Friend. Clauses 24 to 30 propose changes to the level of personal control held by pharmacists. Again, there has been very little mention of that in the debate, which has been entirely about smoking. The relaxation of legal procedures would free up those health care professionals so that their skills and...

Orders of the Day — Health Bill (29 Nov 2005)

Sir David Amess: The hon. Lady was a member of the Health Committee and has great knowledge of the subject. Again, so as not to annoy the House, I shall simply say that I agree with her. I also agree with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in highlighting the fact that, once again, the Bill allows for much of the detail of the changes to be written into the regulations that must be carefully drafted to deliver...

Future Energy Needs (Scotland) (1 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. There is a large attendance this afternoon. I want to call everyone who wishes to speak, but, as I am entirely in the hands of the House, all I can do is ask for speeches to be brief.

Future Energy Needs (Scotland) (1 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. I do want to call everyone and I appeal to the Chamber to bear that in mind.

Future Energy Needs (Scotland) (1 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: Order. I am mindful of the fact that one Member who served on the Committee is still waiting patiently to speak.

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2006–07 — Department of Health (8 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: The hon. Member for Newport, West (Paul Flynn) has strong views on these issues. He and I have discussed them on various occasions, and we are joint officers of a group that is particularly interested in such matters. I am not sure how widely the hon. Gentleman's views are shared in the House. He may prove to be a Churchillian figure and eventually his views will be shared by a majority of...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2006–07 — Department of Health (8 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: The House will have heard what the hon. Gentleman said. It is a valuable intervention, which I know the Minister heard. I hope that the case was a one-off, but I suspect not. We should reflect on it, and perhaps the Minister will respond. It is gratifying that the industry is being forced to look seriously at the concerns that we raised in the report about its professional practices. It...

Estimates Day — [1st Allotted Day] — Vote on Account, 2006–07 — Department of Health (8 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: I like where my hon. Friend is leading me and am aware of his interest in the matter. The Minister has heard our exchange, and I am sure that the general public will become increasingly interested in what is going on. We certainly need to clarify the matter. It is vital that new drugs are proven to be of real therapeutic benefit to patients, and clinical trials should therefore aim to produce...

Children's Hospices (13 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: I know that the Minister is listening carefully to my hon. Friend and that he will do his best to help. Unfortunately, I am chairing a meeting at the same time as my hon. Friend's debate, so I am a bit stretched. He mentioned Little Havens, and I wonder whether he is aware that I was at a charity event on Saturday and that the lady who spoke to try to raise more funds said that if it were not...

Children's Hospices (13 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: Perhaps I might act as a peacemaker between my hon. Friend the Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) and the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland (Dr. Kumar). I will attempt to pour oil on troubled waters. Before I do so, I apologise again to the House that I am not able to be present throughout the debate. There are conflicting interests and someone is chairing the...

Fireworks (Amendment) (20 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a bill to amend the Fireworks Act 2003; and for connected purposes. At this time of good will, I do not wish to be seen as some sort of party-pooper; nor do I wish the House to think that I bear deep resentment towards Guy Fawkes. I think it right for the voice of animals to be heard at this time, however. Let me begin by acknowledging the...

Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: Before the House adjourns for the Christmas recess, I wish to raise several points that all turn on the issue of justice. First, I agreed with the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) when he said that the Labour leader got a lousy deal for us. He will never be forgiven for the budget rebate and the weasel words that are now being used will not wash. This is a time of year when...

Bus Services (Southend) (20 Dec 2005)

Sir David Amess: I have the honour to present a petition signed by more than 1,000 residents, which was handed to me outside Belfairs post office on Monday. There was a large gathering of senior citizens who are very upset about the removal of bus services in their area. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Southend-on-Sea and others, Declares that bus routes 17, 23, 23a and evening service 29 in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran (10 Jan 2006)

Sir David Amess: If he will make a statement on Iran's nuclear programme.


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