Results 161–180 of 700 for in the 'Commons debates' speaker:David Morris

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice: Flooding: Ribble Valley (18 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for allowing me to intervene. As I have explained, we had floods in our area. The local hospital ran on emergency generators, but, apparently, from what I can gather, a state of emergency can be declared only if the Environment Agency has two separate sources verifying the state of emergency. In this instance, the Army had to come in to help in the end. Does he think...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: This has been a fantastic day for private Members’ Bills, and I believe that this Bill will be welcomed across the land. It really is time for us to address this issue, and I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) for securing this date in order to explain his Bill to the House. My personal feeling is that if people love each other—same...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster) on securing this spot in the Chamber. I have to declare an interest: I used to write songs in the 1980s, which always cheers up my hon. Friends.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: That would be telling.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Digital radio affects areas of the UK that should have been honed in on a very long time ago. As I said to my hon. Friend the Member for Torbay earlier, when the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, his ambition was to have digital radio take over from analogue. My hon. Friend stated that his proposal...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I agree with my hon. Friend and thank her for that helpful intervention, which leads me to what happened with The Bay radio. It was flooded and ran the whole operation off a laptop from the first floor of a building. My hon. Friend the Member for Torbay said in his speech that laptops come in very handy for that kind of broadcasting, but one problem is that costs could be prohibitive, which...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I totally agree. I pay homage to my hon. Friend for his research on the Bill and for speaking for one hour, largely without notes. I was in the music industry once, and it shames me to say that I did not know half of what my hon. Friend told us. His Bill would be a big help to the industry as a whole and I am sure that it will welcome it.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: Does my hon. Friend agree that the whole point of this Bill is to enable smaller multiplexes to be set up, creating the network across the country that Ofcom would like to see?

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I declare an interest, because I wrote songs in the 1980s. I do not know whether that has anything to do with this debate, but I am just covering myself. On a serious note, if I remember rightly the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham), when he was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, announced that he wanted the old analogue system to go digital sooner rather than later....

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: rose—

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

David Morris: I thank my hon. Friend for being so generous in giving way, and I just want to clarify something. If the demand is there—as he said, people could be utilising this technology on laptops—would that not eventually drive the cost down?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment (9 Jan 2017)

David Morris: What steps the Government are taking to support self-employed people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Self-employment (9 Jan 2017)

David Morris: Does my right hon. Friend agree that universal credit can help the self-employed, along with the other forms of benefit the Government are putting forward for them, because it can help people who are working as well as trying to set up on their own?

European Council 2016 (19 Dec 2016)

David Morris: In Libya there seems to be instability in Tripoli, but there seems to be stability in Benghazi. Were there any discussions at the European Council towards helping to stabilise the situation, so that there is no migration of people from Libya?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 Dec 2016)

David Morris: Following the publication of the key stage SATs results on Thursday, we saw that whereas the national average pass rate was 54% and the Lancashire pass rate was 54%, the pass rate in my constituency was 47%. What steps are the Department taking to look at best practice in schools such as those in my constituency with a pass rate of 78%, and what can it do to help the schools that are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Forces (5 Dec 2016)

David Morris: What steps she is taking to ensure that police forces better represent the communities they serve.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Forces (5 Dec 2016)

David Morris: Does my hon. Friend agree that even though a lot of work has been done, some forces have a long, long way to go to make that quota better?

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?


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