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Results 101–120 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

Speaker’S Statement: Business of the House (21 Feb 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the future of travelling shows and fairs? As chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on fairs and showgrounds, I know that this family-based sector has made representations about falling customer numbers and is concerned about the effects on the workforce of changes to freedom of movement once we have left the European Union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Feb 2019)

Sir David Amess: All parliamentarians should be horrified that any human being would spend the night sleeping on a pavement. In that regard, will my right hon. Friend take the opportunity, following the visit from the relevant Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler), to acknowledge that Southend-on-Sea...

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the falling number of children being vaccinated against preventable illnesses? For whatever reason, there seems to be a loss of confidence among parents in some of these vaccinations. It is certainly a matter that needs addressing.

Business of the House (31 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the future of the national lottery? It was set up with the best of intentions, but it has been completely ruined by a multiplicity of games, all at the expense of small lotteries, which give so much valuable support to many charities.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (31 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: What recent progress his Department has made on the tourism sector deal.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (31 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: With Southend-on-Sea about to become a city, please will my hon. Friend explain to the House how the tourism sector deal can help Southend-on-Sea on its journey to become not only the finest seaside resort in the country, but the finest seaside resort in the world?

Appropriate Me Treatment (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan), along with the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Ben Lake) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan), on initiating this debate. I first heard ME being mentioned in the Chamber in the 1980s by, I think, the late Richard Holt on these Benches and Jimmy Hood on the Labour Benches. I could not...

Appropriate Me Treatment (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I am taken by the fact that we have two former Secretaries of State sitting together—my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Loughborough (Nicky Morgan)—and I certainly listen well to their advice. I absolutely agree with what my right hon. Friend says. My constituent goes on to say: “I do not understand why we are not...

Appropriate Me Treatment (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I hope that the good practice in the schools in my right hon. Friend’s constituency will be shared throughout the country. Sufferers are too often left in agony for years, undiagnosed and untreated. GPs are failing to recognise or even believe the severity of symptoms that can devastate patients’ lives. I urge the Government, as the hon. Member for Glasgow North West did, to work with the...

Business of the House (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the future for animal welfare after we leave the European Union? Our standards of animal welfare in this country are second to none, and it would be good if we could spread that message throughout the world so that Japan stopped killing whales, Lithuania stopped breeding animals for their fur and 25 million songbirds were no longer netted...

Exiting the European Union: Scientific, Cultural and Educational Programmes (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the provision of scientific, cultural and educational programmes in the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Scientific, Cultural and Educational Programmes (24 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: When Southend-on-Sea becomes a city, I am keen that we are seen as a centre of excellence for learning. Will my hon. Friend tell the House how the Government intend to replace the funding for the Erasmus+ programme, which is increasingly popular with university students, if we leave the European Union on 29 March without some sort of agreement?

Business of the House (17 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on laws governing local authority employees standing in parliamentary elections? At the moment, they are banned from standing for the authority for which they work but can stand in parliamentary elections. That may not be a problem for the House, but personally I think the law rather strange.

Backbench Business: Recognition of Fibromyalgia as a Disability — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (15 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins) on raising this subject. Frankly, until he became interested, we had not spent too much time on it. Over the years there have been battles to hear voices on autism, dyslexia and ME, but it has taken the hon. Gentleman’s raising the subject to get so many colleagues here this morning. We all know people who, when asked how they...

Points of Order: [7th Allotted Day] (11 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I very much agree with colleagues who have made remarks about the tone of the national debate. I was stalked by a woman of mature years in the last general election and it got so bad that it was only through police intervention that my campaign, such as it was, was not totally derailed. She did not like my views, which the House is about to hear. When the result of the referendum was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Ever since former President Gayoom introduced democracy to the Maldives, its legitimacy has been challenged. Just like we have seen with the prophets of doom around Brexit, the recent elections went ahead with no violence and President Solih was elected with a great majority. Will my right hon. Friend redouble...

Apprenticeships and Skills Policy — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Jan 2019)

Sir David Amess: Order. The closing speeches begin at 3.30 pm and there are five colleagues wishing to catch my eye, so I appeal to Members to share the time out, with about six or seven minutes each.

Christmas Adjournment — [David Hanson in the Chair] (20 Dec 2018)

Sir David Amess: Before the House adjourns for the Christmas recess, there are a number of points that I wish to raise. I will not sulk at this wonderful debate being downgraded—some might say—to Westminster Hall. It is not quite like having it in the Chamber; it is cosy and intimate, and we will just have to see it develops. I recently met Chris Green, director of the Summer Camps Trust. Thousands of...

Deaths of Homeless People: Business of the House (20 Dec 2018)

Sir David Amess: I join with others in thanking Les, Noel and Brendon for their years of service to this House. Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the criteria for awarding city status? Recently, the area that I represent was voted the happiest place in the country, and possibly in the world, so I think it would be excellent if happiness could be added to the criteria. Madam Deputy Speaker, I...

Firefighters: Mental Health Support — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (18 Dec 2018)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate the hon. Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad) on securing the debate, and in particular on the way in which she dealt with this very sensitive subject. She shocked us all when she told us about the individual who has subsequently taken their own life; our thoughts go out to their family and friends. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock...


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