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Results 141–160 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

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck) on introducing the debate and on the contents of her speech. I entirely agree with her on the two issues that she drew to the House’s attention at the end of her speech, and I hope that my hon. Friend the Minister will be able to address them. I also join her in congratulating the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn...

Gypsies and Travellers (10 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) on his speech. He was a magnificent Prisons Minister, but I have now seen a new side to him. He did not mess about with weasel words; he told it like it is, and I agreed with everything he said. I support the Irish option, which I dare say my right hon. Friend the Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr...

Gypsies and Travellers (10 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: rose—

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the future funding of football in the United Kingdom? While the premier league generates vast sums—some might say to an obscene level—precious little of that money finds its way to the lower leagues and to non-league clubs. If we are serious about winning the World cup in Qatar, we need to change that situation.

Care Crisis Review (5 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: I have to advise the House that the debate must finish at 6.1 pm.

Care Crisis Review (5 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: Before we begin the debate, I alert colleagues to the fact that a Division is expected at 4.48 pm, at which point we shall adjourn for 15 minutes if there is one Division or 25 minutes if there is a second Division. We shall still have the full hour of the debate.

Care Crisis Review (5 Sep 2018)

Sir David Amess: Order. There is a Division in the House. The sitting is suspended for 15 minutes or, if there is a second Division, for 25 minutes. Sitting suspended for Divisions in the House. On resuming—

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Sir David Amess: I wish to raise several points before the House adjourns for the summer recess, and I am delighted that so many colleagues have stayed to contribute to this debate. We really need a week to do justice to all the subjects that we cover. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for The Cotswolds (Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown) on his speech. We absolutely support everything he said about the...

Business of the House (12 Jul 2018)

Sir David Amess: I thank the England team for making us roar again, because football does matter and they certainly exceeded our wildest expectations. Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the “do not resuscitate”—DNR—protocols? It can often be traumatic when someone is called to a hospital and asked whether they want their loved one to be resuscitated. This is a profound and dark...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the inequalities of the provision of personal independence payments for blind people? There seems to be a disparity in the age at which the payments can be made.

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill: Meaning of “ivory” (4 Jul 2018)

Sir David Amess: I rise to speak in support of the Bill’s Third Reading. This is a day of celebration for all animals that have horns. I detected a slight bit of grandstanding about who should take credit for this Bill—I understand all that. The hon. Member for Workington (Sue Hayman) shared with the House the details of the terrible attack on Bella the rhino, and I absolutely understood the point that...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on noise pollution? You and your deputies, Mr Speaker, do an admirable job in dealing with noise in this Chamber, but the same cannot be said about Southend West at the moment. I am receiving increasing complaints from local residents about noise from various venues, not to mention the thorny problem of aircraft noise.

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on illegal encampments? Yet again, so-called Travellers, which they absolutely are not, have turned up in public spaces and parks in Essex and areas such as Southend, causing havoc and at a cost to the council tax payer. I know the consultation is about to finish, but I hope the Government will look very carefully at the recommendation by our...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: I am really happy with what my hon. Friend the Minister has said about all-party parliamentary groups because, sadly, the recommendations of the all-party parliamentary group on fire safety and rescue were not listened to over a number of years, and of course we had the Grenfell disaster. However, I get the distinct impression from my hon. Friend that he is listening to the recommendations...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: I beg to move, That this House has considered elimination of hepatitis C. I should tell the House at the outset that I am not really the instigator of this opportunity to debate hepatitis. The colleague who had succeeded in securing the motion is not able to be here, but I am delighted to share my thoughts with the House. I was a member of the Health Committee from 1998 to 2007, and during...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: The hon. Gentleman makes an excellent point. The hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) has done a fantastic job in bringing this issue to the attention of the whole House, but we must not take our eye off the ball. The hon. Gentleman is certainly right to remind me how important that issue is. This country unfortunately lags behind Australia, Brazil, Georgia, Egypt,...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: My hon. Friend was a Health Minister and has real expertise in this area. I shall use the expression “joined-up government”. He is absolutely right that we need Departments to work together. That is why it was so good that we visited the prison.

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: That is excellent news. I thank my hon. Friend for that positive response to looking at this issue. The testing and treatments initiatives in place will lead to a decline in the prevalence of the disease. However, prevention will come from identifying and educating at-risk groups. To do that, we need the help of substance misuse services, sexual health clinics and peer programmes that can...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: I am concerned by what the hon. Lady says. No doubt the Minister will eventually be passed a note from his officials and will advise us on the situation. That does not seem right if it is what is happening, and I hope that the Minister will correct me if that information is wrong. It is also vital to re-engage those who have been diagnosed and have slipped through the net to the point where...

Hepatitis C — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (12 Jun 2018)

Sir David Amess: Oh dear! I say to my hon. Friend—I and, indeed, you, Mr Streeter, were in this place when we were dealing with all these issues—that the fragmentation is very worrying. My hon. Friend is right to point out that more work needs to be done on the issue.


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