Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Speech: Growth and Infrastructure Bill

House of Commons Monday 5th November Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab):I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (James Morris) and I want to make a few points about clauses 5, 21 and 23. I am pleased that the planning Minister is back in his place, because I would be…
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November 6, 2012 0

Speech: Beer Duty Escalator

House of Commons, Thursday 1st November Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I wish to place on record my thanks to the hon. Members for Burton (Andrew Griffiths) and for Leeds North West (Greg Mulholland) for securing this debate, and I congratulate them on doing so. I also thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing this…
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November 5, 2012 0

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections on 15th November

The Tory-led Government’s 20 per cent cuts to policing mean at least 15,000 officers will be lost by 2015 and despite promises that their cuts would not impact on the frontline there are already 6,800 fewer frontline officers. David Cameron showed what the Tories really think of our police when he tried desperately to defend…
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November 2, 2012 0

Government needs to get a grip on energy bills – and stop people being ripped off

Labour’s campaign to help families struggling with soaring energy bills is gathering momentum. We have launched our SwitchTogether campaign to help families get a better deal. If you’re interested in signing up and  seeing if you can get a better deal through collective switching, visit  www.switchtogether.org.uk. We’re also upping the pressure on this shambolic Government…
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November 2, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP condemns illegal tobacco trade

Grahame Morris MP yesterday attended the launch of a new report, The Billion Pound Drop, on the illegal trade in tobacco. The report, by leading tobacco manufacturer JTI, highlights how some 16.5% of cigarettes smoked in the North East avoid UK tax. This includes ‘cheap whites’ or counterfeits of well-known brands. Counterfeit cigarettes are typically…
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November 1, 2012 0

MP warns Government firefighter pension plan would endanger lives

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris attacked the government’s plan to raise the pensionable age of firefighters. During a Commons debate on the Public Sector Pensions Bill, Mr Morris warned that the move would endanger the lives of both rescue workers and the public. Under the government’s blitz on the pensions of public service workers, the retirement…
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November 1, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP calls for beer tax review

  Easington MP Grahame Morris has co-sponsored a parliamentary motion calling for a review of beer taxes, that was passed today without opposition in the House of Commons.   Speaking in the Commons Beer Duty Escalator Debate Mr Morris said. “Pubs are a vital part of our social life and are the social hubs of…
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November 1, 2012 0

Government Deserve Gold Medal for Cheek

The latest GDP figures have shown the UK economy is officially out of recession growing by 1% in the last quarter. At Business Questions in the House of Commons this news was met with triumphal statements by Conservative MPs declaring there is no need for an alternative, and the economic recovery was now on track.…
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November 1, 2012 0

British Pub Week 2012

British Pub Week is an initiative, borne of the Save the Great British Pub campaign, which celebrates everything that is great about the British pub! The event, from 26th October to 4th November, aims to get people back into pubs by promoting their positive impact on society through a packed series of events. Pubs are…
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November 1, 2012 0

Easington MP Grahame Morris joins Paralympian champions to support education for all

Disabled children are twice as likely to miss out on school in poor countries Grahame Morris MP for Easington joined Paralympic medallists Ade Adepitan, Sarah Storey and Anne Wafula-Strike at the Houses of Parliament as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign, to highlight the crisis in global education, especially for marginalized such…
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October 31, 2012 0