Category: Speeches

Member of Parliament for Easington

Armed Forces Day

It is an honour to speak here today as the duly elected Member of Parliament for Easington and I am delighted to declare my support for our Forces, serving personnel and veterans and their families on Armed Forces Day. It is wonderful that we have a day that recognises the hard work, bravery and commitment…
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June 27, 2017 0

Seaton Holme

I am delighted to have been invited to say a few words and to congratulate Eileen Hopper on the completion of her third book – this is a wonderful history of East Durham, Easington and Seaton Holme. I think we should also take the opportunity to thank Eileen for her services to the local community. I…
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November 28, 2016 0

Seaham High School – Memorial Dedication to the men of Seaham Colliery who gave their lives in the service of our country

I was honoured to be asked to speak at a very moving memorial dedication at the new Seaham High School built on the site of Seaham Colliery. The inscription reads: “Dedicated to the men of Seaham Colliery who made the ultimate sacrifice in work and in conflict, at the going down of the sun and…
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November 11, 2016 0

Supported Housing Debate

Opposition Day Debate – Supported Housing Wednesday 21 July Grahame M. Morris (Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) Before I move the motion, I take the opportunity to welcome the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and members of his team to their posts. I beg to move, That this House notes…
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July 21, 2016 0

Pubs Code and the Adjudicator

Due to time constrains I had to shorten my comments, below is the full speech I had hoped to make during the debate. I must start by commending the hard work and dedication of campaigners which make up the British Pub Confederation. We have had years of consultations, investigations and inquiries. However, without your efforts I…
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April 15, 2016 0

Future Funding for Supported Housing

Due to time constrains I had to shorten my comments, below is the full speech I had hoped to make during the debate. I would like to thank North Star Housing Group and their Chief Executive Angela Lockwood who provide specialist and supported housing within my constituency. They have underlined the difficulty they and other…
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April 13, 2016 0

Cabin Air Safety and Aerotoxic syndrome

I would like to thank my Trade Union, Unite, for their excellent and detailed briefing on this important issue. It is also important to recognise the invaluable work they are doing to protect passengers and cabin crew from toxic fume events in view of the malaise we see from airlines, regulator and governments in tackling…
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March 21, 2016 0

RBS and the Future of UK Banking

House of Commons Debate RBS and the Future of UK Banking Thursday 5th November  

November 9, 2015 0

Whose Recovery – Economic Disparities in Older Industrial Areas

Older Industrial Areas: Economic Disparities Westminster Hall Thursday 25 June 2015 It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time in this Session of the new Parliament, Mr Rosindell. I take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of Ways and Means, who I understand has allocated the time for this important…
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June 26, 2015 0

Health and Social Care Debate

Tuesday 2nd June, House of Commons Health and Social Care Debate Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this debate on the Queen’s Speech and on such an important subject. It is an absolute honour to follow so many excellent maiden speeches, not least that of my very…
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June 3, 2015 0