Category: Speeches

Member of Parliament for Easington

Recognising the State of Palestine

House of Commons Monday 13th October Recognising the State of Palestine Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I beg to move, That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel. I wish to place on record my thanks to the Backbench Business Committee for allocating time in…
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October 14, 2014 0

Recognise Palestine

I am happy to support the amendment. It has always been my position that recognition of Palestinian statehood should form the basis of any future peace negotiations, which this amendment clarifies. “The day will come when the two-state solution collapses and Israel will face a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights. As soon as that happens,…
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October 13, 2014 0

Westminster Hall Debate on Pancreatic Cancer

I’d like to begin by congratulating my Hon. Friend, the Member for Scunthorpe, and Mrs Maggie Watts for securing this debate on what is all too often a forgotten and neglected form of cancer. Pancreatic cancer is not an uncommon cancer, in fact, by the time this debate has concluded, three more people will have…
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September 11, 2014 0

Backbench Business Debate — Pancreatic Cancer

Monday 8th September, Westminster Hall Debate, Pancreatic Cancer Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): Thank you for calling me, Mr Chope. I apologise for not being present for the whole debate; I meant no discourtesy to colleagues. I wanted very much to speak in the debate. I begin by congratulating my good and hon. Friend the…
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September 11, 2014 0

The Crisis in Gaza

Westminster Hall Debate Middle East and North Africa Thursday 17 July Grahame M. Morris: It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sheridan. I think that I explained the reasons why I was late, and I apologise to the right hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire (Alistair Burt) for being late…
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July 18, 2014 0

Protecting Children in Conflict

House of Commons, Thursday 3rd July Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I congratulate my good and hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (Fiona O’Donnell) and the Backbench Business Committee on allocating time for such an important and timely subject for debate. I want to cover some areas of interest relating to the protection of…
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July 3, 2014 0

Speech: Taxi licensing and deregulation

Monday 23rd June, House of Commons, Deregulation Bill, I urge the House to support amendments 61 and 1, and to reject clause 35. I will not rehearse the strong arguments comprehensively and ably made by my hon. Friend Mr Marsden about the safety of seafarers. I want to say a few words about the Government’s…
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June 24, 2014 0

Speech to BMA North East Regional Council

BMA Regional Council, Thursday, 10th April The creation of the NHS is Labour’s proudest achievement. More than anything else, it’s what binds us together as a nation. Our National Health Service is facing the greatest challenges it has known since its inception. The principle of a national health service, free at the point of use,…
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April 11, 2014 0

Speech to Peterlee Business Park Group

I would like to thank you, the members of the Peterlee Business Park Group, and the chairman of the Steering Group, Steve Metcalf, for inviting me to speak with you. Today is another significant step forward in promoting Peterlee as a local, national, and international business hub. The new website, launched today, will assist in…
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April 3, 2014 0

Socialist Health Association: Accountability in the NHS

Regional Conference Socialist Health Association Fringe Meeting Thank you all for coming today. It’s a sign of how much we value the NHS that you have taken time to come along today. We are here today because of the concern that we share over the current state and the direction of the NHS. I believe that…
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March 24, 2014 0