Category: Speeches

Member of Parliament for Easington

Ed Miliband – Speech on mental health to the Royal College of Psychiatrists

It is excellent to be here with you today at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I spoke a few weeks ago in Manchester about the future of our country. About the huge challenges Britain faces, as we attempt to rebuild our economy and create a stronger society. A country where everybody has a stake, where…
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October 30, 2012 0

Speech: The Public Service Pensions Bill

onday 29th October House of Commons The Public Service Pensions Bill, which we are currently considering reads like a done deal.  However Mr Speaker  – It is not a deal agreed with firefighters – particularly with regard to the normal pension age (NPA) and the proposed increases to the employees’ contributions. The government’s “offer” published…
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October 30, 2012 0

Speech – Rally for Venezuela

As a newly elected Member of Parliament in the 2010 General Election I am proud to bring greetings and good wishes from the Labour Friends of Venezuela in the UK Parliament to this rally in London. As ordinary Venezuelans prepare to go to the polls, we must all be on our guard against the threat…
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October 5, 2012 0

Speech – The Working Poor

Monday 1st October 2012 Labour Left Fringe Meeting Labour Party Conference, Manchester The UK economy continues to struggle. The Coalition Government’s promise of a private sector led recovery has failed to materialise, and it is the most vulnerable in society who are bearing the brunt of the “austerity” policy implemented by Cameron, Clegg & Co.…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech – Health Inequalities

Monday 1st October, SHA Fringe Meeting, Labour Party Conference, Manchester  Health inequalities reflect the socio-economic inequalities that exist in our society. While increased funding in health services is part of the solution, focus must be given to policy areas such as housing, education, and employment. It is a shocking indictment of society that in 2012…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech: Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill

Monday 17th September 2012, House of Commons I was hoping to open with some generous comments about the contributions from Government Members, and although I have agreed with some of them, I have found others that dealt with the Opposition’s view a little unpalatable. Make no mistake: our commitment is to jobs and growth, and…
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September 20, 2012 0

Speech: Funding of Fire and Rescue Services

Westminster Hall, Wednesday 5th September 2012 9:30am-11:00am 10.36 am Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I am deeply honoured, Mr Bayley; thank you very much. I will make a few remarks in the limited time available, although I know that I have another 30 seconds. I had prepared quite a long contribution, but I will concentrate…
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September 7, 2012 0

16th July 2012, Opposition Day: National Health Service, House of Commons

Link Thank you for calling me early, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am delighted to be able to participate in this important debate just before the recess. I refer hon. Members to part of the Opposition motion: “That this House regrets the growing gap between Ministers’ statements and what is happening in the NHS; notes mounting…
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July 16, 2012 0

Unemployment in the North East

  3:06pm Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Brooke. I congratulate my neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright), on securing this debate, whose importance is illustrated by the number of Labour Members who are present. I was going to try to be…
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June 20, 2012 0

Speech: Regional Pay

Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I was rather perplexed by the Minister’s response. My impression is that if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. The Minister, however, says he is in favour of national pay negotiations, but wants to change how it is…
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June 20, 2012 0