Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Tyne Tees Digital Switchover – Are you ready?

Five years ago television history was made in Whitehaven, Cumbria when the first analogue signal for BBC2 was switched off – starting the UK’s Digital Switch. The Tyne Tees/North East region is the last region in England to go through the switchover process and every household in the region should have received a guide to…
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August 21, 2012 0

The best values of the North East

This week many young people across the region will be celebrating their A Level results. A Levels are the result of years of hard work and self discipline, with students learning an important lesson that by putting something in, you can get something worthwhile in return. I don’t envy the task facing young people today,…
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August 16, 2012 0

Osbornomics Discredited: Time for a Plan B for Jobs & Growth

This week we heard the news that the UK economy shrank by 0.7% in the last quarter extinguishing any hope of a quick recovery from the latest downturn. The extent of the contraction shocked even the most pessimistic and is clear evidence of a deepening of the double-dip recession created in Downing Street. Construction has…
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July 26, 2012 0

MPs criticise drinks industry role in government health policy

The cross-party Health Select Committee has urged the government to rethink its alcohol strategy.  In particular the committee questioned the role of the drinks industry in determining health policy. In its Report, Government’s Alcohol Strategy, MPs recommended a possible tightening of alcohol advertising rules and a ban on drinks companies sponsoring sporting events. There are…
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July 19, 2012 0

Greedy Bankers

Republican Party Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will be attending a lavish London fundraiser on the eve of the Olympics. The fundraiser was to be hosted by disgraced former Barclays boss Bob Diamond, who withdrew following the Libor scandal. According to reports, tickets for the dinner are being sold at between $25,000 and $75,000 to raise…
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July 18, 2012 0

Government’s flawed Further Education Loans system will hurt the UK Economy

On the eve of summer recess, Parliament had its first opportunity to scrutinise the Government’s flawed plans to introduce a loan system for mature students studying Further Educations courses. Currently many students in further education pay 50 per cent of their tuition costs, with the Government paying the rest. However, from 2013/14, the Government will…
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July 18, 2012 0

East Durham Job Crisis Worsens

Following the release of the latest unemployment figures Easington Grahame Morris MP hits out at Government inaction to stimulate economic growth and jobs in East Durham. “I am still waiting for a detailed reply from the Prime Minister regarding the East Durham Job Crisis calling on him to support key private sector regeneration projects within…
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July 17, 2012 0

Don’t risk your life by taking a barbecue into your tent

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from barbecues. The campaign is a joint venture between the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. It is supported by CFOA and a number of major retailers including…
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July 17, 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

Re-Dedication of Seaham War Memorial

  Speaking at the Re-Dedication of Seaham War Memorial on Sunday Easington MP Grahame Morris said the Military Covenant is a Debt of Honour Owed by the Nation to our Armed Forces Personnel  “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to close the Re-dedication of Seaham War Memorial Service, and to commemorate and celebrate…
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July 9, 2012 0