Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Armed Forces Day 2012

The fourth annual Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday, 30 June Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to…
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June 27, 2012 0

Easington MP condemns Tory-led Government’s failing housing policy

The Tory-led Government’s policies were exposed today as official figures revealed that affordable house building had collapsed in the North East. The figures from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency show that affordable housing starts fell 21% from 1,247 to just 991 in 2011/2012 compared with the previous year. These figures demonstrate the disastrous impact…
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June 26, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Attacks Tories For Dismal NHS Satisfaction Ratings

  Following the biggest decline in public satisfaction with the NHS in almost thirty years it is time for David Cameron to live up to his promise to protect the NHS.  Results from the annual British Social Attitudes survey show that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen from 70% last year to 58% –…
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June 26, 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

Britain should be playing a leading role in helping green the world

    Later this month politicians, campaigners and business leaders from around the world will gather in Brazil to discuss the green economy and sustainable development. The Rio plus 20 Summit will be the biggest global gathering on sustainable development since the first Earth Summit in Rio twenty years ago.  We need development that is…
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June 14, 2012 0

Carers Week 2012 – “In Sickness and In Health”

                 Fiona Phillips, Former GMTV presenter and Carers Week Ambassador Carers Weeks is an annual awareness campaign which recognises and celebrates the contribution made by the UK’s 6.4 million unpaid carers to the people they care for and their communities. Carers Week 2012 is being held between June 18-24, the event recognises the contribution…
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June 13, 2012 0

Speech: 145th Northumberland Miners Picnic

Friends & Comrades what an honour it is for a lad from Durham to be addressing you at this terrific working class gathering in the heart of the North East coalfield. My dad, even grandfathers, uncles, cousins were all miners. My mam worked in the pit canteen and I’m proud to come from a mining…
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June 9, 2012 0

Volunteering is part of the Social Fabric of East Durham

   Volunteering can deliver social and economic change – but it still requires investment if those benefits are to be realised. This week was the official volunteers’ week in Britain celebrating the enormous work that unpaid workers do when they volunteer to help a person, special cause or group of people. In our area, East…
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June 8, 2012 0

Easington MP backs call for national action to improve care for people with diabetes

  Grahame Morris MP has shown his support for tackling poor diabetes care by backing a call by Diabetes UK for a national plan to improve healthcare for people with diabetes. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, attended Diabetes UK’s parliamentary launch of its State of the Nation 2012 report, which revealed that just half of…
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June 7, 2012 0