Category: Speeches

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Westminster Hall Debate – Nurses and Midwives: Fees

Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Havard; regrettably, it may well be for the last time in this Parliament. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr Anderson) on securing this debate and the Backbench Business Committee on allocating the time. It is on…
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March 24, 2015 0

Budget Speech

A lacklustre and underwhelming budget that makes no real or practical difference to the lives and living standards of people in the North East and East Durham. Trumpeted as the kick start of the Tories General Election campaign it did nothing to address the failings of the last five years. The Chancellor has demanded more…
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March 20, 2015 0

County Durham Plan

Westminster Hall Debate County Durham Plan Tuesday 3rd March I congratulate my hon. Friend Phil Wilson on securing the debate, which is timely given the importance of the county plan. I am delighted to stand together with my fellow County Durham MPs. Strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, virtually everybody—the business community, local authorities and…
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March 4, 2015 0

Epilepsy in the workplace

I, too, congratulate Laura Sandys and Mrs Gillan on securing this important debate. In common with many other Members, I would like personally to thank the hon. Member for South Thanet for the excellent work she has done. She might not thank me for a glowing tribute, given that I am on the left of…
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March 2, 2015 0

Pubs and Planning Legislation Debate

House of Commons Thursday 12 February Pubs and Planning Legislation Grahame M. Morris: It is an honour to follow the hon. Members who have spoken. I thank and pay tribute to fellow officers of the all-party save the pub group—the hon. Member for Bristol North West (Charlotte Leslie), who opened the debate so succinctly and…
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February 13, 2015 0

Housing in Horden Debate

Westminster Hall Wednesday 11 February Housing (Horden, County Durham) Grahame M. Morris It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen, for what I believe is the first time. I am grateful to have this opportunity to raise an important issue on behalf of the residents and community of Horden in my constituency…
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February 12, 2015 0