Category: Speeches

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Care Bill Debate – Hospital Closure Clause

Care Bill Debate, House of Commons Tuesday 11th March Grahame M. Morris: I want to make a few points in support of amendment 30, which would delete clause 119 on the basis that the TSA was never designed to deal with reconfigurations across an entire region. Despite the assurances given by the right hon. Member…
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March 12, 2014 0

Care Bill Debate – Patient Data Sharing

Care Bill Debate, House of Commons, Monday 10th March. Grahame M. Morris: In principle, I support the utilisation of truly anonymised patient data sharing for the purposes of improving public health, but I take issue with a number of the Minister’s points, not least in relation to new clause 25, tabled by my hon. Friend…
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March 11, 2014 0

Francis Report Debate

Francis Report Debate, House of Commons, Wednesday 5th March Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I am honoured to be able to participate in this debate, and it is champion to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) in the debate— Bob Stewart (Beckenham) (Con): Champion! Grahame M. Morris: Thank you very much,…
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March 7, 2014 0

Welfare Reform (Sick and Disabled People) Debate

Backbench Business Debate Welfare Reform (Sick and Disabled People) Thursday 27th February Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I congratulate all right hon. and hon. Members who have participated in this debate, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) for introducing it. I also thank the many groups and…
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February 28, 2014 0

Local Government Finance Debate

7:42pm Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I want to touch on my concerns about the overall settlement and about my own area of County Durham. I commend to hon. Members who have not seen it the excellent briefing note provided by the House of Commons Library. Frankly, any impartial observer reading it would realise that…
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February 13, 2014 0

NHS – Pressure on A&E

Wednesday 5th February NHS Debate House of Commons Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): Given the heated exchanges we have just had, I want to make it clear that I am speaking in support of the Opposition motion. Given the extent of the crisis that is being faced by accident and emergency departments around the country,…
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February 12, 2014 0