David Morris Portrait

David Morris

Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
20th Jan 2014 - 30th Mar 2015
Science and Technology Committee
3rd Dec 2012 - 24th Nov 2014
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
3rd Dec 2012 - 24th Nov 2014
Administration Committee
3rd Dec 2012 - 10th Mar 2014
Science and Technology Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 27th Feb 2012
Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
12th Jul 2010 - 27th Feb 2012


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Division Votes
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Achieving Economic Growth
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 304 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 312
Speeches
Tuesday 19th April 2022
Energy Security Strategy
Would my right hon. Friend like to come to Heysham and look at the two reactors that are working in …
Written Answers
Thursday 28th April 2022
Hospitals: Morecambe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust …
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Bay Medical Group
That this House congratulates the staff of Bay Medical Group for their hard work and dedication to patients during the …
Bills
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Gibraltar (Maritime Protection) Bill 2013-14
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 13th December 2021
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kuwait National Assembly
Address of donor: Arabian Gulf Street, PO Box, 716 Safat, Kuwait
Estimate of the …
EDM signed
Wednesday 9th January 2019
ADVICE ON AMENDMENTS GIVEN TO MR SPEAKER
That this House calls on the Speaker to uphold the principle of transparency by publishing any written notes taken at …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, David Morris has voted in 414 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

13 May 2020 - Remote Division result: New Clause 2 - View Vote Context
David Morris voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative Aye votes vs 326 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 277 Noes - 328
10 Mar 2020 - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill - View Vote Context
David Morris voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 301 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 306
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(13 debate interactions)
Rosie Winterton (Labour)
(4 debate interactions)
Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)
Minister for Women and Equalities
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(5 debate contributions)
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Morecambe and Lunesdale Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Morecambe and Lunesdale signature proportion
Petitions with most Morecambe and Lunesdale signatures
David Morris has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by David Morris

21st July 2021
David Morris signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 21st July 2021

Morecambe Football Club and covid-19 vaccination

Tabled by: David Morris (Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale)
That this House notes the contribution Morecambe Football Club has made to the the covid-19 vaccination programme in Morecambe and Lunesdale by offering its stadium as a venue; further notes the dedication of Morecambe Football Club staff to help marshal at the venue and ensure that all of those attending …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st July 2021
David Morris signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 21st July 2021

Bay Medical Group

Tabled by: David Morris (Conservative - Morecambe and Lunesdale)
That this House congratulates the staff of Bay Medical Group for their hard work and dedication to patients during the covid-19 pandemic; notes the work the whole team has done in ensuring patients could still access GP appointments safely throughout the outbreak by using new ways of working; notes the …
2 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by David Morris, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


David Morris has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by David Morris

Wednesday 10th February 2021

1 Bill introduced by David Morris


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision to protect the seas around Gibraltar; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 16th October 2013

David Morris has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


9 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
23rd Mar 2021
What progress the UK Atomic Energy Authority is making in the delivery of the STEP programme.

The STEP programme aims to develop and build a prototype fusion power plant in the UK by 2040. The UKAEA has made great progress and are on track to deliver a concept design by 2024, as planned.

The process to select a site for STEP is underway and there have been high levels of engagement from potential sites across the UK, including one in the constituency of my hon Friend.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
20th Dec 2019
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that community groups in receipt of large grants from administrative charities are required to comply with the political independence provisions in the Charities Act 2011.

Grant-making charities must ensure that charitable funds are used to further their charitable purposes. The Charity Commission for England and Wales publishes guidance ("Campaigning and political activity guidance for charities (CC9)") on the extent to which charities can legitimately engage in non-party political activity as part of furthering their charitable purposes.

Any concerns that charitable funds are being used inappropriately, for example for party-political activities or purposes, should be raised with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, which can investigate and if appropriate take action. There are currently no plans to bring forward legislative proposals on this subject.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
19th Dec 2019
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to stop political visits to schools during general elections.

Following the announcement of the recent election, updated guidance was issued and circulated to schools on their responsibilities during the pre-election period here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pre-election-guidance-for-schools-and-multi-academy-trusts/pre-election-guidance-for-schools-and-multi-academy-trusts.

Any school visits conducted by parliamentary candidates are arranged through their constituency offices rather than via the Department for Education. Decisions on the use of schools or other educational/public sector property must be taken by those legally responsible for the premises concerned – for example, for schools, the Governors or the Local Education Authority or Trust Board.

Although the ultimate decision is for those legally responsible for the premises to take, they are expected to treat the candidates of all parties in an even-handed way, and ensure that there should be no disruption to services.

I look forward to visiting a school in my hon. Friend, the member for Morecambe and Lunesdale's constituency, should a suitable opportunity arise.

19th May 2020
What steps he is taking to support the dairy industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

Dairy farmers are crucial in ensuring that food supplies remain resilient during this difficult period. In addition to the various HM Treasury COVID-19 support packages, Defra has introduced specific measures to support the dairy industry during the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly those impacted by the loss of the food service sector. These include a dairy support scheme, easements to competition law, support for an AHDB milk promotion campaign and the opening of various intervention and storage aid schemes.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
29th Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what factors are assessed when deciding the fee level a local authority will pay per funded care home place; and whether he has plans to raise fee levels.

Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities have a duty to manage local care markets. The Care Act guidance states that local authorities should assure and have evidence that fee levels are appropriate to provide the agreed quality of care and enable providers to effectively support care users and invest in staff development, innovation and improvement.

We are committing £1.36 billion to the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund over the next three years. On 24 March 2022, we published guidance which provides advice to local authorities for completing and returning cost of care exercises to the Department and templates which local authorities must use as part of an acceptable submission. These state a standard list of cost lines to assess care home providers. Where average fee rates are below the fair cost of care, we expect local authorities to use the Fund to begin to move towards paying providers a fair cost of care and to set out in the Market Sustainability Plans how this will be achieved.

Gillian Keegan
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
23rd Mar 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has submitted plans for a new single site hospital to his Department.

The Department has provided both the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust with £3.7 million to develop plans for improving facilities at each Trust. The Trust has not submitted any formal plans for a single site hospital to the Department.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
14th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level compliance with the prohibition on the sale of menthol cigarettes under the EU Revised Tobacco Products Directive.

No assessment has been made. We expect the tobacco industry to comply with the requirements of The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, and this includes the recent ban on the sale of menthol flavoured cigarettes. A breach of the regulations could result in enforcement action being taken.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
29th Mar 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to exempt care homes from paying VAT on works carried out to their premises.

VAT is a broad-based tax on consumption and the 20 per cent standard rate applies to the vast majority of goods and services. While there are exceptions to the standard rate, these have always been strictly limited by both legal and fiscal considerations.

One such exception is a reduced rate of VAT at 5 per cent, subject to certain conditions, for residential renovations, such as building services and materials. This includes conversions of buildings from one residential use to another, conversions from commercial to residential use, and the renovation of properties that have been empty for two years or more prior to the renovation work.

Another exception is applied to the installation in residential accommodation, including housing association accommodation and care homes, of various energy saving materials (ESMs), such as insulation and draught stripping. At Spring Statement 2022, the Chancellor announced that installations of ESMs will now be zero rated from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2027 in Great Britain. He also announced the removal of complex qualifying criteria. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-vat-treatment-of-the-installation-of-energy-saving-materials-in-in-great-britain/the-value-added-tax-installation-of-energy-saving-materials-order-2022.

Expanding the reliefs further would come at a significant cost to the public finances. For example, introducing a reduced rate of VAT on all renovations and repairs to residential properties would cost around £3.75 billion per year. Such costs would have to be balanced by increased taxes elsewhere, increased borrowing or reductions in Government spending. However, the Government keeps all taxes under review.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
29th Mar 2022
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the 1.5 per cent increase in employer national insurance contributions on care home operators; and whether he has plans to exempt the care sector from that increase.

The increase to Employer National Insurance contributions by 1.25 percentage points is expected to raise £975 million per year from employers carrying out health and social care activities. The Government cannot break this down to show the cost to care home operators.

The Government has made the tough but responsible choice to increase taxes to fund a significant increase in permanent spending on the NHS and social care. There are no plans to exempt the care sector from the National Insurance increase.

On the 7 September the Government announced that we would be investing an additional £5.4 billion over the next three years using the funds raised by the levy to begin a comprehensive programme of reform for adult social care. Additionally, local authorities can make use of over £1 billion of additional resource specifically for social care in 2022-23. This includes £636 million more into the Social Care Grant, including funding for equalisation against the 1 per cent Adult Social Care (ASC) precept, an inflationary uplift to the improved Better Care Fund to support integrated working with the NHS, and a 1 per cent ASC precept and deferred flexibilities from last year's settlement.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)