Debates between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson during the 2019 Parliament

Tue 7th September 2021
3 interactions (155 words)
Wed 28th April 2021
2 interactions (145 words)
Wed 3rd February 2021
3 interactions (185 words)
Wed 27th January 2021
3 interactions (350 words)
Wed 16th December 2020
5 interactions (207 words)
Wed 16th September 2020
3 interactions (138 words)

Health and Social Care

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Tuesday 7th September 2021

(1 month, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber

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Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I leave it to the hon. Lady to speculate on that time, but it is very bizarre that yet again the Scottish nationalists—I think she is a Scottish nationalist—seem to be rejecting the Union dividend that this produces. I hope, and the people of Scotland deserve, that this money is spent on health and social care in Scotland; let us hope it is so spent.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con)
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Many in this House have discussed the burden placed on councils, and I echo the concern that this money must be ring-fenced for the local authorities, who take the lion’s share of the burden for adult social care. Can the Government give greater assurances as to how the funding streams will be safeguarded and directed towards local authorities?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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My hon. Friend is spot on, and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will set out later how we will ensure local councils get the support that they need.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 28th April 2021

(6 months ago)

Commons Chamber

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Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con)
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The UK is indeed a world leader in covid-19 vaccination. May I thank the Prime Minister for the swift action he has taken to deliver this for our country, and will he join me in thanking the many local volunteers, such as Kirsty Griffiths who has been volunteering at the Marlow vaccine centre, and Guy Hollis and Paul Bass who have been volunteering alongside Denham community health centre? And thank you for the vaccine roll-out in South Bucks. (914990)

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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My hon. Friend should thank everybody involved, and it has been a fantastic national effort, led by the NHS—led overwhelmingly by GPs, but also by many others, including local council officers and officials and the Army, and of course huge numbers of volunteers in her constituency and elsewhere, and I thank Kirsty Griffiths, Guy Hollis and Paul Bass very much for everything they have done.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 3rd February 2021

(8 months, 3 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber

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This Government are proud of not only setting up the national living wage, but making sure we had record-breaking increases both last year and this year. That is the most important thing we can do for care workers and workers across the country.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con) [V]
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I thank the Prime Minister for prioritising schools during this pandemic. Will he confirm that that remains the case? In Children’s Mental Health Week, will he work with parents and frontline children’s charities to minimise the disruption to children and their mental health caused by this pandemic? (911915)

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what she does to champion this very, very important cause. It is Children’s Mental Health Week this week, and partly in recognition of the extent of the problem and the issue across the whole of the country, we have announced a new youth mental health ambassador, Dr Alex George, who will be working with the Government to underline the importance of mental health resilience and making everybody in our country better able to deal with some of the problems that life throws in our way.

Covid-19 Update

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 27th January 2021

(9 months ago)

Commons Chamber

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I congratulate the hon. Lady on being so much more sensible than her party leader, who is saying that he wants to interrupt the vaccine roll-out for the vulnerable groups and decide politically who should get the vaccine. I think we should leave it to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to decide the most vulnerable groups. That is what we are going to do. That is the fastest way to deal with those who are most likely to die. I saw that she was shaking her head; she perhaps disagrees with the suggestion that she has just made, but I think that it is an excellent suggestion, and she should stick to it.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con) [V]
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I thank the Prime Minister for his commitment to reopen schools as soon as possible and for the vaccine roll-out. I am asking this question on behalf of children everywhere. As the mother of a nine-year-old, I can see that young children are struggling. Their cognitive development is determined at this age. We are storing up a lifetime of problems—anxiety, mental health issues and obesity—by having all our primary-age children at home. May I urge the Prime Minister to have courage in these final months and bring children—particularly primary-age children—back to school as quickly as possible?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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My hon. Friend is completely right, and I know that she speaks for millions of mothers and millions of parents across the country who want our kids to be back in school and who are anxious about the gaps in their learning that may be arising as a result of this pandemic. We are going to do everything we can to plug those gaps. She has heard what I have said about catch-up funds and the investments we are making in one-to-one tutorials, and that will go on not just this year but next year and throughout this Parliament, until we have made up the ground for those kids, because they deserve it. We will, of course, work as fast as possible to get schools open, but we must do it in a way that is cautious and proportionate.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 16th December 2020

(10 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber

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Sorry; forgive me. The best thing is for areas in the north-east to work together to reduce the virus through community testing in the way that Liverpool has succeeded in doing. I appreciate that the hon. Member’s constituency is in in tier 3 and things are very, very tough, but if we all work together, we can get the virus down and get our pubs open again.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con)
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What steps the Government have taken to help ensure that businesses are prepared for the end of the transition period. (910392)

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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We are confident that the UK will prosper, whether on a Canada-style arrangement or Australia-style terms.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey
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In the light of the new opportunities that the end of the transition period will bring, is the Prime Minister aware of the ambitious economic growth proposition developed in Buckinghamshire? Will he back this bold bid for Bucks to ensure that Buckinghamshire continues to increase its contribution to the Exchequer: a win for the businesses of Bucks and a win for the levelling-up agenda?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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Yes, indeed. I know that Buckinghamshire Council is working closely with my hon. Friend and partners across the voluntary sector. We have been in initial discussions with Buckinghamshire about its proposals and are happy to taken them forward.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Joy Morrissey and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 16th September 2020

(1 year, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber

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I thank the hon. Gentleman. What the Government are doing is, of course, supporting local councils to the tune of £3.7 billion for the extra needs occasioned by coronavirus; £380 million has gone into supporting food, with meals for pupils or for young people who need it; and a massive programme of investment—a £9 billion investment—to lift up universal credit to support the neediest in our society. But I can tell him that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor will continue to apply the maximum creativity to putting our arms around the British people as we go forward through this crisis.

Joy Morrissey Portrait Joy Morrissey (Beaconsfield) (Con)
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Does my right hon. Friend agree that this Government’s Internal Market Bill will protect our United Kingdom, strengthen our mission to level up and back our negotiators? [906154]

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I could not have put it better myself.