David Morris column

David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

Congratulations to everyone involved with the organisation of the World War One exhibition at Hest Bank Memorial Hall and the Kellet Field Day.

Both were excellent events that I enjoyed attending over the weekend. I went to Hest Bank with the local councillors Malcolm Thomas and Sylvia Rogerson and to the Kellet Field Day with local councillor Roger Mace. At the field day, I had time to talk to the suffragettes AKA the Nether Kellet WI. The theme of the parade was heroes.

Last week I visited the RLI as I do on a regular basis. I think it is important to thank all of the staff for their hard work, especially against a background of a draft CQC report being leaked to the press.

I have not yet seen the finalised report and therefore it would be irresponsible for me to comment on the contents, however, I do believe that the staff at the RLI have been working hard to make improvements to the hospital.

Once the report is published I will be reading it thoroughly and will be speaking with the Secretary of State for Health and the CQC to discuss the outcomes of the report.

I welcome the CQC’s stricter framework for hospital inspections introduced by this Government.

Greg Barker MP, the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change visited Halton Lune Hydro last week as part of a tour of the North West to see clean energy projects. It was a beautiful sunny day and Greg was very impressed with what he saw. He did say to the Directors of the hydro that their project was something that should be replicated.

It’s estimated that energy will be generated in about November/December and when it is at full capacity will generate enough electricity to power 300 homes. The Minister also visited The Centre @ Halton.

Two other Ministers have been in the area, the Police and Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green MP visited White Lund to see the CCTV system that has been installed by local businesses with the help from Morecambe Police.

Crime levels have fallen significantly as a result of the CCTV system which is really good news. The Minister for Farming, Food and Marine Environment visited Sunderland Point to see the defences that were built as a result of my support in Parliament.