David Morris column: Fisheries Order is vital to safe policing

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP

Last week my colleague Stephen Barclay MP (Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire) tabled a Westminster Hall debate about the Gangmaster’s Licensing Authority.

As we all know here in Morecambe and Lunesdale, this was an incredibly important debate and I was disappointed that no Labour MP’s attended.

I did inform the members that the Hybrid Fisheries Order is currently being drafted; I also asked if the legislation can be enacted quickly to ensure the safe policing of Morecambe Bay and the licensing of those who operate in Morecambe Bay.

Also last week, I was asked by a constituent to sign a Parliamentary Motion which helps to raise awareness of the growing problem that is hate crimes against autistic people.

This has been a really excellent campaign and has been given the support of a number of MP’s. I would urge you to take a look at the Parliamentary motion.

I have previously written in the Visitor about the European Union and I think by now my views are well known. Now, MP’s need to hear your views, a campaign was launched recently called ‘Let Britain Decide’, I would strongly urge you to take a look at their website and consider signing up to express your views about Europe.

We need as many people as possible to sign up so that we can create some real pressure, regardless of your political affiliation, please take a look at www.letbritaindecide.com

On Monday U.S. President Barack Obama thanked the Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers MP, who is currently in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit. I was pleased the President thanked Theresa, not least because she has been to Morecambe and Lunesdale previously, has met with my constituents and has been to Carnforth Station on several occasions.

You can find me online www.davidmorrismp.co.uk, my e-mail address is david.morris.mp@parliament.uk, you can call my office directly on 01524 841225 or write to Office 204 Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton LA1 2RX