Hayley Green & Cradley South
I believe that this Budget will support the economy of the black country, part of which I represent, and, in particular, the skilled manufacturing and high-tech industries on which so many of my constituents depend for their jobs. I am especially pleased about the Chancellor’s proposals for an above-the-line tax credit for research and development, about which I wrote to him at the end of last year. read more »
James talks about how this week's Budget will help local families and the increase in the number of apprenticeships in Halesowen & Rowley Regis. James also presented a cheque for £34,950 from Sport England's Olympic Legacy Fund, to Old Hill Tennis Club. read more »
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has called for a debate in Parliament on mental health care, particularly in acute settings.
Mr Morris has submitted the request with the House of Commons’ Backbench Committee, following a meeting in Parliament with Mind volunteers, carers and service users from the West Midlands. The MP listened to the challenges faced by people with mental health problems in getting access to emergency mental health care. read more »
James Morris talks about new initiatives to help make housing more affordable for local families, his challenge to Halesowen and Rowley Regis businesses to create 50 new apprenticeships by the time the Olympics start in July.
James also speaks about his work pushing for a debate on mental health care and a meeting he had with Mind volunteers, carers amd service users from the West Midlands. read more »
FEW things are as important in life as having a roof over your head and somewhere to call home.
Although MPs have no powers over local housing policy, a lot of people do ask me for advice and support and I try to help them through the process.
As a member of the House of Commons’ Select Committee on Communities and Local Government, I have been doing a lot of work on how to make sure that housing is available at a price that families can afford. read more »
James Morris welcomes Dudley council’s £1 million Small Business Loan Fund and calls for a Parliamentary debate on how local initiatives can help drive jobs and business growth. read more »
Community and voluntary organisations in Halesowen and Rowley Regis are being invited to a Lottery Funding Surgery to learn more about how to secure funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Local MP James Morris is organising the free event, which will be run by the Big Lottery Fund, to encourage more local groups to come forward and bid for a share of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes. read more »
MP James Morris has met with leading figures from voluntary and community organisations from across Sandwell to discuss the pressures facing them.
The event, organised by Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations, brought the MP face-to-face with people running local voluntary organisations, ranging from household names like the YMCA to less well-known organisations serving individual communities. read more »
James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, is urging local schools and students to take full advantage of this summer’s National Citizenship Service programme. Speaking after the launch of the second year of the scheme, he highlighted the positive experiences of people who took part in last year’s pilot projects. read more »
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris is backing a new initiative to help small and medium-sized companies to find the lending they need to expand their businesses. read more »