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  • JOHN DUNCAN: "That is not something that the Government deal with." says Alistair Darling (Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury). How can this be when we the tapayer through him own a vast chunk of the... (25 January 2008)
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  • Graham McMillan: How can the government lend taxpayers money to a private company. Then offer Govt Bonds to bail the bank out and then state it is not their business if the bank then recalls all its mortgage... (25 January 2008)
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  • Nicholas West: No. According to their 2006 Report and Accounts they employ 6,000. Don't worry - he's only the Chancellor. He's only a factor of ten out is his numbers, we shouldn't expect better! (3 December 2007)
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  • Peter Bourne: Do they really employ 60,000 people? (30 November 2007)
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  • J H Hall: Biometric data improves security only in the situations where the subject is present. Is Alistair Darling now saying that the National Identity Register will never be accessed by any official... (21 November 2007)
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  • J H Hall: How can Alistair Darling make the first statement and then immediately state that it is untrue in the second sentence? (21 November 2007)
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  • Richard Dixon: May I endorse the comments made by Mr Millman. I make the point that irrespective of the ability of government to protect (or otherwise) the privacy of its citizens, ID cards will be an... (21 November 2007)
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  • Nicholas Millman: That does not answer the question and is irrelevant to the concern. Biometric safeguards will not guarantee the security of personal data held in a government database. That is dependent on the... (21 November 2007)
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  • Della Petch: No surprises there, then. The succeeding Scottish Chancellor will give Scotland MORE money than he allows England - yet again. Since when were the olympics in Scotland and will Scotland be... (10 October 2007)
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  • michael lavous: What a dismissive response. Does the Chancellor think that people don't wish to know the extent to which we as taxpayers are put in hock through these "0ff balance sheet schemes". Surely it is... (10 October 2007)
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  • Glen Graham: The government *could* ensure we use UK coal - or could protect and nourish any other UK resource or facility it wishes - it is the Legislature after all. But this would need us to establish... (24 May 2007)
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  • Suzanne Williams: I apologies for my error there Mr Darling. Will you also be apologising for yours? The area of Hesters Way is one of deprevation and great need. To take the Post Office away is unbelievably... (19 May 2007)
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  • Daphne Groves: If this were the case, then this office would not be moving to WH Smith. There are usually seven open counter points and a queue of customers right out the door. The approx. time of queuing is... (18 May 2007)
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  • Suzanne Williams: WH Smith and The Post Office in Cheltenham both tend to be very crowded, so I can't see for one minute how combining the two will be to the advantage of either. One size does not fit all Mr... (18 May 2007)
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  • mike beattie: Why not just say Yes and cut out all the waffle? (28 March 2007)
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  • Robin Windsor: Alistair is trying to say "we really do need to build new nuclear capacity, as well as a few windmills and solar panels..." (15 November 2006)
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  • Robin Windsor: Forget the carbon case... here's a quote from Toshiba which based their acquisition of Westinghouse on purely electricity demand worldwide.. "By 2020, the global market for nuclear power... (15 November 2006)
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  • Robin Windsor: There should be no reason for taxpayers to pick up any costs, that isn't the case in any other "capital" based economy (eg. USA) (15 November 2006)
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  • Robin Windsor: Better hurry up then, there is a worldwide recognition that new (safe) nuclear power generation is essential for long term prosperity, supply security and green house gas controls. The Chinese... (15 November 2006)
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  • Robert Battersby: New transport schemes should be tendered as "Installation Only", not build them and then run them for 10 or 25 years. Constructors build, not build and then nurse it through its lifetime. Also... (5 November 2006)
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  • oli King: Has the review looked at Mr Morely's question? If so why did you give such an ambiguos answer "I am clear that, if generators come forward with a proposal, they must meet the costs of the... (26 July 2006)
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  • oli King: why aren't the government going to build a power station? We have been giving hundreds of millions to other people to maintain them ineffciently, why not start a round of government investment in... (26 July 2006)
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  • oli King: There is a simple calculation going on here, nuclear = this much and this will be last with closures, minus , (wind = this much at the moment, minus, wind will = this much in the future) answer?... (26 July 2006)
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  • oli King: you need to get your researchers to look into Energy return over energy investment (ERoEI). Then make this decision from an informed perspective. (26 July 2006)
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  • oli King: How can the words "full" and "share" used in the same sentence be self evident? This statement leads everyone, except for the hopeful government, to the conclusion that the UK tax payer will... (26 July 2006)
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