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Most recent annotations on things by Harriet Harman

  • Donald Richards: Tony Benn was indeed a great defender of his beliefs, however the ref to events like the Triumph Meriden Co-operative is misguided. His interference in that dispute brought about the eventual... (22 March 2014)
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  • Howard Walker: Before one can express a high moral stance on any subject, one needs to have an impeccable background. Thinking of the recent expenses scandal, stones in glass houses come to mind! (26 April 2012)
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  • Ann Thame: See this video for Ms Harman's description of the "jeering" she received from members of both sides after asking this question. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/... (2 November 2010)
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  • Kaihsu Tai: The Bill is now the Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24). http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2010/ukp ga_20100024_en_1 (15 April 2010)
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  • Owen Blacker: The timing of the Digital Economy Bill in particular has been a matter of some controversy. Scheduling the Second Reading of a Bill before the dissolution of Parliament (widely expected to be... (26 March 2010)
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  • Zoom Pad: Thousands of families every year are having their human rights breached by the secret family courts. These courts are nothing to do with promoting family unity for the good of the country, but... (26 March 2010)
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  • Alix Cull: Dear Ms.Harman, I agree that free care at home should be available to people on low income. Many of these have been carers for a number of years, and have not had the finances to enable them to... (26 March 2010)
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  • Kaihsu Tai: It will be interesting to see how this Bill fares in the ‘wash-up’ process before the dissolution of Parliament. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blo... (23 March 2010)
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  • Joe Otten: Harman is ignoring the massive grassroots opposition to this bill, which gives the government disproportionate powers that can be used against innocent people, and threatens community services... (23 March 2010)
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  • Alex Robinson: Why don't you make sure that every pound from public money is wisely spent, rather than just properly spent. Anyone can properly spend loads of money on not a lot at all, but wisely spent... (19 March 2010)
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  • mick angel: That is at best wrong and at worst a lie: he did not answer them. (12 March 2010)
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  • Anthony Wheeler: Question was: May we have a debate in the House on policing and security in London? Answer: None. (29 January 2010)
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  • Eleanor Goodison: The announcement of a debate on 23 February comes just in time to meet the standard 2-month deadline for a government response to Select Committe recommendations. See also the further exchanges... (22 January 2010)
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  • Ian Sandeman: "Obviously, we have made sure that additional resources are directed to supporting carers. We also want to ensure that the money reaches those who need it." This falls far short of saying the... (15 January 2010)
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  • Victor E. Lang: How does Harman's answer match up with one given by her earlier to the Leader of the Opposition on the same subject? (17 December 2009)
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  • Michael Wilkinson: Tackle climate change using deeds rather than simple political rhetoric, A good start would be to plant trees at a far faster rate. In particular broad leaf trees indigenous to the UK. Trees... (30 November 2009)
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  • Peter Munn: If you went by the stories about crime that the BNP circulate in my local area, you would believe every criminal was an immigrant or came from an ethnic minority. If that isn't designed to... (6 November 2009)
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  • Nikki Turner: I wonder if the Government are aware of the way many banks and mortgage companies are blatantly ignoring the Governments view that Evictions should only happen as a last resort? Clearly it is... (4 November 2009)
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  • Louise Thorn: The legislative proposals for registration and monitoring of EHE are discriminatory and their consequences will be far reaching. Mr Badman's recommendations include annual licensing for parents... (2 November 2009)
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  • louisa bird: Westminster Hall is not the right place for a debate on this. It appears that, because it concerns Home Education, ministers assume it will only affect a tiny minority of the population. Apart... (1 November 2009)
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  • annette taberner: annette taberner Posted on 30 Oct 2009 9:33 pm Graham Stuart is right to call for a debate and Harriet Harman's response shows just how little understanding Ministers have of the minefield... (30 October 2009)
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  • Roxane Featherstone: Other problems with the proposals emanating from the Badman report into Home Education include the issue of the damaging nature of the actions proposed, eg: the fact that familial privacy and... (30 October 2009)
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  • Roxane Featherstone: The issue Graham Stuart raises merits much more than a debate in Westminster Hall since the proposed legislation (the Safeguarding Bill) that springs from Graham Badman's report into Elective... (30 October 2009)
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  • Susan Kirby: They're not myths or lies Madam, but in any case, you're too late; you should try celebrating the role that the indigenous Britons make, and have made for centuries, like any other country does.... (24 October 2009)
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  • Paul Atherton: It should be noted that in the last recession whilst the focus wasn't entirely on getting people back to work, programs such as YTS (Youth Training Scheme) were still in full swing. But the... (26 July 2009)
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