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  • Shah Ahmed: The Honorable Lady is absolutely right. We do need to consider radical reforms in the way policies are shaped and decisions are made, however in fairness the innovation and use of various... (4 April 2014)
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  • P Diddy: I do not understand this, at all. whilst we do want to raise tax revenue overall for government coffers, and to support economic growth. The principal behind tax is for organisations to pay for... (6 December 2013)
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  • Graham Tayler: The 'proposed' change to the FHL rules are not required by the EU. All the EU require is that operators of furnished holiday accommodation are (for tax purposes) treated the same - irrespective... (19 January 2010)
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  • Alex Robinson: If the only reason for this taxation is because it is required 'because of european legislation', then perhaps NOW is a good time to consider leaving the european union and let them meddle with... (19 January 2010)
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  • Josephine Hyde-Hartley: OOps! Well sometimes these things don't work properly..Sorry. (21 March 2008)
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  • Josephine Hyde-Hartley: I like the look if this last paragraph..it reminds me of that old Bonzo dog do-da song when he says; " baby you're so far ahead it's beautiful!" (21 March 2008)
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  • Josephine Hyde-Hartley: I like the look if this last paragraph..it reminds me of that old Bonzo dog do-da song when he says; " baby you're so far ahead it's beautiful!" (21 March 2008)
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  • Josephine Hyde-Hartley: I like the look if this last paragraph..it reminds me of that old Bonzo dog do-da song when he says; " baby you're so far ahead it's beautiful!" (21 March 2008)
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  • Please Remove: The 'New Vic. is not in Stoke on Trent. It's in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I wonder if the Civil Servant who provided the Minister with this information is the same one that recently confused... (11 March 2008)
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  • Edward Heron: Yes, but what evidence was considered that wasn't available to English Heritage? Or is the Minister just a better judge that English Heritage on what buildings are or architectural or historical... (11 March 2008)
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  • Paul Abraham: "I further understand-this puzzled me, too, when I read the version of the story that was given to me-that his constituents have complained to the local government ombudsman, who concluded that... (24 January 2008)
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  • stinky will: Stonehenge used to be in the only setting it needed to be,that is a natural one,no cafes/centres/huts/leaflets,no stupid tours by earphone. That is the state it should be returned to. The... (12 December 2007)
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  • Jerry Co: Oh dear Margaret. This was Jeffs joke from PMQ last week!! (11 December 2007)
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  • Dave Taylor: This is a negative answer to a positive question. When are M.P's going to do the job that they are being extremely well paid to do properly? A good way to start is to reassure OUR... (11 December 2007)
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  • Jerrold Baldwin: How about 100% coverage with the Government subsidising the more difficult areas with some of the money that they will receive from selling the freed analogue spectrum? In areas of poor... (21 November 2007)
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  • Clara Sperotto: Dear Mrs Hodge, Like you said, all of us in the tourist industry must be complimented for the excellent hard work we do in order to attract foreign visitors to London and Great Britain,... (25 July 2007)
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  • Mark Bestford: For some years I was an engineer. I worked in the telecomms sector, making fibre optic components. Manufacturing in this country has taken a serious downturn. Vauxhall, Peugot and Rover have... (2 December 2006)
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  • john franklyn: In the last few weeks, Telford alone has lost approx 1300 jobs, 2 major employers have closed down completely with others taking jobs abroad. These are local issues that clearly need... (2 December 2006)
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  • Alix Cull: s these illnesses continue long-term it is my opinion that a Community Care order is vital to their well-being, and to their continued improvement in mental condition. This should be accompanied... (10 January 2006)
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  • Saint Swithins-Day: Fraud accounts for less than 1% of total benefit expenditure. You look bad even discussing it in a broad debate such as this. If you have your eye on fraud when it comes to the substantive... (5 December 2005)
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  • Saint Swithins-Day: "The Conservatives are informed by their lasting values, which lead them to want to slash benefits across the piece so that they can cut taxes." But Tony's leaked memo suggests reducing IB to... (5 December 2005)
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  • Sam Evans: Obviously a child benefit entitlement should follow the children. If each parent has the child for half a week, each parent needs to spend half as much on food, entertainment and so on for the... (1 November 2005)
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  • Tom Morris: That's called "dodging the question". What a fine example of it. There is a problem, as Hendry brings up, with compensation culture: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/... (7 June 2004)
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  • Alison Scott: There's a lot going on for younger kids as well; most notably through the child care parts of the tax credit scheme. See http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/pdfs/wtc 1.htm#k . Under this... (7 June 2004)
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  • Nico Macdonald: If parents are going to be able to have kids and pursue their careers, affordable nursery care will be needed from the first year, not by three or four years old. I have written to my MP, Mr Mark... (4 June 2004)
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