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  • K Hodgkinson: In considering reasons why numbers of electors have reduced, one might helpfully consider some of the evidence put in response to the data matching provisions of the draft local audit bill, and... (31 October 2012)
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  • Jason Kitcat: E-voting is unlikely to make any difference to turnout as convenience is very low on the list of reasons as to why someone doesn't vote: http://www.jasonkitcat.com/2006/11/minis... (9 December 2010)
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  • Alix Cull: I think that the Hon.Gentleman does not understand severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar Alzheimers disease, more likely in the age group of M.Ps. These condition are severe... (27 January 2010)
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  • Garry Lelliott: Typical Brown-esque question avoidance. Michael Wills has indeed learned well from his Master. (6 May 2009)
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  • Garry Lelliott: Michael Wills didn't actually specify his level of confidence. Incidentally, I believe the Electoral Administration Act 2006 came into being after Labour supporters were found to be rigging... (6 May 2009)
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  • Jason Kitcat: How sad that the Government still continue to trot out the turnout argument in favour of electronic voting. At least the minister acknowledges some of the other problems with e-voting. But this... (16 February 2009)
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  • terry heath: If you want to split the UK just give three nations generous welfare provisions, get one nation to pay for it (and put up with a second class health/education service) then give the other nations... (20 July 2008)
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  • Ian Campbell: The Minister said that he was going to make the case for the Union. He made no such case. He assumed that the Union is, per se, a GOOD THING, like Motherhood. Instead, his case was that the Union... (18 July 2008)
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  • Priscilla Cullen: "Any federation where one partner has 85 per cent. of the economic strength and the population simply cannot work." Er! excuse me but perhaps Mr Wills has not heard of the 'federation' which... (18 July 2008)
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  • Della Petch: Support for the Union has diminished in England and will diminish further with each week that passes. You have only yourselves to blame. I'll take an English Parliament within the Union, but... (18 July 2008)
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  • Della Petch: Slippery slope? Is that how you would regard the equal democratic rights of us in England? We WILL get our own Parliament here in England, whether you like it or not. The only questions that... (18 July 2008)
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  • Ron Woodhouse: "Our measures on devolution have enhanced the constitutional arrangements of this country and have preserved the Union." A "Union" where 3 members have autonomy in many aspect, and only 1... (19 June 2008)
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  • terry heath: Mr Wills, you say “health spending in England will rise in real terms by 4 per cent. a year for the next three years, whereas in Scotland it will rise by only 1.5 per cent. We do not often hear... (19 June 2008)
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  • David Block: The Minister should face the fact that there is considerable public cynicism about restrictions being placed on FoI by MP's to cover their own corruption and inefficiency? This will come back... (19 July 2007)
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  • Stuart Beamish: And what is the poverty line ? Who measures it ? A totally spurious measure of who is and isn't living in poverty in this country. These figures are based on people claiming benefits, there... (29 December 2005)
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  • Rob Newman: How about the fact that 2 million less pensioners live below the poverty line now than in 1997, or 1 million less children? (23 December 2005)
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  • Stuart Beamish: There's toeing the party line - and there's licking it. I would question his claim that "This Government have done more than any previous Government to tackle poverty and deprivation." On what... (23 December 2005)
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  • David Renard: Michael has been misinformed. The Conservative group only got overall control of Swindon Borough Council in May 2004. The Labour group, whom he tries to protect, must take responsibility for the... (21 July 2005)
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