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Most recent annotations on things by Hilary Benn

  • ivor josephson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Silver _Bronze_command_structure (24 November 2009)
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  • Mary Nelson: There is cause for concern here as it is difficult to get honest and accurate information about how food is produced in other countries. If the WTO is not concerned about HOW food is produced... (8 April 2009)
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  • JOHN DUNCAN: I appreciate Hilary Benn's answer "The World Trade Organisation's rules do not allow for discrimination on the basis of the system of production." but it begs the question of infection and sub... (5 April 2009)
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  • barry luxton: Nicolas, how can you say that. It's rubbish. Poor fishermen. The reason all countries are spending mega millions on their rules and regulations trying to control their fishermen is the over... (17 January 2009)
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  • Simon Birkett: Dear Secretary of State Thank you for confirming unambiguously that it is your responsibility as Environment Secretary to ensure that the Government's air quality targets are met. Please... (17 January 2009)
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  • Nicolas Jouault: If I can say as an angler I am totally in favour of article 47 especially: "The marketing of catches from a recreational fishery shall be prohibited except for philanthropic purposes." If an... (16 January 2009)
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  • Simon Birkett: Dear Secretary of State Thank you for being so emphatic about the importance of complying fully with air quality laws. Perhaps you would be willing to sign the Early Day Motion (EDM) opened... (7 November 2008)
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  • Alix Cull: Could the badget sets be gassed? (8 July 2008)
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  • Simon Birkett: Campaign update: 16 June 2008 LEADING NGOs CALL FOR GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO COMPLY FULLY WITH AIR QUALITY LAWS CAMPAIGN FOR CLEAN AIR IN LONDON CALLS FOR MAYOR JOHNSON TO MAKE A SIMILAR... (20 June 2008)
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  • Robert Battersby: Hilary, please do something! Right now! We need feed in tariffs: Government opposition to such makes you look like a bunch of corporate lackeys. No one needs the multinational corporations only... (15 June 2008)
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  • Robert Battersby: The good biofuels should be recycled cooking oil, which from takeaways alone could realise 1.5-2% of UK diesel consumption at present rates. (3 May 2008)
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  • Jonathan Parsons: It was the same for the miners and weavers etc. who have also had to find other work and leave communities that have crumbled after generations. If national self sufficiency is the objective... (2 May 2008)
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  • Kate Boothby: Small/medium farms (our neighbours, most of them farming for generations) are only surviving because they've developed 2nd and 3rd income streams and are using these to subsidise their way of... (2 May 2008)
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  • Morris Pearce: I agree with the setiments expressed and as a Bevin Boy know the problems of accessing the initial contact to obtain that vital Application Form. It would have been a great help if a contact... (2 February 2008)
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  • Dennis Ambler: "largely as a result of reducing livestock numbers" Yes, because milk farmers have gone out of business, poultry farmers have gone out of business, pig farmers have gone out of business etc... (1 February 2008)
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  • Dennis Ambler: Why then is so much peat bog being destroyed to install wind turbines so far away from where the electricity is needed, as has happened in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales. (19 December 2007)
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  • Fenton Robb: It is utterly scandalous that the only practical solution to both the world energy crisis and the possible threat of climate change should not even get a mention at Bali and, even worse, that the... (19 December 2007)
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  • Ian Seale: The sense of urgency and priority expressed in the question does not appear to be matched in the answer. (27 October 2007)
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  • betsy Barker: It seems that now lambs in Scotland are going to be killed and incinerated because they are short of food......why not give the farmers money to feed the lambs, and we eat them? What a strange... (9 October 2007)
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  • john morris: I have to take issue with the minister of state re Gold Command At the level it was working things went well what was not good was the relationship to the district councils. In that they who new... (14 August 2007)
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  • Mark Poxon: Why wasn't the Severn Trent works pumped out like the Walham power substation? Why did we have to wait for the flood water to reduce? As Severn Trent said at the weekend the treatment plant is... (26 July 2007)
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  • JOHN DUNCAN: Has it been considered that people who have lost their homes and property should be compensated for the bad management of the planning and infrastructure? For example, Cadbury's were penalised... (24 July 2007)
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  • Jerrold Baldwin: Why not take the £9 to £18 billion that the Government will waste on ID cards, and spend the savings on improving - and maintaining - the country's infrastructure? That really would be in the... (24 July 2007)
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  • nick chance: It might help generally if the old Civil Defence had never been let go! (24 July 2007)
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  • Hugh Deeming: Can I please make a suggestion to the Hon Secretary? As he is just starting in his new role I feel that it is appropriate to to out a particular way that he could help improve the public... (4 July 2007)
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