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  • Jim Butterworth: Perhaps the fleet operators need reminding of the old adage "horses for courses" and appreciate the time delays and fuel costs involved in getting these huge vehicles around our narrow lanes and... (16 June 2015)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Well said, Ian. West Somerset and Exmoor have poor road and rail access to which is added poor Internet access. 4G? we haven't even access to 3G here. No doubt we shall soon have added postal... (4 July 2014)
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  • Jim Butterworth: The big problem is the 5% failure rate allowed for Double Crewed Ambulance attendance accepted by Government. Once they are past the 19 minutes (?) allowed for attendance it still counts as one... (4 April 2014)
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  • Jim Butterworth: We hear of money being allocated to your constituency in Somerset; but it appears that none has filtered through to West Somerset so far. I can find no dates for the introduction of fibre... (20 December 2013)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Totally right, Ian. A humorous but serious debate. We have friends on the levels - they are the ones with the webbed feet. Is the Minister aware that the important A361 road was impassable... (28 February 2013)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Well said, Ian. West Somerset may be the first, but many more are close to bankruptcy. It will be embarrassing for the Government if they are seen to preside over the failure of rural... (18 January 2013)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Exactly Ian - I fail to understand how these green energy people still live in a world where windmills can possibly generate enough power to keep UK plc operational. Despite the potential... (7 December 2012)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Congratulations on your persistence on this issue. As a Somerset ratepayer it is MY money and I am one of many stakeholders paying for the County Council and the Avon & Somerset Police. I... (19 September 2012)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Thanks for raising this to avert a possible knee-jerk reaction. I believe there may have been unusual weather conditions that night. Two people have told me there was fog about. One... (8 November 2011)
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  • Jim Butterworth: I think someone has mixed Hinckley (Leicestershire) with Hinkley Point, in Somerset ? Can Hansard please correct to avoid confusion ? (20 July 2011)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Ian Exactly right. In view of the length of the project, families are likely to move into the Watchet/Williton area and make use of our swimming pool in Watchet. If there is any planning... (10 September 2010)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Well said, Ian I am behind you all the way on Nuclear Energy. Nuclear is far more efficient and reliable than wind farms can ever be. Nuclear creates long-term employment and technological... (14 July 2010)
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  • Jim Butterworth: As a road user, I register concern at the extra foot traffic on the narrow road bridge and approaches caused by the closure of this footbridge. There are no footpaths and pedestrians, cars,... (25 February 2010)
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  • ed boyle: It may be instructive to read the artcle on Ian Liddell-Grainger's website about this matter: http://liddellgrainger.org.uk/somersetwe st/SECURITYSCANDAL.html (15 January 2010)
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  • Jim Butterworth: If there are to be Hostels in Williton, as proposed, then the A39 between Williton and Cannington will need improvements. I don't need to remind you that any time the A39 is closed for any... (4 December 2009)
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  • Jim Butterworth: Wind turbines are inefficient in the amount of power they generate - and then only when the wind is blowing. I quite like the look of them - but they are pretty rather than an economical or... (23 October 2009)
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  • Jim Butterworth: I concur with the view that the A39 is a sub-standard road that has changed little since the 1930's. It is a disgrace to a modern society that traffic cannot pass at many points due to the... (12 March 2009)
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  • Anthony Sutcliffe: I used to live in Somerset and I have crossed swords with Cllr Bakewell on a couple of occasions. I was a school governor for some years at a large Junior school. In the late 90's, we were... (2 June 2007)
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  • mike pitt: Very interesting, I had my ballot paper through this morning, decided to do a little research and found this debate..I think I will be voting NO thank you very much. Agreed, something should be... (1 June 2007)
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  • Tony Gore: Mr Liddell-Granger did not check many facts before complaining that local authorities do not source locally. For a number of years, and for several years before "Jamie's school dinners", the... (25 January 2007)
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  • Tony Gore: Instad of making personal insults against the county council in a forum where they are not able to defend themselves, they should consider the facts. 1) All the so-called "silly" speed limits... (23 October 2005)
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  • Norman Bennett: In all of the above there is no mention of the constituents of Bridgwater who do not work at the factory and who want to see it closed! The pollution from the production of this unwanted and... (16 April 2005)
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