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  • John Byng: Helen Goodman is quite right to say that expansion at Heathrow (or Gatwick) is a bad idea. The regional airports have enormous spare capacity but the airlines are forcing passengers to drive... (16 October 2014)
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  • SB : The former British ambassador to Moscow, Tony Brenton, has an interest - he is a current director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce http://www.rbcc.com/index.php?option=com... (28 September 2014)
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  • Alex Robinson: A simple yes or no will suffice. (20 October 2009)
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  • Adam Smith: I would imagine that a license will do nothing to prevent the use of recordings for satirical purposes. (4 June 2008)
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  • alastair green: I can't believe that this license would be very effective if somebody really wanted to edit the video. It seems that it will prevent legitimate use whilst not really doing much to prevent... (2 June 2008)
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  • Phil Wilson: Because why would you ever want to search Parliamentary discussion? Can't imagine that ever being useful. (2 June 2008)
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  • Michael Hammer: A good and reasonable question from Julian Brazier A pathetic answer from the Labour spokesperson. It still means all foreign airside workers NOT involved in security roles are not... (9 May 2008)
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  • Caren Clarke: Robert Key has voiced the opinion of his constituents in Salisbury well and, as Jane has clearly stated, it is most frustrating to see the response of the Government. I endorse her comments... (26 April 2008)
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  • Graham Shepherd: Here, here! Well said, as a rural Salisbury resident I couldn't agree more. (25 April 2008)
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  • Jane Liddiard: The Rt Hon Helen Goodman's answer that 'there is a national housing shortage' to Robert Key's question about the Government's dictat that the Salisbury area must absorb more than twice the town... (25 April 2008)
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  • David Clark: My argument is based on the position as it is. But if 'Westminster' were based in Edinburgh with the vast majority of MPs being English as they are now, the same argument would apply - devolution... (13 February 2008)
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  • David Cropper: David Clark, re your last sentence. Yes, of course a shocking waste of money but doesn't your argument also apply to the devolving of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Isn't your thinking... (12 February 2008)
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  • David Clark: I agree that the duplicated public bodies are a waste of money as we lose economies of scale, but rightly or wrongly they do exist. Despite their existence, the Scottish MPs still can hold sway... (12 February 2008)
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  • Paul Peros: There are 646 members of the House of Commons representing 529 seats in England, 59 in Scotland, 40 in Wales and 18 in Northern Ireland. This means that 82% of MPs sit for English constituencies,... (11 February 2008)
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  • David Cropper: This government has already broken up the Union by devolving Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is inevitable now that Scotland will eventually get independence and this has (inadvertently... (8 February 2008)
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  • David Cropper: Is this lady telling us that 85% of the constituencies represented by MPs in the House of Commons are English constituences, leaving only 15% in Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland combined. I find... (8 February 2008)
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  • David Clark: But the Scottish minority can swing the vote on English only matters. Take the Governments withdral of funds to study equivalent qualifications. This English only law was won through the Scottich... (8 February 2008)
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  • Keith Hulstrom: The Secretary of State for work and pensions did not reprieve any Remploy factory closures, in fact he has approved the closure of 28 of these factories with the loss of approx 2000 disabled... (19 December 2007)
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  • David Clark: The Labour government has already threatened the Union by agreeing to an ill thought through devolution. How can allowing just English MPs to vote on English matters, as Scoittish SMPs vote on... (17 December 2007)
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  • Ken Eagle: Weardale surely. (22 June 2006)
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