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  • Kevin Hepworth: The truth is not being told the then Minister Maria Miller made it clear money was not the issue - it was ideological with the Conservatives wishing to close Remploy factories on principle - not... (27 November 2014)
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  • George Morley: Mr Harper said :" My understanding is that the family test will effectively apply from November. From that time, as Departments develop domestic policies they should consider the impact on... (24 October 2014)
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  • George Morley: It is interesting to read the various comments and it seems that the government wish to stop other countries freeloading on the UK which is admirable BUT looking at the other side of the coin,... (23 October 2013)
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  • Garry Harbottle-Johnson: Has the minister given, in the context of this portion of his response, consideration to the situation of British national children being forced to remain overseas with a non-EEA parent while... (16 July 2013)
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  • Meirion Bowen: Does this report say anything in respect of child traficking. If not, why not? If not would that not be discrimination? Even though Local Authorities and Government see children as commodities;... (23 October 2012)
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  • Peter Morris: Overseas voters have a real problem with paper ballot papers in receiving them, marking the voting paper and then posting the paper back to the relevant voting station. The vaguaries and delays... (20 June 2012)
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  • James Graham: It's notable that he pointedly didn't say that it would "include all those seeking to ply this trade" (12 October 2011)
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  • Andrew Simmons: "MPs in England" are "unable to vote on Welsh matters"? You mean "Westminster MPs from English constituencies" and "matters exclusively concerning Wales", presumably. I have no objection to that.... (30 March 2011)
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  • Stephen Gash: Exactly. So what are the Tories going to do about it? Oh yeah, exclude Welsh MPs until the third reading of an England-only Bill before allowing Welsh MPs to vote on it. Yet MPs in England will... (30 March 2011)
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  • John Sheppard Capurro: Parliamentary Voting System & Constituencies: As mentioned elsewhere I hope for an answer to this question: How can British Citizens resident in British Overseas Territories exercise their... (29 November 2010)
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  • John Sheppard Capurro: Parliamentary Voting System & Constituencies: I write in the hope of discovering an answer to this question: How can British Citizens resident in British Overseas Territories exercise... (29 November 2010)
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  • Susan Kirby: Any Party can be repugnant; for instance, if I had to place Labour as one of my 'preferences', I wouldn't vote at all. When living in Australia, voting was compulsory and we had to mark each... (22 October 2010)
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  • Alix Cull: How are people who have been out of work and disabled for many years, but have undertaken voluntary work to the best of their ability, going to be able to pay for their Social Care and NHS... (30 March 2010)
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  • Alix Cull: How are people who have been out of work and disabled for many years, but have undertaken voluntary work to the best of their ability, going to be able to pay for their Social Care and NHS... (30 March 2010)
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  • Alix Cull: How are people who have been out of work and disabled for many years, but have undertaken voluntary work to the best of their ability, going to be able to pay for their Social Care and NHS... (30 March 2010)
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  • ross warren: Right at the start of Blair's term as PM, Labour were talking about taking DLA and AA from all disabled people to pay that into a Social care system. So I don't think we are wrong to press them... (25 November 2009)
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  • ross warren: Yet again I congratulate Mark, on getting down to the nitty gritty of this issue. If Parliament will not set the right tone, who will? (16 October 2009)
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  • eff catzzz: Talking about discrimination - I should like to know the strategy behind not employing workers for more than 29 hours and 59 minutes per week - thereby ensuring that low paid workers are unable... (12 May 2009)
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  • ross warren: "what can we do to hold the Government to account?" I can absolutely understand your frustration. This administration takes the commons for granted. It also engages in the most unpleasant... (27 April 2009)
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  • ross warren: Its hopeless Mark, Darling is living in la la land. The sooner he is given his UB40 the better. I think the Governor of the Bank of England has been pretty clear in his assessment of our debt... (27 March 2009)
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  • ross warren: You would hope that they would be thinking along these lines. Train the unemployed to do the work. Instead it is so much cheaper to import somebody who says they have the skills. Training centres... (25 November 2008)
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  • ross warren: The sad reality of long-term unemployment is a blight on our society and the cause of real misery to those effected. In addition those who are unable through no fault of their own to work, are... (7 November 2008)
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  • Andrew Simmons: Oh dear, and Mr Harper was doing so well with his "new Tory" credentials. I'm a social liberal, but defer to the power of markets: they can't be bucked, but when embraced can bring immense... (28 October 2008)
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  • ross warren: As an example shouldn't the state school children have not at least a short course in important latin ? It is simply not acceptable that we are still blighting our young children with a dummed... (17 October 2008)
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  • ross warren: Well Done Mark I agree this would be a really sensible move. As for policy I hope that a future Tory administration would have the confidence to act on the will of the British people in... (9 October 2008)
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