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Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 11:22 am on 26th January 2001.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:22 am, 26th January 2001

The hon. Gentleman says that only a sectional voice of the rural areas has been heard. Would he care to comment on the fuel protests and on the closure of rural post offices, village shops and pubs, local police stations and magistrates courts? Those problems have become significantly worse in the past four years under this Government.