Digital Economy Bill [ Lords]

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 7:24 pm on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 7:24 pm, 6th April 2010

I respect my hon. Friend's forward thinking, but he obviously has not studied his history. The enclosure movement took away the enclosures around small fields to make larger fields so that larger technologies could be used. When all enclosures were taken away in America, the ultimate result was that the wind blew the topsoil off the land and the people starved. I think that he has got his analogy entirely wrong.

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