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My Lords, is it not a question of weighing the short-term inconveniences against the long-term picture? The whole point about the long term, given the appalling economic record of the EU, is that our economy is likely to grow much less while we are part of the EU or closely related to it than if it is free.
My Lords, is the Minister aware of a particular problem in Westminster of rough sleeping in tents? Two things arise from that. First, there is the concern that drug dealing might be going on in the tents. Secondly, although they have powers, the police are reluctant to be too aggressive in addressing the problem.
The EU has used state aid rules effectively in order to tell the British Government what to do with regard to their enterprise investment scheme; that is not goods, it is very much a financial service.
Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 2011
Previously MP for Arundel and South Downs until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Party was Conservative until 24 Mar 2005; Independent until 11 Apr 2005
Also represented Arundel and South Downs
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Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.
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