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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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Report from the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry committee ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action’ – Lord Grade of Yarmouth.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make an immediate one-off grant in aid to the BBC World Service to enable it to increase its Russian services (1) online, and (2) over the air.
My Lords, I am grateful to my noble friend the Minister for giving way. Do the Government understand the difference between mass brand advertising on free-to-air linear television and the direct addressability to individuals online, where they have all the data—the address, postcode, email address and phone number—of the kids they are advertising to? The Government seem not to understand...
Entered the House of Lords on 27 January 2011