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Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: Does the right hon. Gentleman not remember what his Government did to habeas corpus, and that great tradition? Does he not remember his Government’s flawed attempt to impose an identity card database, which we brought to an end? Does he not remember his push to fingerprint innocent children in schools throughout the country, and does he not remember wanting to store the DNA of innocent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: The issue is not whether the right hon. Gentleman has the right to ask questions. The issue is his absolute amnesia about what his Government got up to, from invading Iraq illegally to shredding civil liberties on an industrial scale. As for the question that he has asked, the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Simon...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: The right hon. Gentleman’s views and my views on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union may be at a variance, but I am starting to agree with him that stumbling into a referendum on such a momentous matter without really thinking through the implications for the country as a whole would not only result in a constitutional quagmire, but would possibly jeopardise millions of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I certainly agree that the hon. Lady identifies a problem that is by no measure solved. Carers young and old work under huge pressures. They are unsung heroes and heroines for society. We have taken a number of measures, for instance to try to give greater respite care to carers of all ages, but I accept the hon. Lady’s challenge that we need to do more.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: The public duty cost allowance limited to £115,000 per year was created to help cover expenses incurred by former Prime Ministers in meeting the continuing additional costs they incur because of their special position in public life. The Nolan principles apply to public office holders. There are no plans to extend their application to present or former politicians, whether Prime Ministers or not.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I am, of course, more than willing to look into that. I doubt very much, however, that it could remotely be as the hon. Gentleman characterises it, as this Government outlawed the sweetheart deals with the private sector that the previous Labour Government indulged in, and, of course, decisions on how local health services are commissioned are taken by local commissioners, not decision-makers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: Yes, I absolutely can. As my hon. Friend will know, the local growth deal in his area places a particular emphasis on making sure that there are, over time, no youngsters whatsoever who are not in employment, education or training—the so-called NEETs—and the skills provided to youngsters in the area continue to be boosted. One of the achievements that everybody in the coalition parties...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. A number of concerns have been expressed, but I think they are misplaced. It is clear from the way in which the legislation was crafted that there was no intention to stop anyone making their views known at any time; the intention was simply to expect anyone who wants to influence a particular election in a particular constituency to abide by the same...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I am pleased that we were able to support Gatwick airport station redevelopment as part of a growth deal. The growth deals that have been announced are not, of course, the end of the story. In total, I think we have announced £7 billion of the £12 billion that it was envisaged would be committed to growth deals over time. Local enterprise partnerships have been encouraged to identify their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: Nobody will have their right to vote taken away from them as we move to individual voter registration. What I find so fascinating as I listen to all this heat and fury from the Opposition is that when they were in government they supported the move to individual voter registration, and for good reasons. The previous system was patronising and out of date; it rested on the idea that the head...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: The figures cited are certainly not mythological; they have been arrived at independently by Government Departments and other researchers. It is not difficult to work out the economic value, given that the European Union, whatever its flaws and its present difficulties, is the world’s largest borderless single market, with more than 500 million consumers. It is also by far the largest...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: It is—how can I put this politely?—brave of Labour to select jobs as the subject of its Opposition day debate. It is the party that crashed the economy in the first place. Youth unemployment is lower today than it was when the hon. Gentleman’s party left office. We have created countless more apprenticeships than Labour made available, and 1.8 million more people are in work now than...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I am very pleased that we have been able to make that significant announcement of a further £6 billion to be allocated from central Government to refurbish, rebuild and maintain school buildings up and down the country. We are now assisting twice as many schools across the country than were being helped under Labour’s school building programme. My hon. Friend makes an important point. All...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: Again, the facts speak for themselves. Since last summer, 5 million people have been entered on to the new individual voter registration system. Nine in 10 voters are transferred automatically on to it, and 1.3 million more people have been entered on to it since December alone. Of course we need to do more, across the parties and across the nation, to encourage people to register to vote,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I would encourage the hon. Gentleman to do the latter. First, he is right to point out that decentralisation should not be only an urban phenomenon or just something granted to larger cities, although they were the pioneer areas where the city deals and growth deals first happened. We have made a good start, with the £12 billion growth deals that are under way, on ensuring that every part of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I wholeheartedly agree with the hon. Gentleman; I have long believed that 16 and 17-year-olds should be able to vote. They take on responsibilities and duties as adults in so many other walks of life, and they showed themselves to be enthusiastic, informed and impassioned participants in the Scottish referendum. Unfortunately, we have not been able to secure agreement between the two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I would like to correct the hon. Gentleman, as I have it here. I said: “As Deputy Prime Minister, I support the Prime Minister on a full range”.—[ Official Report, 6 January 2015; Vol. 590, c. 143.] That does not mean “complete range”; it does not mean the whole, as the hon. Gentleman suggests. Of course there are disagreements between myself and the Prime Minister, and of course...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: Again, the hon. Gentleman is a brave man to talk about regulation of the banking system from the Labour Benches, given his party’s total, singular failure to heed the warnings of my right hon. Friend the Business Secretary. I recall him standing there saying to the then Prime Minister, week in, week out, that the Labour party was heading for trouble because it did not regulate the banks...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Stephen Kerney (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I have met Stephen Kearney, but not in my official capacity as Deputy Prime Minister.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Departmental Responsibilities (10 Feb 2015)

Nick Clegg: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to him on 10 February during Deputy Prime Minister Oral Questions.


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