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    Any questions for the coalition please ask here..

    Positions below for clarity (will update)..

    Government positions

    Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service: Rakas21

    Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, First Secretary of State, Leader of the House of Commons: toronto353

    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: toronto353

    Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Whip: Jarred

    Secretary of State for the Home Department and Paymaster-General: Ham and Cheese

    Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary of State for Justice: Life_peer

    Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, work and pensions: Conservatives

    Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Lipvig

    Secretary of State for Constitutional Reform: Matthew_Lowson

    Secretary of State for Defence: tufc

    Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: tehFrance

    Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education: Bun

    Secretary of State for Health: Moleman1996

    Secretary of State for International Trade and Development: Aj12

    Secretary of State for Transport: Internet Guru

    Secretary of State for Women and Equality: JPKC

    .......

    Minister for Energy and Climate Change: Teaddict

    Minister for Sports and the Olympics: Conservatives

    Minister for the Media: Conservatives
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    I look forward to answering any and all questions that the House may have either for my department or for the coalition as a whole.

    (Original post by Life_peer)
    QFA
    (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
    QFA
    (Original post by tufc)
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    So UKIP's MPs are aware.


    (Original post by JPKC)
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    So JPKC is aware.
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    Ask transport questions while you still can as I will be privatising all state transport and my position will no longer exist.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    Ask transport questions while you still can as I will be privatising all state transport and my position will no longer exist.
    Most Transport is Privatised

    The State should have a role in Transport

    (I had this role last term)
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    Most Transport is Privatised

    The State should have a role in Transport
    What kind of role?
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    What kind of role?
    Macro stuff, awarding Rail Franchises etc

    Network Rail, I am unsure of.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    Ask transport questions while you still can as I will be privatising all state transport and my position will no longer exist.
    Well, to start off, do you mind explaining your reasoning behind it first and foremost?
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    I have a few questions
    1) whats the seceratary of state for defence going to do with regards to scrapping trident does he intend to scrap it this term therefore saving billions of money in the process
    2)what does the secretary of state for defence going to do with army personal equipement does he agree with me that our brave army personal should have the required kit that is fit for purpose


    I have may questions that this coalition government needs to answer this term.I expect that the coalition government will make good on its manifesto promises.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    Ask transport questions while you still can as I will be privatising all state transport and my position will no longer exist.
    The HOC will approve or reject this, as any transport policy will be subject to a vote and debate. You won't be able to privatise anything without this process.
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    What do you think of the ongoing attack by Anonymous on the website of the Home Office, amongst others?
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    If anyone has any questions on 'Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' feel free to quote me
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    If anyone has any questions on 'Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' feel free to quote me
    What are your plans for this term concerning the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (if you have any yet)?
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    (Original post by DebatingGreg)
    Well, to start off, do you mind explaining your reasoning behind it first and foremost?
    The only transport related public spending should be roads. We should not be spending money on railway lines. All public transport that is not yet privatised should be.
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    (Original post by DebatingGreg)
    What are your plans for this term concerning the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (if you have any yet)?
    Currently I have policies on farming and bringing it back to the forefront of the Primary Economy once more. We will be making easier for farmers to work and start-up for example.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    The only transport related public spending should be roads. We should not be spending money on railway lines. All public transport that is not yet privatised should be.
    The State gets a return through Franchise Premium payments
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    The HOC will approve or reject this, as any transport policy will be subject to a vote and debate. You won't be able to privatise anything without this process.
    Whilst true, he is entitled as Secretory Of State For Transport to state his goals for the term.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    The only transport related public spending should be roads. We should not be spending money on railway lines. All public transport that is not yet privatised should be.
    So you've already gone back on yourself, stating that you would stop all state transport areas to now everything but roads, just to be clear?

    And secondly, that is not reasoning. You originally stated you will privatise all state transport (which I see unlikely as the majority of the house will probably disapprove), and now you have stated that you should privatise state transport. That is not reasoning. I want to know why you want to privatise state transport.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Currently I have policies on farming and bringing it back to the forefront of the Primary Economy once more. We will be making easier for farmers to work and start-up for example.
    Thank you. And just to be clear: are you in charge of all things drought-related i.e. the hosepipe ban? If so, what do you think of the danger of a drought in areas of the UK, and do you approve of the hosepipe ban? Or would you have dealt with it differently?
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    (Original post by DebatingGreg)
    Thank you. And just to be clear: are you in charge of all things drought-related i.e. the hosepipe ban? If so, what do you think of the danger of a drought in areas of the UK, and do you approve of the hosepipe ban? Or would you have dealt with it differently?
    I presume so... and I disagree with the ban, it is a stupid ban, you can ferry water to a swimming pool with a bucket yet you cannot use a hosepipe? seriously what a load of BS.

    As for drought, yes I believe there could be a possible drought situation in the future and I will be looking at ways to prevent said drought becoming a disruption.
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    (Original post by DebatingGreg)
    So you've already gone back on yourself, stating that you would stop all state transport areas to now everything but roads, just to be clear?

    And secondly, that is not reasoning. You originally stated you will privatise all state transport (which I see unlikely as the majority of the house will probably disapprove), and now you have stated that you should privatise state transport. That is not reasoning. I want to know why you want to privatise state transport.
    - Privatisation would save taxpayer money.
    - It is unfair that those that do not use nationalised public transport have to pay taxes in order to subsidise its users.

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