In Parliament

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to ensure that the closure of coal-powered stations does not lead to electricity shortages.

Thank you very much indeed, Mr Owen. I will try to comply with your request. I thank the hon. Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan) for raising this very important issue. I became interested in the...

I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. I shall mess up my speech a bit now by saying something I was going to say at the end. One of the more respected organisations in the Muslim community in...

The hon. Lady is absolutely right. Muslim women in London recently pointed out to me that whenever we see these organisations, we always seem to be talking to the men. We are not doing nearly...

It is a right, and I would not want to take it away, but it needs to be challenged. We certainly need to challenge the reasons behind it.

No, it would not be fair to other people. I hope the hon. Lady gets a chance to speak later. It is vital that we take up the issues that the hon. Member for Foyle spoke about in countries around...

The announcement by this Conservative Government of the cut in tolls is hugely welcome. Does my right hon. Friend agree, however, that in the longer term the revenue generated from the tolls...

The announcement by this Conservative Government of the cut in tolls is hugely welcome. Does my right hon. Friend agree, however, that in the longer term the revenue generated from the tolls...