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Shirley Williams’ speech to the NHS Confederation Conference

Baroness (Shirley) Williams spoke at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference.

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Simon Hughes: Ofcom must investigate whether BSkyB is ‘fit and proper’

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes MP, has written to Ofcom calling on the regulator to investigate whether BSkyB is ‘fit and proper’ to hold a broadcasting licence.

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Don Foster: News of the World closure does not change situation

Commenting on the announcement that the News of the World is to close, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Don Foster said:

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Paul Burstow: The Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support

"Andrew Dilnot has worked hard for a year to come up with his recommended solution on funding.

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Lord Alderdice: Napier was an inspiration

Liberal Democrat Northern Ireland Spokesperson in the House of Lords and former leader of Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party, Lord (John) Alderdice, has paid tribute to Sir Oliver Napier, his predecessor as Alliance leader, following his death.

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Don Foster: Media plurality rules aren’t good enough

Commenting on the announcement that the Government intends to accept undertakings from News Corporation’s merger with BSkyB, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Don Foster said:

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Police given new powers to intervene in domestic violence cases

Police will be able to prevent suspected domestic abusers from returning to a victim’s home, under a pilot scheme launched by the Home Office today.

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Nick Clegg: Speech to the LG group Annual Conference

Extracts from Nick Clegg Speech to the LG group Annual Conference – Wednesday 29th June.

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Simon Hughes: Young people must get the facts on Higher Education

This week a poll conducted by the Sutton Trust revealed more than a fifth of 11-16 year olds believe their families will have to pay for the cost of university tuition. A further 10 per cent believed students paid for university with money they earned before and during their studies.

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Paul Burstow: More funding for dementia research

More money and expertise will be ploughed in to dementia research in the hope of moving closer to finding a cure or better treatment for the millions of families affected by this devastating condition, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow announced today.

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