Prime Minister faces calls for general election

June 4, 2009 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

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ePolitix.com reports on the exchanges during this week’s session of questions to the prime minister.

Mike Weir (SNP, Angus) asked the prime minister when he will accept that he has “lost all authority and call an election”.

But Gordon Brown replied that there is “work to be done everyday to deal with the recession”. People need a government that is “taking action everyday”, the prime minister argued.

Howard Stoate (Lab, Dartford) called for more investment in solar power on an international basis. He noted that 170 MPs have signed an early day motion calling for a focus on concentrated solar power.

“This is a serious issue that needs European co-operation to make it happen,” Brown told the House.

Andrew Miller (Lab, Ellesmere Port and Neston) argued for further investment in the motor industry, and criticised Liberal Democrat policy. He expressed concern about the future of Vauxhall, calling on the government to continue its “high level of support”.

Brown suggested that “this is what the people of the country are concerned about”.

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This article was kindly supplied by ePolitix.com, a division of Dods. It provides up-to-the-minute parliamentary news – focusing on events in Westminster.

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