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This week's panel
Question Time, the BBC's premier political programme, will be in Salisbury on Thursday, 9 March 2006.

David Dimbleby will be joined for the interactive debate by Hazel Blears MP, Chris Grayling MP, Jean Lambert MEP, journalist Rod Liddle, and the Bishop of Rochester the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali.

Hazel Blears MP
HAZEL BLEARS MP

Title: Home Office Minister

Career: Hazel Blears is responsible for crime reduction, policing and community safety at the Home Office.

The government recently proposed to cut the number of police forces in favour of larger regional forces.

Previously a minister at the Department of Health, she is the first woman MP for Salford.


Chris Grayling MP
CHRIS GRAYLING MP

Title: Shadow Transport Secretary

Career: Chris Grayling was appointed to his current position by Conservative leader David Cameron.

He was formerly shadow leader of the House of Commons.

A vigorous campaigner, he recently won a Channel 4 political award following his crusade over David Blunkett's breach of the ministerial code.


Jean Lambert MEP
JEAN LAMBERT MEP

Title: Green Party

Career: Jean Lambert was re-elected in 2004 as one of the UK's two Green MEPs and vice president of the Green/EFA Group in the European Parliament.

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She is currently the Green Party spokesperson on employment, social affairs and pensions.

A former teacher, Jean Lambert has been an active member of the Green Party since 1977.


Rod Liddle
ROD LIDDLE

Title: Associate Editor, The Spectator

Career: Rod Liddle is the associate editor of The Spectator and columnist for The Sunday Times.

He is a former editor of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

He also regularly comments in the media on political issues.


The Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali
RIGHT REVEREND DR MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI

Title: Bishop of Rochester

Career: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali is the 106th Bishop of Rochester.

He is originally from Asia and was the first non-white Diocesan Bishop in the Church of England.

He broke ranks with some colleagues for saying the war in Iraq could be justified and for denouncing gay weddings.


BBC One's Question Time is broadcast on Thursdays at 2235 GMT.



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