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The Weekly Politics: July 5-9

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil

A lookback over the highlights of the last week on the Daily Politics - with presenters Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn.

FRIDAY JULY 9

Francis Maude

Francis Maude explains the tests which quangos must pass in order to justify their existence.

Ofcom

David Cameron pledged to cut the number of quasi autonomous non governmental organisations (quangos) that play a bit part in almost every aspect of our daily lives.

John Bercow

Speaker John Bercow has told MPs he wants to improve the quality of debate and the image of MPs in the House of Commons, but this week saw some exceptional behaviour from members.

Stephen Pound

Labour MP Stephen Pound on the behaviour of MPs in the Commons and the Speaker's efforts to make them put on a better image to the outside world.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 8 July - as read on the BBC News Website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JULY 8

Sir Ian Blair

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair explains why he is against elected police chief amid fears of "operational independence".

Tom Watson

There has been a furious reaction from MPs of all parties after confusion over several revised lists from Education Secretary Michael Gove about which schools will be getting money for rebuilding projects.

Police officers

The think tank Reform argues elected figures will make the police more accountable as Dale Bassett tells Giles Dilnot.

Jancis Robinson

Former cabinet office minister Tom Watson used a Freedom of Information request to try to find out the exact details of what is in the government cellars but his request was denied.

WEDNESDAY JULY 7

Nick Robinson

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil analyse Prime Minister's Questions with Nick Robinson, Conservative MP Grant Shapps and Labour MP Jim Murphy. starting off by going back over Alan Johnson's answer in a Daily Politics Election Debate, which was raised by David Cameron and Harriet Harman when discussing police numbers.

Grant Shapps

Conservative MP Grant Shapps and Labour's Jim Murphy on plans to give headteachers in England the powers to search pupils for drugs, alcohol and mobile phones in a bid to improve discipline in schools.

Map

Anthony Wells, political blogger, and analyst for the pollster YouGov, and Andrew Turner, Conservative backbencher MP for the Isle of Wight on the case for re-drawing Parliamentary boundaries around the south coast of England.

Sir Gerry Robinson

Sir Gerry Robinson debates the ideas in his film on NHS funding where he makes calls for cuts with Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Shadow Scotland Secretary Jim Murphy.

Gery Robinson

Sir Gerry Robinson says it is wrong for the government to ringfence NHS spending and claims there is room to make cuts.

TUESDAY JULY 6

Margaret Eaton

Local Government Association chairman Dame Margaret Eaton calls for councils to be given more powers and says its survey found residents trust their local authorities and want powers to be given to their town halls.

Dave Prentis

Dave Prentis, general secretary of the public sector union Unison, claimed dinnerladies were helping to bail out the bankers' as he was challenged about waste in local councils and adverts for some non-essential jobs.

Daniel Kawczynski & Tim Farron

Conservative MP Daniel Kawczyinski defends the current voting system but coalition colleague Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron backs reform to the Alternative Vote (AV) method, even though his party leader had called it a 'miserable little compromise'.

Angela Knight

Angela Knight from the British Bankers' Association said "the issue of bonuses is a difficult one" when asked why bankers should get extra money while other people face losing their jobs and pay freezes.

City of London scene

Banking bonuses are still high, the new banking levy agreed by the government is considerably lower than they feared, and the effects are reduced by a decrease in corporation tax.

MONDAY JULY 5

Ed Balls

Ed Balls denies Labour was planning 25% cuts to budgets if the party was re-elected, while Conservative Philip Hammond addresses media speculation about 40% cuts to budgets.

Queen and flags

The writer and republican Yasmin Alibhai Brown claims Joanna Lumley or David Attenborough would make ideal candidates for a UK president as she clashes with former minister Lord Jones who supports the Queen and spending on the monarchy.

Stephen Glaister

RAC Foundation director Stephen Glaister explains why UK roads should be sold off and a national 'pay-as-you-drive' charging scheme introduced along with a big cut in fuel duty and road tax.

Congestion zone marking

The RAC foundation says the nation's road network should be sold off and a national 'pay-as-you-drive' charging scheme introduced, together with a big cut in fuel duty and road tax.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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