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Call Clegg: As It Happened - 20th February 2013

Nick Clegg is back on LBC 97.3 after a week off to answer your questions in Call Clegg - on a Wednesday for two weeks only.

Follow what the Deputy Prime Minister says in his weekly phone-in below - and don't forget you can watch it live in high definition.

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That's all from Call Clegg today. Don't forget, you'll be able to watch today's Q&A again right here on 
9:34 Pressed for comment on hospital and A&E closures in London - "There are parts of London where the services aren't up to scratch and we've seen examples of what happens when they're not properly run. From time to time we need to ask local councils to make assessments and what can from time to time be difficult decisions."
9:29 On being asked for immigration figures from Eastern Europe - "I don't think we as a goverment should be banding about estimates on [immigration] numbers" 
9:26 "The key conclusion of the Francis report is that there's a bigger culture problem. I have not been told anything so far that makes me question the key conclusions of the Francis report" 
9:22 On asking people to pay NI when they earn below the 10,000 income tax threshold "My first objective is to get the income tax system up to the point where no one pays income tax up to the first 10,000"
9:08 "Of course we can make sure that people who are income poor but asset rich are not clobbered by Mansion tax. If you live in 2 million house, you won't have to pay a penny extra" 

The first question today for Mr Clegg is asking how his attempts at quitting smoking are going. "I'm off them at the moment. We can take the pulse every week if we like". 

John in St Johns Wood who bought his house 20 years ago and is now worth 5 million is asking about the implications of mansion tax and the fact that his income would never allow him to buy a 5 million home today. "This isn't a silver bullet for everything but I think the question we'll all be asking is who has to tighten their belts over the next few years"  

9:00 And we're live with #CallClegg. Don't forget, you follow along here or watch in HD at  
8:52 Don't forget, you can watch Nick Clegg answering your questions live in high definition. Or if you're on an iPhone or iPad, download our free app to watch Call Clegg.

8:48 Plus, is Nick Clegg taking next week's Eastleigh by-election for granted by jetting off on a half-term holiday to Spain?

8:45 It's going to be a fascinating edition of Call Clegg this week - on a Wednesday for two weeks only.

The deputy Prime Minister will take your calls about giving up smoking, the Eastleigh by-election and claims that he is a hypocrite for considering sending his son to private school.

Our Call Clegg live blog will start on Wednesday morning.