Call Clegg: As It Happened - 28th March 2013
Watch the whole of Call Clegg again as Nick Clegg answers listeners questions for another 30 minutes on LBC 97.3.
Last week, a stay-at-home mother told Mr Clegg "You think my job is worthless" and that made the front page of Friday's Daily Mail. So what will he be asked this week?
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9:29 - Laura - who we spoke to last week about being a stay at home Mum - left message saying she still thinks they are penalised.
NC: I don't accept measure we're making penalise stay at home parents. I am also a parent. I really do belive our role is not to tall parents how to live their lives - just give them support to make their choices. We're trying to help parents who want to work.
9:28 - question on Peers given inducement to not attend vote for secret courts (according to the paper) - Skyfall reportedly put on at the same time with refreshments.
NC: I wasn't aware of that - I don't think any of the peers I know would be distrated from this issue.
9:25 - Ramesh in Putney asks why don't people right at the top give a proportion of their salary for one year to solve it.
NC: at our first cabinet meeting we annouced that we would cut cabinet minister salary and freeze his and the PMs. So we did what you suggested.
9:23 - On Mike Hancock being investigated - reports NC recieved a written complant in 2011
NC: never recieved the letter in 2011, recieved one this February. I have asked the Chief Whip who is involved, meeting Hancock's solicitors and asked to speak to the complainants. We are taking this very seriously. Haven't spoken to Mike Hancock as he is very ill and hasn't been in Westminster in a long time.
9:20 - Lauren in Watford - a nurse - asks about student nurses being required to do a year of care work before becoming a nurse. How will it work? She doesn't think people will get hired when employers know they will only be around for a year. But people can't do it voluntarily
NC:I'm a big supporter of this. The feeling from Mid Staffordshire was obsession with targets and loss of culture of care. It makes sense to make sure as part of training that people have experience of caring.
9:15 - Lucy - all good on paper but normal people don't have A Plus ratings - I have no debt at all and don't. How will it help normal people?
NC - what we're doing now is consulting with details - so what was announced hasn't yet come fully into effect
9:13 - Lucy and her partner trying to buy first home - banks failed to give them help - how are young people supposed to benefit with the Government's help to buy scheme if banks won't pay out?
NC - without knowing the details can't comment properly. We are working with the banks - was announced last week - they are enthusiastic
9:07 - question on why for the bedroom tax two boys under 16 are supposed to share a bedroom.
NC - the rules are not new rules - children under 10 to share, children under 16 same gender
8:36 Lots to discuss on today's Call Clegg: the Deputy Prime Minister's first major speech on immigration or the failing trials for the new non-emergency 111 phone number replacing NHS Direct. And what about the government's plans for the Bedroom Tax?
8:20 Last week, Laura from East Dulwich did just that and put her question to the Deputy Prime Minister. The next day, she was on the front page of the Daily Mail for it.
8:15 Just 45 minutes until Nick Clegg is in the LBC studios to answer listener questions.
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