Labour leader Ed Miliband praised Baroness Thatcher for "breaking the mould".
“At each stage of her life she broke the mould - a woman at Oxford, when there was no a single woman in the university who held a full professorship.
"A woman chemist when most people assumed scientists had to be men, a woman candidate for Parliament in 1950 against the opposition of some in her party in Dartford at the age of only 24, a woman MP in 1959 when just 4% of MPs in the whole of this House were women."
A man who abused a Yorkshire Tory MP by email after the politician was headbutted at Westminster will have to wait to find out his punishment. Nicholas Scales, 41, told Stuart Andrew he should "Stop wasting police time and get your f****** job done", Leeds Magistrates Court heard.
Scales also suggested the politician - who represents Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough - should go out in Leeds and Bradford to "toughen up". The court heard how Scales who is from Surrey, sent the email after the MP was attacked by Eric Joyce, the Labour Member for Falkirk, in February.
Scales pleaded guilty to sending a malicious communication last month. Scales was bailed and will now be sentenced on August 22.
Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew asks what the Government is doing to encourage employers to take on young apprentices. Clegg says it is “delivering more apprentices than ever in recent times” and “the Youth Contract will provide a payment of £1500 to companies that take on young apprentices”.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones praises plans to introduce “individual tax statements” showing how taxpayers’ money is being spent and wants it brought forward a year to 2013. Nick Clegg says the Government “will look at any opportunity” to bring the date forward if it can.
Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts says plans to introduce individual electoral representation “run the risk of millions of people falling off the register”. Political Reform Minister Mark Harper MP tells him a “pre-verification process” "will give a great deal of confidence” that won’t happen.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson asks whether the Proceeds of Crime Act will apply to a political donation to the Lib Dems made by Michael Brown. The DPM says “the Electoral Commission looked in great depth at that donation” the money “was taken in good faith and all reasonable checks were made”