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David Welsh, for the petitioners, rises to respond.
Welsh says he is not convinced the court could settle the case in a fortnight, judge responds "urgent cases have been settled quicker than that."
Counsel says on the expenses cap: "It seems to be the Government's position that parliamentarians should place their personal assets at risk to perform their public duty."
Welsh says that it is true the petitioner's legal team are "acting at reduced rates..not practically possible," to work for free.
Fighting fund unable to meet all the costs.
Says that if the judge does not agree, will accept the £30l split,


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