Results 1–20 of 5999 for speaker:Desmond Swayne

Cyber-security and UK Democracy (25 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: A successful deterrent requires the capability and the will to retaliate. Have we got either?

Extremism Definition and Community Engagement (14 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: By stating that a free society requires that the Muslim religion accommodates itself to the same level of scrutiny, criticism and even blasphemy that Christianity has become accustomed to, am I straying into the Secretary of State’s permissive environment? I am not an extremist, am I?

Written Answers — Home Office: Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill (14 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the call for evidence relating to potential regulations under the Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill 2023.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Bankruptcy (14 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations has he received on section 684 notices.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Renewable Energy: Community Development (14 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, when he plans to launch a consultation on the growth of community-run renewable energy schemes.

Prisons and Probation: Foreign National Offenders (12 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: Is the Lord Chancellor alive to a principal concern and source of frustration among Crown court judges: the frequent delisting of cases at short notice, with all the consequences that then follow for delay and increasing numbers of prisoners on remand, occasioned by a growing shortage of criminal barristers? That, in turn, will lead to a reduction in both the quantity and quality of future judges.

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Telephone Systems (12 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what discussions she has had with BT on the duration of the pause in its rollout of the digital switchover for elderly and vulnerable customers.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Sustainable Ceasefire (12 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: What assessment he has made of the steps needed to secure a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Gaza: Sustainable Ceasefire (12 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: Given the importance of their role, the Palestinian Authority will require thoroughgoing reform, won’t they?

UK Armed Forces (11 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: The fighting in Ukraine proves that size matters. The Minister should reconstitute the Territorial Army, which demonstrated that, with economy, quantity had a quality all of its own.

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Emergency Calls and Telemedicine: Digital Technology ( 4 Mar 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if she will provide financial assistance to vulnerable customers reliant on (a) monitoring and (b) emergency call services where their equipment has to be upgraded as a result of BT's digital switchover.

Cabinet Office: Veterans: Northern Ireland (29 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: What steps he is taking to improve support for veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

Cabinet Office: Veterans: Northern Ireland (29 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: What support can veterans expect from the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Surveys (23 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish data from the UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey illustrating the Impact of Service life on family and personal life as a factor influencing intentions to leave, by (a) service and (b) rank.

Church Commissioners: Asylum Seekers (22 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: What guidance the Church issues for clergy on supporting asylum seekers wishing to convert to Christianity.

Church Commissioners: Asylum Seekers (22 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: I heard the words of my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) as well. When there is plenty wrong and plenty to complain about, it is not always the case that we should blame the established Church, is it?

Ceasefire in Gaza (21 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: Bring back Bercow!

Ceasefire in Gaza (21 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: Bring back Bercow!

Immigration Rules and Border Security (20 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: Either I misheard, or the suggestion by the Opposition that the measure the Minister has introduced will prevent Ukrainian family members from coming to Britain is deeply untrue and highly irresponsible, isn’t it?

UK Economy (19 Feb 2024)

Desmond Swayne: What distinguishes this recession is the 800 jobs that have been created every day since this Government came to power in 2010—the very antithesis of anything ever achieved by a Labour Government, who have always left unemployment higher than they found it—is it not?


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