Results 321–340 of 5476 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Hugo Swire: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Rother Valley (Sir Kevin Barron), who made some extraordinarily sensible points. May I take this opportunity to associate myself, on behalf of my constituents in East Devon, with the earlier tributes paid to the victims of Grenfell Tower and the terrorist attacks? I also pay tribute to the extraordinary work of the emergency services and...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Hugo Swire: My right hon. Friend is presumably not wholly taken in by the shadow Home Secretary posturing as a defender of people’s safety, when, in 1989, she—now famously—signed an early-day motion calling for the scrapping of MI5 and the Metropolitan police’s special branch.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality (28 Jun 2017)

Hugo Swire: Surely the point is that, given the additional funding for Northern Ireland, the imperative will be on the Executive to reform and deliver for all people there, and to kick-start more private industry there to make the people of Northern Ireland less dependent on the state and to get better receipts back to the UK Treasury.

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: Given that we are trying to achieve consensus and talk about the issues seriously, the hon. Gentleman will no doubt wish to balance the examples he cites from one side with an acknowledgement that there are still many families in Northern Ireland who have never had a proper inquiry into—or, indeed, an explanation from Sinn Féin or the IRA about—what happened to their loved ones. It is...

Syria and North Korea (18 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: Given the fact that the Chinese, in a most welcome manner but rather surprisingly, did support sanctions at the UN in 2013, the chances are that they will come to the UN Security Council meeting at the end of this month in a positive frame of mind. The Foreign Secretary is right that Russia shares a small border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It is also a permanent member...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Noise (4 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of legislation governing noise from motorcycles.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Noise (4 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to reduce the level of acceptable noise from motorcycles in the next 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Noise (4 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many prosecutions there have been for motorcycles exceeding acceptable noise levels in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Noise (4 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with industry to better regulate noise emissions from motorcycles.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Noise (4 Apr 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the penalty is for motorcycles exceeding permissible noise levels on roads.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and economic situation in Venezuela.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Venezuela on the political situation in that country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed the political and economic situation in Venezuela with the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the political and economic situation in Venezuela.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Latin America on the political and economic situation in Venezuela.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Sovereignty: Scotland (23 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the cost to the public purse was of the 2014 Scottish referendum.

Aviation Security (22 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: I have just returned from a Conservative Middle East Council trip to Egypt, where we were able to see the devastating effect to the local economy in Sharm el-Sheikh of the continuing ban on flights to that region. We also met the President and heard first-hand from the Egyptians their concerns that they are being singled out in some way; that may be the reaction of other allies who are being...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: D’Hondt System (15 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the d’Hondt system in Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: D’Hondt System (15 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: The priority must of course be to persuade all the parties back into government in Northern Ireland to avoid the prospect of direct rule. Given the recent instability, in the longer term is it worth having a discussion about a new form of government involving a Government and an Opposition?

Written Answers — Attorney General: Road Traffic Offences: Prosecutions (14 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions there have been for drivers leaving their engines running when stationary in each of the last five years.


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