Results 341–360 of 5476 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Vehicle Number Plates: Prosecutions (13 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions there have been in each of the last 10 years for improperly displayed vehicle number plates.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives: Commonwealth (10 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Commonwealth Secretariat on the issue of readmitting the Maldives into the Commonwealth.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives: Politics and Government (10 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the UN on the political situation in the Maldives.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives: Politics and Government (10 Mar 2017)

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

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas (7 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department will make staged funding available for the England Coastal Path as it opens.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Footpaths: Repairs and Maintenance (7 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding her Department plans to make available for the maintenance and improvement of the English National Trails in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Footpaths: Repairs and Maintenance (7 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to reinstate the three year funding cycle for the English National Trails as set out by Natural England in 2013.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Sugar: Taxation (6 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider mitigating the effects of the soft drinks industry levy on those manufacturers currently paying additional tax to use organic rather than conventional sugar.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Sugar: Obesity (6 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effects of high-cost and low-volume sugary drinks on levels of obesity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Trees and Woodland: Carbon Target (2 Mar 2017)

Hugo Swire: The Minister will be aware of the outbreak of sweet chestnut blight near Exeter. I welcome the first national survey of historical woodland, but what more can be done in the short term to prevent the importation of the devastating diseases that are spread by the international plant trade while doing nothing to discourage tree planting and woodland creation?

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: I have listened with care to what my hon. Friend the Member for, Kingston and Surbiton (James Berry) has said, and I find myself mostly in agreement. I thank him for reminding me of what I said when I was the Minister. I have read again, with interest, the remarks made by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs—Chatham...

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: I will just say, in conclusion, therefore, that what is important for all parts of Sri Lanka—the Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim communities—is economic prosperity. I am glad that there is a tilt away from Chinese investment. I very much welcome the fact that the Sri Lankan Government are sending two Ministers to the Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting next week, because I believe that the UK...

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: My hon. Friend makes some very interesting points, but his last point is the most important: we are dealing with a Government of national unity, and President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe are trying to maintain a delicate balance. Without that Government of national unity, we would not be seeing progress on any front at all. Everything that we say, maintain and argue for has to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Insurance Revenues: Health and Social Care (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: There is, however, an emerging consensus that we need to better integrate our social care and health system. We already have the better care fund and the Chancellor’s prudent management of the economy, but if he has any wriggle room in the forthcoming Budget may I ask him whether we can have some transitional relief for social care until we can work out the best model?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes: Finance (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to fund the proposed cap on residential care costs.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Exeter (28 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the work of Exeter City Futures on making Greater Exeter energy independent and congestion free by 2025; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry: Exeter (27 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the greater Exeter area contributes to the Government's industrial strategy.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Procurement (27 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in local government procurement practices.

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: The hon. Lady must know enough to know that some countries in the Commonwealth were never part of the British empire.

Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (22 Feb 2017)

Hugo Swire: I join colleagues in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) on securing such an important debate. I also draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, as I am the deputy chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. No one cares more passionately about the Commonwealth than I do. I ceased being...


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