Results 21–40 of 5477 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Britain’s Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: I am pleased to hear what my right hon. Friend says he is doing for women and girls around the world. Can he confirm that the Government will also be looking at spending more and raising the profile of female genital mutilation, both here and abroad, and also of female education, particularly at primary level?

Britain’s Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: And sexist, by definition!

Operation Midland Independent Report (7 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: I regret to say that I have not heard much this evening that will reassure the widow and family of Lord Brittan and the families of all those involved, including General Bramall. This House also needs to look at itself and at the role played by Members. The police admit they were encouraged to pursue these matters by various Members. If we cannot control the outcome of some of these...

Us Tariffs: Scotch Whisky (7 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his debut at the Dispatch Box. If he goes on like this, it will not be long before he is presenting the Budget, and he will have a chance to sip the devil’s buttermilk as he does so. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to say that America is the largest market for Scotch whisky. What other levers can he pull to promote whisky in the emerging markets of Asia...

Us Tariffs: Scotch Whisky (7 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: A new generation, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Forced Migration (2 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: Will my right hon. Friend update the House on the Rohingya situation and tell us what discussions he has had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Government in Dhaka about the situation in Cox’s Bazar?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Oct 2019)

Hugo Swire: Within the last 24 hours, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has launched a ballistic missile, possibly from a submarine; if so, that would be the first submarine-based missile it has launched in three years. It is its ninth launch, I believe, since June. Has my right hon. Friend had an opportunity to talk to other leaders in the region? Given that this comes a few days before the...

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: Opposition Members are very quick to talk about the economic vulnerability of their constituents. The truth is that this country is vulnerable economically, because of the uncertainty created by Brexit and the lack of the resolution of the Brexit issue. There is a mountain of money waiting to come to this country, and I believe that once Brexit is resolved, it will come and create better...

Iran (25 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: The United Kingdom is involved in this, whether we like it or not, and we have already seen the effects on the price of oil resulting from the attacks on the Aramco field. Can my right hon. Friend assure me that in any contingency planning, the Foreign Office is considering the wider effects on the region? The United Kingdom has huge investments—people and companies—right across the Gulf....

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Parades Commission: Compensation (9 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the compensation of £10,000 granted to the now Commission Secretary and Accounting Officer of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission was paid (a) in instalments and (b) tax-free.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (3 Sep 2019)

Hugo Swire: As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reconfigures its global representation by beefing up embassies and opening other embassies post-Brexit, will my right hon. Friend undertake to conduct an audit into other Government Departments that are represented abroad to ensure that they are all brought under the ambassador or high commissioner in that country?

Business of the House (18 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: The National Crime Agency was first warned about the activities of the paedophile Matthew Bell in September 2016, but he was not arrested until March 2018, which allowed him to continue to abuse Filipino children, some as young as 11, until April 2017. The right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), Chairman of the Select Committee on Home Affairs, described...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (15 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of UK participation in EU defence structures after the UK has left the EU.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (15 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on parliamentary accountability of the EU defence structures that the UK has joined since the EU referendum in 2016.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (11 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will place a copy of the most recent UK National Implementation Plan under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (11 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions she has had with the UK Permanent Representative EU on the EU Council meeting on security and defence on 17 June 2019.

G20 and Leadership of EU Institutions (3 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: Did my right hon. Friend have the opportunity to discuss with Secretary-General Guterres or other G20 leaders the troubling reports surrounding the alleged torture and death of the navy captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo in Venezuela? If there is evidence of torture and human rights abuses by Maduro and his henchmen, will she press for them to be held to account by the Office of the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: What message does the Prime Minister have for the people of Hong Kong at this difficult time?

Problem Gambling (2 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: Some years ago, as shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, I was sitting where the hon. Member for West Bromwich East (Tom Watson) is now. I witnessed the then Labour Government and their mammoth explosion of gambling, both online and elsewhere. Despite repeated warnings, successive Governments have failed to tackle what is a pernicious problem, particularly among less...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Hugo Swire: I was delighted to be able to show the Secretary of State the health and wellbeing hub in Budleigh Salterton and the opportunities at Ottery St Mary community hospital, and that he confirmed that both places had a role to play in the future of health provision in East Devon. However, last week, the National Audit Office found that community hospitals and GP surgeries were struggling to pay...

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