Results 5301–5320 of 5476 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Women and Equality (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: I have met that trainer and I hope that my hon. Friend has profited personally from his close association with her this afternoon. Let us not forget the women's curling team who had such success at the recent winter Olympics: shining icons to all women who may want to take up that sport. Our actresses are, I would suggest, way ahead of our actors. Younger women need role models, but not...

Women and Equality (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: Every Member of this House will agree that, in an ideal world, more women should be involved in front-line Afghan politics, but does my hon. Friend not regret the fact that, when our forces were actively engaged in Afghanistan in the aftermath of 11 September, certain Labour Members concentrated on achieving a gender balance in an Afghan government? Perhaps they should have talked more about...

Women and Equality (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: indicated assent

Women and Equality (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: The right hon. Lady may be right about women's representation on councils. However, later in the debate, I hope to allude to the fact that the leader of the Conservative group on Devon county council is a lady—Christine Channon—who has been active in local politics for a long time. Furthermore, East Devon district council—one of the flagship councils of the land—is also controlled by...

Zimbabwe (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: May I press the Foreign Secretary on a point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) that I did not feel received a suitable answer? Will he assure the House that when he speaks to his colleagues in Barcelona and elsewhere, they will discuss as a priority how they can guarantee the immediate and long-term safety of all those men and women in Zimbabwe who have had...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Economic Statistics (14 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list for (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland, (e) each English region and (f) each local authority in the United Kingdom (i) income support claimants as a percentage of the population over 16, (ii) employment rates as a percentage of the working age population, (iii) economic activity rates as a percentage...

Heritage Attractions (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: I agree with a large amount of what the hon. Gentleman says. World heritage site status has just been granted along the coast between Dorset and Devon in my constituency and that of the hon. Member for South Dorset, who unfortunately has had to leave. I agree that there should be some consistency, but these sites are very different. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the information bureaux...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the tax burden was in real terms at the end of financial years (a) 1996–97 and (b) 2000–01.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Underspends (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by how much his Department underspent its expenditure limits in the financial year 2000–01.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Livestock Markets (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement regarding the impact of the regulations governing animal movements on the viability of livestock markets.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Sports Bodies (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her answer of 13 February 2002, Official Report, column 409W, on sports clubs, (1) on what evidence base the Government drew up proposals for reforming the system of rate relief for voluntary sports clubs contained in the White Paper, "Strong Local Leadership-Quality Public Services"; (2) whether official figures on...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Departmental Expenditure (7 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions by how much his Department underspent its expenditure limits in the financial year 2000–01.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Sports Clubs (5 Mar 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her answer of 13 February 2002, Official Report, column 409W, on sports clubs, if she will list those sports representative bodies which provided evidence that the majority of local authorities grant 100 per cent. rate relief.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Television Licences (26 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will safeguard the £5 concessionary television licence for those living in schemes with a resident warden when a scheme loses its concessionary licence by accommodating those not of a pensionable age or by the landlord adopting a travelling warden service in place of a resident warden.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Construction Industry Certification Scheme (26 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will encourage the Construction Industry Certification Scheme to recognise the Rolo Scheme launched by the British Association of Landscape Industries; (2) what discussions she has had with the Chairman of the Construction Industry Certification Scheme following their refusal to recognise the Registration of Landbased...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Golden Jubilee (25 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received on the Golden Jubilee celebrations; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Military Presence (13 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: Given that the Ministry of Defence's liability so far for its part in the Saville inquiry is £14.5 million, will the Secretary of State give an assurance that that will in no way compromise any part of the MOD's operational budget in Northern Ireland?

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Sports Clubs (13 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer from the Minister for Sport of 17 January 2001, Official Report, column 473W, on sports clubs, if she will publish evidence to support his statement that the majority of local authorities grant 100 per cent. rate relief.

Regional Development Agencies (12 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: Thank you, Mr. Cummings. I am sorry if I was a little quick off the mark. I agree with much of what my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgwater (Mr. Liddell-Grainger) said. I fear that his comments about RDAs are historical, as I believe that they are shortly to be replaced; they certainly would be if the Conservatives were back in power. RDAs do not represent a homogenous geographical area,...

Regional Development Agencies (12 Feb 2002)

Hugo Swire: Given that welcome initiative, would my hon. Friend say, on reflection, that the RDA could have been more proactive in coming to terms with some of the severe deprivation caused as a result of foot and mouth, or does he consider that it has done everything possible?


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