Results 5341–5360 of 5476 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Gibraltar (31 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: Is the Minister not showing exactly the tendency to which my hon. Friend referred, which is to be disingenuous with the use of words? My understanding is that we never allowed the Spanish to discuss sovereignty with us when we were in government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Agricultural Shows (31 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: In December, I asked the Minister a question on behalf of the Devon county show about the movement of livestock. He was good enough to say that he would try to give us a reply by the end of January. Today is the last day of January: has the right hon. Gentleman any news that I can pass on to the organisers of the Devon county show? Will they be able to show livestock this year?

Written Answers — International Development: Zimbabwe (30 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many projects are being funded by Her Majesty's Government in Zimbabwe; and what their costs are.

Written Answers — Health: Bristol Royal Infirmary (25 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been set aside to compensate the children who survived the Bristol heart case affair.

Written Answers — Health: Bristol Royal Infirmary (25 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases where children were left mentally disabled resulting from the Bristol heart cases (a) have been settled and (b) are outstanding.

Written Answers — Health: Bristol Royal Infirmary (25 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been paid out to date by way of compensation to families resulting from the Bristol heart cases.

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 33 - Offence of fraud (24 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: This is a good clause, and we owe it to the Bill and to the taxpayer to spend some time on it. I welcome the Paymaster General to the Committee. She should not be held responsible for the observations of a colleague, especially as she was not in the Room, but the Financial Secretary accused Conservative Members of indulging in gesture legislation. That is not what we are doing, and I regret...

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 33 - Offence of fraud (24 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: My hon. Friend is entirely right, and I hope that he will return to that point in his speech. Because of the Government's determination to pay tax credits through the payroll, the Inland Revenue administers them. As I understand it, they are therefore not subject to the new powers in the Social Security Fraud Act 2001, which aims to reduce the cost of welfare fraud. In introducing the Bill,...

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 33 - Offence of fraud (24 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: Indeed. The Paymaster General will know better than I do that people who avoid paying tax due are committing a crime.

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 33 - Offence of fraud (24 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: Exactly. The Paymaster General will doubtless wish to return to my valid point—my hon. Friends the Members for Arundel and South Downs and for Hertsmere also made it—about those who commit fraud through deliberate deceit, and those who do so inadvertently because of the complexity, to which I referred on Tuesday morning, of legislation such as this. The amendment argues for a stronger...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Health Service (24 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: Is the Chief Secretary concerned that the savings ratio has fallen by a third in the past year?

Zimbabwe (23 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: On unilateral action, what thought have the Government given to the aftermath of the election if Mugabe wins it, but it is deemed unfair, or to the alternative scenario in which Mugabe loses the election, but refuses to go?

Zimbabwe (23 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: This is the second time that I have taken part in a debate on Zimbabwe, and I am most grateful for the opportunity to speak. While I, like my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) and the hon. Member for Clydebank and Milngavie (Tony Worthington), deplore the actions of President Mugabe and his supporters, I wish to speak, in the time remaining to me, mainly about the plight...

Zimbabwe (23 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: The hon. Gentleman should not dismiss Gaddafi's influence so lightly. There is evidence that he has contributed about half a million pounds to Mugabe's election expenses so far. Moreover, there are reports of Libyans being granted fertile land, particularly in areas near Harare. The hon. Gentleman underestimates the potential influence of Gaddafi and the Libyans at his peril.

Written Answers — Wales: Health Service (23 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister regarding the state of the national health service in Wales.

Written Answers — International Development: Money Laundering (African Governments) (23 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what attempts she is making to monitor money sent overseas by President Mugabe; (2) what attempts she is making to monitor money sent overseas by President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya; (3) what discussions she has had with the Swiss authorities in order to freeze President Mugabe's overseas accounts.

Petition — Raymonds Hill (22 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of the residents of Raymonds Hill, Axminster, Devon and others, who declare that the junction of the A35 trunk road and the B3165 at Hunters Lodge, Raymonds Hill is especially dangerous for motorists, other road users and pedestrians; that there is a history of accidents at the junction and that there has been a spate of recent collisions;...

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 23 - Payments (22 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: Will the Minister give way on that point?

Public Bill Committee: Tax Credits Bill: Clause 23 - Payments (22 Jan 2002)

Hugo Swire: The Minister kindly agreed to give way if she did not address my point in her opening remarks and she has not. The passage that she quoted from the CBI brief continues: ''Nevertheless, employers are concerned at the rising burden of payroll administration and their growing role as paymasters of the benefit system.'' On the Minister's second point, I ask her to address the concerns not...


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