Results 5421–5440 of 5477 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Manufacturing (6 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: Three hundred and fifty thousand manufacturing jobs have already been lost since the right hon. Gentleman became Chancellor. Given that manufacturing investment fell in the last quarter at the fastest rate since the 1970s, how many more jobs does he expect to be lost in manufacturing under his chancellorship?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Electoral Fraud (5 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: How can the Government's commitment to tackling electoral fraud in Northern Ireland be taken seriously when every party in the House but their own has argued for the inclusion of national insurance numbers on the electoral register?

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Online Trading (5 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her Department's targets are for the number of businesses trading online.

Written Answers — Health: Hospital Beds (5 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many operations have been cancelled in Devon, in each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001, as a result of hospital beds being occupied by (i) delayed discharge patients who were awaiting social services funding or assessment and (ii) delayed discharge patients who had fully funded social services packages arranged; (2) how many hospital beds...

Written Answers — Health: MMR Inoculations (5 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of children aged (a) one to two, (b) two to three and (c) three to four years have been given MMR inoculations in Devon in the last five years.

Written Answers — Health: Nursing and Residential Care Beds (5 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in Devon in each year since 1997.

Dissemination of Information (3 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: If the talks to which the hon. Gentleman has referred were secret, how could the then Prime Minister tell the House about them either before or while they were being held?

Dissemination of Information (3 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, by that very act, the Government have so undermined the morale of those working in the industry that it could have ramifications in the run-up to Christmas, which is a particularly busy time for the railways?

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Railtrack (3 Dec 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her policy is on the proposed takeover of Railtrack by WestLB.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: New Deal (30 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in East Devon are on the new deal programme, broken down by each category of the new deal.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Foot and Mouth (30 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made about when Devon will be given disease free status from foot and mouth.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Specialist Schools (28 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many specialist schools have closed since 1997 in (a) England and (b) east Devon.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: East Devon-London Transport Links (28 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) rail services and (b) bus services between east Devon and London; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (28 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect on tourism in east Devon of transport links with London.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (28 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made as to the effect on tourism in east Devon of (a) the foot and mouth disease outbreak and (b) the terrorist attacks on 11 September; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Crops (28 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the money announced by the Government in October 2000 to promote the growth of energy crops has already been applied for; and if she will make a statement.

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: I think that I am right in saying that the hon. Lady has in her constituency one of the most successful British companies possibly in the world and certainly in the United Kingdom. Has she at any stage taken the trouble to go and speak to that company to discover whether it believes that any of the Bill's provisions will make it less competitive?

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree with me and, more importantly, with Ruth Lea, the head of the policy unit at the Institute of Directors, who has today pointed out an increase in the regulatory burden on business, and who goes on to say that "there is now little doubt that the cumulative increase in the regulatory burden on business over the last four years has been considerable and is beginning to...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill's similar treatment of small and large businesses is regrettable? The small tourism-related businesses, small residential care homes and farms in my constituency were hit hard by foot and mouth. Some provisions are insensitive and untimely but not only need to be revisited to take account of the seasonal nature of those businesses and their smallness.


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