Results 5441–5460 of 5477 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Zimbabwe (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: The recent history of Zimbabwe has been one of violence, intimidation and human rights abuses, to say nothing of embezzlement. To my way of thinking, that all adds up to a terrorism perpetrated by Mugabe on his own people. What a far cry that is from those days of Lancaster house, now seemingly far off, when Zimbabwe faced a new dawn. I apologise for not attending last week's debate, at which...

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Local Government Finance (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the methodology changes made since 1997 to the formulae for calculating the standard lending assessment and aggregate external finance figures for (a) Devon county council and (b) east Devon district council; and if he will make an assessment of the net financial effect of these changes.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Airlines (Competition) (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what research her Department has undertaken to evaluate the effect the proposed alliance between British Airways and American Airlines would have on competition in the north Atlantic market place; and if she will publish the conclusions of such research; (2) what her policy is on the proposed alliance between British Airways and...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Playing Fields (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) school and (b) community playing fields have been sold for development in East Devon in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Defences (27 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment the Government have made of flood defence preparations for those properties most at risk in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: School Place Shortages (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the shortage of school places (a) in England and (b) in east Devon.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Teacher Shortages (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the shortage of teachers in (a) England and (b) east Devon.

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Sixth Forms (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on difference in performance at GCSE between state secondary schools (a) with and (b) without a sixth form in England and east Devon.

Written Answers — Treasury: Stamp Duty (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional revenue he raised in 2000–01 from property and land transactions in the East Devon constituency as a result of the increases in stamp duty in the March 2000 Budget.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Online Trading (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many small businesses trade online in the constituency of East Devon.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Clean Coal Technology (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total level of investment, in real terms, has been into research into clean coal technology from her Department since 1997.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Local Government Finance (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much of her Department's allocation was spent in the constituency of East Devon (a) in real terms and (b) as a percentage of the total budget in the last financial year.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Railtrack (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which (a) local authorities, (b) privatised industries and (c) pension funds held shares in Railtrack prior to the company being taken into administration; and how many shares were held by each.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Profitability (26 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the level of profitability of United Kingdom industry was (a) in total for the last 12 months, (b) per quarter since 1997 and (c) by region in each year since 1997.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Regional Assembly (South-west) (23 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many written representations he has received from electors in the east Devon constituency expressing support for an elected regional assembly in the south-west of England in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: New Deal (23 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have entered the new deal gateway (a) once, (b) twice and (c) three times or more in east Devon in respect of the (i) new deal for young people, (ii) new deal for 25-plus, (iii) new deal for 50-plus and (iv) new deal for lone parents.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: New Deal (23 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people on the new deal for young people in east Devon joined (a) the subsidised employment option, (b) the environmental task force option, (c) the voluntary sector option and (d) the full-time education or training option in each year since its inception.

Written Answers — Scotland: House of Lords Reform (20 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will make a statement regarding the implications for Scotland of the proposals to reform the House of Lords.

Written Answers — Transport, Local Government and the Regions: Regional Assemblies (20 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what changes to local government structures he plans as part of the introduction of regional assemblies.

Written Answers — Health: Cardiologists (15 Nov 2001)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified cardiologists there were in (a) 1996–97 and (b) 2000–01.


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