Results 41–60 of 5477 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority (20 Jun 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what instructions he has issued to the Financial Conduct Authority to obtain confidential information on investors and their financial positions.

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority (20 Jun 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Financial Conduct Authority's requirement for investment management firms to obtain confidential financial information on their clients on compliance with (a) privacy (b) human rights regulations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Victory (28 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the wreck of HMS Victory was gifted to the Maritime Heritage Foundation.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Works of Art: Retention in the UK (23 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: What advice his Department provides to institutions seeking to retain pre-eminent works of art in the UK.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Works of Art: Retention in the UK (23 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: Seeing as we are all in the business of burnishing our thespian credentials this morning, may I refer back to the time at my little-known secondary school when I was a very convincing Badger in “Toad of Toad Hall”? It was somewhat safer to be badger in those days. Will the Minister ensure that in the event of a foreign purchaser refusing a matching offer, an absolute ban on future export...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: President Trump: State Visit (14 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: My right hon. Friend is precisely right, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) on his new ministerial post, which he will fulfil very well. May I perhaps gently remind those who do not accept this that America remains, and is likely to remain, our most important ally in the world? We may not agree with everything that it does or everything that...

Bird Nesting Sites: Protection — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill) on obtaining this debate in response to the public e-petition, which has rightly engendered a lot of support and interest up and down the country. The petition comes virtually at the same time as the publication of the United Nations report that shows the extinction rates accelerating and “nature’s dangerous decline”. That...

Bird Nesting Sites: Protection — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: I do and I do not agree; I agree that that sort of behaviour is wholly unacceptable, but I do not agree that they should replace like for like, if it is the case that they have done this where there were tree preservation orders or the like. If they have cut down a number of trees, they should be obliged to plant many, many times the amount of trees they have cut down, to encourage a change...

Bird Nesting Sites: Protection — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: That is very good and shows that some of these companies are more concerned about the environment than gross profit—or, indeed, net profit. They should concentrate on having no netting, not net profit, in some instances. To conclude, a list of offenders would be a good thing. However, I do not think that we should use a hammer to crack a nut. Parliamentarians should insist only on...

Bird Nesting Sites: Protection — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: There may be some good, practical reasons why the banning of netting in all circumstances would not be either desirable or enforceable, but should we not, at the very least, ban netting during the breeding season?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Livestock: Animal Feed (2 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a legal definition of the term grass-fed in relation to livestock raised on pasture all of their lives.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: UK Companies: Contracts (1 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: What proportion of contracts her Department has awarded to UK companies in each of the past five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: UK Companies: Contracts (1 May 2019)

Hugo Swire: One of the achievements this Conservative party can be most proud of is its aid budget and the fact last year Britain was the only member of the G7 to meet the UN target of spending 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid—an astonishing £13.9 billion. Of course, this attracts criticism in some quarters. Does the Minister agree that one way to negate some of the criticism of the perceived largesse of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Training (29 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall pass rates were for the British Army personal fitness assessment in each of the last five years.

Sri Lanka (23 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: Whoever perpetrated these hideous crimes and whatever their warped ideology, they are murderers, and cowardly murderers at that. Will my right hon. Friend therefore convey to the high commissioner James Dauris, his staff and to the Government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe that we want to show our solidarity and sympathy with our Commonwealth cousins at this...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Higher Education: Fees and Charges (16 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will hold discussions with the devolved Administrations on the setting of fees for higher education courses after the UK has left the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Heathland (15 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Natural England on its revised policy on heather management.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Moorland: Surveying (12 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to landowners of surveying moorland under the proposed new legislation from Natural England.

Arrest of Julian Assange (11 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: And so this story moves to its conclusion, having cost the British taxpayer millions of pounds, and having ruined relations between Ecuador and the United Kingdom during the period concerned. I very much hope that those relations can now be sustained and nurtured. Let me make two points. We should not allow Mr Assange to get away with the idea that he was arbitrarily detained, which is...

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions): Section 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (9 Apr 2019)

Hugo Swire: Am I not right in thinking that the referendum vote was the biggest expression of democracy this country has ever seen?


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