Results 121–140 of 5477 for speaker:Hugo Swire

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Hugo Swire: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Hugo Swire: The hon. Lady, who speaks for the Opposition, said she can specifically say when my right hon. Friend the Chancellor made these assertions or claims. When were they made?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2018)

Hugo Swire: I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on the establishment of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission and the inspired choice of Sir Roger Scruton as the chairman, but, first, does my right hon. Friend not agree that this will only have any teeth if we can get the volume house builders to buy into it? Secondly, I think that the commission should be extended to look at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: When my right hon. Friend speaks to the President of Sri Lanka later on in the week, will he point out that his recent actions are in direct contravention of the 19th amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution, that the international community continues to recognise Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the legitimate Prime Minister, that this can only be changed by a vote in Parliament, and...

October EU Council: Death of Jamal Khashoggi (22 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on striking a measured tone in an extraordinarily difficult situation. I think that things will now unravel quite quickly in the Royal Kingdom, and the United Kingdom has the opportunity to play a unique role with so many in the Trump Administration compromised by their personal relations with some of the senior Saudis. If things are to change in the...

EU Customs Union and Draft Withdrawal Agreement: Cost (22 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: I think we can agree that any extension to the transition period will be costly—£15 billion, £16 billion or whatever it is—but the problem is that we will have no MEPs to represent us, no say and no influence on any legislation introduced during that period. Does my hon. Friend agree that there should be no taxation without representation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (22 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: Captain Mainwaring’s doughty band of men who formed the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard are in danger of looking like special forces, on account of their ability to climb in and out of Lance Corporal Jones’s converted bread van, when compared with the modern Army, which has 18,000 clinically obese soldiers and servicemen, with 398 having type 2 diabetes, 160 being on prescribed diet pills...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: I very much look forward to supporting the Bill later this evening. It is important and long overdue, regardless of Brexit, although, of course, Brexit will impact on trade deals and our ability to export and strike bilateral trade deals. Farmers, like all industries, need as much certainty as they can get at the present time. I therefore think it is entirely regrettable that the Scottish...

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree that it is intensely regrettable that the current Mayor of London has not continued to plant as many trees in London as his predecessors did?

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: Does my hon. Friend agree that post Brexit there will be a real opportunity to buy “British first” through the procurement of British-sourced food?

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: An important point was made about the number of forms that farmers have to fill in to access funds. Does she not agree that one of the most important things is ensuring the availability of reliable broadband, given that the amount of farming now done online is way in excess of the amount of farming when Clement Attlee was the post-war Prime Minister?

Agriculture Bill (10 Oct 2018)

Hugo Swire: I am most grateful to you, Mr Speaker, as I think you have just given me an earlier slot than my right hon. Friend was indicating so effortlessly, like Herbert von Karajan. My right hon. Friend just talked about supermarkets’ desire to stock more British and locally sourced products, which if true is manifestly a good thing. Will he commit to conducting a root and branch overhaul of food...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: Back in July, in Prime Minister’s questions, I pressed the Prime Minister on the possible publication of Sir Alex Allan’s report on the Windrush affair and she confirmed that the Home Secretary of the time was considering publication very carefully. Two months later, nothing has come from the Home Secretary or the Home Office. Could she as Prime Minister, in the interests of transparency...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: There has been much talk of a second referendum. I think that it would take Parliament eight or nine months to legislate for it, and would it not just mean a further negative in terms of inward investment and confidence in the British economy? Would it not be the worst possible outcome of all those that are being discussed?

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: For how much longer are the Government going to refuse to publish the unredacted report by Sir Alex Allan on the whole Windrush situation?

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker. I have asked on a number of occasions—including of the Prime Minister—when we can expect to see the publication of the report on Windrush that was commissioned from Sir Alex Allan. That desire is felt across the House, and it has even been articulated by the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee. Each and every time, we are told that various Ministers are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (4 Sep 2018)

Hugo Swire: How are plans progressing to redeploy secondees to the European External Action Service, and what plans does the Foreign Office have to reconfigure our diplomatic footprint in Europe post Brexit?

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (9 Aug 2018)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution on 18 July 2018, Official Report, col 408, if he will ensure that the Windrush report commissioned by Sir Alex Allan is published promptly without redactions or deletions and made available to hon. Members.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Windrush Generation (26 Jul 2018)

Hugo Swire: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the report by Sir Alex Allan on the Windrush report and the advice given to the Rt Hon Member for Hastings and Rye.

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