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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Train Operating Companies: Sanctions (21 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: People in East Dunbartonshire experience an appalling rail service, particularly on the Milngavie line, where only 28% of trains arrive on time. Does the Minister know of any other train line on which performance is quite so poor, or could the Milngavie line be the worst in Britain?

Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (Eligibility): Article 50 Extension (20 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: I hear what my right hon. Friend says about the Brexit situation bringing people together from different parties to work together. Does he accept that it has brought people together up and down the country? In this country we now have one of the largest pro-European movements in Europe, and we will see that on the streets of London this Saturday.

Cyclone Idai (20 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: Our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands of people across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe who have been affected by this terrible disaster. It reminds us of the huge need to focus on the fight against climate change. I welcome what the Minister says about how important that is, but the DFID departmental plan used to list climate change as a stand-alone strategic priority, and the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Development Aid (20 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income on development aid.

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: My right hon. Friend’s position as a former deputy Chief Whip of the Government gives the points he is making even more weight. Does he accept that, of all parts of this House, the Select Committee system is so successful largely because people leave their party allegiances at the door and work together collectively? It is one of the most respected parts of our Parliament, so it is...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy: High-quality Jobs (19 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: It is more than a year since the Government committed to putting as much emphasis on the quality of jobs as on the quantity. In their response to the Taylor review last February, they said: “We will…report annually on the quality of work in the UK economy…and…hold ourselves to account”. How much longer do we have to wait for the first assessment of job quality in the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Welfare Support (18 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: Despite the recent funding, the levels of work allowances have still not recovered from the cruel cuts made to them back in 2015. Does the Secretary of State recognise that although the principle of simplicity behind universal credit is a good one, if universal credit is to have credibility, it needs to be funded properly?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Allergies: Death (14 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) men and (b) women have died from anaphylaxis in each of the last five years.

Commonwealth Day (11 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: It is good to celebrate Commonwealth Day today. We are connected by 70 years of partnership and co-operation, but we are also connected by common threats such as the emergency of climate change. I welcomed what the Minister said about the blue charter to protect our oceans and, indeed, what she said to the hon. Member for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins) about adaptation for the states that...

Syria (11 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: I very much welcome the Minister’s commitment of these new resources to help people in very desperate humanitarian states in Syria. It is clear from what he says about the interrogation of people who return, and indeed from the Syrian regime’s refusal to let humanitarian aid through, that there is no hope of safe return for refugees in the short term at least. May I ask the Minister...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Sixth Form Curriculum (11 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: The 15,000 young people who protested about climate change last month in the Youth Strike 4 Climate were passionate and committed. Instead of condemning them or branding their actions as truancy, as some would do, would it not be better for the Government to review the curriculum to ensure that greater importance is %attached to the urgency of attending to the ecological crisis that we face?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radioisotopes (7 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the availability of technetium and krypton generators for nuclear medicine procedures in hospitals.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radioisotopes (7 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on transporting technetium and krypton generators by air instead of road in the event that the UK leaves the EU without deal; and if he will make a statement.

Leaving the Eu: Protection for Workers (6 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Business Secretary knows, as I do, that he has Conservative colleagues who would like to see workers’ rights diluted or swept away in the name of deregulation, and—who knows?—one of them could be Prime Minister before long. Will he therefore confirm that the mechanisms he has outlined could be repealed by a future Government passing primary legislation? Is it not true that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Allergies: Death (4 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) men and (b) women have died from anaphylaxis; and of those how many had an epinephrine autoinjector administered prior to death in each of the past five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Soft Power (26 Feb 2019)

Jo Swinson: Over the past three years, this Government’s chaotic approach to Brexit has shredded our international credibility and diminished our soft power. Whether Brexit goes ahead or not, there is an important job to be done to repair our international standing in the world and build alliances, so will the Minister have a word with the Defence Secretary and ask him to cut out the foolish rhetoric,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cellou Dalein Diallo (25 Feb 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the safety of Cellou Dalein Diallo in Guinea.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Publications (19 Feb 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what oversight his Department has on the content included in Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents.

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