Results 101–120 of 5152 for speaker:Jo Swinson

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (20 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife amnesty days there have been in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Homosexuality (16 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the 13th edition of the ILGA State Sponsored Homophobia Report, how many people were deported to each of the 71 countries where homosexuality is illegal in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

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

Jo Swinson: This House supports and values our relationship with the American people, but that does not equate to a free pass for President Trump’s unacceptable behaviour. When the Secretary of State puts together the agenda for this state visit, may I suggest that he begins with a training course on bullying and harassment, follows up with a science lecture on the climate emergency, and finishes off...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy: Screening (13 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to maternal and neonatal outcomes of offering 36 week ultrasound scans to identify breech babies.

Iran Nuclear Deal ( 8 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Iran nuclear deal is imperfect, but it is a significant achievement that helps to make our world safer, and it is too important for us to let it unravel. A key pressure point is obviously the soaring inflation that is hitting ordinary Iranians hard, although, as the Minister says, Iran has kept to its side of the bargain. What can the Government do to help to mitigate the effects of the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Packaging (30 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: The UK plastics pact is an important part of our achieving a circular economy and preventing plastics from ending up in our oceans. However, one year into this seven-year commitment, we still do not have the information on whether the warm words have been matched by firm action. Will the Minister introduce transparent benchmarking and reporting mechanisms, so that we can all hold the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Policy (25 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what processes his Department has put in place to (a) track and (b) manage Government policy announcements and associated deadlines.

Sri Lanka (23 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: I thank the Foreign Secretary for his words, his statement and for all that his Department is doing, and I thank the shadow Foreign Secretary for her moving words. This was a heartbreaking attack on Sri Lanka, Christians and peace-loving people everywhere, and we stand with Sri Lanka. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that we face a real threat from those who seek to divide us and to drive our...

Proportional Representation: House of Commons — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (23 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way; he is making a thoughtful speech. Has he considered the single transferable vote system? He rightly says that the constituency link is important. We use that system to elect local councillors in Scotland. The link is maintained, but there is also greater proportionality. On the problems that the hon. Gentleman identifies, would he accept that the...

Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion (23 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: Extinction Rebellion is a vital movement. During the protests on Sunday, my five-year-old son Andrew and I found an amazing sense of positivity, peace and passion for change. Young people are leading the way, and we must listen to them. Does the Minister recognise that, for all the action that is being taken, it will not be enough on the current trajectory, and that we need a transformation...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions ( 2 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: Further to the earlier answers on Brunei, we are talking about people being stoned to death for being gay—having rocks thrown at their heads again and again to draw out the process of death by blunt trauma. Surely the Minister agrees that that is barbaric, inhumane and contrary to Commonwealth values. How can the Government reverse this appalling state of affairs?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Parental Leave ( 2 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 137053 on parental leave, when the three-yearly review on the implementation of shared parental leave will be published.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Allergies: Death ( 2 Apr 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 ten years.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] ( 1 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: The hon. Lady is absolutely right that those are the other important issues that we should be directing our energy and focus on. Of course, Brexit will make them all more difficult to solve, because we will be poorer as a country and have less influence in the world. Does she think that that is one reason why 49 of the 65 polls taken on Brexit since the referendum have found a majority for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Public Services (27 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the potential effect on public services in Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Public Services (27 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: May I share with the Secretary of State an email from one of my constituents, Ian? He says: “As a doctor, I have already seen the adverse impact of Brexit on the NHS. Staff shortages are already hurting us…We cannot have Brexit and give the NHS resources it so badly needs. I know which people in our local community would prefer.” Which does the Secretary of State think the people of...

Yemen (26 Mar 2019)

Jo Swinson: I very much echo the comments that others have made about the right hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire. He was one of the very best, most thoughtful and most dedicated Ministers, and his departure from the Front Bench is a loss to the Government and the country. There has been a huge reluctance on the part of the Government to criticise the Saudi regime, even in the face of the most...

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.


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