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Jo Swinson: As the Prime Minister says goodbye to his fourth Tory leader, is it not also time to say goodbye to the Punch and Judy style of Prime Minister's questions?
Jo Swinson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hackney, South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier) on securing the debate and on introducing it so eloquently. Does the hon. Member for Crawley agree that, even though the Olympic games are some years away, there is an urgent need to ensure that the enthusiasm is sparked now? Does she agree that the work needs to start now if the plans are to be put in place,...
Jo Swinson: What steps the Government are taking to close the gender pay gap in the public sector.
Andrew Dismore: ...Bills on this issue. No other Opposition Back Benchers are present. The only Liberal Democrat Member in the Chamber is the one on the Lib-Dem Front Bench, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson). Yet there are quite a number of Labour Back Benchers in their places, who are ready to give their views on the Bill.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of Child Support Agency cases which are being handled where the non-resident parent has yet to be assessed because their employer is being traced.
Jo Swinson: Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that although the Olympic games will obviously benefit London greatly, his constituency, mine and all other Scottish constituencies will also benefit greatly from the sporting opportunities provided for young people? I also hope that the Scottish Executive and Scotland will make the most of the tourism opportunities, and get people to go north of the border...
Jo Swinson: I have a great deal of sympathy with the points raised by the hon. Member for Croydon, South (Richard Ottaway). In the Westminster Hall debate on this issue last week, he set out very eloquently the concerns of his constituent and the business that he runs. There has been a huge amount of support for the games from the business community and from individuals in London and the rest of the UK,...
Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the public expenditure implications are of the proposals in the Pensions Commission's second report; and if he will make a statement.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people normally resident in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in the last six years applied for a student loan through the Student Loans Company.
Des Browne: I refer the hon. Members to the answer given by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on 8 December 2005, Official Report, column 1445W.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues and the First Minister on asylum and immigration issues in Scotland.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cambridge (David Howarth) of 22 June 2005, Official Report, columns 1175–1176W, on student debt, on what date the Student Income and Expenditure Survey for 2004–05 will be published.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many uncleared Child Support Agency cases are awaiting processing in East Dunbartonshire.
Jo Swinson: I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Telford (David Wright) on securing the debate. I was interested to hear the comments of the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland (Dr. Kumar) about the Roman empire. I wonder whether he is aware that the proposed list includes the first multi-country bid for world heritage status for the frontiers of the Roman empire,...
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department has commissioned on the cost-effectiveness of nuclear power in reducing carbon dioxide emissions compared with other measures; and if he will make a statement.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many United Kingdom nationals entered higher education at institutions based in England in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department estimates the cost to public funds of introducing identity cards will be by 2012.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets she has set for improving energy efficiency in her Department; and what steps she is taking to achieve these targets.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of Child Support Agency cases which are being handled where the non-resident parent has been assessed as nil liability.
Jo Swinson: The hon. Lady says that part of the problem is the determination of some non-resident parents to evade making payments. One way of forcing such parents to pay is to issue a liability order. However, a key problem with the system is that, while a liability order is progressing and someone is paying off their arrears, they cannot be made to pay their regular monthly payments. Arrears therefore...