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Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Music: Copyright (2 Sep 2013)

Jo Swinson: The Government's proposed new private copying exception will be drafted so as to minimise any possible harm to copyright owners, It will simply permit consumers to copy content they have lawfully acquired for their own use. Most people already think they can do this, without realising it is an infringement of copyright. The exception will not allow anyone to get copies for free. This narrow...

Bill Presented: Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill (25 Feb 2009)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Willie Rennie, supported by Ms Katy Clark, Mr. David Hamilton, Mr. Mark Lancaster, Nick Harvey, Jo Swinson, Danny Alexander, Gordon Banks, John Barrett, Mr. Adam Holloway, Mr. Alan Reid and Linda Gilroy presented a Bill to provide for the suspension in certain circumstances of registration and licences relating to the provision of...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Graphene (30 Jan 2013)

Jo Swinson: The information requested is as follows: (a) and (b) The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published two reports in November 2011 which present an overview of patenting in the field of graphene. The first report provides a worldwide overview and the second report focuses on activity by UK resident applicants and inventors. Both reports are available on the IPO website:...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Supermarkets: Sales Promotions (27 Nov 2013)

Jo Swinson: The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 outlaws unfair commercial practices to the extent that they are likely to mislead the average consumer. The regime is principles-based and has very broad application. In the Government's view it is broad enough to cover any misleading practice, including misleading price promotions or special offers. Last year the Office of Fair...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Procurement (3 Dec 2014)

Jo Swinson: The table sets out the amounts paid to the companies in question by DCMS, which in the relevant years, included the Government Equalities Office (GEO). For prior years the Department does not hold this information. This will be recorded in the accounts of the Home Office, as the GEO used the expertise of the Home Office and Government Procurement Service. 2012-13 2013-14 Supplier...

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Jo Swinson: The nuclear escalation by North Korea is appalling and terrifying, especially to a generation that is too young to have lived through the fear of the cold war. When China is a voice of calm and even Russia is more measured than the US, it speaks volumes about the state of global diplomacy. I disagree with the Government’s cosying up to Donald Trump, but if there is to be any value in those...

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...

G8 (19 Jun 2013)

Paul Flynn: ...the remarkable persuasive powers of parliamentary questions? As recently as 25 February, the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) told me in response to a question on the Crown dependencies that “the Government currently has no plans to require disclosure of the beneficial ownership of UK property.”—[...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Offshore Industry (12 Sep 2013)

Jo Swinson: Any form of blacklisting is illegal. With regards to the health and safety of offshore workers, the Government provides health and safety legislation and employment legislation as a framework for employers to operate in. Employees are entitled by law to refuse to undertake work that is not safe without fear of disciplinary action. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, requiring...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Clothing: Fire Prevention (13 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: The UK already has the most stringent flammability regime for children's clothing in Europe (along with Ireland) and I have no plans to extend it. Extending the requirements of the Nightwear (Safety) Regulations to children's day wear would make the supply of compliant cotton clothing problematic. Cotton garments would need to be made either from heavy cotton fabrics, e.g. unsuitable for many...

Business of the House (7 Feb 2013)

David Nuttall: ...pedlary in the United Kingdom? During last night’s debate on opposed private business, the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson), announced that the period for consultation on the proposed reform of the laws on pedlary and street trading was to be extended by a month. A debate would enable Members in all parts...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Temporary Employment (24 Oct 2012)

Jo Swinson: Following the UN endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in June 2011, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has been developing a UK strategy on business and human rights. The strategy, which he expects to launch shortly, will explain how the Government are meeting the state duty to protect the human rights of individuals within the United...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Asbestos (8 Jul 2014)

Jo Swinson: Inspections for asbestos containing materials are carried out in buildings owned or managed by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in accordance with statutory requirements. The asbestos regulations require all buildings containing asbestos to be inspected a minimum of once every twelve months. The level and type of asbestos in each building would dictate any additional...

Russian Interference in Uk Politics (21 Dec 2017)

Jo Swinson: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing the debate. We are not talking just about a few Twitter or Facebook accounts with no picture avatar and 10 followers. The David Jones account had more than 100,000 followers and was listed as one of the most influential Twitter accounts during the last general election. It purports to be from Southampton, yet it tweets exclusively in office...

Energy and Climate Change: Photovoltaics (26 Jan 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Secretary of State is right to say that the design of the scheme he inherited from Labour was flawed. However, by continuing with that scheme for 18 months, coupled with apparently poor legal advice, the implementation of FITs that he has presided over has been somewhat chaotically managed for consumers and businesses alike. I am concerned that a letter from the Minister of State says...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Alcoholic Drinks (28 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: BIS does not collect data centrally on alcohol-related absenteeism and is therefore unable to provide details of the level of alcohol-related absences. BIS is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment and to maintaining the health, safety and well-being of staff. BIS alcohol policy applies to all staff, agency workers, contractors and others working in the Department. It...

[Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair] — Violence Against Women (21 Jan 2010)

Jo Swinson: I totally agree with what the hon. Gentleman is saying, particularly in relation to the shocking statistics about the proportion of young people who seem to think that sex is to be expected if a girl's behaviour is flirtatious. Does he agree that that is why it is important that proper sex and relationship education be made a statutory requirement in schools-to give young people the...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Comet Group (14 Jan 2013)

Jo Swinson: The Insolvency Service's fact-finding inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the insolvency of Comet Group Ltd is being conducted under section 447 of the Companies Act, and publication of the findings of this type of investigation is prohibited under law. The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Vince Cable), has not...

[Mr Speaker in the Chair] (23 Jan 2015)

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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...


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