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Written Answers — International Development: Burma (12 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many meetings representatives of his Department have had with leaders of the National League for Democracy in Burma in 2012 to date.

Written Answers — International Development: Burma (12 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his budget for aid to Burma is in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.

Written Answers — International Development: Burma (12 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding he is providing to the Shan Women's Action Network in Burma.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Development Aid (Legislation) (11 Jul 2012)

Jo Swinson: I warmly welcome the coalition Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on international development, particularly to help us make progress towards the millennium development goal on reducing maternal deaths, which we are furthest from achieving. Will the Secretary of State outline how UK aid money will be spent to save the lives of women and girls in light of...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad (9 Jul 2012)

Nick Clegg: My hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) served as my parliamentary private secretary from May 2010 to February 2012. My hon. Friend the Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) has held the post since February 2012. I have not been accompanied on any overseas visits by my parliamentary private secretaries, and nor have they made any overseas visits on my behalf.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Social Mobility (28 Jun 2012)

Hazel Blears: ...about this issue. We all come to this with our own particular stories. Just last week, I was contacted by a young man from my constituency. He has a degree and has written 300 letters to get a job. He has not had a single interview and he is absolutely desperate to know how to take the next step in his life. I think that it was the number 300 that rang so many bells for me and brought home...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: Following on from that question, given the Government’s vision for a truly national high-speed rail network extending to Scotland, I welcome my right hon. Friend’s meeting with the Scottish Transport Minister. Will she continue to work very closely with the Scottish Government on the project, not least to ensure that any short-term rail improvements, such as the Edinburgh-Glasgow...

Women and Equalities: Welfare Reform (Disabled People) (28 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: When disabled people are wrongly found fit for work, it causes a great deal of distress, and of course it is costly to have unnecessary appeals. So the falling rate of successful work capability assessment appeals is welcome and shows some improvement, but three out of 10 being wrongly found fit for work is still too high a figure. What more can the Government do to improve the process,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: HMRC Helplines (26 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: My elderly constituent Mr George Robertson is concerned about the amount of money that has been wasted because of a catalogue of errors over two years by HMRC helplines and administration. They wrongly issued cheques for overpayments to Mr Robertson, despite his correctly informing them that, in fact, he owed money; and when the saga was eventually “resolved” in April, they got it wrong...

Bills Presented — Bank of England (Appointment of Governor) Bill: Price Marking (Consumer Information) Bill (20 Jun 2012)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jo Swinson, supported by Mrs Linda Riordan, Mrs Anne McGuire, Laura Sandys, Justin Tomlinson, Jonathan Edwards, Caroline Lucas, Lorely Burt, Amber Rudd and Stephen Gilbert, presented a Bill to amend the Price Marking Order 2004 to simplify, consolidate and improve price marking legislation; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Youth Unemployment (20 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: I welcome the Secretary of State’s recent visit to my constituency’s largest employer, Aviva in Bishopbriggs, which has 1,100 staff, and his support for my “Get East Dunbartonshire Working” initiative, which has helped to create 43 new employment and training opportunities in the local area since the end of April. What more can the Government do to ensure that businesses are aware of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: Credit is due to both the previous Labour Government and this coalition Government for the UK’s global leadership on the arms trade treaty. Vital economic issues are being discussed at the G20 meeting this week, but will the Foreign Secretary tell the House whether the Prime Minister will also use the opportunity to lobby other world leaders in advance of next month’s arms trade...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (13 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government considered nominating a UK candidate for the committee elections for the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women to be held on 26 June 2012; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (13 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has ever nominated a UK candidate for the committee elections for the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Business: Ethnic Groups (13 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made, in conjunction with the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group, in assessing and tackling the barriers people from black and minority ethnic communities face in accessing business finance; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2012)

Jo Swinson: An effective and trusted Afghan national army is key to a smooth transition. When I visited Afghanistan last year, I heard that although recruitment is going well, attrition remains a challenge. Will the Secretary of State look into the fact that attrition rates are not monitored for the different ethnic groups, so we do not know whether there is more of a problem with the Tajiks, Pashtuns,...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Women’s Health (Egypt) (23 May 2012)

Jo Swinson: The best guarantee of making women’s health a priority, and ending the barbaric practices to which the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) alludes, is making sure women are actively involved, and listened to, in the political process. In what ways is the Department working with women’s organisations and democracy-building organisations to support Egyptian women in making sure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Employment Law (Beecroft Report) (21 May 2012)

Jo Swinson: Some critics of the Government policy to let parents choose how they share parental leave have a view of family life that is, frankly, stuck in the 1950s. They fail to take account of the benefits to business of employing mothers who might be able to return to work more quickly or the benefits to the wider economy of giving parents the flexibility to play a fuller role in the labour market....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (21 May 2012)

Jo Swinson: I thank the security Minister for the interest that he has taken in the superfluous security fencing at Milngavie reservoir since I raised the issue with him in 2010. Can he confirm that the Home Office has now acted, along with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, to give Scottish Water the power to remove any unnecessary and unsightly security fences?


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