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Written Answers — Health: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Pregnancy (30 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give consideration to routinely offering blood tests to all pregnant women to test for the presence of spinal muscular atrophy and genetic abnormalities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Russia (26 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on (a) the Abuyeva judgment and (b) other outstanding European Court of Human Rights judgments relating to human rights violations in Chechnya; and if he will make a statement.

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Anglo-Vietnamese Relations (25 Apr 2012)

Alistair Burt: It is a pleasure, Mr Caton, to serve under your chairmanship. I echo the remarks of the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) in thanking the right hon. Member for Knowsley (Mr Howarth) for this debate this morning. One of my happiest memories of the right hon. Gentleman is that I took part in his by-election when I was the Conservative candidate’s parliamentary friend. That...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Single-tier State Pension (23 Apr 2012)

John Bercow: Mr Simon Hughes? Not here. Jo Swinson? Not here. The Department kindly informed me of the intended grouping at approximately 9.10 this morning. I hope, and say with some confidence that I trust, that it also informed the hon. Members in question. Neither of them is present, however, so I call Mr Julian Brazier.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Funds (23 Apr 2012)

Steve Webb: ...questions, Mr Speaker, I understand that we failed to notify my right hon. Friend the Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark (Simon Hughes) and my hon. Friend the Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) of the grouping and so apologise to them and to you. Pension scheme trustees can consider companies’ environmental, social and governance practices. I am clear that trustees’...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Single-tier State Pension (23 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: When he plans to bring forward his proposals for a single-tier state pension.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bus Services (Competition Commission Report) (19 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...changes. May I encourage my hon. Friend not to make the same mistake as the Scottish National party Government in Scotland, who have given operators just three months in which to prepare for major structural changes in funding and a 17.5% cut in the bus service operators grant? That is causing chaos in bus services in East Dunbartonshire and elsewhere.

Women and Equalities: Unemployment (19 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: Just a quarter of the 3.2 million self-employed people in this country are women, and at the end of last year the Hertz report presented worrying evidence that banks are discriminating against female entrepreneurs, charging them higher loan rates or being less likely to offer them finance than their male counterparts. I know that the Government have made it clear that they will examine the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Budget (Ministerial Meetings) (18 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in difficult economic times it is vital for the Government to help people on low incomes by cutting their taxes and taking the lowest paid out of tax, which is in stark contrast to the last Labour Government, who doubled the 10p tax rate, hitting the lowest paid the hardest?

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services (16 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost saving to the Exchequer resulting from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme; (2) how many (a) patients were treated and (b) therapists were trained under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in each quarter of the last four years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (27 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: The parents of young people suffering from eating disorders are often distressed to find a hoard of press and magazine articles with graphic images and details of low weights and tiny amounts of food eaten, which have been used as inspiration. The media are rightly very careful when reporting on suicide. In a similar way, will the Minister urge media outlets to take cognisance of the media...

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Public Reading Stage (Government Bills) (22 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: I welcome what my hon. Friend says about improving public engagement, particularly with regard to public reading stages. Does he agree that we need to make it easier for the public to follow Committee stages of Bills, too, once the public reading stage is over? Will he have discussions with Jimmy Wales and others, particularly those involved in social media and online engagement, on how we...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: Two years ago, the Speaker’s Conference recommended that we should have a review of sitting hours, and one year ago the Procedure Committee launched an inquiry into that. It has been very thorough, with both written and oral evidence having been taken, and there was then a further consultation exercise, which closed three months ago. When does the Leader of the House think we will have the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Village Post Offices (15 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: I welcome my hon. Friend to his new position. Under the last Government, post offices closed in my constituency in Courthill, Auchinairn, Westerton, Killermont and elsewhere, so I very much welcome the Government’s £1.3 billion of investment in the post office network. Will the Minister outline what the next steps will be in modernising the network so that we can all be certain that it...

Written Answers — Health: Streptococcus: Pregnant Women (13 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration he has given to routinely offering Enriched Culture Method tests to pregnant women to detect Group B Streptococcus infection; (2) if he will make an assessment of the merits of routinely assessing pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus infection.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Backbench Business Committee (12 Mar 2012)

David Heath: ...held by an Opposition Member. At the same time, we are taking the opportunity to remedy an anomaly in the Standing Order that was identified by my hon. Friend the Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) and referred to by the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire during the debate on 15 June 2010—namely, that at present no Member can be nominated for the Chair unless he or she...

Backbench Business: [Un-alloted Day] — International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2012)

Helen Goodman: ...magazine has a good campaign, called “Expert Women”, to get more women into the media, and the one trade union with a woman general secretary, Michelle Stanistreet of the National Union of Journalists, is holding a meeting next week to organise the fightback to improve women’s representation in the media. Colleagues on both sides of the House will know of my concern about the issues...

Opposition Day: Backbench Business — [Unallotted part day] — Sergei Magnitsky (7 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...there, including what had happened about the assassination of Natalya Estemirova. We may know who is responsible in the case of Sergei Magnitsky, but does the hon. Lady agree that one of the major problems is that investigations into such cases to get to the root cause of who has committed these appalling crimes are not undertaken, and that we need to use all diplomatic efforts to...

Written Answers — International Development: Somalia (1 Mar 2012)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on women's rights in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.


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