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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Well-being (16 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of the implications for Government policy of the Government Office for Science's Foresight report on Mental Capital and Wellbeing; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment he has made of the recommendations relating to his Department of the report by the Government Office for Science on Mental Capital...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (15 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: I warmly welcome the Ashdown report and the Government’s response. May I urge the Government to take an integrated, cross-departmental approach to this that includes the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence as well as DFID, in order to anticipate better how different risk factors can combine to threaten human life? For...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: Europe stands united in condemnation of the atrocities perpetrated by the Syrian regime, but progress in getting the Security Council similarly to declare condemnation of these abuses is frustratingly slow. The support of countries such as Brazil, South Africa and India could reduce the likelihood of a Russian or Chinese veto, which highlights the importance of these emerging powers. What...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Syria (14 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Members: Income Tax (10 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons hon. Members are proposed to be exempted under section 554E of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (9 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire dated 13 July 210, reference JS8612.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Middle East and North Africa (7 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: Across the middle east and north Africa, appalling stories are emerging of the torture and abuse of civilians during this unrest. Last week, an Egyptian general admitted that women protestors had been subjected to forced virginity tests, and in Misrata two Libyan soldiers told the BBC how they had been ordered to take part in the gang rape of young women. What can the UK and the international...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (7 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: As the public health White Paper recognises, building positive self-esteem is important for children’s health and well-being. Yesterday, the Bailey review highlighted many parents’ concerns that exposure to very sexualised imagery in our visual culture fuels children’s anxieties about their bodies and reduces self-esteem. How do the Government plan to tackle that as a growing public...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Allowances: Age (7 Jun 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of using age-related tax allowances.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation (7 Jun 2011)

David Gauke: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 684W.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (24 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: Will the Deputy Prime Minister reassure my constituents that the Government will resist any siren calls to water down the Equality Act as part of the red tape challenge?

Energy and Climate Change: Wild Animals (Circuses) (19 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: I urge the Government to think again. A performing circus is simply no place for magnificent wild animals such as lions and tigers and the public overwhelmingly agree. The Minister mentions the possible obstacles of primary legislation and legal challenge. May I put it to him that if he took the bold step of proposing a total ban, he would find a great deal of cross-party agreement for that...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (19 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: cope with the increasing pressure and also to promote new water filtration technologies, such as that promoted by FilterClear, an innovative company in my constituency that is creating green jobs and British exports, and promoting the more efficient use of water?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Fourth Carbon Budget (17 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: I congratulate the Secretary of State on accepting the ambitious fourth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. His statement highlights how vital it is to increase the EU carbon emission reduction target from 20% to 30% by 2020, so how will the Government redouble their efforts to secure that agreement and, in particular, to get a significant tightening of the EU...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: House of Lords Reform (Draft Bill) (17 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: Only a fifth of the current Members of the House of Lords are women yet we still have the anachronism of places effectively being reserved for men in the form of bishops. There might be differences of opinion in this House about the merits of all-women shortlists, but surely we can all agree that in terms of diversity the last thing Parliament needs is de facto all-male shortlists. How will...

Written Answers — Treasury: Public Expenditure (11 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to amend the Green Book so that national wellbeing is taken into account when evaluating Government policies and projects.

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Equal Pay (10 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2011, Official Report, column 695W, on equal pay, what the results of the most recent equal pay audit of employees of the House of Commons Service are.

Chechnya and the North Caucasus — Debate (5 May 2011)

Lord Triesman: ...has consistently done so since. He has reported today on the key role that he played in the Chechnya fact-finding mission of the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group, which he undertook with Jo Swinson MP in February 2010. It is noteworthy, I think, that all these efforts have consistently met with all-party support. It has been one of the better examples of recognition of a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Renewable Energy (4 May 2011)

Jo Swinson: What discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the potential for renewable energy generation in Scotland.

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