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Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire (5 May 2005 – 6 Nov 2019)


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Oral Answers to Questions — British Ships (Foreign Purchases). (2 May 1939)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: The British register of this ship was closed on 24th April on sale to German buyers. The ship was owned by the Essex Line, Limited, the directors of which are Mr. H. Meldrum and Mr. C. E. Swinson. The company were informed that although the Board of Trade had no power to prevent the sale, the Board preferred, in present circumstances, that ships should not be sold to foreign buyers.

Clause 1: Appropriation (Northern Ireland) (5 Jun 1985)

Mr John Biggs-Davison: ...that the 1 million tourists mark will be passed this year, although, as that will not take us back to the pre-troubles level, we cannot rest content. Northern Ireland is fortunate in Sir John Swinson, who was reappointed chairman of the tourist board in 1983. He and his officials have been busy promoting Northern Ireland in London, Birmingham, Scotland and West Germany—the earnest...

Orders of the Day — Thames Water Authority (Abstraction Policy) (16 Jan 1987)

Peter Lilley: ...St Alban betook himself to the stream he had to pass to reach the place of martyrdom, and turned his eyes to heaven. Thereupon the river yielded to his footsteps and provided a dry bed. As Arthur Swinson in his marvellous piece of detective work, "The Quest for St Alban" wrote: The Ver as we know it today could hardly be described as rapid, and this fact has caused some scholars to argue...

Prayers: Tourism (3 Jul 1987)

Mr James Kilfedder: ...in the rest of the United Kingdom. The highest praise should go to all who are involved in tourism there. I mention only a few: the chairman of the Northern Ireland tourist board, Sir John Swinson; the chief executive of the tourist board, Shane Belfort; The officials in the Department of Economic Development who deal with tourism in Northern Ireland and consider the giving of grants to...

Northern Ireland (Appropriation) (29 Jun 1988)

Eddie McGrady: ...respective industries. It would help those young people to obtain jobs if it was judged to be a recognised year of training. Another aspect of job promotion is tourism. I pay tribute to Sir Jack Swinson, who retires tomorrow after 14 years' service. He has done a magnificent job and brought a tradesman's dimension to tourist promotion. However, it has been concentrated on particular...

Written Answers — Treasury: Property Leases (15 Oct 2001)

Ruth Kelly: ... 252,988 Hollinswood House Telford 57,800 St. James House Telford 365,330 Custom House Tilbury 68,000 Blencathra House Whitehaven 122,446 Airport Terminal Yeadon 10,596 Swinson House York 78,000 Leeman House York 105,300 Castlewellan Road Banbridge, Co. Down 31,150 Mill House Coleraine 18,000 Clarendon House Edinburgh 542,575 Building...

Scottish Parliament: Transforming Public Finance (30 Jan 2003)

Robin Harper: ...losses that it induces, "the introduction of land value taxation and the diminution of other taxes could see Scotland becoming the economic powerhouse of Europe." The business columnist Antonia Swinson wrote in the New Statesman last year: "the charm of a land tax is that, unlike other forms of taxation, it stimulates economic activity rather than dampening it." A core part of the...

Orders of the Day — Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Bill [Lords] (7 Sep 2004)

Austin Mitchell: ...regulation, we were told, "Oh no. Sorry. There's no time for the independent regulation that we promised in the business manifesto. What we're going to do is create a foundation based on the Swinson report", which was a means of avoiding independent regulation. The Department would have put that foundation on top of the 23 other bodies responsible for regulating accountancy and...

Scottish Parliament: Schools-Colleges Review (12 May 2005)

Robert Brown: ...key Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment in the field of education. We Liberal Democrats practise what we preach: we give opportunities to young people, as was seen in the recent election of Jo Swinson as the youngest member of the House of Commons. I also welcome the £41.5 million injection of resource over two years, which will be extremely important in this area. The ability to fulfil...

Members Sworn (12 May 2005)

Michael Martin: ..., Monmouth David Ian Jones, Clwyd West Paul John Rowen, Rochdale Michael Jabez Foster, Hastings and Rye Lyn Carol Brown, West Ham Philip Andrew Davies, Shipley Stephen William Hammond, Wimbledon Jo Swinson, East Dunbartonshire Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby, Leicester South Edward Henry Butler Vaizey, Wantage Andrew John Gwynne, Denton and Reddish Stewart James Jackson, Peterborough Stephen...

Adjournment (Whitsun) (26 May 2005)

Jo Swinson: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for calling me to make my maiden speech. I begin by congratulating my fellow Members who have already made their maiden speeches so well today. The first was the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Mr. MacNeil), who made an excellent contribution. Fortunately, the constituencies of those who followed him were somewhat easier to pronounce. We heard from the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: G8 Summit (14 Jun 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries have requested the deployment of armed service personnel on United Kingdom soil to guard (a) the G8 summit and (b) Prestwick Airport.

Electoral Reform (14 Jun 2005)

Jo Swinson: Does my hon. Friend agree that the situation is equally ridiculous north of the border? The Member of Parliament for Glasgow, North, the constituency next to mine, was elected by less than one in five of the registered voters. Across Scotland, Labour won over 70 per cent. of the seats with less than 40 per cent. of the votes. Does my hon. Friend agree that this is unfair?

Written Answers — Home Department: G8 Summit (15 Jun 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) under what circumstances United States armed forces may be deployed against protesters at (a) the G8 Summit and (b) Prestwick airport; and under whose authority such deployment may be made; (2) what equipment US forces will be issued with in the United Kingdom while deployed to guard (a) the G8 Summit and (b) Prestwick airport; (3)...

Telecommunications Masts (28 Jun 2005)

Jo Swinson: Let me first congratulate the hon. Member for Cotswold (Mr. Clifton-Brown) on securing this debate on an important issue. I want to touch on three points: local consultation, permitted development rights and the inclusion of health implications in the planning process. I know—not just from my mailbag, from my email inbox and from knocking on doors—that this is an issue in my...

Local Taxation (4 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: I welcome this debate on a subject that is of great concern to many of my constituents in East Dunbartonshire. The Conservative Members who have spoken are certainly right in one respect—the current system of council tax places an unfair burden on many people, particularly those on low incomes such as pensioners. Across the country, council tax bills have risen faster than inflation as...

Written Answers — Scotland: Post Offices (5 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues about the future of post offices in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Digital Switchover (5 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: Will the Minister comment on the timetable of the digital switchover? It is of particular importance for Scotland, as the borders area is due to be switched over in 2008 and the rest of Scotland in 2009. In particular, will he discuss what steps he will take regarding affordability—for example, for those households that currently receive analogue but may not have upgraded to digital in...

Written Answers — Transport: Road Traffic Accidents (7 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have been caused by loads breaking free of cargo trucks in each month since January 2003; how many of these resulted in one or more fatalities; and if he will make a statement.

Women and Pensions (12 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: Given that the majority of carers in Britain are women and that carers save the UK economy £57 billion a year, does the hon. and learned Lady agree that it is a grave injustice that the contribution of carers, which is as valuable as paid employment, is not adequately recognised? That lack of recognition leaves many women pensioners in poverty because they have not had the opportunity to...


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