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Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (10 Jun 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2019 to Question 254162, what the planned timescale is for the next knife amnesty action.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism (10 Jun 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the proportion of staff working on counter-terrorism who are (a) women and (b) black, Asian or minority ethnic.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (10 Jun 2019)

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

International Development: Climate Emergency (6 Jun 2019)

Jo Swinson: What assessment he has made of the effect of the climate emergency on his Department’s priorities.

Rehabilitation of Offenders (5 Jun 2019)

...Dennis Skinner Andrew Slaughter Ruth Smeeth Cat Smith Eleanor Smith Laura Smith Nick Smith Owen Smith Karin Smyth John Spellar Keir Starmer Jo Stevens Jamie Stone Wes Streeting Graham Stringer Jo Swinson Mark Tami Gareth Thomas Nick Thomas-Symonds Stephen Timms Anna Turley Karl Turner Stephen Twigg Liz Twist Chuka Umunna Valerie Vaz Thelma Walker Catherine West Alan Whitehead Martin...

Sure Start: Ifs Report: Points of Order (5 Jun 2019)

Chris Stephens: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, of which I have given notice both to you and to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson). Last week, on the BBC’s “Question Time” programme, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire said that 80% of school leavers in Bearsden, in her constituency, went to university, and claimed that only 4% of school leavers in Govan did so. That has caused...

National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme (4 Jun 2019)

Jo Swinson: Naming and shaming employers who fail to pay even the basic minimum is one of the strongest ways that society can send a message that such behaviour is unacceptable. The Minister talks about the impact on employers of being named, but I am more concerned about the impact on workers who are underpaid—some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Whether it is deliberate or otherwise,...

British Steel: Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) (21 May 2019)

Maria Miller: ...what this Bill will do. I commend the Bill to the House. Question put and agreed to. Ordered, That Mrs Maria Miller, Eddie Hughes, Vicky Ford, Dominic Raab, Jess Phillips, Sarah Champion, Jo Swinson, Liz Saville Roberts, Angela Crawley, Caroline Lucas, Helen Whately and Antoinette Sandbach present the Bill. Mrs Maria Miller accordingly presented the Bill. Bill read the First time; to be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (21 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: We are the last generation that can act to prevent irreversible harm from being done to our planet, so we need to act with urgency. Will the Chancellor bring forward the tax on the use of virgin plastic to boost recycling and incentivise plastic-free options? We do not have three years to wait.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (20 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife amnesty bins there were in the UK in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

Equality of Opportunity for Young People - Motion to Take Note (16 May 2019)

Baroness Grender: ..., and the all-important issue of combating climate change. It could have been spent putting greater focus on the brilliant work started by my colleagues, my noble friend Lady Featherstone and Jo Swinson MP to tackle the issues of body confidence or negative stereotyping—issues raised in a recent poll of school leavers by Central YMCA as all-important to them. Instead we are stuck in this...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Homosexuality (16 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the 13th edition of the ILGA State Sponsored Homophobia Report, how many people were deported to each of the 71 countries where homosexuality is illegal in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

Deferred Division: Exiting the European Union (Sanctions) (15 May 2019)

...Anna Soubry Caroline Spelman Mark Spencer Andrew Stephenson John Stevenson Bob Stewart Iain Stewart Rory Stewart Gary Streeter Wes Streeting Mel Stride Julian Sturdy Rishi Sunak Desmond Swayne Jo Swinson Hugo Swire Robert Syms Ross Thomson Maggie Throup Kelly Tolhurst Justin Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Craig Tracey David Tredinnick Anne-Marie Trevelyan Thomas Tugendhat Chuka Umunna Ed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: President Trump: State Visit (14 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: This House supports and values our relationship with the American people, but that does not equate to a free pass for President Trump’s unacceptable behaviour. When the Secretary of State puts together the agenda for this state visit, may I suggest that he begins with a training course on bullying and harassment, follows up with a science lecture on the climate emergency, and finishes off...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy: Screening (13 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to maternal and neonatal outcomes of offering 36 week ultrasound scans to identify breech babies.

Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (9 May 2019)

Baroness Northover: ...referred to, “This strong collective action”. Does the Minister agree that “collective” is key? Sir Alan also stated on 7 February, in response to a Question from my honourable friend Jo Swinson: “The UK has actively supported proposals for three new EU thematic sanctions regimes in order to strengthen our international resilience to hybrid threats. These regimes are in...

Iran Nuclear Deal (8 May 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Iran nuclear deal is imperfect, but it is a significant achievement that helps to make our world safer, and it is too important for us to let it unravel. A key pressure point is obviously the soaring inflation that is hitting ordinary Iranians hard, although, as the Minister says, Iran has kept to its side of the bargain. What can the Government do to help to mitigate the effects of the...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Sustainable Packaging (30 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: The UK plastics pact is an important part of our achieving a circular economy and preventing plastics from ending up in our oceans. However, one year into this seven-year commitment, we still do not have the information on whether the warm words have been matched by firm action. Will the Minister introduce transparent benchmarking and reporting mechanisms, so that we can all hold the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Policy (25 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what processes his Department has put in place to (a) track and (b) manage Government policy announcements and associated deadlines.

Sri Lanka (23 Apr 2019)

Jo Swinson: I thank the Foreign Secretary for his words, his statement and for all that his Department is doing, and I thank the shadow Foreign Secretary for her moving words. This was a heartbreaking attack on Sri Lanka, Christians and peace-loving people everywhere, and we stand with Sri Lanka. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that we face a real threat from those who seek to divide us and to drive our...

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