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Liberal Democrat MP, East Dunbartonshire , 5 May 2005 –


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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...

Members Sworn (12 May 2005)

Michael Martin: ...using the occasion for an inappropriate purpose. Let us now begin. The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Right honourable Alan John Williams, for Swansea West Right honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Sedgefield Right honourable John Leslie Prescott, Kingston upon Hull East Right honourable James...

Adjournment (Whitsun) (26 May 2005)

Jo Swinson: ...)—who, unusually, had the opportunity to make a second maiden speech—my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, Central (Jenny Willott), and the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening). I enjoyed listening to all of them. It is a great privilege for me to represent East Dunbartonshire, where I was raised and where I have lived for most of my life. The seat has many...

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: ...no more than 10 residents at the meeting. That is not my idea of adequate consultation. We all recognise the need for mobile phone masts. Most of us, and most of our constituents, use mobile phones and enjoy the benefits of convenient communication. The key is to ensure that the masts are sensitively sited, and that requires meaningful consultation at the start in local areas. Hon. Members...

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...

Met Office (Aberdeen) (12 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: Does my hon. Friend agree with my constituent, Mr. Dave Clark, who relocated to the Aberdeen office when the Glasgow office closed two years ago, that the loss of the facility is likely to result in the total loss to the Met Office of highly trained staff and the detailed local knowledge of Scotland's weather?

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (21 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of pensioner households in Scotland are in receipt of pension credit.

Orders of the Day — London Olympics Bill (21 Jul 2005)

Jo Swinson: I apologise for the fact that I was unable to be in the Chamber for the first few minutes of the debate, especially as the whole debate has been so positive and enjoyable. Such a spirit of celebration and consensus is particularly appropriate on the day before the recess. I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cheadle (Mark Hunter) on an excellent maiden speech. He knows,...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit (5 Oct 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average number of days to process new housing benefit claims and (b) percentage of new housing benefit claims determined within 14 days was in each local authority in Scotland in each of the last 16 quarters for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (5 Oct 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of pension credit guarantee element recipients in each region were previously in receipt of the minimum income guarantee.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: National Lottery (10 Oct 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what value of National Lottery grants were allocated within each Westminster constituency in Scotland in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Public Libraries (10 Oct 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) books, (b) DVDs, (c) video cassettes, (d) computer games and (e) audio books have been available in library service stock in each year since 1997; how many loans were made of each type of item in each year; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Library Fines (10 Oct 2005)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much revenue the library service has generated from (a) late book returns, (b) DVD loans, (c) video cassette loans and (d) computer game loans in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.


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