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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Relations: Poland (27 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: Women’s rights are human rights and they include reproductive rights. Poland already has some of the most draconian abortion laws in Europe, with illegal and potentially unsafe abortions estimated to be in the tens of thousands each year. This weekend, we saw thousands take to the streets to protest against a further crackdown. What representations have Ministers made to their Polish...

European Council (26 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: I thank the Prime Minister for advance sight of her statement. I welcome the joint statement that she has secured from EU leaders on Russia and, indeed, the actions of the 18 countries today. It is exactly that kind of internationalist approach that we need. The Prime Minister mentions the discussions on taxing digital companies whose behaviour as guardians of our data is of course a subject...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (26 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: The abolition of support for mortgage interest has been characterised by the poor provision of information to vulnerable claimants with learning disabilities and a very low take-up of the new loan scheme. Will the Secretary of State cancel the abolition of SMIs, or at the very least delay it while these issues can be resolved?

Scottish Parliament: Fair Work (22 Mar 2018)

Willie Rennie: ...satisfied. Thanks to the Ferret news site, we know that the gender pay gap in 28 Scottish public bodies is greater than the national average. We cannot be satisfied with that, either. I was pleased by the work that Jo Swinson did when she was minister for equalities in Government. She introduced the requirement for companies that employ more than 250 people to report on their gender pay...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 Mar 2018)

Procedure: Voting by proxy in the House of Commons. 2:45 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons Jo Swinson MP, Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Mortgages: Government Assistance (19 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125704, on Mortgages: Interest Payments, how the application process for the new loan will operate in cases where there is an existing charge on the property.

Allergy Awareness in Schools — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: I congratulate the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on securing this debate. I would like to thank everyone present for their contributions to this valuable discussion. I have twins who are now 21, one of whom is asthmatic. The hon. Lady talked eloquently and passionately about her own experience, and having an anaphylactic fit is similar to an asthma attack. We also have a...

Bills Presented: Vote 100 and International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: I commend the hon. Lady on her first outing at the Dispatch Box, and I will be joining her to speak at that event. Will she say a word about the importance of campaigns such as the 50:50 Parliament and, in particular, its #AskHerToStand campaign, which I understand is partly what led us to having the hon. Lady in this place? It is a brilliant campaign, and everyone in this House and outside...

Bills Presented: House of Peers Bill (8 Mar 2018)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Christine Jardine, supported by Tom Brake, Tim Farron, Layla Moran, Jamie Stone, Wera Hobhouse, Jo Swinson, Sir Vince Cable and Norman Lamb, presented a Bill to provide for the renaming of the House of Lords as the House of Peers. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 15 June, and to be printed (Bill 179).

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage: Arrears (8 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127413 on Minimum Wage: Arrears, how many of the 169 employers instructed to self-correct further arrears in naming rounds 10 to 13 self-corrected a sum of arrears greater than the sum of arrears for which they were named and shamed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (8 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: The Committee on Toxicity is reviewing the most recent research on folic acid. If it advises the Government that the maximum recommended intake should be increased or abolished, will the Minister commit to following the scientific evidence, and successful practice in other countries, by amending bread and flour regulations to require the fortification of flour with folic acid, which reduces...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Universities: Strikes (7 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on students of the loss of teaching hours as a result of the university lecturers’ pension strike.

Bills Presented: Voyeurism (Offences) (6 Mar 2018)

Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Wera Hobhouse, supported by Sir Vince Cable, Jo Swinson, Christine Jardine, Layla Moran, Caroline Lucas, Anna Soubry, Jeremy Lefroy, Catherine West, Grahame Morris, Tonia Antoniazzi and Ben Lake, presented a Bill to make certain acts of voyeurism an offence. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday 11 May 2018, and...

Government Policy on Russia (6 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: These developments are clearly deeply concerning—not only those in Salisbury but the Heidi Blake reports about the potential of a multiple, wider pattern of assassinations on UK soil by the Russian regime. I welcome the fact that the Foreign Secretary, in response to the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, said he is going to look into those cases further. I want to press him on this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Company Accounts (5 Mar 2018)

Lord Henley: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) received a draft copy of the legal opinion by Martin Moore QC on 19 September 2013. The statement from Jo Swinson MP about accounting standards, published on 3 October 2013, was based on discussions held with the Financial Reporting Council and consideration by BIS’s own legal advisers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-attack Protection (5 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: Local authorities can be vulnerable to cyber-attacks. One in four councils, including East Dunbartonshire, have experienced cyber-security incidents, yet many do not even provide mandatory training in cyber-security. What discussions has the Secretary of State had with colleagues in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and indeed with the devolved Administrations, to...

Business of the House: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (28 Feb 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...all the members of the working group: the hon. Members for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz), for Brent Central (Dawn Butler), for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson), for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly) and for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts); my noble Friend Baroness Evans of Bowes Park and Lord...

International Development Committee: Burma Visas (28 Feb 2018)

Jo Swinson: This is obviously hugely disappointing for the Select Committee. If true, it is shocking to hear the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) say that Aung San Suu Kyi may have been personally responsible for blocking the visas, although I know that it will not dampen the Committee’s efforts and determination to keep the pressure on. This is a clear signal that the...


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