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Economic Case for HS2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2015)

Lord Hollick: ..., and the process of oversight falls short of what is required for a major infrastructure project relying on substantial taxpayer money. The Department for Transport and HS2 have both carried out significant analyses of the benefits and costs of HS2, but as the sponsoring body and the implementation body respectively, neither can claim independent objectivity. That, and the failure to put...

BBC: Finance and Independence — Motion to Take Note (10 Sep 2015)

Lord Lipsey: That is something that you put at risk greatly to your peril. My final point is perhaps utopian beyond feasibility but it is simply this: the politicisation of arguments about the funding of the BBC is unfortunate. More objectivity would help. There should have been an objective assessment before any announcement was made this year. The bully-boy handling of this year’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs with Lower Corporation Tax: Committee Report (7 Sep 2015)

Jim Allister: The one aspect that I wish to comment on is the Europhile tone of the report, which surprises me in its clear lack of objectivity. It also surprises me that it seems to have been approved of by all the members of the Committee, some of whom from time to time like to present their Eurosceptic credentials. I also note that, not for the first time, I am left to make these remarks without the...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]: Third Reading (21 Jul 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...person” is to be specified by order. Effective audit committees are characterised by a membership that is objective and knowledgeable. The inclusion of at least one independent member will help ensure objectivity and the authority may also appoint independent members who will bring additional skills or expertise to the committee. I beg to move.

BBC Charter Review — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...of the DCMS Committee in the other place. He knows that subscription is one of the things we need to look at, but just looking at them does not mean we have come to a particular conclusion. Objectivity and impartiality are very important features of the BBC. There has to be a system that keeps an eagle eye on them at all times. I have been frustrated sometimes at what the BBC says and...

Business of the House: BBC Charter Review (16 Jul 2015)

John Whittingdale: ..., there is a strong feeling that the BBC needs to do more to serve particular regions. On the BBC’s role in any discussions on our EU membership, as he is aware, the BBC is under a duty to maintain objectivity and impartiality, which I hope it will bear in mind, particularly during what I suspect will be quite a controversial debate.

Public Sector Broadcasting (Diversity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (14 Jul 2015)

John Nicolson: ..., by their friends shall ye know them. It is no secret that many in Scotland were deeply disappointed by the BBC’s behaviour during the referendum, which fell far short of high journalistic standards, because of a perceived lack of objectivity, but there is a difference between the way we responded to that, and the way that the Government see the BBC. We felt a bit like disappointed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Concessionary Television Licences (6 Jul 2015)

John Whittingdale: The BBC is of course subject to a requirement to maintain impartiality and objectivity, as are all broadcasters. I agree that the importance of maintaining that principle is, if anything, even greater for the BBC. My hon. Friend will be aware that the BBC Trust currently considers complaints about impartiality and fairness, but the BBC’s governance arrangements will be one of the issues...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sammy Wilson MLA: Conduct Investigation Report (30 Jun 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...". Therefore, if a Member's behaviour in Committee was so improper, unreasonable and persistent that a Committee was unable to exercise its functions, that Member could be in breach of the new code. Objectivity and impartiality should be at the heart of what we are doing here. An independent investigation by the Commissioner for Standards has concluded that Mr Wilson breached the code of...

Crown Prosecution Service — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (23 Jun 2015)

Robert Buckland: ...: while prosecutors remain in the employ of the service, conflicts should not and cannot arise, but where we have an independent referral service, such as the Bar of England and Wales, the independence and objectivity that it can bring to often difficult and sensitive cases is without parallel in the western world. We should celebrate that, as well as the work of Crown prosecutors the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on the Review of the Northern Ireland Assembly Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (23 Jun 2015)

Alastair Ross: ...of the code. Look at the Nolan principles on public life, which are well known and used in nearly every jurisdiction around the United Kingdom: who could disagree with selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership? The difficulty for the Committee and indeed for the Commissioner for Standards is how to decide when a Member is being open or honest...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 1 — The referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Kenneth Clarke: I began. I find all these debates a little bewildering. I have not the slightest doubt that the British public will not allow this referendum to be run on any basis other than that of reasonably fair objectivity on both sides, and we should beware of making the mistake of slipping into the Bill rigidities which, if we are not careful, will start causing totally undesirable results when...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 Jun 2015)

Angela Crawley: .... I represent the Scottish National party. We are a party that will speak up for everyone with a shared interest in tackling inequality and poverty. Let us share in the spirited debate with respect and objectivity. Let us challenge constructively to achieve positive outcomes. Let us listen to the people and always act in their best interests, and in the interests of the many, not the few....

Industry: International Investment — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Lord Lea of Crondall: ...Her Majesty’s Government agree that our electorate are entitled to hear objective assessments from a body such as the Office for Budget Responsibility rather than simply leaving them at the mercy of the objectivity of the Daily Mail?

Message to Attend Her Majesty: Speaker’s Statement (27 May 2015)

John Bercow: ...Orders. I begin by reminding Members of their duty to observe the code of conduct agreed by the House and to uphold the seven principles of public life that underpin it: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The House asserts its privilege of freedom of speech. It is there to ensure that our constituents can be represented by us without...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for Social Development: Report of Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI 'Spotlight' Programme (12 May 2015)

Jim Allister: her own party and the aggressive, bullying phone call from the special adviser, telling her what to do, because the party came first. I think that all of us on the Committee who came to it with any objectivity could not fail to be impressed by the compelling, transparent honesty of Jenny Palmer and her courage in telling the truth. How shameful it was that, in one of the sessions, Sammy...

Prisons — Question (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...criticism of all sorts. We want constructive and objective criticism by the monitoring board, the inspectorate, the press and academics—all of whom are regularly given access to our prisoners. But objectivity and fair criticism, as I am sure the noble Lord will agree, are vital.

Petitions: Progress of the Affordable Homes Bill (24 Mar 2015)

Andrew George: ...have its will defied by one party of the coalition that acted in a high-handed manner in refusing to grant the Bill the necessary money resolution. To any objective observer—and my constituents are paragons of objectivity—that represents a clear abuse of Executive power. The petition is signed by over 1,000 constituents, but I have also received many hundreds of letters,...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Female Genital Mutilation/Early Forced Marriage (18 Mar 2015)

Justine Greening: ...he has done as Chair of the Select Committee on International Development since 2005. The Committee has published more than 90 reports in that time. On a personal level, I have very much valued his objectivity and constructive working with our Department.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (12 Mar 2015)

Theresa May: .../independent-inqui ry-into-child-sexual-abuse-criteria-for-panel. A copy was also placed in the House Library. The criteria were based on skills, expertise and due diligence and included the need for objectivity and professionalism. We were also explicit that Panel members should have no direct links to key institutions or individuals reasonably likely to be covered by the Inquiry. We...

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