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Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 42 - Guidance about identifying and supporting victims (14 October 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...: victim identification, access to support and governance of the NRM in particular. Those issues include improving the training of first responders, ensuring that all parties can have confidence in the expertise and objectivity of the decision makers, including whether a right of appeal would help in that regard, and whether the NRM should be placed on a statutory footing. The shadow...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Western Education and Library Board:  Development Proposals (22 September 2014)

Pat Sheehan: ...preferred that it had not closed and that it was always there and always part of the family.  I can understand why past pupils, in particular, might get passionate about it and why it might cloud their objectivity when it comes to making decisions about this —

European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Lord Bowness: ...the committee enjoys, if not in this House then across the European Union and other national parliaments. This is because of the leadership shown by our successive chairmen and the thoroughness and objectivity of the reports, which in turn owe something to the expertise brought to bear on the subjects by Members who have been involved with European Union affairs through the medium of the...

Cyprus — Question for Short Debate (15 July 2014)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: —and that he never laid any claim to objectivity. It is normally sensible not to speak in debates on Cyprus when there is nothing new to say and it is certainly wise not to count the chickens of a Cyprus settlement before they are hatched. After all, no one has yet lost money betting against a Cyprus settlement. Neither of those considerations seems to apply to this debate, initiated in...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Jay of Ewelme: ...the title of the debate, I would have preferred to talk about the BBC World Service as promoting British interests through promoting British values, which would have guaranteed the independence and objectivity that are so important to it and to which other noble Lords have referred. The BBC World Service has built up a huge and justified reputation for clear and objective reporting of...

Petitions: Navitus Bay Wind Farm (9 July 2014)

Conor Burns: ...impact assessment, rather than use one prepared by the proponents of the scheme—the Navitus Bay development company. In the words of IUCN, “this raises questions on the credibility and objectivity of the assessment.” I have heard some of the arguments made by Navitus Bay to discredit IUCN’s comments, including that they were merely interim and are not aligned with...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Advisory Bodies (8 July 2014)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions”. Members are also expected to abide by the Nolan Principles, which include the principles of objectivity and accountability. Any “issues of concern over the application of the Principles, or other guidance” should be raised to the Chief...

Business of the House (3 July 2014)

Andrew Lansley: ...that it is an important subject for all of us to be aware of. Wherever we are engaged in public policy making, I hope that it will be evidence-based and objective. One of the Nolan principles is objectivity. That should be as true for those who seek to influence policy as it is for those who make it.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) (25 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Balls: I have not given up, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am hoping that if the Chancellor turns up he may end up welcoming this proposal, overwhelmed by the clarity and objectivity of the analysis that I am about to put before the House. Let us wait and see. I accept that this reform, which I first proposed last September and has been widely discussed and debated since, is a radical change. This is the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fiscal Commission (Appointments) (24 June 2014)

Patrick Harvie: The existence of the Council of Economic Advisers implies that the Government will, from time to time, accept their economic advice. Can the cabinet secretary tell us how he would bring real objectivity to the task of scrutinising the impact and the potential consequences of economic policies that were at least partly the result of his own advice? How can that be done objectively?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Sexual Orientation Strategy (23 June 2014)

Jim Allister: Why were so many of the questions lacking in objectivity and presented in a wholly loaded fashion?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Palestinians (23 June 2014)

Lord Nash: ...what to teach and how to teach it. In accordance with Section 407 of the Education Act 1996, we would expect that the teaching of any issue in schools be consistent with the principles of balance and objectivity.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Organ Donation Register (17 June 2014)

Glyn Davies: ...speak about this issue in the media, somebody in desperate need of a new organ is interviewed and I am then asked why I want to prevent them from having an organ. I am utterly appalled by the media’s lack of objectivity and the lack of reference to evidence when dealing with the issue. We need to move forward as best we can and I want to focus on policy for the future. I will make...

Code of Conduct — Motion to Resolve (12 June 2014)

...them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships. (c) Objectivity: Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias. (d)...

Written Answers — Health: Abortion (12 June 2014)

Fiona Bruce: ...as an alternative to abortion under the new Revised Standard Operating Procedures for the Approval of Independent Places for the Termination of Pregnancy is of the highest possible quality and objectivity.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (9 June 2014)

The Earl of Lytton: .... Operations at the front line will always trump policy. We still have many questions but few answers to the points raised about police culture and operations. A senior judge has recently questioned the objectivity of that other safeguard, the IPCC, as mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Smith of Basildon. Under anti-social behaviour legislation, the police have virtually untrammelled...

Message to Attend Her Majesty: Speaker’s Statement (4 June 2014)

John Bercow: ...hon. Members. I begin by reminding Members of their duty to observe the code of conduct agreed by the House and uphold the seven principles of public life that underpin it: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. That duty is owed both to the House and to those who elect us to our places here. Every member of the public has a right to expect...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Local Government Code of Conduct for Councillors (27 May 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...before the code of conduct can come into force, it must be laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Assembly. The draft code is consistent with the seven Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership; and the five additional principles already adopted by the code of conduct for Members of the Assembly of public duty,...

Coalition Government: Constitution Committee Report — Motion to Take Note (13 May 2014)

Baroness Grender: ...to discover that no Liberal Democrats are at the table, and wondering what on earth to do about it. This is where I believe that the role of the Permanent Secretary in each department is vital. Permanent Secretaries should have sufficient objectivity and seniority to ensure that their departments are run with an understanding of two political parties in power. Their role as an honest...

Ukraine — Statement (13 May 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...Luhansk. The polls were marked by blatant fraud, including multiple voting, no proper voting lists, and threats and intimidation against Ukrainians standing up for the unity of the country. These referendums met none of the basic standards of objectivity, transparency and fairness, and they have no credibility whatever. We will not recognise these or any other attempts to undermine the...

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