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Results 1–20 of 1822 for objectivity

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 14 - Extension of target to provisions made by regulators (11 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: ...body working to the Government’s methodology, we would see the independent body verifying the Secretary of State’s methodology. Publishing that same methodology would make it open to wider scrutiny. Having it verified would invite greater confidence in the objectivity of the assessments carried out.

Local Services (Southend) (5 Feb 2016)

Marcus Jones: ...top-down, centralist control. Every authority, including parish councils, was required to put in place a code of conduct that is compliant with the seven Nolan principles of standards in public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. When it is found that a local authority member has failed to comply with their authority’s code,...

Public Advocate Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord Wood of Anfield: ...assuming that the various agencies of the state—from central to local government, the police, officials staffing inquiries, civil servants and employees of other public bodies—show co-operation, judgment, sensitivity and objectivity towards the families concerned. But sadly, as we know from the Hillsborough tragedy, that cannot always be assumed, so families may face not just...

Trade Union Bill: Second Reading (11 Jan 2016)

Lord Tyler: ...the balance we have sought to achieve”. That is precisely the temptation that motivated the authors of this Bill. Your Lordships will recall that the CSPL was set up by the last majority Conservative Government and it was given seven key principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The committee has served the...

The Shrewsbury 24 — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (9 Dec 2015)

Andy Burnham: ...Mr. Wyatt’s concluding message, that the CPBG’s”— the Communist Party of Great Britain’s— “main aim is to take over the Labour Party by fair means or foul—an opinion which is almost incontrovertible—offended the Independent Broadcasting Authority’s standards of objectivity, as they interpret the Statute…This difference of...

Bill Presented: Duty to publish information on outcome of negotiations between member States (8 Dec 2015)

Bernard Jenkin: ...support the Government of the day. Actually, I think most people in this country regard impartiality as a rather more imprecise quality, with a higher moral tone. They see it as having something to do with objectivity, with balance and with not being compromised into becoming a mere cheerleader for one point of view or another. I should like to address the amendments to Lords amendments 5...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Legacy Issues (25 Nov 2015)

Theresa Villiers: ...authorities entirely independent of Ministers, but I reassure him that I am absolutely confident that the Police Service of Northern Ireland will approach that sensitive case with all the principles of objectivity, fairness, impartiality and respect for human rights that it displays in all its work.

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Nov 2015)

Lord Liddle: ..., which is that a lot of people are genuinely sceptic and probably dislike the Brussels bureaucracy a great deal but worry about our future outside the EU. That is where I think that the need for objectivity is very important. Clearly, I am not the right person to make an objective case about the European Union but I still believe that we have a public service in Britain which is...

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (2 Nov 2015)

Lord Turnbull: ...who know the full complexities of them. However, for a report on the impact on the economy, I believe that we do have an alternative—we have created the Office for Budget Responsibility, which has developed a reputation for objectivity—and I think we could entrust this task to it. There have been two major reports produced by Treasury officials—it was after I left the...

Education and Adoption Bill — Second Reading (20 Oct 2015)

the Bishop of Ely: ...schools both in the immediate future and over the long term. But I would like to ask the Minister how we can ensure consistency of practice across the country. Crucially, we all need to see high levels of objectivity and clarity around decision-making in respect of how the capacity of providers or sponsors, including in a diocese like mine, is assessed. The role of the regional schools...

Isil: Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords] (19 Oct 2015)

David Burrowes: .... We need to consider the ACMD’s additional recommendation to link the definition of psychoactive to the public health threat. That, together with certain tests included in the Bill, will provide objectivity and clarity. We need to work on sentences as well as definitions. As I said in an earlier intervention, it is important that someone who is convicted in court is dealt with in a...

Civil Legal Aid (15 Oct 2015)

Bob Neill: ...friends and the unbundling of legal services. Unbundling can have its role, but my limited experience as a civil practitioner caused me deep concern about the use of McKenzie friends. The lack of objectivity that the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull East (Karl Turner) referred to applies to McKenzie friends, too. I can certainly think of one case that was needlessly dragged out and the...

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: ...it. 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...


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