Results 1–20 of 539 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (15 Nov 2021)

Government position on adopting a formal definition of Islamophobia – Lord Sheikh. Oral questions

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, we went to Afghanistan with the United States 20 years ago. I believe that we have achieved much in the country since then. We have built significant infrastructure and rebuilt the cities. The allies trained a military and police force of 300,000, but they capitulated rapidly and surrendered their arms. With the United States, we have spent a total of $2.3 trillion. This sum shows...

Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jul 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, we must change the United Kingdom’s connection with unethical and unacceptable organ transplantation and harvesting. Successful organ transplants are an outstanding achievement. Such medical procedures, carried out with proper safeguards, save lives. I wholeheartedly support the practice. I am the president of the Conservative Muslim Forum, which has over 1,500 members. We are...

UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I was born and raised in east Africa, and over the years I have travelled to a number of countries in Africa and Asia on business and in the course of my parliamentary duties. Whenever I have been abroad, I have endeavoured, if possible, to see the high commissioner or the ambassador and to meet representatives of DfID, the British Council and the DIT. I have been pleased to note...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sri Lanka: Wrecks (30 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the environmental impact caused by the fire on the X-Press Pearl on the coast of Sri Lanka; and what support they have provided to the government of Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (28 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure women released from prison will not be released to homelessness.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release: Females (28 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure women released from prison are (1) supported by the Ministry of Justice's temporary accommodation service, and (2) are supported into permanent accommodation.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Sri Lanka: Coronavirus (28 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver 600,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the government of Sri Lanka, to enable the availability of second doses amongst the population of that country.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will (1) list each nation to which they have delivered AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as part of the World Health Organisation COVAX programme, and (2) list the quantity of vaccines they have delivered to each nation.

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome this Bill as I have always believed that animals are sentient beings and that they feel emotions and experience pains. I was brought up in east Africa in a house with a large garden. We had a dog, cats, chickens, ducks and rabbits, and we became very fond of them and got to know them. I noticed that they had emotions and felt pain, and I shall give one example. When my...

Environment Bill - Second Reading (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am the tail-ender and I hope to bat effectively. It is imperative that we redefine our relationship with the natural environment. As I said in my maiden speech, the environment is a passion of mine. I was brought up in Uganda and, as a young boy, would fish on the shores of Lake Victoria and swim in the clean waters of the River Nile. I saw green vegetation around me and wildlife...

Nagorno-Karabakh - Question (27 May 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, Armenia forcibly occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, which should have been part of Azerbaijan under four UN Security Council resolutions, in 1993. During the war there were injuries and loss of life on both sides, and one side cannot be held responsible for such consequences over another. Azerbaijan took what was rightfully theirs. Does my noble friend accept that? Does he also accept that...

Israel and Gaza - Commons Urgent Question (20 May 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am very concerned at the loss of life and violent activities on both sides. I have been to Gaza as well as Israel, and I ask that we actively pursue securing the ceasefire immediately. However, I will refer to a question that I raised in your Lordships’ House yesterday but did not get a reply to. Like many Muslims in the world, I was very disturbed by the Israeli attacks on the...

Nepal: Covid-19 Vaccine Request - Question (20 May 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I declare that I am the founder and chairman of the UK-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum and vice-chair of the APPG on Nepal. The situation in Nepal is dire: it needs our immediate help. I have received representations from the Nepalese diaspora and have had several discussions with His Excellency the Nepalese ambassador. The country needs ICU ventilators, oxygen cylinders and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (19 May 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, Her Majesty’s gracious Speech made clear this Government’s commitment to defence and security, upholding human rights, and reducing poverty across the world. I am pleased to note that the Government will be taking forward the biggest increase in defence spending in 30 years, which will help to promote global peace and stability. I am very concerned with the situation in Yemen,...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (22 Apr 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome the integrated review and its ambitious vision to make the UK a stronger, safer and more prosperous country. The UK plays a role on the global stage, and I am glad to see that the Government will make tackling climate change and biodiversity loss their number one international priority. As we prepare to host COP 26 in November, that is very important as the climate crisis...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Motion for an Humble Address (12 Apr 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I apologise for missing my slot earlier. I would like to pay tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and his strength, drive and tireless commitment to making the world a better place. As someone who was born and brought up in a colony and who has a connection with a number of Commonwealth countries, I have witnessed the progress in democracy and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Armenia about (1) recognising the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and (2) committing to regional cooperation in the South Caucasus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the South Caucasus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the South Caucasus.


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