Results 1–20 of 421 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am pleased to contribute to this important debate today. I thank my noble friend Lady Anelay for introducing the subject and congratulate her on the excellence of her speech. I have spoken previously in your Lordships’ House of my respect and admiration for the Commonwealth. Covering 52 countries, and a third of the world’s population, it is an enduring symbol of...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (3rd Day) (13 Mar 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am in favour of the amendments tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey. I declare my interest as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamic Finance. The APPG has recently reformed and is now an active body. I am also a volunteer patron of the Islamic Finance Council. I have long-standing experience of financial services and a strong connection with the City of...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am grateful that your Lordships’ House is again acknowledging this important day. I welcome that we pay tribute to the achievements of so many women and continue to push for full and proper gender equality across the world. Women are the pillars of our families and communities. They have played invaluable roles in our history, including during the two world wars, yet they...

UK Exports - Question for Short Debate (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, following our vote to leave the European Union we have a chance to redefine and build our trading relationships across the world. We must therefore be devising and implementing rigorous strategies to increase our exports to other countries. I draw attention to the UK’s growing Islamic financial services industry and the opportunities it presents. Here, I declare an interest. I...

Bilateral Trade: Sri Lanka - Question (28 Feb 2017)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of opportunities to enhance bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

Bilateral Trade: Sri Lanka - Question (28 Feb 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for his reply. Sri Lanka is expecting economic growth of 5.5% this year, and has signed free and regional trade agreements with other nations, with another under negotiation with China. Does the Minister agree that Sri Lanka should be an integral part of our global business strategy to approach new international markets? Will he consider the...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, last year I voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union because I believed we should control our own destiny. First and foremost, we should be able to do business with whomsoever we wish. Exiting the EU means that we can now realise a greater economic potential. The United Kingdom has a long and rich history as a successful trading nation—long before the concept...

Sudan - Question (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the United States has agreed to lift sanctions which previously applied in Sudan. Will we now consider trading with Sudan and strengthening our educational and trade links with that country?

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, 2016 has not been kind to liberalism. Across the globe, populism and nationalism have taken the reins. In this regard I would like to cite a few examples. In the Philippines, we have a leader who endorses extrajudicial killings. In Myanmar, members of the Rohingya community who are Muslims have been subjected to brutal violence and many have been killed. In Hungary, we have a leader...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Politics and Government (3 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in South Sudan in the light of inter-tribal conflict between supporters of President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Conflict Resolution (3 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have taken since 2011, and are now taking, to resolve the conflict in South Sudan.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Foreign Relations (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK–Sudan strategic dialogue initiated in March represents a change of approach in foreign policy towards Sudan, and whether that dialogue will continue.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Counter-terrorism (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the positive contributions made by Sudan, particularly in regard to combatting terrorism and radicalisation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Peace Negotiations (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ceasefire declarations by the government of Sudan and the rebel movements in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Horn of Africa: EU Immigration (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a positive and constructive role for Sudan as part of the Khartoum Process.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Peace Negotiations (2 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, as part of the troika, to persuade opposition movements in Sudan to sign the African Union’s Roadmap for Peace, and to encourage the government of Sudan’s commitment to it.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Armed Conflict (1 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Sudan's attitude and approach towards the conflict in South Sudan, and whether it will contribute to peace and stability in South Sudan.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Foreign Relations (1 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the visit by the US’s Special Envoy for Sudan, Donald Booth, to Sudan in June, and of any lessons that could be learnt from that visit for UK–Sudan relations.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Radicalism (1 Aug 2016)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efforts by the government of Sudan to prevent the influence in Sudan of groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram, and Al Shabaab.


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