Results 1–20 of 460 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: National Service (6 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current status of indefinite conscription in Eritrea.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (6 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the peace deal brokered in 2018 between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (6 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent border closure between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (6 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance, if any, they are providing to Eritrea and Ethiopia in ratifying a trade agreement.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sustainable Development (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are they taking alongside international partners to promote the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Fisheries (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress have they made in promoting sustainable fishing in developing countries.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Water Supply (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to the developing countries which are most vulnerable to water scarcity.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sustainable Development (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will put in place to aid progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Food Supply (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published on 15 July, which suggests an increase in food insecurity in the developing world.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Eritrea: Humanitarian Aid (5 Aug 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current humanitarian situation in Eritrea.

Sharia-compliant Student Finance - Question (25 Jul 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I declare an interest: I co-chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamic Finance. The UK has the largest Islamic finance market outside the Islamic world, yet the community tell me we are suffering because of lack of facilities for students. Does my noble friend agree that it is time we put into practice the commitment given by David Cameron in 2013 that Muslim students...

Religious Persecution - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Elton for introducing this important and timely debate. Religious persecution has, unfortunately, been a recurring theme in societies throughout history. Historically, people of faith have been targets for persecution and discriminatory practices. Although the title of this debate refers to the extent of persecution in this century, I will first touch on...

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I have spoken on several occasions in your Lordships’ House against all types of discrimination. As human beings, we have the right to be judged as individuals, irrespective of ethnicity, nationality or religious beliefs. The number of recorded anti-Semitic incidents, which range from vandalism to physical violence, has risen. The charity, Community Security Trust, counted 1,652...

Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] - Second Reading (14 Jun 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for tabling this Bill. It is an important Bill and I have the pleasure to speak in support of it. I begin my contribution by making reference to the conversations I had with Dame Cicely Saunders. Dame Cicely was a pioneer of the modern hospice, which takes a holistic approach to palliative care, managing physical symptoms and...

Prevent Strategy - Question (6 Mar 2019)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the review of the Prevent strategy.

Prevent Strategy - Question (6 Mar 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for her reply. I am pleased that Her Majesty’s Government have agreed to undertake an independent review of the Prevent strategy; this has been very well received in the Muslim community. Will the review have sufficiently broad terms of reference, including community engagement, public consultation and full government disclosure? To what extent...

Sri Lanka - Question for Short Debate (5 Feb 2019)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend, Lord Naseby, for this timely debate regarding Sri Lanka and Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. I have visited Sri Lanka on three occasions. I have travelled to various parts of the country and met Sri Lanka’s leadership and other senior figures. My travels to and around Sri Lanka also allowed me to see first-hand the situation on the ground. Sri Lanka suffered a...

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate, which I feel is timely and very important. I would also like to thank my noble friend the Minister for his excellent reply, and for the summing up that he has just concluded. I will pick up on some of the points made by noble Lords. My noble friend Lady Warsi spoke passionately about the need for a definition. I am grateful...

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I again ask my noble friend whether he has any views regarding the erection of a memorial to commemorate the work done by Muslim soldiers and labourers.


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