Results 221–240 of 548 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Commonwealth and Commonwealth Charter — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am pleased to speak in this timely and most worthy debate. I thank my noble friend Lord Wallace of Saltaire for introducing it. I have been clear in this House previously about my admiration for the Commonwealth. For me, it is a network of countries that strikes the right balance between sharing a commitment to democracy and the rule of law and celebrating the diversity that...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Stowell for securing this timely debate. We are here to pay homage to the achievements of women all over the world, as marked by this annual celebration, as well as to emphasise the progress that needs to be made and the challenges that lie ahead. Women play a central part in keeping families and communities together. There is a strong link between...

Crime: Sexual Violence — Question for Short Debate (6 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as weapons against women in conflicts all over the world. The militias in eastern Congo are violating women as a means of exerting control, humiliation and submission. The abuses in the region are said to account for the majority of the work carried out by international aid organisations. The level of brutality is alarming and...

First World War: Centenary — Question for Short Debate (4 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I pay particular tribute to the contribution of our Indian soldiers during the First World War, as the significant part they played is not widely acknowledged. This is of personal significance to me as my grandfather served in the Indian Expeditionary Force E in Palestine. India raised the world's largest volunteer army of 1.5 million during the First World War. They provided...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Mar 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the debate and thankful to the Government for introducing this Bill, which will support British businesses in cutting unnecessary costs and red tape, boost consumer confidence and help to create more jobs. I wanted to speak briefly on the amendment of the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Harries, relating to the inclusion of...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome the Bill as it will restore fairness and simplicity to the process of social security payments. It will also deal with the question of affordability. It is important for a Government of any persuasion to show that they empathise with taxpayers who are essentially paying for welfare handouts. The concept of fairness is one of the reasons for proposing this Bill. It is worth...

Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheikh: I still feel there is a culture of dependency. Obviously, we would like to get more people into work and incentives must be given to people to go to work. People have become trapped in our welfare system and they need to be freed. This Bill will make a great contribution to their liberation. The Government deserve recognition for trying to ensure that we have a fair welfare system to support...

Israel and Palestine — Question for Short Debate (7 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Falkner for securing this debate. Achieving lasting peace between Israel and Palestine remains a significant priority for the international community. I am a believer in arriving at a two-state solution, whereby Israel has a guarantee of security and nationhood but in return must ensure that Arabs are fairly treated and have full independence. I have...

Council of Europe: Local and Regional Democracy — Question for Short Debate (6 Feb 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Dundee for securing this debate. Winston Churchill was the first to speak about the benefits of creating a Council of Europe, so it is fitting that the Council was established by the treaty of London. The Council of Europe was founded upon the principles of upholding democracy and civil liberties. Since its creation, the Council has continued to adapt...

EU: Prime Minister's Speech — Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, as a man who conducts business and addresses conferences overseas, many of the arguments on European integration resonate very strongly with me. The European Union was established as a way of preserving peace and stability between its member states. It was what was needed then, and in the same way we must now react to internal and external changes that are happening in Europe and...

Health: Neglected Tropical Diseases — Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I begin by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for initiating this timely debate. Neglected tropical diseases form a group of 17 diseases, and as one who was born and brought up in Africa, I have seen the effects of some of them. They often affect the poorest of people in the hardest to reach areas. Because most of these diseases do not exist in more developed nations, it is...

Economy: Growth — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am very grateful to have the chance once again to contribute to a debate on what has been and continues to be our Government's number one priority: promoting growth to reduce our national debt and restoring stability to our economy. It is important that we continue to have such discussions in order to continually monitor progress and exchange ideas about how we can assist our...

Freedom of Religion and Conscience — Question for Short Debate (22 Jan 2013)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, we are extremely fortunate to live in a country where freedom of religion is not just accepted but respected and acknowledged as a key pillar of a free and healthy society. People from a whole range of faiths live alongside each other, as well as with those who do not consider themselves religious. I think it is fair to say that, in general, this has worked very well. Since arriving...

Economy: Growth — Question for Short Debate (6 Dec 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the United Kingdom finds itself at an economic crossroads. This is due not just to the current financial crisis but also to the fact that changes need to be taken in our business and industrial landscape. I congratulate my noble friend Lord Heseltine on the submission of his excellent report. A renewed focus on overseas trade is severely overdue as we cannot continue to buy so much...

Ugandan Asians — Motion to Take Note (6 Dec 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to speak in this debate, and I am most grateful to my noble friend Lord Popat for calling it and for his excellent speech. That is not least because members of my family were among the 28,000 Ugandan Asians who came to the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Thus, the personal resonance of this subject for me holds no bounds. I also believe that...

Millennium Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the successor framework is vital to ensuring that we maintain and build upon the aims of the millennium development goals. The international community has made great efforts to fulfil the goals, with excellent progress in areas such as increasing access to primary school education and improving sources of clean water. Research by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund...

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Second Reading (14 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this is a most important and welcome Bill. The Queen's Speech which promised this Bill enticed us with the words that the Government would, "create the right conditions for economic recovery by strengthening the business environment, reducing regulatory burdens and improving business and consumer confidence". A clearer and more precise definition of the mission for the Government...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Angola (13 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent general elections in Angola.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Angola (13 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to promote democracy in Angola.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Angola (13 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the independence of the Angolan Electoral Commission.


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