Results 241–260 of 552 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

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.

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

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about recent civic unrest in Angola.

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

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of Angola's candidacy for graduation from the group of less developed countries.

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

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Ghana concerning the Presidential elections there in December.

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

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given any guidance to the Government of Ghana about the implementation of the proposed freedom of information law; and, if so, what that guidance was.

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

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken through the Commonwealth to support economic growth in Ghana.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Ghana (7 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the Government of Ghana to help it meet the United Nations' millennium development goals.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Ghana (5 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to boost trade between Ghana and Britain.

Armed Forces: Reserve Forces — Question (1 Nov 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, at the outset, I thank my noble friend Lord Freeman, for securing this debate and for his excellent speech. As we begin the period leading to Remembrance Sunday, the contribution of all members of our Armed Forces, past and present, is very much in our minds. Reserve Forces have fought in every recent operational theatre, alongside regular personnel. As we remember the sacrifices of...

Middle East: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Howell for initiating this debate. Although the Motion refers to the Middle East, my contribution will include developments in North Africa. I have visited some of the countries in those areas and have personal knowledge of the situation in these countries. Noble Lords will recognise that the Middle East and North Africa are commonly referred to as MENA....

UK Industry: International Competitiveness — Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Jenkin for securing this important debate and congratulate him on his excellent speech. The Motion covers many areas vital to the UK economy. My contribution will focus mainly on the importance of trade. I have visited a number of countries in the past two years where I have been privileged to meet various senior figures from politics and business and to...

Global Fund: AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Question for Short Debate (4 Jul 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a truly worthy cause which has transformed the lives of many since its creation in 2002. Programmes supported by the global fund have provided AIDS treatment for 3.3 million, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 8.6 million and 230 million mosquito nets for the prevention of malaria. It has also approved over £14 billion for...

Minority Ethnic and Religious Communities: Cultural and Economic Contribution — Motion to Take Note (24 May 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, on initiating this debate. He has chosen to hold this debate on the 150th anniversary of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe. One of the earliest patrons and founder of the funds was also the first Asian Member of the House of Commons- Dr Dadabhai Naoroji was elected in 1892. He, along with Sir Mancherjee Bhownagree, elected in 1895,...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (17 May 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I want to focus specifically on our relationships with other countries, our overseas aid provisions, our drive to extend global stability and the need to undertake more overseas trade. As outlined in the Queen's Speech, this Government's first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability. I believe that this will be the key to successfully implementing many...

Police: Racism — Question (25 Apr 2012)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the level of racism within British police forces and how this can best be addressed.

Police: Racism — Question (25 Apr 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. What assurance can my noble friend give your Lordships' House that police officers and staff are receiving appropriate training in community and race relations following on from recent events? Academic research has found that there is still a low level of diversity in senior and specialist ranks of the police forces. What more can be done to...

Economy: Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (22 Mar 2012)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, there can be little doubt that the state of the economy is the most important issue facing the United Kingdom at the moment. The pressures facing individual households and businesses across the country are real and very difficult. I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Motion, not least since it has a wider focus than yesterday's Budget Statement. However, that is not to...


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