Results 261–280 of 548 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Prevent Strategy — Question for Short Debate (30 Nov 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this coalition Government spent over a year reviewing the Prevent strategy and produced a clear, focused strategy on tackling extremism, as well as focusing resources on key institutions like universities, prisons, schools and colleges. This strategy looks at countering the ideology rather than just the violent action of extremists. This is the fundamental difference between the...

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am pleased to have this opportunity to congratulate my noble friend Lord McColl of Dulwich on bringing forward this Bill for your Lordships' consideration. I have taken a long interest in the subject of human trafficking, as it is the cause of much suffering to large numbers of vulnerable people. I have spoken on the subject several times in your Lordships' House. Despite...

International Development — Question (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds allocated to international development are spent in accordance with their objectives.

International Development — Question (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. The Public Accounts Committee in another place found recently that DfID had no systematic or comprehensive approach to quantifying the extent of foreign corruption and was unable to provide an estimate of the scale of leakage. Does the Minister agree that this is not acceptable, and what action are the Government taking to put this right to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: People Trafficking (21 Nov 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions can be imposed on companies who employ trafficked individuals.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Compensation (19 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address any growth of a compensation culture in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Insurance: Fraud (19 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the estimated costs to insurers of false claims.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Care (18 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase counselling services for children in care.

Written Answers — House of Lords: South Sudan (18 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's work in South Sudan includes measures to promote tribal tolerance in that country; and if so, what are those measures.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sudan (18 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the humanitarian situation in Sudan.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Adoption (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove barriers to adoption. To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will implement to address the low levels of adoption of ethnic minority children.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Kimberley Process (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the Kimberley process.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Kimberley Process (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to make British consumers aware of blood diamonds.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Kimberley Process (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Mozambique about the extent of illegal diamonds in that country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: South Sudan (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to give to the new Government of South Sudan in creating stability in the country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: South Sudan (17 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the new South Sudanese Cabinet.

Written Answers — House of Lords: People Trafficking (11 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to put measures in place to increase public awareness of human trafficking.

Building Stability Overseas Strategy — Debate (6 Oct 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lady Falkner for securing this debate. This is an important and timely debate and an area of policy in which I have had considerable interest for a long time. The Building Stability Overseas Strategy is of great importance to our domestic and international interests. It is focused and comprehensive in identifying three pillars upon which the strategy is...

Kosovo — Question (15 Sep 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am interested in the Balkans and some years ago I used to handle the insurance account of Yugotours, a state-owned travel company which specialised in arranging holidays to Yugoslavia. During the existence of Yugoslavia I visited Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia. Since the independence of Kosovo, I have known the Kosovan ambassador and met him on several occasions. In fact, I saw him...

Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this Bill is one of the boldest attempts to repair and restructure a welfare system that has essentially failed taxpayers and jobseekers. Welfare reform is an important plank of this Government's programme. The current system has resulted in welfare provision that is not always distributed to the recipients who are most in need. It is also a system that favours reluctance among some...


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