Results 341–360 of 554 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Written Answers — House of Lords: Niqabs (14 Oct 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage with religious and community leaders when considering the issue of women wearing the niqab or burqa in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Religious Tolerance (14 Oct 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps will they take to maintain tolerance and respect for all religious beliefs in British society.

Charitable Sector — Motion to Take Note (5 Oct 2010)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Taylor of Holbeach for securing this important debate. The charitable sector is of great benefit to society and of specific importance to those communities that are most in need. The Government's support for an enhanced role for our communities provides a unique opportunity to promote a creative approach to social empowerment through the charitable...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (27 Sep 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether there are procedures for a person who wishes to complain about the behaviour of an officer searching persons at United Kingdom international airports to ensure that complaints are adequately dealt with when they are made. To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether a procedure is in place to deal with complaints about officers searching persons at United...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communities: Preventing Extremism (28 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures will be put in place to ensure that members of the Muslim community with moderate beliefs are not victimised under the Prevent counterterrorism programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communities: Preventing Extremism (28 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to investigate any allegation of spying under the Prevent counterterrorism programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communities: Preventing Extremism (28 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the Prevent counterterrorism programme does not have a negative impact on community cohesion. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost of implementing the Prevent counterterrorism programme; who receives the funding; and how their work is monitored. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a review is being...

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL]: Second Reading (27 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome the Bill as there is a general consensus that greater measures are needed to assist in the fight against global terrorism. Terrorism is one of the greatest threats that we face in the 21st century. This legislation will make an important contribution to our national security by helping to ensure that funds are not used to perpetrate terrorist activities. I also welcome the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communities: Preventing Extremism (26 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to increase community programmes that promote interfaith dialogue and cohesion.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iran (26 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iran about allegations of violence against women.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iran (26 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made recently to the Government of Iran about human rights.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (22 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons travelling in the United Kingdom have been searched using body scanners or have had their luggage screened at international airports in the United Kingdom in the last (a) three, (b) six, and (c) 12 months. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons from ethnic minorities have been searched using body scanners or have had their luggage...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iran (22 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens are detained in Iranian prisons.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (21 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ethnic background is one of the criteria for searching or screening the luggage of those travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (21 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that UK Border Agency officers and other officers involved in security procedures at airports are polite and courteous to those searched.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (21 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a code of conduct that officers at international airports in the United Kingdom are required to follow.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Airports: Security (21 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in force to monitor the conduct of and behaviour of officers searching persons travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

Terrorism Act 2000 — Statement (8 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I note that the Government will introduce interim guidelines and that a review of counterterrorism legislation will be undertaken. I have spoken in your Lordships' House about the use of Section 44 powers and the fact that a very high number of people from ethnic minority communities have been stopped and searched. Can the Minister assure me that under the interim powers, people...

Africa: Post-conflict Stabilisation — Debate (8 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Chidgey, for securing this debate. The noble Lord is well versed in the complexity of the challenges facing this vast region of Africa. It includes two countries that are close to my heart: Kenya, the place of my birth, and Uganda, the country where I spent my formative years. We need to recognise how the continent of Africa has changed in recent years....

Foreign Policy — Debate (1 Jul 2010)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this is a most timely and important debate. The world is transforming before our eyes and Britain must be capable of setting its foreign policy in the context of these changes. Over the past 12 months, I have visited East Africa, Russia, Syria, Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE, India and Egypt. I went to these countries to speak at...


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