Results 21–40 of 542 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Armenia about (1) recognising the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and (2) committing to regional cooperation in the South Caucasus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the South Caucasus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the South Caucasus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Armenia (1) to maintain peace in the South Caucasus region, and (2) to ensure non-violent resolution of any future conflict.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Armenia: Azerbaijan (9 Mar 2021)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Armenia (1) to maintain peace in the South Caucasus region, and (2) to ensure non-violent resolution of any future conflict.

Covid-19 Update - Statement (4 Feb 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, there is evidence of hesitancy to take Covid-19 vaccinations, particularly among some minority communities. I am involved in a national campaign that is actively encouraging everyone to take the vaccine. I raised this point in your Lordships’ House on 13 January, and my noble friend Lord Callanan arranged for us to meet virtually with senior officials from the Vaccine Taskforce....

Xinjiang: Forced Labour - Statement (19 Jan 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I feel that what is happening in China is reminiscent of the Holocaust, which has also been said by the Board of Deputies. The unfortunate victims this time are Muslims. We must now all decide to put a stop to what is going on. While I support the measures set out in the Statement, we need to take more robust actions and proceed to declare the persecution as genocide, invoke...

Covid-19: Vaccine Trials - Question (13 Jan 2021)

Lord Sheikh: Following up on the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Hastings, there is increasing evidence of hesitancy to take Covid-19 vaccinations, particularly within some minority communities. It is vital that we persuade as many people as possible to take the vaccine for the fight against this pandemic to be won. I am currently involved in a national community-led campaign to be launched to...

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome the agreement. As someone who voted in favour of leaving the EU, I am pleased we have been able to do so with a good and respectable agreement. As a businessman, I realise that in any negotiations you need to give and take and compromise, with the view that you will arrive at a win-win solution. I think we have achieved this. I declare that I have been a regional chairman...

Trade Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 23 (6 Jan 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I speak in favour of Amendment 23, to which I have added my name as a supporter. I spoke on this issue in Committee. As we have now left the EU, we must outline our priorities as a nation, and protecting children online must be high on the list. Amendment 23 would offer significant protections for UK children online by effecting UK laws relating to online safety in future trade...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Second Reading (5 Jan 2021)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I fully support the Bill and welcome the Government’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse. This issue causes me a great deal of concern and I have previously spoken on the subject in your Lordships’ House and elsewhere. Domestic abuse affects all communities, irrespective of the class, race, religion or status of the people involved. We must not confuse this worldwide problem....

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (30 Dec 2020)

Lord Sheikh: I welcome and support this historic Bill. Following the agreement, we will truly be an independent country, in control of our laws and national destiny, without any influence of the European Court. We will also set up an arrangement which can be worth more than £650 billion in reciprocal trade with the EU. The agreement covers a number of subjects but, in view of lack of time, I shall...

Trade Bill - Report (Day 2): Amendment 14 (15 Dec 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I support both amendments in this grouping. Amendments 14 and 21 are important because they are about aligning our climate and environmental targets with our trade agreements. I spoke on these issues in Committee and reinforce the point that these amendments would enable us to be an effective environmental leader. I commend the Government for their increasing attention and...

Green Economic Recovery - Question (14 Dec 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I declare an interest, as I am the co-chair of the APPG on Islamic Finance. Islamic finance can play a role in the green industrial revolution. As we will issue our first sovereign green bonds in 2021, I ask my noble friend the Minister: will Her Majesty’s Government consider the issuance of green sovereign sukuks, which will help support a green economic recovery following the...

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Private Notice Question (23 Nov 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, about 12,000 people are expected to claim under the compensation scheme. Nine have died before receiving any compensation and, unfortunately, there may be more deaths before the payments are made. Can my noble friend the Minister explain the Government’s plans to support the bereaved families?

Trade Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 68 (13 Oct 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, it is imperative that we support Amendment 68, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Alton of Liverpool. I commend him on his excellent speech; he did indeed speak from the heart. At the outset, I would like to say that in 1972 my family and thousands of Asians were expelled from Uganda by General Amin. I have personal experience of ill treatment being imposed on innocent people by a...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: BAME Communities - Private Notice Question (12 Oct 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the pandemic has adversely affected the health of the BAME community and caused financial hardship. I have been informed by the Runnymede Trust that only about 44% of the BAME community was aware of the measure to allow those out of work due to the crisis to claim universal credit. Furthermore, only one-third of the BAME community had heard of the arrangements making statutory sick...

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill - Second Reading (21 Sep 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, to effectively tackle terrorism we must use a combination of radicalisation prevention, rehabilitation and punishment. This Bill is not balanced: it places too much reliance on punishment. We must effectively address the root causes and implement real solutions to deal with the problems of radicalisation, extremism and terrorism. To stop radicalisation and terrorism we must not...

Trade Bill - Second Reading (8 Sep 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend the Minister on his appointment and excellent maiden speech. He brings a breadth of experience and expertise to your Lordships’ House. I support this Bill, which, while being fundamentally about continuity, is also about redefining and strengthening our trading relationships across the world. Today, I am particularly interested in what this means for...

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - Second Reading (2 Sep 2020)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I support this Bill as it will enable us to put together and implement the various regulations governing human medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices. We live in a world that is changing and the medical and veterinary sciences are constantly evolving. The Bill will enable us to innovate and ensure that all medicines and medical devices will be safe to be used by the...


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