Results 421–440 of 554 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Sri Lanka — Question (10 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, can we ensure that refugees are treated humanely and that there is an inclusive political peace settlement?

Policing and Crime Bill: Second Reading (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome the Bill, as there is a general consensus that crime and policing legislation is in need of greater development. The Bill has the potential to introduce reforms that will not only result in the betterment of British society but may extend beyond our shores. I acknowledge the measures taken since 1997 to provide greater policing accountability at community level. I had...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Southern African Development Community (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the Southern African Development Community.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Zimbabwe (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote political stability in Zimbabwe.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill: Second Reading (2 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I welcome this Bill, which covers so many issues of great importance, but I aim to raise issues which I feel are salient. Apprenticeships are crucial to preparing our nation's workforce for the competitive global market. My understanding of an apprenticeship is that it provides a route to building technical skills that are relevant to the requirements of industry through practical...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Zimbabwe (1 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received concerning human rights in Zimbabwe.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Zimbabwe (1 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the Government of Zimbabwe to increase the likelihood that a democratic constitution is adopted in Zimbabwe within the next two years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Zimbabwe (1 Jun 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens in Zimbabwe are eligible for their resettlement programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (14 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve the physical and mental health of children and young adults in foster care.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (14 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what system is in place to tackle the disproportionately high rate of teenage pregnancy among young people in foster care.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (14 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to reduce the proportion of young people in foster care entering the youth justice system.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (13 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of children in foster care who enter tertiary education.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (12 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of foster carers in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foster Care (12 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that foster carers receive monetary allowances that are commensurate with their duties.

People Trafficking — Question (11 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle human trafficking and to provide assistance to its victims.

People Trafficking — Question (11 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. I have a number of concerns but will confine myself to two points. First, bearing in mind that victims of human trafficking are all over the country, what is being done to ensure that training is provided to all the police forces? Secondly, as human trafficking is a global problem, what liaison is being maintained between us and other European...

Economy — Debate (7 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend Lord Forsyth on securing today's debate. I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute on such an important and timely topic. This debate comes just two weeks after the Chancellor delivered the Budget but, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the economy in this country is contracting faster than in the...

Police: Stop and Search — Question (6 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of recently published figures relating to stop-and-search operations undertaken by the police.

Police: Stop and Search — Question (6 May 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. The figures show that black people are almost eight times more likely to be stopped than people from white communities. Furthermore, stop and searches under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act have trebled in the past year. The situation in relation to ethnic minorities is disturbing. Does the Minister agree that action must be taken to curb this...

Sri Lanka — Statement (30 Apr 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, there is a significant Tamil diaspora in this country. They are very concerned about what is happening to their friends and relatives, and we are very concerned about the humanitarian issue. As we all know, the Tamils are protesting outside in Parliament Square, and they have also been outside the Indian High Commission. Has the Minister met the Tamil leaders to assure them that...


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