Results 441–460 of 549 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Gaza — Question (18 Mar 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that response. Will our Government press for the establishment of a prompt, impartial and independent investigation which will make public its findings and provide recommendations as to how the people who are responsible should be held to account?

Africa: Governance and Law — Debate (5 Mar 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I was born in Kenya and raised in Uganda, so the subject of this debate is close to my heart. I thank the noble Earl, Lord Sandwich, for securing today's debate. He and I have recently come back from a trip to Nepal, where, among other things, we looked at good governance in that country. In 1960, Harold Macmillan said: "The wind of change is blowing through this continent, and...

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]: Second Reading (11 Feb 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, at the outset, I would like to make some general comments regarding immigration. This country, over a period of many years, has welcomed people from overseas who have in the course of time been assimilated into the community and are now part of the British population. I believe that the British, for all their faults, are tolerant. This country is a land of opportunity, and it...

Gaza — Motion to Take Note (6 Feb 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I care about humanity and I will speak out when I feel that injustice and cruelty are inflicted on people. I have spoken in your Lordships' House on such subjects, including people trafficking, forced marriages, torture and the rights of Gurkhas. At the outset, I have no reservation in condemning the Hamas rockets that were directed into Israel's sovereign territory; neither should...

Euro — Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, at the outset, I apologise to your Lordships' House for my late arrival for the commencement of the debate. I should like to thank the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, for arranging this debate, which enables us to look at the various issues relating to our membership of the euro. The debate about the United Kingdom's membership of the European single currency has abated in recent months, as...

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question for Short Debate (21 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I care about humanity and I would like to express my serious concern and sense of disturbance at possible breachesof international humanitarian laws by the Israelis. The use of white phosphorus shells by the Israelis against civilians, which is not allowed under the Geneva Convention, has caused horrific injuries the likes of which some doctors have not seen before. The...

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question (20 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether international humanitarian law has been breached in the conflict relating to Gaza.

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question (20 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. The people of Gaza have been subjected to collective and indiscriminate punishment by the Israelis, some of whose actions can perhaps be considered inhumane. Israel has used white phosphorus shells, whose use against people is prohibited under the 1980 Geneva Convention, and there may have been incidents whose investigation is likely to find...

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question (20 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, will the Government take a lead to facilitate a full and thorough investigation by the United Nations and the Red Cross to determine whether there have been breaches of international laws and to ensure that appropriate remedial action is taken? Will the Minister keep your Lordships' House advised of progress in this regard?

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question (15 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords—

Israel and Palestine: Gaza — Question (15 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, a statement was issued in the Times yesterday by Jews for Justice for Palestine, signed by almost 600 leading Jews. What is the Minister's assessment of that statement?

Gaza — Statement (12 Jan 2009)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords—

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (9 Dec 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, the subjects of home, legal and constitutional affairs touch the lives of every single citizen in the United Kingdom and have been of much policy interest in recent years. I should like to focus on the problems of binge drinking, which has created a major headache for large numbers of people, has disastrous health consequences for a number of people, and is partly responsible for a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Police: Ethnic Minority Recruits (26 Nov 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 28 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1469), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the assessment of the recruitment, retention and progression of minority-ethnic staff of police forces.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Police: Ethnic Minority Recruits (26 Nov 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the targets set for black and minority ethnic police officer recruitment for each police force for each of the last five calendar years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Police: Ethnic Minority Recruits (19 Nov 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many black minority ethnic police officers have been recruited by each police force in each of the past five calendar years.

Health: Donor Organs (EUC Report) (14 Nov 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I have taken a close interest in organ donation for a considerable time and I welcome the report of the European Union Committee. Inevitably, this is a matter of concern to the public and, as highlighted by the committee, is more complex than the simplistic terms in which it is often presented. The last opportunity that we had in this House to consider this issue was earlier this...

Economy (3 Nov 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I accept that the present economic situation has been affected by global economic factors, but it must be stressed that it has been greatly aggravated by the Labour Government's complacency in constructing an economic boom on a mountain of debts. The Labour Government abandoned the principle of prudence and they have failed to follow a monetary policy to deal with demands. I declare...

Sport: Funding (30 Oct 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Glentoran for securing this debate and congratulate him on his excellent presentation. The enjoyment of sport is a near universal activity that transcends differences between human beings. It is hard to come across anybody who has not been touched by sport at some point in his or her life. Sport brings people together and occupies a key part in the lives...

Police: Ethnic Minorities (28 Oct 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to encourage recruitment of ethnic minorities to the police force.


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