Results 461–480 of 548 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

EU and Russia (EUC Report) (10 Oct 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, in congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Roper, and the members of the European Union Committee on their excellent work in the production of this report, I feel bound to observe that this is a clear case of how events can move on so very quickly in the field of international relations. When the committee's report was published in May, no one could have predicted that events would...

Iraq (22 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, would it not be best to undertake an inquiry now, while the relevant people are still in power and the facts are fresh in our minds?

Counter-Terrorism Bill (8 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this Bill contains points that raise significant concern. The key concern is the period of pre-charge detention that is justified in the case of terrorist suspects. The Crown Prosecution Service has stated: "We think the 28 days has been sufficient in each case that we have had ... We have not seen any evidence that we have needed beyond 28 days". The arbitrary detention will...

Crime: Insurance Fraud (7 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare an interest: I am chairman of an insurance organisation and a former director of the British Insurance Brokers Association. The Question was as follows: To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the police and the insurance industry to tackle the increasing occurrence...

Crime: Insurance Fraud (7 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. The NFSA does not have statutory authority. Would it be possible for it to have statutory powers?

Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) Bill [HL] (4 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: He is not that old.

Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) Bill [HL] (4 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I begin by thanking the noble Lord, Lord Lee of Trafford, for introducing the Bill. The House needs to treat this Bill with an appropriate level of respect, for it raises an important subject which warrants very careful consideration. There is strong public sympathy for the first-class service offered by Gurkha soldiers to the causes for which we have fought in military conflicts...

Police: Ethnic Minority Officers (1 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the arrangements for selecting officers from ethnic minorities for promotion in the police service are fair.

Police: Ethnic Minority Officers (1 Jul 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that Answer. There are at present two high-profile cases where dissatisfaction is expressed by Muslim police officers. Disquiet is expressed also by their trade association. I have been told that 20 police forces were unable to send answers to questionnaires submitted by the association and a think tank. I remind your Lordships' House of the figures for BME...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pilgrimages (30 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have regarding the levels of deceit and fraud suffered by Muslim pilgrims going to Mecca and Medina arising from the actions of United Kingdom-based pilgrimage arrangers and what action they are taking.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crime: Muslims (26 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What research has been conducted into the factors affecting criminality among Muslims, and what action has been taken to reduce it.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Muslims (26 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: On the most recent date for which figures are available, how many Muslim inmates were (a) on remand, and (b) serving a prison sentence; and what percentages of the prison population they represent.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Muslims (26 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Muslim inmates are serving prison sentences for (a) violent crimes, (b) robbery, (c) sexual offences, (d) theft, and (e) terrorist offences; and what percentages of the Muslim prison population they represent.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Muslims (26 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is evidence that radicalisation is occurring among Muslim prisoners and, if so, what action has been taken to reduce its incidence.

Flooding: Pitt Report (25 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I declare an interest. I am the chairman of an insurance broking organisation and I have been a director of the British Insurance Brokers' Association. I took part in the debate on flooding and I reinforce the points made by my noble friend Lord Taylor. The insurance industry has acted very quickly; indeed, we have settled claims as quickly as we can. Our difficulty sometimes is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisons: Chaplains (23 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Which prison establishments in England and Wales do not have a full-time Imam as part of the chaplaincy; and what are their plans to improve access to Islamic chaplaincy services within prisons.

Identity Theft (18 Jun 2008)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the issue of identity theft. My Lords, this is a most timely and important debate, and, in the context of recent events concerning the Government's inadequacies in the protection of their own information, one that is of crucial importance to a significant number of people. In the limited time available to me I should like to...

Economy: Enterprise, Taxation and Manufacturing (22 May 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, this is a very relevant and timely debate, and I congratulate my noble friend Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth on bringing the issue to the House. The general economic climate should be a cause of great concern to most economic actors in the United Kingdom and, as we face the challenges of a global economic turndown, we need to be clear that our positions on taxation and regulation put...

Environment Agency: Flood Management (20 May 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, first, I declare an interest as a former board member and regional chairman of the British Insurance Brokers Association and as the current chairman of an insurance organisation. At the outset, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Rotherwick on securing this debate on issues concerning flooding and on his excellent presentation. As a practising insurance broker and underwriter, I see...

Torture (Damages) Bill [HL] (16 May 2008)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, we are today being invited to confront a rather peculiar situation. The international community agrees that torture is unacceptable and should be eradicated, yet we all know that torture continues to be practised in many parts of the world, despite the established consensus. Although I am not a lawyer, I have always taken a keen interest in this issue on humanitarian grounds and...


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