Results 501–520 of 548 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Flooding (22 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will bring forward the increased spending allocations for flood defences from 2010-11 to 2008-09.

Flooding (22 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. I would like to declare an interest as chairman and chief executive of an insurance broking organisation. My industry has suffered losses approaching £3 billion following the recent flood damage. Will the Minister ask the Government to think again about this, otherwise I am afraid that there could be further problems with regard to the provision...

Anti-Americanism (9 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Saatchi on securing this debate, which focuses on an important issue affecting all parts of our society today. The special relationship between this country and the United States has been of great importance to this country for many years. First, we need to be clear about definitions. It must be possible to question the approach of the Bush...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Army: Combating Racism (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What they are doing to combat possible racism in the Household Division; and whether through enhanced public relations they are tackling any perception of racism in the Army by promoting awareness of the Army and its values.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Navy: Frigates and Destroyers (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they chose to reduce the total of frigates and destroyers from the 32 referred to in the Strategic Defence Review to 25; and whether they propose any further reduction.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Armed Forces: Spending (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the increase in the United Kingdom's military commitments, why defence spending as a proportion of gross domestic product has fallen from 2.9 per cent in 1997 to 2.5 per cent in April 2007; and whether they will revise the Strategic Defence Review to match these commitments.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NATO: Reserve Battlegroups (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the Secretary of State for Defence's announcement in February that NATO has made a request for two manoeuvre reserve battlegroups, one of which the United Kingdom is providing, what progress has been made in discussions with NATO allies about providing the second battlegroup.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Afghanistan: Rules of Engagement (1 Oct 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent efforts they have made to persuade other NATO members to reduce the number of caveats in some countries' rules of engagement in Afghanistan.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Navy: Review (26 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to conduct a formal review of the current size and organisation of the Royal Navy.

Afghanistan: NATO Forces (25 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they have taken to encourage other NATO countries, such as France and Germany, to deploy extra troops to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: NATO Forces (25 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for that response. I speak at meetings and seminars, and often the subject relates to foreign affairs. My Question was prompted by my feeling that our military capability is not in line with our present overseas commitments. The UK, the US and some other countries shoulder a disproportionate amount of the burden in Afghanistan and there seems to be...

Afghanistan: NATO Forces (25 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, have we examined carefully our deployment in Afghanistan and the need to increase the strength of our forces generally and provide them with adequate resources?

House of Lords Bill [HL] (20 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, when I was nominated for a peerage in September 2005, the leader of the Conservative Party informed me that I should not discuss the matter with anyone. Subsequently, there were press leaks, and although the attention was uncomfortable, I continued to maintain discretion, which was not easy. Furthermore, I understand that at the time certain nominations were not approved by the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Flooding (18 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the main features of the announced flood defence spending increase, including the full profile and timetable involved; and whether this announcement will form part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Flooding (17 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have assessed the role which the insurance industry is playing in dealing with recent flood damage and, in particular, (a) its share of the financial burden, and (b) its assistance to policy holders and local authorities during the crisis.

Written Answers — House of Lords: People Trafficking: Children (16 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to tackle trafficking of children following the report on this subject by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, published in June.

Armed Forces: Household Division (10 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to increase the number of soldiers from ethnic minorities in the Household Division.

Armed Forces: Household Division (10 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am grateful for the Minister's response. I chair the Conservative Muslim Forum and the Ethnic Diversity Council. I speak at meetings and seminars encouraging the ethnic minorities to join the police and Armed Forces. My Question was prompted by the fact that, when I attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony, out of some 1,400 officers and soldiers I saw no more than 10 persons...

Palestine: Occupied Territories (3 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Dykes, for initiating this timely debate. I chair the Conservative Muslim Forum, and I am involved in interfaith dialogue promoting peace and harmony among different racial and religious groups. I am convinced that the majority of Israelis and Palestinians want a durable two-state solution. That being said, history has proven that Israelis and...

Palestine: Occupied Territories (3 Jul 2007)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, just give me two seconds. I am impressed by the One Voice movement, which is an organisation that is working towards achieving peace in the Holy Land. One Voice is holding a solidarity event on 25 July on Abingdon Green.


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