Results 101–120 of 542 for speaker:Lord Sheikh

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this debate, which I feel is timely and very important. I would also like to thank my noble friend the Minister for his excellent reply, and for the summing up that he has just concluded. I will pick up on some of the points made by noble Lords. My noble friend Lady Warsi spoke passionately about the need for a definition. I am grateful...

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I again ask my noble friend whether he has any views regarding the erection of a memorial to commemorate the work done by Muslim soldiers and labourers.

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: Is the Minister prepared to enter into dialogue with APPG members to discuss a definition? That would be a good start.

Islamophobia - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am very glad that we are having this timely discussion on Islamophobia today. I am also very pleased that recently there was a debate in your Lordships’ House relating to anti-Semitism. I am totally against anti-Semitism and feel that we should all get together and combat it in every way we can. Unfortunately, xenophobia has to some extent crept into different walks of life in...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I want to make some comments relating to the Muslim community in the United Kingdom. There are more than 3 million Muslims in the country, who have come here from different parts of the world. The population is youthful in comparison with other communities. Muslims have done well in every walk of life and contributed to the advancement and well-being of the country. Nearly all of...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Lord Sheikh: These comments have been made to me in general. What I am trying to say to your Lordships’ House is what I have been told. When I go up and down the country and talk to people, I find disquiet and unhappiness about the strategy, so I feel that we need to undertake a review of it. There is to some extent a lack of transparency about the strategy which has led to mistrust and is affecting its...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (12 Nov 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I will talk about the Prevent strategy in greater detail when we discuss Amendment 57. At this stage, I would like to say that there is disquiet among Muslims regarding the application of the Prevent strategy and it is felt that a review is necessary. The Home Office should gather and publish figures to see whether the strategy is disproportionately affecting any particular ethnic...

Armistice Day: Centenary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Nov 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, we all know that this year marks the centenary of the First World War Armistice. The centenary reminds us of the pivotal role that our Armed Forces have played in shaping our country’s history. This was a conflict that resulted in suffering on an unprecedented scale. I pay tribute to the contribution of Muslims during the First World War. The significant part played in the First...

Overseas Aid: Charities and Faith-based Organisations - Motion to Take Note (12 Jul 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I am pleased to speak briefly in the gap. I begin by saying that I, with my close family and friends, have our own charity, which is entirely funded by us. In addition, I am a patron of two charities. Muslims all over the world believe in helping people who are less fortunate than ourselves. Muslims also believe that we have a moral duty to support charitable organisations through...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 Jun 2018)

What assessment the Government have made of the current situation in Sudan and of the opportunities for furthering UK trade, educational and cultural ties with Sudan – Lord Sheikh. Short debate; 1:00 pm

Safeguarding in the Aid Sector - Statement (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I note that letters have been sent to charities which have received UK aid. I am a patron and supporter of a charity which is undertaking work in 12 countries. I had a long meeting with the trustees yesterday, and we decided to tighten and toughen our safeguards. My point is: could charities which have not received such aid be written to to ask them to tighten up? I am deeply...

Safeguarding in the Aid Sector - Statement (20 Feb 2018)

Lord Sheikh: Would my noble friend consider taking further action?

Russia - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I thank the noble Viscount, Lord Waverley, for initiating the debate. I will specifically talk about the UK’s relations with Tatarstan and how we can strengthen our ties with it. Tatarstan is a semi-autonomous republic in Russia located in the centre of a large industrial region of the Russian Federation. I have been to Kazan, which is the capital of Tatarstan, and spent a few...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Organs: Donors (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Welsh Government's Evaluation of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act which found that after the change in organ donation law in Wales the quarterly mean average of organ donation fell from 14.6 to 13.4.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Organs: Donors (21 Dec 2017)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding that since the introduction of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act over 178,000 people have opted out of organ donation.

Islam: Tenets - Question (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I begin by expressing my disquiet and resentment at the wording of the Question for this debate. The noble Lord, Lord Pearson, has referred to Islamist terrorism. I feel that to use “Islamic” or “Islamist” relating to any form of terrorism is completely wrong. Islam is a religion of peace and does not allow any form of suicide attack or terrorist activity. A terrorist should...

Exports: Africa and the Commonwealth - Question for Short Debate (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Popat on securing this debate and on his excellent speech. I also welcome my noble friend the Minister to her new role on the Front Bench. I was born and brought up in east Africa. I am a strong supporter of the Commonwealth and the African countries. I have visited a number of countries overseas and know their ambassadors and high commissioners...

Bilateral Trade: Sudan - Question (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Sheikh: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Sudan.

Bilateral Trade: Sudan - Question (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Sheikh: My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I declare that I co-chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sudan.


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