Results 1–20 of 1864 for objectivity

Palestine: Children - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Hamilton of Epsom: ...determined to kill Jews? As the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, said, there are Jewish Peers in this House. I am a Christian but I have a certain amount of Jewish blood. I hope that gives me a certain degree of objectivity in discussing these issues. I have enormous sympathy with the views of the noble Lord, Lord Judd. I think the settlements that have been established on the West Bank and...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (18 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Lytton: ...it was not just rearranging the deckchairs or rebranding. I have long considered that both HMIC and the IPCC are too close to policing themselves, too imbued with police culture and too narrow in their focus. I hope the Bill will put that right and I am glad to see that police-on-police investigation may be set to reduce, because procedurally this fails the standards of independence,...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] (13 Jul 2016)

Dominic Grieve: ...have to act lawfully at all times. It is for the Law Officers to try to steer that course. What shines through to me, reading the Chilcot inquiry report, is not, as some critics have said, that Lord Goldsmith as Attorney General abandoned legal objectivity. Now that I have read the Chilcot inquiry report and looked at these passages very carefully, it seems to me that he fulfilled those...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: ...elders onwards to elected appointments and to run the country. However decent they may be, they are too often lacking in real practical experience, so that we have become dominated by diktat, not democracy. Internal party manipulation dominates practical objectivity and common purpose—the Leader of the House will, I know, be able to put that in context. Today, Prime Minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (28 Jun 2016)

Doug Beattie: ...given to me are given so that I can go about the job that I do to represent the people of my constituency. It is important that we all understand where those standards — selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership — really lie. Yes, they are all self-regulating, but there must be something here that holds Members to account if they...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Boswell of Aynho: ...of—and while I do not expect people to read every word of our report I hope that some of the messages will distil—is the wider constituency of the electorate who have to make this decision next week. We have a lot of people who yearn for clarity, objectivity and a degree of sensible, sober presentation, and, as a number of noble Lords have said, they do not feel that they have...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

David Jones: ...Government of Wales Act 2006 will provide that Assembly Acts cannot modify the law on reserved matters unless ancillary to a provision that is not reserved, but modification cannot go further than is necessary to achieve the devolved objective. Words such as “necessary” and “normally” lack objectivity, and are therefore subject to interpretation, including, in...

Scottish Parliament: Colleges and Universities (14 Jun 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: ...of working closely with them through the cross-party group, which is something that I treasure. They are very well informed, they provide information on a fairly non-party political basis, and they are objective in their analysis. That objectivity in analysis is crucial, which is why I am asking the Scottish Government to give us some answers today about how it is going to fund HE and FE....

BBC White Paper (8 Jun 2016)

John Nicolson: ...of State gave yesterday was worrying for the reasons I have given. Trust in the BBC is crucial. It is no secret, as my hon. Friends have mentioned, that many in Scotland have been suspicious of BBC objectivity in recent years. The Secretary of State said a short while ago that a majority in Scotland—although he acknowledged a lesser number—were pleased with the BBC, but let me...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Mass Media (6 Jun 2016)

Jane Ellison: All officials working in the Department are expected to adhere to the Civil Service code, which sets out the values and behaviours expected of civil servants, including integrity, honesty, and objectivity. Where it is appropriate for very senior officials to undertake media activity, they must at all times uphold these values, as well as taking account of the ethical standards governing...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Quirk: ...to have been unwarranted. The BBC’s mission will still be to inform, educate and entertain. There is glowing recognition of the public regard in which the BBC is held and of the reputation for objectivity that it has earned over the best part of a century. It is probably the most trusted broadcaster anywhere in the world. As the White Paper notes, it is “hugely valued by...

White Paper on the BBC Charter (11 May 2016)

John Whittingdale: ...sympathise with the BBC when it comes to maintaining impartiality at a time when there are so many diverse views, making it increasingly hard to strike the balance between them. Impartiality and objectivity are nevertheless absolutely the cornerstone of the BBC’s reputation, and I hope that that will always continue to be the case.

Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Use of a single point of contact (19 Apr 2016)

Robert Buckland: .... Those officers who are responsible for the course of the investigation are not the SPOC. That person is independent and they are at arm’s length. They are therefore able to exercise the objectivity and the sense of self-discipline that is essential if public authorities are to retain our confidence. It is all underpinned by the scrutiny of the IOCCO. In my submission, to move away...

Immigration Bill - Third Reading (12 Apr 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ... mean that pregnant women are detained in only the most exceptional circumstances when the current policy is already supposed to ensure that? I know that the Home Office believes that the new gatekeeping team to be introduced as part of the adults-at-risk approach will introduce a degree of objectivity into detention decision-making and so protect against inappropriate use of detention....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Cambridgeshire (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...the review of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough clinical commissioning group’s (CCGss) contract with UnitingCare LLP. NHS England advises that it has commissioned an independent review to ensure objectivity. The review is looking at the contract from a commissioning perspective, which means it will cover the role of NHS England, but the role of the Department is not within its scope. ...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewables Obligation Closure Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (15 Mar 2016)

Jonathan Bell: ...for Northern Ireland that I believe represents the best interests of Northern Ireland. I put on record, as Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, my thanks for their intelligence, forensic insights and the objectivity of their advice. When we deliver on this process, I believe they can take considerable credit not only for the success of Northern Ireland exceeding the target that...

BBC Charter — Question for Short Debate (10 Mar 2016)

Lord Judd: ...much related to the profile that the BBC continues to have in our society, stretching from local communities in our own society to people in North Korea, for example, who are desperate for truth, objectivity and the rest. We risk its future as a standard-setter at our peril.

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding — Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2016)

Lord Judd: ...Forsyth, and the contributions by the noble Lords, Lord Cormack and Lord Balfe, the latter of whom I knew in a different context at an earlier stage of my life. They brought to bear the wisdom and objectivity on which a successful parliamentary democracy must work. We are in a hopeless situation if we proceed from one crisis of confrontation to another, and if we slide into highly biased...

Public Bill Committee: High Speed Rail(London - West Midlands) Bill: Clause 48 - Compulsory acquisition of land for regeneration or relocation (3 Mar 2016)

Andy McDonald: ...Minister can see the merit in qualifying that wide-ranging power. The amendment will not inhibit in any way the development or operations of phase 1. It will simply introduce some degree of reasonable objectivity into the Bill, so that in years ahead—we could be talking 50, 75 or 100 years—landowners can be assured that their land and property, left intact until then, is not...


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