Results 1–20 of 1982 for objectivity

Scottish Parliament: Alex Salmond Investigation (17 Jan 2019)

Richard Leonard: as thorough as possible. That means that it must apply and follow the seven Nolan principles of public life, which are: openness, honesty, leadership, selflessness, accountability, integrity and objectivity. Therefore, the committee must meet in public, and there should be no limit on how long it sits for and how many meetings it has. I hope that the First Minister agrees with that in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Complaints (15 Jan 2019)

Edward Argar: ...centrally on whether any complaints are related to breaches of the Civil Service Code. All civil servants are bound by the Civil Service Code which sets out the core values; integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. If staff feel that they or their colleagues have done or been asked to do something that contravenes these core values, or breaches the Code, they are encouraged to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service: Complaints (7 Jan 2019)

David Lidington: ...providing a high quality service to everyone it deals with and all complaints are treated seriously. All civil servants are required to adhere to Civil Service Code values - integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. If a member of the public wishes to complain about a civil servant, they should in the first instance contact the Department or Agency where the civil servant is...

Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree (17 Dec 2018)

Lord McFall of Alcluith: ...Eames, who established a concept of personal honour. That concept is central to this debate. In elaborating on that, he mentioned words such as selflessness, accountability, integrity, openness, objectivity and honesty. To conclude, we are dealing with two individuals who are both eminent and respected in their fields, as I said previously. As the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, said...

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (21 Nov 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...if something changes—if there is a long-term vacancy or a change in CQC rating, for example. We need to think specifically about how this will work, and we will have to continuously review the objectivity of the criteria and the consistency of application. Putting that prior power in the hands of the responsible bodies is an important change, which I know the noble Lord was keen to see,...

Privileges and Conduct - Motion to Agree (15 Nov 2018)

Lord Eames: ...of the words that we have put in our report, we have covered virtually every incidence that could come before the Privileges Committee and then to this House; for example, selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness and honesty are some of the words that we suggested. I am not referring to the individual facts of this case, but I am defending the Code of Conduct and our...

Scottish Parliament: Export of Live Animals for Slaughtering and Fattening (30 Oct 2018)

Peter Chapman: ...the BBC Panorama programme, which chose to sensationalise and try to show the trade in the worst possible light. It was, in fact, a disgraceful programme that lacked balance and even the most basic objectivity. Its sole intention was to damage our reputation for high animal welfare standards.

Brexit: Civil Service Impartiality - Question (24 Oct 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...just said and I am grateful for her tribute to Sir Jeremy. The noble Lord, Lord Hennessy, has best summed up the merits of our Civil Service, speaking of its, “core values of integrity, propriety, objectivity and appointment on merit, able to transfer its loyalty and expertise from one elected government to the next”. I agree with the noble Baroness’s final point that, whatever...

Autism and Learning Disability Training: Healthcare Professionals — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (22 Oct 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: Before I call the next speaker, I think that, without compromising the objectivity of the Chair, I should probably have put on record at the beginning of this sitting that I currently chair the all-party parliamentary group on autism, in case people have not gathered that by this stage. Secondly, I apologise for the temperature in this room, which is below what I would consider comfortable...

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [HL] - Report (22 Oct 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...know for certain that within those emails, there also happened to be correspondence between criminal X and their doctor. I understand that the noble Baroness’s concerns in Committee were about the objectivity of the judge in allowing an order including potentially excepted data. The Government believe that the term “reasonable grounds for believing” gets us as close to objectivity as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prostitution (16 Oct 2018)

Crispin Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the objectivity of the research commissioned by his Department into the impact of sex work in the UK.

Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)

Sandy Martin: clearly above the national average cost per mile, those fares should be frozen until they are in line with the national average. Thirdly, the Network Railcard area should be reviewed, with some objectivity involved in deciding where the boundary should be and with a fares structure that does not suddenly penalise those stations that are just outside the area. The root and branch review...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Theresa May: I am sure we all have doubts about the objectivity of the reporting on Russia Today, which remains a tool of propaganda for the Russian state. Decisions about appearing on Russia Today are a matter of judgment for each individual, but they should be clear that they risk being used as propaganda tools by the Russian state. I know that that view is shared by other Members of this House,...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - Second Reading (7 Sep 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: an inquest, including a legal duty to report the death to the coroner, who has a duty to investigate violent or unexpected deaths. I hope that gives the noble Lord some reassurance about the objectivity and independence of the investigatory framework that would follow such a death. I am more than happy to discuss that further with him, and to make sure that the point he made is properly...

Office for Budget Responsibility — [James Gray in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Luke Graham: ...would use a lamp post—as a prop, as opposed to for illumination. We need to get back to numbers helping to illuminate our debate. They should help to inform decision making to bring a degree of objectivity to our debate—in this Chamber and the main Chamber. I will start by looking in depth at the OBR’s current powers, in order that Members better understand why I believe we should...

European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (20 Jul 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...they are the silver lining that was referred to. First, when it mattered, people wanted to know what it was all about. Secondly, to rely on parti pris campaigns, with no requirement for honestly, objectivity or fairness, is the very worst way of providing clear, unbiased information. The campaign was neither clear nor unbiased. How much better it would have been had local authorities made...

Royal Assent: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (19 Jul 2018)

Caroline Lucas: ...are carried out. I hope that that will give everyone in Westminster renewed confidence in the system, and that all bullying, harassment and sexual harassment will be treated with the seriousness and objectivity to which all workplaces should aspire. The principle of full independence is still somewhat undermined by allowing MPs to play a role in final decision making about serious...

Palestinian Education System — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Joan Ryan: ..., whose intolerance of extremism does not appear to extend to her own Government’s expenditure. Since then, the Government have blustered, prevaricated and delayed. They first dismissed the objectivity of the IMPACT-se report. They then claimed that IMPACT-se was, in part, basing its view of the curriculum on a report published three years before the new curriculum was introduced. Seven...

The Politics of Polling (Political Polling and Digital Media Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2018)

Baroness Janke: ...interests, financial and otherwise? Who is paying for a poll? How transparent is the methodology, and how has it been validated in terms of consistency of approach, selection of participants and objectivity of analysis? Obviously, that comes down to how effectively our polling organisations are regulated. As we see from the report, self-regulation of political polling is mainly carried out...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Bob Neill: Does my hon. Friend agree about the importance of the objectivity that properly experienced counsel on both sides bring to these matters, as has been seen demonstrated in a number of recent cases? That cannot be got on the cheap—and I must declare my interest as well.

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