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Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...companies. MedCo now finds itself obliged to attempt to regulate the activities of these MROs without possessing the necessary regulatory powers. This takes up a significant amount of MedCo’s time and resources, which would be much better spent focusing on its original purpose of improving the quality and objectivity of medical reporting in these low-value claims. MROs are...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (12 Sep 2017)

Greg Clark: ...We have a regulator with powers given by Parliament, and those powers should be used. That is the challenge for Ofgem. I would be very surprised and very disappointed if any of the big six, knowing the objectivity of the CMA report, were to protest and appeal against such a determination.

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Graham: much less loss of life, but its impact on all of us was huge, and it almost led to a national crisis. I make no apology for saying that what was important then—and is important now in Kensington—was to start with absolute objectivity in looking at what happened, rather than trying to use disaster as a party political opportunity. The critical moment in Gloucester was when...

Health: Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Question (17 Jul 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...instances, that might not be possible or even desirable, but I shall certainly look into it. Take one of the instances: the tragedies at Morecambe Bay. It was found that there was a lack of objectivity in investigations and that that—along with other problems such as a lack of good data—led to the kinds of tragedies we saw, not happening once but over and over again. I...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Election Offences (17 Jul 2017)

Chris Skidmore: work with Cabinet Office to implement successful delivery of secure elections. Our manifesto included various commitments regarding the media, including the need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information essential to our democracy.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media: Internet (5 Jul 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We are committed to protecting the reliability and objectivity of information essential to our democracy.

Scottish Parliament: Commission on Parliamentary Reform (Report) (29 Jun 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: ...important that, in a unicameral parliament, the committees are robust and seen to be independent of government." I wholeheartedly agree with that, as I believe that it is very necessary to introduce greater objectivity to the committee process.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mass Media (27 Jun 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to ensure the reliability and objectivity of information essential to our democracy and a free and independent press; and if she will make a statement.

Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

David Davies: ...that the country’s justice system is failing in a number of areas. On judicial reform, Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council, which is tasked with ensuring the independence of the judiciary, is mired in in-fighting over allegations of a lack of objectivity, political interference and undue external influence. The report says that there has been “little progress in...

Parish Council Governance (Principles of Public Life) (18 Apr 2017)

Mims Davies: ...councils to which we are giving more power are run in a good way. Throughout all of public life, we should ensure that elected representatives adhere to the Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Those principles need to be at the heart of all governance and, indeed, of parish councils. I declare my own involvement in...

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise and Skills Review (30 Mar 2017)

Keith Brown: ...structures and functions for the new board and to consider how that would align with arrangements at agency level. I thank Professor Crerar for his considered and detailed paper. He has shown great personal commitment and objectivity in taking forward the work. I have reflected on his proposals and the views that have been expressed in the chamber—in the debates that I...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Politics: Education (9 Mar 2017)

Nick Gibb: impartial manner, and offer a balanced presentation of opposing views. At the same time, we expect that the teaching of any issue in schools should be consistent with the principles of balance and objectivity.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) (8 Mar 2017)

Lord Judd: to help overcome any weaknesses. It should be the same for universities. There is a great deal of room for helpful assessment. Another issue is that it is a crude measurement. I do not believe that scientific objectivity can be established. This system is inevitably a very subjective process, based on the experience and values of the people who concoct it. It is too crude, in another...

Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (28 Feb 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...conflicts of interest inherent in a single individual combining the roles of risk manager, supervisor of midwives, senior midwife and staff-side representative”. The report also stated that, “the supervisory system as applied in Morecambe Bay … lacked objectivity and failed repeatedly to identify the evident problems in the unit or alert others to them”. All three...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (22 Feb 2017)

Seema Malhotra: ...said that it is looking into it. Are you aware of any reason why official data not in the public domain may be selectively released in this way? That action appears to breach protocols on impartiality, objectivity and integrity in the UK Statistics Authority’s code of practice for official statistics, as well as the ministerial code. Can you advise me as to what could be done to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway: Industrial Disputes (20 Feb 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...has been undertaken by permanent members of staff within the Department. All Civil Servants are bound by the Civil Service Code and the four core values of impartiality, integrity, honesty and objectivity. The same process has been applied to Govia Thameslink Railway’s claim as that applied to claims from other operators and the outcome of the assessment will be shared in due course.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Suella Fernandes: ...the restrictions and costs of the common commercial policy inherent in our membership of the EU customs union? The new clause and all those containing that reference to trade are one-sided, prejudge, and lack any objectivity or impartiality. Where is the reference to, or acknowledgment of, the simple fact that Britain can set her own rules on trade policy, and forge new and dynamic...

Agenda for Change: NHS Pay Restraint — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (30 Jan 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...them through appropriate training and development. We know that inflation is increasing. We continue to rely on the independent pay review bodies, which for decades have applied their expertise and objectivity in making recommendations to Government, and we have huge respect for their important work. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North and the hon. Member for Torfaen (Nick...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Inquiry on the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: We all need to pledge now that we will not, for example, interfere with the chair and insist to him, "You have to produce an interim report". We all insist now that we respect the impartiality and objectivity of the inquiry.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ministerial Code: Independent Investigation of Alleged Breaches (24 Jan 2017)

Pam Cameron: ...transparent, open and accountable. In signing the Roll of Membership, I committed to the principles of the Assembly's code of conduct and have been faithful to working selflessly, with integrity, objectivity and accountability, in an open and honest manner, while providing leadership in my constituency. The Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards provides an invaluable...

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