Results 1–20 of 1924 for objectivity

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Video Standards Council (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The Video Standards Council (VSC) applies the independently determined Pan-European Games Information (PEGI) classification system on behalf of industry in order to provide objectivity and consistency in video games age ratings. The VSC’s classification work is reviewed by Government as part of the assessment of their Annual Report.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Development: Tailored Review of ICAI (7 Dec 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: ...case for ICAI to exist and assessed its efficiency and governance arrangements. In recognition of ICAI’s role as a scrutiny body, an independent Challenge Panel was appointed to ensure the objectivity and impartiality of the review process, and included members of the National Audit Office and Institute for Government. The Cabinet Office was satisfied that the review demonstrated...

Armed Forces Act 2006 - Question for Short Debate (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Goldie: ...in the Royal Navy and left the service in 1992 as Chief Naval Judge Advocate to take up a position in the civilian judiciary, where he served until last year. We believe that he brings the right level of experience and objectivity to this piece of work and we look forward to the report of his review in around a year’s time. This is an independently led review and Judge Lyons will be...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy: Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017)

Michael Ellis: ...for discussion by any Committee are not a matter for me or any of Her Majesty’s Ministers. However, the first point to make is that the Government recognise the need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information, which is an essential component of democracy. That is why Her Majesty’s Government are working with the industry to ensure that high-quality online news...

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: The hon. Lady is absolutely right to raise this very concerning issue. The Government recognise the need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information—it is an essential component of our democracy. We are working with industry to ensure that high-quality online news media have a sustainable future and, at the same time, that low-quality and fake news is not commercially...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Monarch Airlines: Insolvency (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Henley: ...administrators, nor does it have direct control of their actions. All insolvency practitioners are subject to an insolvency code of ethics, which sets out the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Prior to accepting an insolvency appointment, the insolvency practitioner must check whether the appointment might carry any threat to these fundamental...

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: ...in 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: ...to 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: ...an 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: ...how 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...


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