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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: ...now. 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...

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

Philip McGuigan: ...in the public interest. The ministerial code of conduct states, among other things, that Ministers must: "observe the highest standards of propriety and regularity involving impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relationship to the stewardship of public funds ... operate in a way conducive to promoting good community relations and equality of treatment ... not use information gained...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Bew: ...scientificity in their attempt to deal with the problem. On the other hand, Amendments 133A and 133B hit on something that can and should be dealt with to protect students’ interests. It shows greater objectivity in the treatment of students, which is all the more necessary in the epoch we are now in, when these matters are greatly disputed, much more than they were a generation ago....

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (4th Day) (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...In his response, the Minister referred to linking fees to quality of teaching but did not say how that would be achieved. That is the main reason for noble Lords’ opposition to the link. My noble friend Lady Cohen said that objectivity is the key here. That is what is required, and it is a quality that is lacking in the metrics as they stand at the moment. The problem of rating on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (16 Jan 2017)

Simon Hamilton: ...Department of Finance, and I would like to thank the Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, for asking his officials to give priority to the scrutiny of that business case and for approaching the work with their usual professionalism and objectivity. The draft regulations before the Assembly today are designed to give effect to the option which has been demonstrated, through that...

Business without Debate: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (14 Dec 2016)

Richard Arkless: ...do everything possible to meet the threat of terrorism. On the basis of the tweets alone about our departed and much loved colleague Jo Cox, which will have disgusted anybody with a sense of reasonable objectivity, as well as the appalling words it put out about the terrible attack in Orlando, we have no hesitation in backing the Government’s call to add this organisation to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: International Human Rights Day (5 Dec 2016)

Sean Lynch: ...always been very important for the people of the North, as they are truly objective and stand with what is right and wrong. The recent UN report about collusion in the North is another example of that objectivity, fairness and justice in practice, in addition to providing practical examples. Every year, the Human Rights Commission produces an annual statement on human rights. I look...

Backbench Business: Christchurch and East Dorset Councils: Proposed Abolition (1 Dec 2016)

Christopher Chope: ...to have the freedom to maximise its increases in council tax in line with Government rules, should it so wish. Having been so cruelly misled by the documents—and, incidentally, at roadshows and focus groups—my constituents cannot have any confidence in the objectivity of the consultation process. Any purported outcome will be invalidated by the inadequacy of the process, and...

Policing and Crime Bill - Report (30 Nov 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...It gives police officers and staff a new route to raise their concerns directly with the IPCC. As a result, it will give police officers and staff a greater level of assurance around discretion and objectivity by strengthening the protections for whistleblowers, including anonymity. Amendments 49 and 50 respond to points raised in Committee by the noble Lords, Lord Paddick and Lord...

Chilcot Inquiry and Parliamentary Accountability (30 Nov 2016)

Fabian Hamilton: ..., and from his many interviews with hundreds of witnesses. So let me say once again that Sir John deserves our thanks and our praise for conducting that vast but vital task with great care, diligence and objectivity. The Chilcot report was the fifth, and hopefully the final, inquiry into the Iraq war. The first was published on 3 July 2003, before the tragic death of Dr David Kelly,...

Autumn Statement: Economy - Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Skidelsky: ...of the economy. These supposedly “scientific” predictions are treated as gospel because of the political independence of the OBR: as a result, the economic theories underlying them are not subjected to public scrutiny at all. They are hidden in mathematics and models, lending them a false air of objectivity. We have seen this time and again. The OBR’s theory of the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service: Donors (3 Nov 2016)

Alan Duncan: .... The Foreign and Commonwelath Office (FCO) provides guidance to Heads of Mission on assessing the suitability of potential sponsors for events. Our missions must act with integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality and consider value for money. Acceptance of sponsorship must not create any expectation or obligation of influence.

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Storey: ...the voices of reason and sanity reminding us what a revered organisation the BBC is, both nationally and worldwide. I sat in on a number of debates in which noble Lords across all Benches spoke with objectivity and passion about how important the BBC is to us. I particularly remember the inside knowledge shown by our own Lord Speaker, who regularly rose from the Conservative Benches to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: NAMA Revelations: Public Confidence (26 Sep 2016)

Emma Pengelly: ...Committees, do not. Our powers are limited for a reason. The Assembly and Committees do not investigate crimes and it was never intended that they would do so. The NCA has skills and training on objectivity and on the value and weight of evidence. It represents an independent and robust body with full investigatory powers. The Committee has agreed that an appropriate and prudent way...

The BBC and Political Impartiality — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...is not just about dividing straight down the middle between two arguments. Impartiality and accuracy are both important. A national broadcaster ought to be able, if anyone can, to bring a sense of objectivity to our national debate and challenge it with facts, if that balance is delivered correctly.


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