Results 1–20 of 1943 for objectivity

Local Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (17 May 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...and think about how best we can establish the impact of elected chairs on the effectiveness of scrutiny committees. In general, chairs should be selected on the basis of their skills, experience, integrity and objectivity, not of how amenable they are to the executive. Although the new guidance will remind councils that they already have the option to elect rather than appoint a chair, it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (16 May 2018)

Luke Graham: ...steps is my right hon. Friend taking to ensure that the civil service in the devolved Administrations receives as much support as the central civil service, and how is he maintaining standards and objectivity across the United Kingdom?

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Bob Neill: ...the motivation of barristers. Does he agree that one of the important qualities that the independent Bar brings, as indeed does an objective solicitor, is precisely that word—objectivity? The objectivity brought by a barrister has been seen in many cases, for example, those where disclosure failures have occurred, and in the willingness to root out what is absolutely necessary,...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service (3 May 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Holding answer received on 18 April 2018 The Government believes that the four key values outlined in the Civil Service Code - integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality - enable the UK Civil Service to carry out its responsibility to provide objective advice to Ministers without fear or favour. The Code requires all Civil Servants to put the obligations of public service...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Contracts (30 Apr 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: ...appointed on merit on the basis of fair and open competition and are expected to carry out their role with dedication and a commitment to the Civil Service and its core values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) requires all Crown servants to make their line manager or Commanding Officer aware of any potential conflict of interest that arises...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: I intervene to ask the Minister whether he agrees with this. Although —and I support the amendment—it is right to say that “necessary” involves a degree of objectivity, the clause would actually be applied in court on any challenge, and it would be a judicial review challenge to the making of regulation, on the basis that it is, in the reasonable opinion of the...

Leaving the EU: Future Trade Remedies (17 Apr 2018)

Jack Brereton: ...Lopez) also made important points about the challenges of unfair international competition and the setting up of the TRA. I am pleased that the Minister has referenced the importance of the TRA’s objectivity in the actions that it takes. I do not agree with everything that the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) said, but I certainly agree with her points about the Minister....

Public Bill Committee: Data Protection Bill [Lords]: behalf of news publishers (20 Mar 2018)

Margot James: ...sustainable business models for high-quality media online. The media landscape is different and the threats are different, too. Issues such as fake news mean there is a need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information. Likewise, clauses 168 and 169 are similar to the provisions contained in sections 40 and 42 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, but apply to breaches of data...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Viscount Chandos: ...one are still to take effect, and the projections for public expenditure and borrowing in the period to 2020-21 are based on the assumption that these cuts are fully implemented. I will leave it to future economic historians with longer perspective and greater objectivity to pass judgment on the Conservative and Conservative-led Governments’ measures over the past eight years to...

Scottish Parliament: Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack (15 Mar 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...been culpable in a chemical attack on British soil. In this country, we have a proud tradition of a free press that acts without fear or favour and media that seek to meet the highest standards of objectivity so that people get the truth. Does the First Minister agree that that objectivity is poisoned when state agents pump propaganda into the households of this country?

Northern Ireland Border - Statement (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem: My Lords, I shall do my best to maintain the same level of objectivity as the noble Lord, Lord Howard, in these matters. This is a seminal moment, is it not? The publication of the withdrawal document and the Government’s robust response to it highlight that the Government’s position is to adopt mutually inconsistent objectives: no hard border, no customs union and, indeed, no...

Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review - Statement (22 Feb 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...Lord, Lord Hunt, about meeting the groups to define the terms of reference. Again, we have learned from past experience that that has not always been done well and it is best done independently of government, with that degree of objectivity. I think that that is what this review will bring. As I say, the overall hope is that not only do we deal with the issues under each of these three...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of certain provisions of this Act (21 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: ...9, as indeed I will at some length, may I concur wholeheartedly with the statement made by the hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) when he praised civil servants for their impartiality, objectivity and professionalism? In my experience of the Treasury, I have always found them to be exactly that. We should all register that important point. We have had a fairly wide-ranging...

Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...continue to work with the ONS to improve the quality of data and this will include a variety of data sources, including administrative data from government sources. The ONS is independent of government and it is right to ensure that the public can have confidence in the objectivity of the statistics. We should not underestimate the generally extremely high quality of ONS data. The noble...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...more broadly, and we take the security and integrity of our democratic processes very seriously. The Government’s manifesto includes a commitment to take steps to protect the reliability and objectivity of information that is essential to our democracy and a free, independent press. Therefore we are working with the broadcast and press sectors, social media and the broader tech...

Civil Service Impartiality - Private Notice Question (5 Feb 2018)

Asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to defend civil servants from unwarranted criticism regarding their objectivity and impartiality.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: The Trade Remedies Authority (30 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I will not detain the Committee for long, but it is important when we establish a new authority to step back. Some of these issues will be raised in debates on amendments, so I will not get too far into the detail. I strongly support the creation of the Trade Remedies Authority. As our trade policy is slowly developed in the months and years to come, we will need it to be underpinned by a...

Backbench Business: NHS Negligence Cases (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Gwynne: ...a court controlled disclosure, while knowing that the records he had listed were missing. Mr Hawkins’s solicitor instructed a clinical litigation medical expert, who produced a case-closing report that failed the objectivity test and was therefore invalid. The trust and Hempsons initially failed to disclose relevant medical records, doing so only after continued and considerable...


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