Results 1–20 of 1962 for objectivity

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

Luke Graham: ...man 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...

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

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ..., though I am not sure 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...

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: ...Secretary and the Prime Minister, 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...

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

Baroness Janke: ...are their 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...

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.

Police and Crime Commissioners - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...Memory stood outside Heath’s home announcing the inquiry to the world and appealing for “victims” to come, and when Mike Veale allegedly pronounced on Heath’s guilt, they destroyed all credibility in local police force objectivity. The question is whether Macpherson advised against those actions—because he should have done. That was his role. Also, on 19...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion (27 Jun 2018)

Andy Wightman: ...for those who would otherwise find it difficult to participate. The rules will be set out clearly for claimants and will be based on a set of principles that include inclusivity, accessibility, honesty, objectivity and sustainability. Significantly, the proposed changes include what can be claimed by carers and for carers, as well as enabling claims for hiring videoconferencing facilities....

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (27 Jun 2018)

...faith. In this regard, the claimant shall ensure that any claims submitted relate solely in respect of their attendance of parliamentary activities and are not submitted in order to gain financial or other benefit for the claimant, or any other person. Objectivity With regard to the principle of inclusivity, the claimant, in submitting a claim for expenses under the Scheme, shall be...

Brexit: Energy Security (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: ...should mention an interest that I have in a small family company that has pockets of land and the possibility of one or two turbines. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, on the excellence of his chairmanship and his objectivity, and the clerks, who have shown very great ability and considerable skills in drafting. When the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously...

Brexit: The Future of Financial Regulation and Supervision (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (6 Jun 2018)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine: ...about achieving that. We say, in terms, that we need more detail and decisions from the Government on how they intend to proceed—if in fact that is the Government’s position. With his usual objectivity and fairness, the noble Lord, Lord Davies of Oldham, acknowledged that. The noble Lord, Lord Davies of Stamford, warned us that he was extremely blunt. He knows me well enough to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service: Scotland (6 Jun 2018)

Oliver Dowden: ..., and their agencies, have their own versions of the code, as do the Welsh Government. However, both the Scottish and Home Civil Service adhere to the same core values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.

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]: Inquiry into issues arising from data protection breaches committed by or on 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...


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