Results 1–20 of 1883 for objectivity

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: 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: 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.

Teachers: Academies and Free Schools - Question for Short Debate (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...qualified. Rather, teachers would be required to demonstrate sustained proficiency in the classroom, which would continue to be judged against the teachers’ standards. I take the point that the noble Lord, Lord Watson, makes about the importance of the objectivity of the person who makes that judgment. The noble Baroness, Lady Greenfield, talked about the importance of evidence-based...

Finance Bill: Review of tax treatment of Scottish Limited Partnerships (5 Sep 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...which provides for a report on the UK tax gap, the tax gap is an official statistic published each October and it is produced in accordance with a code of practice for official statistics, which assures objectivity and integrity. The methodology is judged by independent third parties to be robust, and it has been intensively reviewed and given a clean bill of health by both the...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (4th Day) (5 Sep 2016)

Baroness Hamwee: ...public in learning whether an error involving them has been made. I must thank the organisation Big Brother Watch for drawing several points to our attention. The first two amendments simply seek to bring more objectivity to the exercise. Amendments 191C and 191D deal with when an error should be reported. According to the Bill, that should happen when it is “a serious error”...

Palestine: Children - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Hamilton of Epsom: ...determined to kill Jews? As the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, said, there are Jewish Peers in this House. I am a Christian but I have a certain amount of Jewish blood. I hope that gives me a certain degree of objectivity in discussing these issues. I have enormous sympathy with the views of the noble Lord, Lord Judd. I think the settlements that have been established on the West Bank and...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (18 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Lytton: was not just rearranging the deckchairs or rebranding. I have long considered that both HMIC and the IPCC are too close to policing themselves, too imbued with police culture and too narrow in their focus. I hope the Bill will put that right and I am glad to see that police-on-police investigation may be set to reduce, because procedurally this fails the standards of independence,...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] (13 Jul 2016)

Dominic Grieve: ...have to act lawfully at all times. It is for the Law Officers to try to steer that course. What shines through to me, reading the Chilcot inquiry report, is not, as some critics have said, that Lord Goldsmith as Attorney General abandoned legal objectivity. Now that I have read the Chilcot inquiry report and looked at these passages very carefully, it seems to me that he fulfilled those...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: ...elders onwards to elected appointments and to run the country. However decent they may be, they are too often lacking in real practical experience, so that we have become dominated by diktat, not democracy. Internal party manipulation dominates practical objectivity and common purpose—the Leader of the House will, I know, be able to put that in context. Today, Prime Minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (28 Jun 2016)

Doug Beattie: ...given to me are given so that I can go about the job that I do to represent the people of my constituency. It is important that we all understand where those standards — selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership — really lie. Yes, they are all self-regulating, but there must be something here that holds Members to account if they...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

Lord Boswell of Aynho: ...of—and while I do not expect people to read every word of our report I hope that some of the messages will distil—is the wider constituency of the electorate who have to make this decision next week. We have a lot of people who yearn for clarity, objectivity and a degree of sensible, sober presentation, and, as a number of noble Lords have said, they do not feel that they have...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

David Jones: ...Government of Wales Act 2006 will provide that Assembly Acts cannot modify the law on reserved matters unless ancillary to a provision that is not reserved, but modification cannot go further than is necessary to achieve the devolved objective. Words such as “necessary” and “normally” lack objectivity, and are therefore subject to interpretation, including, in...

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