Results 181–200 of 1906 for objectivity

Education: Academy Chains — Question (15 Jan 2014)

Lord Nash: I applaud my right honourable friend the Secretary of State’s objectivity in all matters.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Haass/O'Sullivan Proposals (13 Jan 2014)

Mitchel McLaughlin: ...and forced Richard Haass and his team, to whom I, too, express my gratitude for their efforts, to take it off the table in order to keep the process moving forward.  What did we expect that team to do with the experience that they had, their objectivity and the evidence that they had gathered from a very significant number of organisations, the submissions that they received and all...

European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading (10 Jan 2014)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...continued improved of the economy is so dependent? Then there is the question to be put in the referendum. The authors of this Bill devised a form of words that the Electoral Commission judged to be flawed on the grounds of clarity and objectivity. More than that, the Electoral Commission submitted two formulations which it believed met those criteria, but the authors of the Bill brushed...

[Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Disabled People (Access to Transport) (9 Jan 2014)

Gordon Marsden: ...million. Should the Government and the Department for Transport not seek to engage more broadly with such national bodies, as policy is developed and accessibility criteria are set? Should they not recognise the expertise and objectivity that charities that serve people with disabilities can contribute to the process? It was a huge privilege to host the Paralympics in this country in 2012....

EU: Balance of Competences Review — Question (9 Jan 2014)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: ...Lord, Lord Spicer, the key word is “objectivity”? I declare an interest as the chair of a group that has submitted material to the balance of competences review. It was the need to achieve such objectivity that resulted in the extremely negative reaction that the first published documents of this exercise provoked, which has been echoed today by the noble Lord, Lord Pearson....

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Report (1st Day) (8 Jan 2014)

Baroness Hamwee: ..., these things are all subjective to some extent and perhaps that was an inappropriate word for what I was trying to describe. However, with what is reasonably frightening one is attempting to put objectivity into it; what may be unreasonably frightening would fall into a different category. Perhaps I may now refer to the preventive nature of the provisions and say that, in considering...

Mental Health Outcomes (Measurement): Clause 39 — Code of practice on local authority publicity (17 Dec 2013)

Alex Cunningham: ...accusation of contravening the Government’s current code of recommended practice. I agree that any political bias would be unacceptable in local authority publicity, and the code of conduct requires objectivity, even-handedness and appropriateness. That much is beyond contention. It was with that in mind that we encouraged the Government to take action in cases where possible...

Mental Health Outcomes (Measurement): New Clause 1 — Integrated audit (17 Dec 2013)

Brandon Lewis: ...the independence of the auditor. First, the Financial Reporting Council’s ethical standards require audit firms to establish policies and procedures to ensure that auditors act with integrity, objectivity and independence. There are specific limitations on audit firms providing non-audit services. The ethical standards require the lead auditor to assess any threats to the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (Independent Review) (12 Dec 2013)

Mike Penning: ...Professor Harrington in the first three annual independent reviews of the work capability assessment. He has also evaluated the operation and effectiveness of the work capability assessment, perceptions of objectivity surrounding the assessment and recommended further changes that may be needed to improve the assessment. The work capability assessment is integral to the Government’s...

Public Bill Committee: Gender Equality (International Development) Bill: Clause 1 - Development assistance (11 Dec 2013)

Tom Clarke: the ballot—of piloting the Bill that became the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006, one of its best supporters was the hon. Gentleman. He brought to the issue the objectivity that we would expect from him, a deep knowledge of the problems of developing countries and, above all, a commitment to the need for equality, which is reflected in the excellent...

Scottish Parliament: Creationism (21 Nov 2013)

Alasdair Allan: ...throughout religious, moral and philosophical studies, the understanding that the world’s religions have of creation will be explored, examined and critically reflected upon, not promoted. Similar objectivity is expected of teachers if contentious issues such as creationism are raised. Within the sciences curriculum, the concept of evolution is introduced through the experiences and...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (20 Nov 2013)

Baroness Hamwee: ...that he was confident that the powers will not be used disproportionately and referred to the need for authorisation by an officer of at least the rank of inspector. My amendment would insert a degree of objectivity into the clause. This is not intended to be critical of police officers, but if the power is intended always to be used proportionately, should that not be spelled out and be...

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading (and remaining stages) (19 Nov 2013)

Lord Howard of Rising: ...spare capacity there are other and considerably cheaper solutions. The existing line could be upgraded. Claims that this would take 14 years and cost £19 billion have been comprehensively rubbished by a number of different commentators—so much so that the objectivity of the arguments in favour of HS2 must be seriously suspect. In any event, it would take 17 years before both...

Public Bill Committee: Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords]: Clause 38 - Code of practice on local authority publicity (19 Nov 2013)

Mary Glindon: ...wards in my area. It can also be bought, but only in some of our newsagents. People like to read that paper: I once told the editor it was the weekly bible for residents of north Tyneside. But newspapers cannot have the same objectivity as is required of press officers who work on behalf of the whole council in putting out council publications. The job of newspaper editors is to sell...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (18 Nov 2013)

Lord Faulks: ...that the court has under the Human Rights Act. Where I suggest it is important to import reasonableness, as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope, said, is at the stage of defining with some degree of objectivity the nuisance and annoyance so that neither the agencies nor the court are in any way diverted by simply having to accept a subjective interpretation of what counts as anti-social...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (18 Nov 2013)

Lord Faulks: ...behaviour. Nevertheless, by way of acknowledging the very real and sincere concerns that a number of people or groups have about Clause 1, I propose in my amendment, which I will outline shortly and is supported by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, that a degree of objectivity be imported into the definition of conduct capable of causing nuisance and annoyance. That amendment, which I...

Scottish Parliament: Modernising Scotland’s Transport Infrastructure (13 Nov 2013)

Chic Brodie: I am of course delighted to support the motion. I listened to Alex Johnstone, who is such a nice fellow, but in reading his amendment I am reminded of the adage that, once one gets rid of objectivity, sense and clarity, the rest is a piece of cake. His amendment’s invocation, as he has just expounded, that “this level of investment shows that Scottish Government assertions about...

Public Bill Committee: Local Audit and AccountabilityBill [Lords]: Clause 19 - General duties of auditors (12 Nov 2013)

Andy Sawford: ...that he and I both envisage will develop within local authority and relevant authority  audit should be a part of how we assure the public that a third person can have confidence that there is objectivity in the course of an audit.

Public Bill Committee: Local Audit and Accountability Bill [Lords]: Clause 12 - Failure to appoint local auditor (12 Nov 2013)

Andy Sawford: ...appointment is made.” Clearly, that decision will have to be made by the Secretary of State based on evidence, but I would argue that in removing the rather subjective language the test will be greater, stronger and based on the recognised principle of objectivity, rather than the current wording which leaves it to whether “the Secretary of State thinks it is likely...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: NIEA: Consultation Responses (11 Nov 2013)

Mark Durkan: ...had a conversation with the outgoing independent NIEA board member a few weeks ago.  He also raised those concerns, which were justifiable and understandable.  It is very important that there is more objectivity and a degree of independence in any board, and the NIEA is no exception.  I will look at the issue as we move forward.  The decision was made, but it can be...

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