Results 181–200 of 1930 for objectivity

Ukraine — Statement (13 May 2014)

Baroness Warsi: ...Luhansk. The polls were marked by blatant fraud, including multiple voting, no proper voting lists, and threats and intimidation against Ukrainians standing up for the unity of the country. These referendums met none of the basic standards of objectivity, transparency and fairness, and they have no credibility whatever. We will not recognise these or any other attempts to undermine the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Ukraine (13 May 2014)

William Hague: .... Those polls were marked by blatant fraud, including multiple voting, no proper voting lists, and threats and intimidation against Ukrainians standing up for the unity of their country. The referendums met no basic standards of objectivity, transparency and fairness, and they have no credibility whatsoever. We will not recognise those or any other attempts to undermine the territorial...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Ukraine (12 May 2014)

Philip Hammond: The so-called referendum that took place over the weekend was illegal. It did not meet any standards of objectivity, transparency or fairness and it was not properly conducted as a public referendum or election. Indeed, its organisers did not even pretend to meet any of those standards. In short, it was a sham and a farce. We do not recognise any outcome that might follow from it. The...

Business of the House (No. 1): Clause 33 — Amount of Penalty (29 Apr 2014)

Alison Seabeck: ...If a future Government adopt the same approach” and seek to run Defence Procurement via a GoCo “the report on the effectiveness of the new DE&S-plus-plus organisation will be crucial, as will be the objectivity of that future Government’s assessment of DE&S-plus-plus”— as it was referred to in the House of Lords— “and their case for...

Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform (3 Apr 2014)

Jon Ashworth: ...and help to protect our borders. The model of our civil service has stood the test of time, ever since Sir Stafford Northcote and Sir Charles Trevelyan’s reports 150-odd years ago. It is a model of political impartiality, objectivity and integrity. Those values should be maintained at the heart of the civil service, and they are values to which I reiterate our absolute commitment....

Immigration Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (3 Apr 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: support the group. I have invited the noble Lord, Lord Best, and a number of groups to join the panel. It will also include local representatives from the area covered by the trial. The panel will provide transparency, objectivity and the necessary degree of expert input for the first phase, the location of which will be determined and published before the House rises for the summer. We...

Defence Reform Bill: Third Reading (2 Apr 2014)

Lord Rosser: being introduced did not transform the defence procurement operation. If a future Government adopt the same approach, the report on the effectiveness of the new DE&S-plus-plus organisation will be crucial, as will be the objectivity of that future Government’s assessment of DE&S-plus-plus and their case for believing that the GOCO option would be more successful. Proper...

House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (28 Mar 2014)

Lord Jay of Ewelme: account and as a House that wins respect nationally and internationally—not least in the European Union, for which respect the noble Lord, Lord Grenfell, must take much credit—for the quality and objectivity of its work. That respect really matters to this House and to our constitution, and it must be retained. There must surely be a risk that if the House gets ever larger...

Scottish Parliament: Independence (Civil Servants’ Impartiality) (6 Mar 2014)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the inquiry. It provides the opportunity to affirm both the commitment of the Scottish Government to the principles that underpin the operation of the civil service—impartiality, integrity, objectivity and honesty—and the record of the civil service in Scotland in upholding those values. I am pleased also that the committee is to examine the role of the civil service in support...

Immigration Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (5 Mar 2014)

Lord Judd: ...seems a dangerous precedent. Where is this going to stop? One of the things that is crucial to our understanding of justice and the operation of the law in this country is the independence and objectivity of the judge within the law. This matters as a principle for all citizens in Britain because this move, if implemented, is a precedent, but it also matters very much in terms of community...

Pancreatic Cancer (4 Mar 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...NHS, and that the price the NHS pays is more closely linked to the value a medicine brings. These can sometimes sound like quite cold decisions, but they are designed to help us to have a sense of objectivity in what are always very difficult decision-making processes. I assure my hon. Friend that NICE will carry out a full public consultation before implementing any changes in the way...

Petitions: Ugandan Anti-homosexuality Law (12 Feb 2014)

Crispin Blunt: .... If they were truly scientists, they would be ashamed of that. Another member of the commission, Dr Bitekyerezo, reduced the arguments for homosexuality’s biological connections to a belief in a single homosexual gene. Political courage and scientific objectivity seem to be wholly absent. Another reason that is cited for the Bill is that it will protect the traditional African...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2013-14 and Vote on Account 2014-15 (10 Feb 2014)

Christopher Hazzard: all our schools to effectively target social need and to build a sustainable and equitable schools estate.  For that to be achieved, a revised funding scheme would have to be not only fit for purpose but would have to meet the principles of objectivity, equality and transparency.  With that in mind, the Minister's plans to reform the funding scheme are to be welcomed and no...

Standards in Public Life — Question for Short Debate (4 Feb 2014)

Lord Bew: ...across the public sphere, not just Parliament. Its first ever report, in 1994, recommended seven principles to guide the behaviour of those who serve the public in any way: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Those principles are popularly known, after the first chairman, as the Nolan principles. The committee published its fifth general...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Lords Lieutenant (21 Jan 2014)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) to what extent Vice Lords Lieutenant are required to be politically neutral; and what guidance on political objectivity is to given to them; (2) whether Vice Lords Lieutenant are prohibited from making donations to political parties.

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...more effective—whether in the complexity of laws or procedures, the lack of devolution or our constant demand for new skills to fulfil new tasks. As has been acknowledged, our Civil Service is admired around the world. It is politically impartial, with core values of integrity, propriety and objectivity, and it has the ability to transfer its expertise and loyalty from one Government...

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....

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