Results 21–40 of 1951 for objectivity

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...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections (29 Jan 2018)

Chloe Smith:, 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 industry,...

Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Luke Graham: ...issued in 2013 that auditors should be rotated by major companies, and a 2016 EU law, which I hope we will be keeping, making the rotation of auditors mandatory to ensure that companies are properly scrutinised and that objectivity is kept. I am a member of the Public Accounts Committee. We will be discussing the collapse of Carillion and carefully considering our next steps. Government...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (23 Jan 2018)

Neil Bibby: ...that the Finance and Constitution Committee has managed to produce a unanimously agreed report on the LCM for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. It is a testimony to the seriousness and objectivity with which committee members approached the report, and I echo the comments that have been made about the support given by clerks, advisers and witnesses. Like the majority of the Parliament,...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...We look forward to working with the Information Commissioner’s Office to drive up the levels of protection afforded to children online. Many noble Lords mentioned fake news. The Government are committed in their manifesto to protect the reliability and objectivity of information as an essential component of democracy. Work is now under way, also under the digital charter, to ensure...

Attorney General: Jermaine Baker (21 Dec 2017)

Bob Neill: ...the Attorney General ensure that the review he is carrying out, as announced by the Prime Minister, looks not just at the working practices but at the professional culture and the independence and objectivity of the Crown Prosecution Service in these matters? I add in parenthesis that I note it was an independently instructed member of the Bar, Mr Jerry Hayes, who was responsible for...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Video Standards Council (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The Video Standards Council (VSC) applies the independently determined Pan-European Games Information (PEGI) classification system on behalf of industry in order to provide objectivity and consistency in video games age ratings. The VSC’s classification work is reviewed by Government as part of the assessment of their Annual Report.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Development: Tailored Review of ICAI (7 Dec 2017)

Penny Mordaunt: for ICAI to exist and assessed its efficiency and governance arrangements. In recognition of ICAI’s role as a scrutiny body, an independent Challenge Panel was appointed to ensure the objectivity and impartiality of the review process, and included members of the National Audit Office and Institute for Government. The Cabinet Office was satisfied that the review demonstrated...

Armed Forces Act 2006 - Question for Short Debate (23 Nov 2017)

Baroness Goldie: the Royal Navy and left the service in 1992 as Chief Naval Judge Advocate to take up a position in the civilian judiciary, where he served until last year. We believe that he brings the right level of experience and objectivity to this piece of work and we look forward to the report of his review in around a year’s time. This is an independently led review and Judge Lyons will be...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy: Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017)

Michael Ellis: ...for discussion by any Committee are not a matter for me or any of Her Majesty’s Ministers. However, the first point to make is that the Government recognise the need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information, which is an essential component of democracy. That is why Her Majesty’s Government are working with the industry to ensure that high-quality online news...

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: The hon. Lady is absolutely right to raise this very concerning issue. The Government recognise the need to protect the reliability and objectivity of information—it is an essential component of our democracy. We are working with industry to ensure that high-quality online news media have a sustainable future and, at the same time, that low-quality and fake news is not commercially...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Monarch Airlines: Insolvency (31 Oct 2017)

Lord Henley: ...administrators, nor does it have direct control of their actions. All insolvency practitioners are subject to an insolvency code of ethics, which sets out the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Prior to accepting an insolvency appointment, the insolvency practitioner must check whether the appointment might carry any threat to these fundamental...

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