Results 21–40 of 1954 for objectivity

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...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Viscount Chandos: ...one are still to take effect, and the projections for public expenditure and borrowing in the period to 2020-21 are based on the assumption that these cuts are fully implemented. I will leave it to future economic historians with longer perspective and greater objectivity to pass judgment on the Conservative and Conservative-led Governments’ measures over the past eight years to...

Scottish Parliament: Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack (15 Mar 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...been culpable in a chemical attack on British soil. In this country, we have a proud tradition of a free press that acts without fear or favour and media that seek to meet the highest standards of objectivity so that people get the truth. Does the First Minister agree that that objectivity is poisoned when state agents pump propaganda into the households of this country?

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: ...online, 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: ...case 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...


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