Results 141–160 of 1931 for objectivity

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: General Election Television Debates (11 Mar 2015)

Sammy Wilson: the House of Lords, but only because greater faith was placed in the broadcasters than should ever have been placed in them. Now we have seen that they are incapable of the degree of independence and objectivity required to ensure fair, reasonable and rational debate on the issues, we must look again at having an independent body. It should be no more difficult to create an independent...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: European Social Funding (10 Mar 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...they are saying. Again, I stress that there has been a process under way. The process is fair and objective. Where there has been some cause for concern that we may not be able to maintain full objectivity in the process, we have acted in a corrective manner to ensure that we have restored the integrity of the process.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 Feb 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ..., which is similar to mine, with the only difference being the word "independent" again. On the issue of independence, I reiterate that the Department already has significant checks and balances to ensure its objectivity and gathers sufficient data to report on the Bill without the need for the additional cost of producing an independent report. I made comments on that during the...

Infrastructure (South-West) — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (24 Feb 2015)

Rob Wilson: ...authority for the purposes of the applicable legislation—the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, which were introduced by the previous Labour Government—the EFA is bound by requirements of objectivity and non-discrimination. Those extend to a duty not to extend preferential treatment purely on the grounds of a bidder’s geographic location at the time of submitting a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Individual Funding Request Process: Evaluation Findings (17 Feb 2015)

Jim Wells: ...Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland are guided in that process by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which has an international reputation of excellence in scientific rigour, independence and objectivity. In its original format, CDF offered no incentive to the pharmaceutical industry to keep prices low and, in fact, introduced a risk that companies could bypass and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (11 Feb 2015)

Dolores Kelly: ...robust, as will, I am sure, her party colleague the Chair of the Committee, on matters that come before that Committee. As the Chair of the Committee will know, many of its members do not show the objectivity that would be demanded in most other Houses in the examination and scrutiny of policy, particularly those who are champions of particular policy interventions. I ask again that Sinn...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 Feb 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...taking judgments. The benefit of these amendments is that we would take those subjective judgments out of the process. I particularly agreed with the description that the noble Lord, Lord Norton, gave. He talked about simplicity and objectivity being at the heart of what these amendments seek to do. In particular, Amendment 3 would make the trigger incredibly simple. If you are convicted...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (5 Feb 2015)

Matthew Hancock: ...the level of independence required in that the examiner can be from the same company as the well operator but must be separate from any management and financial systems that could compromise objectivity. To date onshore operators have used separate companies to supply this service, they have not been delivered in-house. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors are made aware of...

Palestine: Recognition — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2015)

Baroness Williams of Crosby: ...United Nations, coupled with its signature of the International Criminal Court treaty. The International Criminal Court has had a hard time, but one of the things that it has clearly indicated over and over again is its objectivity and its willingness to look at both sides of the issues that come before it. The commitment of Palestine to the concept of international law that is implicit in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: In Vitro Fertilisation (26 Jan 2015)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...when the data concerned is not otherwise intended for further publication in a scientific journal; or if not, whether they consider such a private email exchange to be appropriate and how that reflects the objectivity of the HFEA’s expert panel in scrutinising the safety of proposed procedures.

Broadcast General Election Debates (Communications Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ..., but I can understand why the broadcasters would want to adopt an objective procedure, such as that used for setting the minimum number of party election broadcasts. It is a recognised process and it ensures objectivity. However, I, too, agree with the committee’s view that we should not adopt the suggestion that eligibility to participate in televised debates should be based on an...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: New Clause 9 - Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship (20 Jan 2015)

Robert Buckland: ...8217;s best interest.” There is an objective element to the test that allows the magistrate or jury to apply commonly understood principles of justice. What is reasonable in the circumstances should be considered through the objectivity test. The burden is evidential rather than legal, rather as it is with self-defence—something that many right hon. and hon. Members will be...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 - Impact of infrastructure spending on costs for consumers (15 Jan 2015)

Tom Greatrex: ...and facilities and greater rail capacity. The Government often make that point, but it is important that the public and others who rightly want to scrutinise what the Government are doing can test the objectivity of those statements.

Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (5 Jan 2015)

Elfyn Llwyd: that we are within about 12 weeks of breaking off for the next election. I am in the happy position, as he reminded us, of not standing at the next election, so I hope I can speak with a tad of objectivity. That said, the debate so far has been interesting and, for a change, it has provided more light than heat and there has been very little political bickering. Everyone who has spoken...

Scottish Parliament: Voting (16 and 17-year-olds) (16 Dec 2014)

John Swinney: It is important in any election contest that we prepare material that can be used for voter education purposes extremely carefully and in a fashion that meets the highest possible standards for objectivity. That will be the Government’s objective in that respect. From my experience of talking to 16 and 17-year-olds during the referendum process, I was struck by the extent to which it...

UK and Sri Lanka: Bilateral Trade — Question for Short Debate (11 Dec 2014)

Lord Naseby: ..., is not recognised by the Sri Lankan Government. Perhaps more importantly, it is not recognised by a number of Commonwealth countries, including India and Australia. We will have to see how objective it is, but sadly the UN does not have a great history of objectivity in what has happened in Sri Lanka. I conclude by saying that we have a new high commissioner going from here to Sri Lanka....

Ofsted — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (10 Dec 2014)

Christopher Chope: ...Ferndown upper school, a more junior Ofsted inspector judged the work of a more senior inspector, which I would submit is quite an invidious position to be put in—it certainly lacks the transparency and objectivity that we should demand of such organisations. The school then appealed to the Independent Complaints Adjudication Service for Ofsted, which deals with appeals against...

Recall of MPs Bill: New Clause 2 — Recall condition: method of petitioning an election court (24 Nov 2014)

John Bercow: ...undertake that, in the course of my duties as a Member of Parliament and service to my constituency, I shall act in adherence with the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament and uphold the standards of public life with selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.”’ New clause 5—Complaint of breach of MP’s pledge—...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: London Borough of Tower Hamlets (4 Nov 2014)

Bob Neill: ...justifies the high level of intervention? Will he pay particular attention to the need to have strong commissioners with experience in electoral and administrative processes, because the lack of objectivity of former monitoring officers has been the subject of comment in the House before, and in Tower Hamlets opposition members, both Labour and Conservative, have in the past not had the...

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Schedule 1 - The Pubs Code Adjudicator (28 Oct 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...appointment will be made in an open recruitment exercise, in line with the standard code of practice for ministerial appointments to public bodies. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate high standards of integrity and objectivity, and to show that they are free from bias and can act independently. I sympathise with the intention behind the amendment—I am sure all members of the...

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