Results 141–160 of 1906 for objectivity

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...

Public Bill Committee: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Clause 23 - Amending the business impact target etc (23 Oct 2014)

Iain Wright: Good afternoon, Mr Robertson. Will my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South respond to the intervention by the hon. Member for Wyre Forest, who talked about subjectivity and objectivity? Is it not a fact confirmed by the World Bank that it is getting more difficult to start a business in this country? Last year, the UK was ranked 19th, with it taking 13 days to complete the process of...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 42 - Guidance about identifying and supporting victims (14 Oct 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...: victim identification, access to support and governance of the NRM in particular. Those issues include improving the training of first responders, ensuring that all parties can have confidence in the expertise and objectivity of the decision makers, including whether a right of appeal would help in that regard, and whether the NRM should be placed on a statutory footing. The shadow...

Scottish Parliament: Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm (Objections) (30 Sep 2014)

Neil Findlay: ..., so I would like members to listen to what she said. Of the so-called experts who are paid to provide evidence to any inquiry, she said: “Many of the presentations (heard prior to mine) have the lure of scientific objectivity. However, I would contend that these presentations do not give us answers. They provide a collection of research facts which are neither wrong or right, they...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Western Education and Library Board:  Development Proposals (22 Sep 2014)

Pat Sheehan: ...preferred that it had not closed and that it was always there and always part of the family.  I can understand why past pupils, in particular, might get passionate about it and why it might cloud their objectivity when it comes to making decisions about this —

European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 Jul 2014)

Lord Bowness: ...the committee enjoys, if not in this House then across the European Union and other national parliaments. This is because of the leadership shown by our successive chairmen and the thoroughness and objectivity of the reports, which in turn owe something to the expertise brought to bear on the subjects by Members who have been involved with European Union affairs through the medium of the...

Cyprus — Question for Short Debate (15 Jul 2014)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: —and that he never laid any claim to objectivity. It is normally sensible not to speak in debates on Cyprus when there is nothing new to say and it is certainly wise not to count the chickens of a Cyprus settlement before they are hatched. After all, no one has yet lost money betting against a Cyprus settlement. Neither of those considerations seems to apply to this debate, initiated in...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2014)

Lord Jay of Ewelme: ...the title of the debate, I would have preferred to talk about the BBC World Service as promoting British interests through promoting British values, which would have guaranteed the independence and objectivity that are so important to it and to which other noble Lords have referred. The BBC World Service has built up a huge and justified reputation for clear and objective reporting of...

Petitions: Navitus Bay Wind Farm (9 Jul 2014)

Conor Burns: ...impact assessment, rather than use one prepared by the proponents of the scheme—the Navitus Bay development company. In the words of IUCN, “this raises questions on the credibility and objectivity of the assessment.” I have heard some of the arguments made by Navitus Bay to discredit IUCN’s comments, including that they were merely interim and are not aligned with...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Advisory Bodies (8 Jul 2014)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions”. Members are also expected to abide by the Nolan Principles, which include the principles of objectivity and accountability. Any “issues of concern over the application of the Principles, or other guidance” should be raised to the Chief...

Business of the House (3 Jul 2014)

Andrew Lansley: ...that it is an important subject for all of us to be aware of. Wherever we are engaged in public policy making, I hope that it will be evidence-based and objective. One of the Nolan principles is objectivity. That should be as true for those who seek to influence policy as it is for those who make it.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Office for Budget Responsibility (Manifesto Audits) (25 Jun 2014)

Edward Balls: I have not given up, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am hoping that if the Chancellor turns up he may end up welcoming this proposal, overwhelmed by the clarity and objectivity of the analysis that I am about to put before the House. Let us wait and see. I accept that this reform, which I first proposed last September and has been widely discussed and debated since, is a radical change. This is the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fiscal Commission (Appointments) (24 Jun 2014)

Patrick Harvie: The existence of the Council of Economic Advisers implies that the Government will, from time to time, accept their economic advice. Can the cabinet secretary tell us how he would bring real objectivity to the task of scrutinising the impact and the potential consequences of economic policies that were at least partly the result of his own advice? How can that be done objectively?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Sexual Orientation Strategy (23 Jun 2014)

Jim Allister: Why were so many of the questions lacking in objectivity and presented in a wholly loaded fashion?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Palestinians (23 Jun 2014)

Lord Nash: ...what to teach and how to teach it. In accordance with Section 407 of the Education Act 1996, we would expect that the teaching of any issue in schools be consistent with the principles of balance and objectivity.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Organ Donation Register (17 Jun 2014)

Glyn Davies: ...speak about this issue in the media, somebody in desperate need of a new organ is interviewed and I am then asked why I want to prevent them from having an organ. I am utterly appalled by the media’s lack of objectivity and the lack of reference to evidence when dealing with the issue. We need to move forward as best we can and I want to focus on policy for the future. I will make...

Code of Conduct — Motion to Resolve (12 Jun 2014)

...them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships. (c) Objectivity: Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias. (d)...

Written Answers — Health: Abortion (12 Jun 2014)

Fiona Bruce: an alternative to abortion under the new Revised Standard Operating Procedures for the Approval of Independent Places for the Termination of Pregnancy is of the highest possible quality and objectivity.

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