Results 141–160 of 1949 for objectivity

Business of the House: BBC Charter Review (16 Jul 2015)

John Whittingdale: ...there is a strong feeling that the BBC needs to do more to serve particular regions. On the BBC’s role in any discussions on our EU membership, as he is aware, the BBC is under a duty to maintain objectivity and impartiality, which I hope it will bear in mind, particularly during what I suspect will be quite a controversial debate.

Public Sector Broadcasting (Diversity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (14 Jul 2015)

John Nicolson: .... It is no secret that many in Scotland were deeply disappointed by the BBC’s behaviour during the referendum, which fell far short of high journalistic standards, because of a perceived lack of objectivity, but there is a difference between the way we responded to that, and the way that the Government see the BBC. We felt a bit like disappointed lovers discovering the infidelity of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Concessionary Television Licences (6 Jul 2015)

John Whittingdale: The BBC is of course subject to a requirement to maintain impartiality and objectivity, as are all broadcasters. I agree that the importance of maintaining that principle is, if anything, even greater for the BBC. My hon. Friend will be aware that the BBC Trust currently considers complaints about impartiality and fairness, but the BBC’s governance arrangements will be one of the issues...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sammy Wilson MLA: Conduct Investigation Report (30 Jun 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...". Therefore, if a Member's behaviour in Committee was so improper, unreasonable and persistent that a Committee was unable to exercise its functions, that Member could be in breach of the new code. Objectivity and impartiality should be at the heart of what we are doing here. An independent investigation by the Commissioner for Standards has concluded that Mr Wilson breached the code of...

Crown Prosecution Service — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (23 Jun 2015)

Robert Buckland: ...prosecutors remain in the employ of the service, conflicts should not and cannot arise, but where we have an independent referral service, such as the Bar of England and Wales, the independence and objectivity that it can bring to often difficult and sensitive cases is without parallel in the western world. We should celebrate that, as well as the work of Crown prosecutors the length and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on the Review of the Northern Ireland Assembly Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Rules Relating to the Conduct of Members (23 Jun 2015)

Alastair Ross: ...of the code. Look at the Nolan principles on public life, which are well known and used in nearly every jurisdiction around the United Kingdom: who could disagree with selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership? The difficulty for the Committee and indeed for the Commissioner for Standards is how to decide when a Member is being open or honest...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 1 — The referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Kenneth Clarke: ...began. I find all these debates a little bewildering. I have not the slightest doubt that the British public will not allow this referendum to be run on any basis other than that of reasonably fair objectivity on both sides, and we should beware of making the mistake of slipping into the Bill rigidities which, if we are not careful, will start causing totally undesirable results when the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 Jun 2015)

Angela Crawley: ...represent the Scottish National party. We are a party that will speak up for everyone with a shared interest in tackling inequality and poverty. Let us share in the spirited debate with respect and objectivity. Let us challenge constructively to achieve positive outcomes. Let us listen to the people and always act in their best interests, and in the interests of the many, not the few. Let...

Industry: International Investment — Question (2 Jun 2015)

Lord Lea of Crondall: ...’s Government agree that our electorate are entitled to hear objective assessments from a body such as the Office for Budget Responsibility rather than simply leaving them at the mercy of the objectivity of the Daily Mail?

Message to Attend Her Majesty: Speaker’s Statement (27 May 2015)

John Bercow: ...Orders. I begin by reminding Members of their duty to observe the code of conduct agreed by the House and to uphold the seven principles of public life that underpin it: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The House asserts its privilege of freedom of speech. It is there to ensure that our constituents can be represented by us without...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for Social Development: Report of Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI 'Spotlight' Programme (12 May 2015)

Jim Allister: ...her own party and the aggressive, bullying phone call from the special adviser, telling her what to do, because the party came first. I think that all of us on the Committee who came to it with any objectivity could not fail to be impressed by the compelling, transparent honesty of Jenny Palmer and her courage in telling the truth. How shameful it was that, in one of the sessions, Sammy...

Prisons — Question (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...criticism of all sorts. We want constructive and objective criticism by the monitoring board, the inspectorate, the press and academics—all of whom are regularly given access to our prisoners. But objectivity and fair criticism, as I am sure the noble Lord will agree, are vital.

Petitions: Progress of the Affordable Homes Bill (24 Mar 2015)

Andrew George: ...defied by one party of the coalition that acted in a high-handed manner in refusing to grant the Bill the necessary money resolution. To any objective observer—and my constituents are paragons of objectivity—that represents a clear abuse of Executive power. The petition is signed by over 1,000 constituents, but I have also received many hundreds of letters, e-mails and messages of...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Female Genital Mutilation/Early Forced Marriage (18 Mar 2015)

Justine Greening: ...he has done as Chair of the Select Committee on International Development since 2005. The Committee has published more than 90 reports in that time. On a personal level, I have very much valued his objectivity and constructive working with our Department.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (12 Mar 2015)

Theresa May: ...-inqui ry-into-child-sexual-abuse-criteria-for-panel. A copy was also placed in the House Library. The criteria were based on skills, expertise and due diligence and included the need for objectivity and professionalism. We were also explicit that Panel members should have no direct links to key institutions or individuals reasonably likely to be covered by the Inquiry. We considered all...

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

Sammy Wilson: ...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 body to...

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: ...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 previous debate....

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 tender. EFA...

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

Jim Wells: ...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 undermine NICE assessment...

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