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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...to keep the funds from locally-raised business rates (via the Local Government Finance Act 2012). Overall, councils get to keep 50 per cent of all business rates revenue and growth, giving them a real incentive to go for growth and encourage enterprise and job creation. These reforms are estimated to give a 10 billion boost to economic growth over seven years. Ensured 70 per...

EU and Russia (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 March 2015)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...the US to argue that sanctions must remain until Russia gives up Crimea, which would mean indefinitely. Obviously the options with regard to Donbass are very difficult and different; there would have to be negotiations over the autonomy measure. It is also unpalatable to yield to Russian aggression and lies, but we shall have to live with the new, nationalist Russia: keep doors open, but...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Amendment and Guidance) Regulations 2015: Motion to Approve (23 March 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...to charity laws and regulations, including those that relating to preventing terrorism”. But the NUS states: “However, the continued emphasis on student unions’ compliance with their institutions’ policies remains worrying and indicates a misunderstanding of the autonomy of students’ unions which could lead to confusion and conflict between institutions and...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 March 2015)

Tom Clarke: ...similar in Scotland: reality turned on its head, facts switched into fallacy, rhetoric in place of reality. Last week, the “Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland” report showed that with the SNP’s fetish for fiscal autonomy, and even including a geographical share of declining oil revenue, the amount of revenue raised in Scotland would be significantly less than the...

City of Birmingham (Scheme of Elections) Order 2015 — Motion to Take Note (16 March 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: .... The relationship between Birmingham and the other boroughs in the West Midlands is not what it should be. We cannot take advantage of what we see as a great pendulum swing back to local government and autonomy unless that relationship is sorted out. I agree with my noble friend on his point about Birmingham and the boroughs. In the end, that will be resolved only if Birmingham gives...

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill — Committee (13 March 2015)

Earl Howe: ...is that in this Bill the phrase “best interests” is ascribed its ordinary meaning: the consideration of a range of factors, including the wishes of the individual. Nothing in the Bill detracts from patient autonomy or the importance of supportive partnership working between clinicians and patients. This is in marked contrast to the “best interests” test checklist...

Co-operative Schools (11 March 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...partners and the wider community, and they can federate with other schools and early years providers. A wide range of providers facilitate the parental choice that we all hold dear. That comes with a high degree of autonomy. Similar to our position on schools, the Government require more evidence of educational gain if we are to expand provision into the nursery arena, and we must look...

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...an asset and that the sending of the Cyrus cylinder to Tehran was a great example of cultural diplomacy and soft power. I understand that the Foreign Office was opposed to that when Neil MacGregor wanted to do it. It is a good thing that the British Museum had a degree of autonomy and sent it. I know that next year, the British Council will put a lot of effort into the Shakespeare...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Devolution (10 March 2015)

Michael Crockart: ...breath for the latest Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures to be published? Does he expect that they will bolster or demolish the Scottish National party’s case for full fiscal autonomy?

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015)

Baroness Rebuck: ...by my noble friend Lady Gould and others, are still there to be addressed, both here and around the world. At the heart of my comments today is the belief that through achieving greater financial autonomy women are empowered. Education, improved literacy, decent work and an independent income give women the freedom to make choices, support their families and realise their potential. But...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (3 March 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...thresholds. The system will flag which contracts have been awarded to SMEs. The current rules allow for flexible procurement with appropriate controls, and the Government do not believe we should remove contracting authorities’ autonomy to choose how to award their contracts. Equally, we must not unfairly tip the balance in favour of SMEs by effectively reserving contracts for them....

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 (3 March 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...Leigh (Andy Burnham), who signed off damaging private finance initiative deals. That was the root cause of the difficulties faced by the hospitals in south-east London. The 2012 Act supports greater autonomy for the operation of the NHS.

Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution in England (2 March 2015)

John Pugh: .... That is a brave choice that few Governments consider for long, so instead we have devolution on demand. However, we do not quite get it by demanding it; it has to be what the previous Government used to refer to as “earned autonomy”. In effect, what happens is that central Government lays down some sensible conditions, such as evidence of co-operation, economic independence,...

New Clause 1 — Natural Justice (27 February 2015)

Christopher Chope: ...he had made unwanted sexual advances to several women and touched them inappropriately. An internal inquiry into what was alleged to have happened concluded that there was broadly credible evidence dating back several years of behaviour that violated the personal space and autonomy of the complainants. When the noble Lord Wallace talks about “egregious conduct” being the...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 February 2015)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...the intent, it is not just making up numbers in a less effective way than might otherwise be the case. Secondly, I have always believed that although each department has a degree of independence and autonomy, they should be part of an overall government strategy. Therefore, we must ensure not only that the individual programmes are beneficial but that the whole thrust of the aggregate of...

Broadband — Question (25 February 2015)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the benefit of superfast broadband, which is important if schools are to take advantage of the opportunities offered by learning technology. However, not every school is the same. Schools have the autonomy to buy a connection that meets their needs. Schools’ connectivity needs will vary depending on the size and type of school. The Government’s 780 million investment...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Lord Winston: .... Ultimately, in a pluralistic, democratic society, we have certain ethical principles. We have the principle to try to do good, not to do harm; to arrive at a just solution wherever possible, as doctors; and to respect the autonomy of the individual in front of us. That respect for autonomy means making sure that you discuss the difficulties of the treatment, the possible side-effects,...

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 February 2015)

Kate Green: ...for mental health, although in her 2013 report for the Government on mental health and work Dame Carol Black rightly set out a number of caveats to that, including the quality of the job and the degree of autonomy or control that is enjoyed by an employee. However, we also know that people who are not working because of a mental health problem represent the largest proportion of those who...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — backbench business — Yemen (24 February 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: ...The UK and the UNSC remain in support of the unity, sovereignty and independence of Yemen. There are secessionist sentiments in parts of the south, and we support calls for a new state structure that would give greater autonomy to the south of Yemen, as agreed in the National Dialogue Conference. However, the future structure of the state is ultimately a question for the Yemeni people....

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 February 2015)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...many of us have made clear through the progress of the Bill, if the true impact of establishing an anti-slavery commissioner is to be realised, we must not shy away from awarding him the powers and autonomy he will need to make this role truly effective. I therefore congratulate the Government on these amendments. The role of the commissioner may include the provision of assistance and...

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