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Hong Kong — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (22 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...Kong, more than 120 of them using it as a base for their Asia-Pacific regional operations, Britain’s relationship with Hong Kong is long-standing, wide-ranging and unique. We strongly believe that it is the autonomy, rights and freedoms guaranteed by the joint declaration that underpin Hong Kong’s success. As we approach the 30th anniversary of its signature, our commitment to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 October 2014)

Angus MacNeil: ...does want to stay inside the United Kingdom then all the options of devolution are there and are possible”. Will he unequivocally stand by his promise and confirm that this approach means full fiscal autonomy being on the table and devolving full control of Scottish taxes and spending to the Scottish Parliament to help create jobs and a more just society?

Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...engaged in the activity. Again, however, in the balance between risk and regulation, that seems an acceptable risk to the Government, and one would wish to maintain the degree of independence and autonomy that one could have.

Infrastructure Investment (Stroud) (21 October 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...are taking on delivery, to make sure that we have the capability in the public sector to deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification. That also means having delivery bodies with the right structure to provide the autonomy and operational flexibility that are necessary to ensure success. Corporatisation of the Highways Agency will provide that in the roads sector, where we are...

Autonomous Vehicles — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...how much investment is taking place, but perhaps I may write to the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, with the exact figures as far as possible. However, I can give some examples: £150 million is to be invested in research into training robotics autonomy; £500 million in the Advanced Propulsion Centre, which is to be matched by industry, so that will be £1 billion-worth over 10...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Gordon Brown: ...citizens in the House. It is anti-British because it would abandon income tax as a shared tax and because it threatens to end the whole system of pooling and sharing resources across the United Kingdom that underpins the unity of the United Kingdom. It looks like a Trojan horse for fiscal autonomy, which would split the Union and enable the SNP to get through the back door what it cannot...

Hong Kong — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...firmly believe that the United Kingdom and China share interests in a prosperous, capitalist Hong Kong with a thriving civil society, a clear rule of law and the movement towards political autonomy that was outlined in the joint declaration of 1984. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Luce, for his role as the then Minister of State in securing the joint declaration. As we approach the...

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Truscott: ...Ukraine I fear we are fighting the wrong war against the wrong enemy at the wrong time. A diplomatic solution to the current crisis was on the table from the beginning and accepted in principle by Moscow and Kiev: greater autonomy for eastern Ukraine’s regions; linguistic rights for ethnic Russian speakers; and maintaining Ukraine’s military neutrality. Realistically speaking,...

Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liam Fox: ...our allies in the Arab world believe the end game to be, politically? Many now believe it is inevitable that the final outcome will have to be a federal Iraq that gives Sunnis the guarantee of some autonomy, having seen how they were utterly betrayed by the Maliki Government?

Public Sector Executive Pay and Governance (15 October 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...and influencing decisions on executive pay. Very senior managers in the Department of Health arm’s length bodies received no pay increase in 2014-15, and their pay will be frozen next year. NHS foundation trusts have greater autonomy over their affairs. They can make their own board appointments and determine their own pay, but they are expected to take full account of Treasury...

Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (15 October 2014)

Baroness Morgan of Ely: ...in Wales, and more than one-third of the taxes that it spends. We will later debate the metric used by the Government to determine the borrowing cap, which is currently £500 million. The UK Government insist that that has been predicated in reference to the level of income tax autonomy given to Wales. While we dispute this rationale, we nevertheless argue that, if they insist on this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 October 2014)

Richard Graham: The 1984 joint declaration committed Britain and China together to preserve the freedoms and stability of, and a high degree of autonomy for, Hong Kong for 50 years. Recent large demonstrations there show that the people of Hong Kong have real concerns over proposals for the election of their next Chief Executive. Does my right hon. Friend agree that we should do everything possible to...

Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) (14 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Angus MacNeil: The hon. Gentleman talks of a strong, democratic Scotland. Does he not feel that full fiscal autonomy would deliver that strong Scotland?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Education Bill:  Second Stage (14 October 2014)

Michelle McIlveen: ...’s previous all-encompassing approach to educational administration, which was doomed to failure. In taking things forward with the Education Authority, I hope that the Minister will give thought to those uncontroversial spin-offs identified from the previous legislation — for example, the options to improve autonomy for some controlled schools to allow them to appoint their...

Wales Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (13 October 2014)

Lord Elis-Thomas: ...the noble Lord, Lord Richard—to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude for having defined an ideal model in 2004 of what the National Assembly could have been. My Amendment 9 has a whiff of relative autonomy about it, which will not surprise noble Lords. Although I deny being a separatist and I am not an upper-case Nationalist, I am certainly an avid, totally committed, complete...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Baroness Morris of Bolton: ...otherwise it will fail. Such an incentive would include guarantees about the status of the Sunni population in Iraq and would likely involve devolving powers to the Sunni areas along the same lines as Kurdish regional autonomy. It would also have to be fully implemented and agreed by Erbil and Baghdad. The role of the Arab nations is crucial in the defeat of ISIS, and I applaud their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Councils:  Transfer of Planning Powers (22 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle.  I concur entirely.  While it is important that the councils have autonomy, it is vital that we have a degree of uniformity, as the Member put it.  It is important to emphasise that the Department will retain an oversight role.  I anticipate that, in the formative months and perhaps even years, there will be quite a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Schools: Religious Impact (16 September 2014)

John O'Dowd: ...in our education system.  As it is laid out, religious education should be delivered in schools and contained within the ethos of a school, which is set by the board of governors. There is significant autonomy for the board of governors to set that out.  I believe that religious education, when delivered in a way that explores Christianity, Islam, Judaism and all other faiths...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 39 - Defence of slavery or trafficking victims compelled to commit an offence (11 September 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...give evidence. That includes where victims may have committed an offence as a direct consequence of their slavery experience. I have been absolutely clear that the commissioner will have the freedom and autonomy to look at all issues in their broad remit. Where they believe that the statutory defence is not working properly for victims who can effectively support an investigation, they...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 36 - Strategic plans and annual reports (11 September 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...considers any proposal submitted to them by any Select Committee. I agree that a Select Committee may identify  an important issue of public interest in the remit of the commissioner. The commissioner already has the autonomy to consider what activities they should include in their strategic plan, taking into account representations and proposals from partners, including parliamentary...

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