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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...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 35 - General functions of Commissioner (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Karen Bradley: ...a specific gap that we have identified, and which we have discussed at length in Committee, in the law enforcement response and the ability of public authorities to identify victims. I do not wish to see that role diluted into a general advocacy role. I want to see a commissioner who has the authority and autonomy that they need to carry out their functions effectively, while ensuring that...

Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security (10 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Julian Lewis: ...work of Professor Anatol Lieven in analysing the situation in Ukraine. Time prevents me from doing more than pointing out that he has consistently said that the only way in which a disaster will be averted is for some considerable degree of autonomy to be awarded to the Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine. If we try to egg on the other parts of Ukraine to win militarily, Russia will simply...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 35 - General functions of Commissioner (9 September 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...investigations; effective investigative techniques; disruption of organised criminal networks”— that seems to be the whole focus of the Government’s thrust— and “increased prosecutions and convictions.” They are in the overview, but they are not the main point. It went on: “We want to ensure that the Commissioner has the authority and autonomy they...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 34 - The Anti-slavery Commissioner (9 September 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...first place is paramount, but it is also critical to identify quickly and seamlessly those who become victims. Those are vital elements of the commissioner’s role. We intend the role to have the autonomy and authority to work with senior ranks across law enforcement agencies to corral them into action. Ultimately, locking up more slave masters and traffickers is paramount. Although...

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 2): Regulatory Reform (9 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liz Kendall: ...is not written into the draft order. Many CCGs feel that they are coming under increasing pressure from NHS England and some of its local offices. They are concerned that the draft order might take away their autonomy, forcing them into committees and decisions that they do not think are in the best interests of local people.

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 2 - Human Trafficking (4 September 2014)

Fiona Mactaggart: My constituent is, in effect, made to hand over her pension, not by force, but because her son-in-law is providing the roof over her head, so she has no choice. She has no autonomy. She is not in slavery or servitude, which would be covered by clause 1. She has not been travelled anywhere and she is not in forced labour, so the Bill would not protect her. There are many other examples of a...

bill presented: Backbench Business — Hospital Car Parking Charges (1 September 2014)

Nicholas Dakin: ...of local residents and patients in September 2013, which argued that the rises in car parking charges should not go ahead. At the time, the Secretary of State advised me that every trust has the autonomy to make decisions locally and that the provision of car parking for patients, visitors and staff should reflect the local situation. I am pleased that he has now gone further in the...

Scottish Parliament: English National Health Service (Privatisation) (7 August 2014)

Alex Salmond: ...from a no campaign that is based entirely on scaremongering among the Scottish people. The position is clear, and Jackson Carlaw of all people—given that he previously believed in fiscal autonomy for Scotland—understands it full well. He knows that every penny piece of consequentials for the health service has been passed on to the health service in Scotland. He also knows that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Syria (30 July 2014)

Baroness Warsi: The Kurdish Democratic Party (PYD) in Syria and associated armed groupings have effectively been in control of most of the Kurdish areas in North-East Syria since they unilaterally declared autonomy in November 2013. We are aware of reports of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (also known as ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) attacks on Kurdish forces in Kobane and...

Schools: Local Oversight — Question (28 July 2014)

Baroness Perry of Southwark: Can my noble friend confirm for me and for the House that the overwhelming success of the vast majority of free schools and academies is the best evidence that allowing autonomy and freedom to schools and heads is the best way of raising standards?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Work Programme: Travellers (28 July 2014)

Lord Freud: ...locally delivered flexible provision. The Work Programme is designed to give providers the flexibility to support each individual jobseeker, rather than treat people according to ethnic groups. Local autonomy and flexibility has replaced the one size fits all approach that has dogged previous employment schemes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher Education: Appeals (24 July 2014)

Lord Bates: ...Adjudicator for Higher Education from considering complaints about a university’s academic judgement. The Higher Education system in England is based on the key principles of institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Both are essential to foster a strong Higher Education sector that can shape its own future in response to the needs of learners and employers. As such matters...

Healthier Together Programme (Greater Manchester) — [Mrs Linda Riordan in the Chair] (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Norman Lamb: ...local authorities, patients and the public in bringing forward proposals that will improve the quality and sustainability of local health care services. Government policy has been to emphasise local autonomy and flexibility in how NHS organisations plan and deliver service changes, subject to meeting legal requirements, staying within the spirit of Department of Health guidance and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools (22 July 2014)

Tristram Hunt: ...inspections, and the misconduct reforms. However, one of the most pressing reforms we need to look at is our system of school governors—Clarke’s recommendation 10. Beginning with the Labour party’s academies schools programme, successive Governments have sought to increase school autonomy. That has placed more onerous responsibilities on governing bodies without...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014)

Phil Wilson: ...Bill also provides for the Secretary of State to approve the commissioner’s plans and reports and determine permitted matters for the commissioner to report on. Should the commissioner have greater autonomy in planning and reporting?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Work-related Learning (Schools) (21 July 2014)

Sam Gyimah: I am glad that the hon. Gentleman says that there is not much we can disagree about. We removed the duty in order to allow schools the freedom and autonomy to decide how they provide work-related learning at key stage 4. We are focusing on high-quality and meaningful work experience post-16 so that students can acquire the skills and experience that employers demand. Following the...

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