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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Claudia Beamish: Every country in the European Union and the global community strives to achieve a combination of national autonomy and international collaboration. Our response to the referendum must be framed as facing both inward and outward, considering the impact that EU membership has in Scotland and the UK and the impact that we have on other EU members. A progressive union is built on the principles...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

Mr Mark Ruskell: ...public services? That is the question that the Government must answer if it is serious about empowerment. The Scottish Government must apply to the relationship between Scottish local government and Holyrood the principles of fiscal autonomy and a fair fiscal framework that are applied between Holyrood and Westminster. I am pleased that the First Minister has agreed to implement in full...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Rupa Huq: ...yawning gap between those from the richest and the poorest wards, particularly in Russell Group institutions. Again, there are lots of question marks in respect of the Office for Fair Access, overarching powers and how they have the potential to erode institutional autonomy. The idea of covering action and participation in the mission statement for this new office for students is laudable,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...and communities with them in a cycle of crime and deprivation. Replacing old and inefficient prisons with new institutions will be a good start, but only a start. Of itself, giving governors greater autonomy will not improve anything, nor will making prisons independent legal entities. What will be important is the approach that more autonomous governors take. The right reverend Prelate...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...teaching quality and to provide students with more data to help them choose the course that is right for them. We also committed to ensuring we are investing strategically in our research base, following the recommendations of Sir Paul Nurse’s review. We will be doing all this through the Higher Education and Research Bill, while respecting institutional autonomy and academic...

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Patrick McLoughlin: ...Bill, which will allow local authorities to retain 100% of local taxes to spend on local services by the end of the Parliament. That will be worth an extra 13 billion from business rates. Councils have called for more fiscal autonomy; now they are getting it—a real commitment from central Government, real devolution and real self-sufficiency for regions across England. It is...

Term-Time Holidays (19 May 2016)

Tom Brake: The Government underline the importance of giving heads autonomy, which I support in almost all cases, perhaps with the exception of the unacceptable opt-outs in relation to sex education. On term-time absences, does the Minister agree that some holidays or attendance at, for instance, family funerals abroad can be informative, educational or necessary, and that heads should have the autonomy...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Stewart Jackson: ...point, although the latter over-egged the pudding. Proper reform could have won a consensus in the House in the previous Parliament had there been a sensible proposal. However, the proposal for a one-off, 15-year term, with competing primacy, autonomy and authority with Members of the House of Commons, was clearly unacceptable to a majority of MPs. It was incumbent on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tibet: Sovereignty (10 May 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...) clarified the Government’s position on Tibet to the House, stating that: ‘our interest is in long-term stability, which can only be achieved through respect for human rights and greater autonomy for the Tibetans’. That remains the view of this Government. For our assessment of the current human rights situation in China, including Tibet, I refer the Hon. Member to the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Operating Costs (10 May 2016)

Lord Nash: ...not provide consistent expectations on professionals or clarity and assurance for pupils and parents. This government believes a single system with all schools as academies, which affords greater autonomy to professionals and is governed by a single legal framework along with clear and robust accountability, will provide a level playing field for all and the conditions for future success....

Education: Academies - Statement (9 May 2016)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...schools that are doing well. Should we not celebrate that success as well as the success of academies? I shall follow on from the question asked by my noble friend on the Front Bench. The issue of autonomy for schools—much vaunted in the progress of this Government’s determination to encourage academies—is surely diluted in multi-academy trusts where there is, of course,...

Prisons: Violence - Statement (9 May 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...they are no longer a danger to others. That is why this Government are committed to fundamental reform of our prisons. We have secured 1.3 billion to modernise the prison estate, and we will give greater autonomy to governors so they are truly in charge. I look forward to setting out our plans in greater detail shortly. These problems are deep-seated and there are no easy answers,...

“Educational Excellence Everywhere”: Academies (9 May 2016)

Lucy Powell: ...teachers. The Secretary of State has failed to address the serious concerns that have been raised. Where is her evidence that academisation is the panacea for school improvement? Where is the choice, autonomy or innovation in a one-size-fits-all approach? Is there sufficient capacity and accountability in the academies system to ensure that best practice, not poor practice, is being...

Safety in Custody and Violence in Prisons (9 May 2016)

Andrew Selous: ...that they are no longer a danger to others. That is why the Government are committed to fundamental reform of our prisons. We have secured 1.3 billion to modernise the prison estate, and we will give greater autonomy to governors so that they are truly in charge. I look forward to setting out our plans in greater detail shortly. The problems are deep-seated, and there are no easy...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mental Health Services: Schools (4 May 2016)

Sam Gyimah: Schools have the autonomy to decide on the provision of mental health support. We have recently commissioned an extensive survey which will provide nationally representative estimates of what provision schools and colleges offer for mental health and character education. The fieldwork will begin in the summer term. We have also contributed to a 3m joint pilot with NHS England for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Equipment (4 May 2016)

Ben Gummer: The provision of cough assist machines is the responsibility of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). Clinically led CCGs have independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances, as appropriate. The evidence base to demonstrate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the use of cough assist...

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (3 May 2016)

Alistair Burt: Absolutely. If we now have a system where there is, quite rightly, a degree of autonomy, and Ministers’ responsibility is to make sure that the process and the system work well, Ministers cannot make all the decisions personally, but we do have to make sure that decisions that need to be taken are taken and, if not, that there is a good explanation why. The CQC’s powers have been...

Burial or Cremation (Delays) — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (3 May 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...for the period between death and burial or cremation lies across several different agencies—the Department of Health, local authorities, the police, coroners—all of which have different levels of autonomy. I think that I can safely say that if we were going to start from scratch and create a system anew, we probably would not organise it in quite that way. I certainly take on...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: ...of our borders. We are not part of an ever-greater integration and there will never be a united states of Europe. I hail from India, which is a truly federal country. There is a central Government, a central defence force, foreign service and tax system, but there are states with chief Ministers who have autonomy and a great deal of flexibility. That combination makes for a truly federal...

Violence against Women and Girls (Sustainable Development Goals) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Imran Hussain: ...against women and girls: poor education, economic inequality, community gender biases and proximity to conflict are just a few. Conversely, better education, later marital ages, gender equality and economic autonomy for women help to reduce violence. It is therefore clear that the Government need to focus their attention on boosting protective factors while minimising risk factors....


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