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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...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 26 other results from this debate

Baroness Morgan of Huyton: ...to die earlier than they wish because they are scared of leaving it too late. We turn a blind eye to Switzerland for those who can afford it and do not leave that too late. We deny people personal autonomy and wash our collective hands of the legal conundrum that we are in. The second issue is Parliament itself and our role here today. We are here to tackle this sort of issue and to take...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench business — Middle East and North Africa (17 July 2014)

Alistair Burt: ...that now they are looking for support on defence and intelligence, just in case that extremist army comes in their direction, would also be welcome. Counselling and discussion about further steps towards autonomy or independence would also help. Independence for the Kurdish region is a big step that would have serious ramifications, but it is no longer off the cards, because of the...

Written Answers — Education: Academies (16 July 2014)

Edward Timpson: ...by the Department for Education in July showed that 87% of academies are supporting other schools. The research can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/do-academies-make-use-of- their-autonomy

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iraq (14 July 2014)

Philip Hammond: ...Iraqi people to seize the moment to ensure the future continuity of Iraq as a unitary state. That is not assured. Clearly, there are three separate regions within Iraq, any one of which could seek autonomy if a broad-based Government in Baghdad is not formed. We have to devote our present energies to seeking to ensure that outcome.

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Bernard Jenkin: ...point out that under the UK’s constitution Parliament is, and must remain, supreme. However, the Ypres summit and its decisions underline how EU treaties and institutions deny such an essential element of the UK’s constitutional autonomy under the present terms of membership. Since Maastricht, we have seen that opt-outs, subsidiarity and talk of different degrees or speeds of...

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 July 2014)

Lord Sheikh: ...sector. I also believe that we need to put more power in the hands of local groups. The British Council is already a very good employer in the areas in which it operates, but individual facilities must be given more autonomy. However, they must work hand in hand with our embassies to ensure a joined-up approach to our overseas activities. I am passionately supportive of the British Council...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Burrowes: ..., co-operation and working closely with national and international partners. I shall wish to explore, perhaps in Committee, the value of greater independence and accountability. For example, ECPAT has said of the Finnish national rapporteur that “Independence, autonomy and transparency are vital requirements for discharging the Rapporteur’s duties.” Of the Dutch national...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq: Kurds (8 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Departtment has has with Iraqi Kurds on moves to give them autonomy.

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Social Mobility/Child Poverty Strategy (3 July 2014)

David Laws: ...young people. Of course we have to ensure that, even though we give discretion to schools to spend this money in the way that they think best, there is accountability for it. The right thing to do in the school system is to have more freedom and autonomy, but those things have to come with accountability. The accountability mechanism that we have chosen is through Ofsted. When Ofsted goes...

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: ...be. They bully and harass what is left and send in power-crazed, unelected and unaccountable quangocrats to boss us about and, on a bad day, wreak havoc with our environment. If there is to be sustainable rural prosperity, local autonomy must be established; that would probably take a generation but it would be worth starting. I also think that Whitehall and the Government should be a...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — North and West Africa (UK Response) (3 July 2014)

Mark Hendrick: ...people with little personal wealth. As I have said, Libya is reliant on oil and much of the current fighting is about the oil revenues going to the capital and not to other parts of the country. There is a strong argument in many places for greater autonomy. What the Tuareg separatists in Mali, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Islamist rebels in Libya all have in common is a desire for their...

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