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Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Directions and guidance (16 December 2014)

Richard Burden: ...statutory guidance and directions. There will be clear means for Ministers to intervene through incentives and sanctions, such as requiring additional reporting and circumscribing Highways England’s autonomy. Ministers will remain accountable to Parliament for how the roads are run, including through written answers and debates. However, it is not clear whether the level of...

Implications of Devolution for England — Statement (16 December 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: .... The noble Baroness referred to her party’s proposals to extend greater powers to cities and towns. We have done a tremendous amount during the lifetime of this Parliament to extend greater authority and autonomy to all parts of England. England is far more decentralised now than it has been previously, and is far more decentralised than Scotland and Wales. The noble Baroness spoke...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Devolution (Implications for England) (16 December 2014)

Oliver Heald: ...right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw), we are not suggesting the establishment of an English Executive, and that in itself is a restraint on English devolution. Is it not right to give as much autonomy as possible to English MPs to make English laws? I personally think that there is a very strong case for the Norton proposals.

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Appointment of strategic highways companies (16 December 2014)

John Hayes: ...statements, responding to debates, and so on—but the summary goes on to define the Government’s capacity to set the direction and performance delivery requirements. In addition, through a series of other means we will be able to hold the new body to account. For example, we can reduce or suspend the company’s autonomy; we can issue additional statutory directions to the...

Devolution: Arts and Culture — Question (15 December 2014)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...over recent years as a result of the local authority there seeking to withdraw all its funding from its local arts organisations? Does he agree that with the inexorable move towards greater regional autonomy, it is absolutely essential that the arts and culture are built into the core provision that any local authority should be expected to make available to its citizens?

Backbench Business: Ukraine (UK Relations with Russia) (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Julian Lewis: ...control of their areas, glaring at Kiev and vice versa—or a de jure split, which would obviously be a less satisfactory solution than an agreed decision to stay together with an appropriate amount of autonomy. Finally—this is the dread scenario, which really could happen—if we really were crazy enough to offer military assistance to Kiev and encourage it to think that...

Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Borwick: .... There are reasons why we are not yet seeing enough young people coming through with the right leadership skills. They should experience leadership in school. But between supply teachers, a lack of autonomy for good teachers, a wide variety of first languages and large class sizes, children do not get the leadership they need. It is extraordinarily difficult for a teacher to both teach...

Ofsted — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (10 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Kevin Brennan: ...responsibility for groups of schools, Ofsted can inspect not just individual schools in an academy chain but the operation of the chain itself. I hear concerns that schools in some academy chains have less autonomy and are given directions from head office about exactly what they have to do. That head office is sometimes in a remote part of the country, far away from where the school is...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Tibet (10 December 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...long-standing position remains that we do not support Tibetan independence, but we believe that Tibet’s long-term stability is best achieved through respect for universal human rights and genuine autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution, so we continue to engage actively and constructively with the Chinese Government as they work to improve human rights and the rule...

General Dental Council (9 December 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...to 890, which is a significant and unprecedented increase. All professional regulators, including the GDC, are aware of the Government’s position, as set out in our 2011 Command Paper, “Enabling Excellence: Autonomy and Accountability for Health and Social Care Staff”: we do not expect registration fees to increase unless there is a clear and strong case that the...

Economic Growth (London) (5 December 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...England’s other great cities to raise and spend their own capital would bring decision making closer to the ground, increase the accountability of political leaders and facilitate more integrated investment decisions. With greater autonomy, the office of the Mayor and the Greater London assembly could operate as truly accountable bodies, enhancing the benefits that increased localism...

Soft Power and Conflict Prevention — Motion to Take Note (5 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Judd: ...that somehow the Home Office, which is the equivalent to the ministry of the interior in many countries of the world, is moving into positions of responsibility in our universities. This matters not only in terms of academic freedom, which we have treasured in our society, and the autonomy of universities in that context, but what is the example we are setting to the world? To the world,...

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...—to say, “These are the things I would have brought forward to legislate had I been able to do so”. Enough of that—the issues that I think are at the heart of this debate are based around the question posed by the noble Lord, Lord Moynihan, about the autonomy of our sporting endeavours. Now that sport is so much a part of our national fabric, is there now a role for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Port Regulation (4 December 2014)

Mary Glindon: What work has the Minister carried out with European partners through the process to ensure that trade union recognition and collective bargaining are explicitly protected, while still respecting the autonomy of social partners?

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (3 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Bates: ...of slavery and trafficking offences and the identification of victims without fear or favour, and make reports which will highlight where improvements can be made. We want to ensure that the commissioner has the authority and autonomy he or she needs to carry out their functions effectively, while at the same time ensuring that their remit is clearly focused. The commissioner’s...

Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) (2 December 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...as its name implies, a joint declaration to which both parties made a solemn commitment. As a co-signatory, the United Kingdom has both a legal interest and a moral obligation in the monitoring and implementation of that treaty—a treaty that enshrined a high degree of autonomy and basic rights and freedoms for the people of Hong Kong. These are at the heart of Hong Kong’s way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: NHS (Five Year Forward View) (1 December 2014)

Angus MacNeil: ...acute need in the English NHS. If there had been acute need in the Scottish NHS or further acute need in the Welsh NHS, we could whistle for it. Surely this is one reason for us to have full fiscal autonomy in Scotland so that we can control the spending and raising of money in Scotland rather than relying on mismanagement in England or on electoral advantage. What will be the consequences...

Backbench Business: Inequality (27 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...undertaken on that. A range of factors impact on workplace well-being. Obviously, pay is one, but there are also things such as the variety in someone’s job, whether they feel that they get to use their skills, whether they have a degree of autonomy, how they go about their job, and their sense of fairness in the work place, which very much ties into this debate. I am glad to say...

Religion and Belief: British Public Life — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Haskel: ...experience of the other. With identity playing such a crucial part in our lives, schools will have to reflect society. I think that the Woolf consultation will find that public opinion is moving towards reduced autonomy and faith schools will have to become a lot more mixed. Digital faith communities are now an established part of public life. Religious leaders have their own active social...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014)

Owen Smith: ...Wales. When devolution was created in 1997-98 by the last Labour Government, it was very much intended as a measure to make Wales more accountable, to give us a greater level of self-determination, and to see autonomy for the Welsh people and bespoke Welsh solutions for Welsh problems. The unspoken motivation behind that, especially in Wales where the miners strike was so fresh in our...

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