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Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

The Bishop of Portsmouth: ...will commit the welcome, although reduced, resources to guarantee this crisis provision continuing. A relatively small amount of non-discretionary funding would not significantly restrict the local government autonomy which many of us seek to preserve. Alongside the moral case is an economic rationale. Portsmouth City Council’s review of the provision concluded that this modest...

House of Commons Governance (22 January 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Jesse Norman: ...favour of a single unified service. There is, at the heart of that idea, a balance that must be struck between the accountability to which the Clerk is entitled from the director general and the delineated areas of autonomy that the director general exercises as head of the executive committee. It is in that balance and harmony that the subtlety of the report and the recommendation lies,...

Raif Badawi — Question (20 January 2015)

Lord Lea of Crondall: My Lords, do the Saudi Government claim that the autonomy of their penal code is unqualified? If so, they will not accept the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, if it is qualified, is there not a procedure whereby they can be taken through a process in the international community?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Protecting Core Public Services (19 January 2015)

Sean Rogers: ...must endeavour to eradicate duplication and significantly reduce wastage with the amalgamation of the five education and library boards. Extra funds must not be idled away. Devolving budgetary autonomy to school principals with a proven record of sound financial management will enhance schools' abilities to achieve the best possible education outcomes through financial and time-saving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teachers (Work Loads and Teaching Time) (19 January 2015)

Nicky Morgan: ...achieve. This Government are committed to supporting the profession, and reducing unnecessary work load is an absolutely priority. We have already reduced the burden from the centre by increasing autonomy and streamlining unnecessary paperwork, and we have received more than 44,000 responses to the work load challenge, which asked teachers to share their experience and ideas. We are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 January 2015)

Nick Gibb: ..., health and economic education is up to the schools, and we do not want to have an over-prescribed school curriculum. We have created a carefully balanced curriculum between central prescription and autonomy for professionals, and this is a matter for professionals. All schools are free to teach these very important skills, but we must leave some matters to schools to decide.

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (16 January 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton: ...are many people with terminal illnesses in the disability community, and those people have come together to demand that on this Bill we should slow down and think again. They have campaigned for choice and autonomy all their lives, and now they are saying, no, this is not about choice—and we have to listen to them. So please do not tell me that this is not about disabled people. It...

[Sir David Amess in the Chair] — Backbench Business — NHS Specialised Services (15 January 2015)

Jamie Reed: ...change how such services are commissioned. For example, where will the budget rest? Will it be divided between NHS England and local clinical commissioning groups? Will clinical commissioning groups have any degree of autonomy in decisions about which services to commission in their locality? Why does the Minister believe that the changes will not result, as hon. Members have said they...

Education: Citizenship — Question (14 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...integrity and should illuminate the nature of responsible choice. Does the Minister also agree that good teachers understand this very well, but that teachers in all schools need the professional autonomy, encouragement and practical scope to use that understanding in their own way?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Expenditure (14 January 2015)

Lord Deighton: ...for money through scrutiny by the relevant Parliament or Assemblies and the detailed accountability and audit procedures listed in the Devolution Acts.’ (3.2.5) The Government’s commitment to the integrity and autonomy of the devolved administrations is outlined in the ‘Devolution: memorandum of understanding and supplementary agreement’: ‘The United Kingdom...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Second Reading (13 January 2015)

Lord Judd: ...education and university level; there have even been references to what all this means at pre-school level. Again, in the Britain which I love and which is dear to me, a pillar of our society has been the principle of academic freedom—the autonomy and independence of universities. We must be very careful indeed, whatever the threats, about how we begin to infringe on that. I am glad...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Education Funding (13 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Roy Beggs: ...education budget; and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that protecting classroom practice is his first priority and to use the new administrative arrangements to devolve maximum budget autonomy to schools that have demonstrated sound financial management skills in order to achieve the best possible educational outcomes whilst ensuring value for money. Motion made: That the...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 10 - Power to abolish Public Works Loan Commissioners (13 January 2015)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...establish a new mechanism for local authority lending, which they want to consult on. However, again, we do not seem to have any idea of what the new system might be, who will have oversight of it or the degree of autonomy it will give to local government; absolutely critically, we have no idea whatever of how we will get parliamentary scrutiny of that mechanism. We know that, at the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Regional Growth Fund (6 January 2015)

Angus MacNeil: Surely the best way to achieve regional growth and to help areas such as the north of England is for good neighbours in Scotland to have full fiscal autonomy to counterbalance what the Minister’s colleague from Twickenham, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, called the great suction machine pulling life from the economy of other parts of these islands. Why is it...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Curriculum (5 January 2015)

Edward Timpson: ...extent to which (if at all) they intended to follow the new national curriculum in September 2014, for a number of subjects. Figure 13 of the report called “Do academies make use of their autonomy?” provides the data for academies. The overall conclusion of the research was that the a large majority of academies are planning to follow the national curriculum to some...

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?

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