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Estimates Day — [2nd Allotted Day] — Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution in England (2 March 2015)

John Pugh: .... That is a brave choice that few Governments consider for long, so instead we have devolution on demand. However, we do not quite get it by demanding it; it has to be what the previous Government used to refer to as “earned autonomy”. In effect, what happens is that central Government lays down some sensible conditions, such as evidence of co-operation, economic independence,...

New Clause 1 — Natural Justice (27 February 2015)

Christopher Chope: ...he had made unwanted sexual advances to several women and touched them inappropriately. An internal inquiry into what was alleged to have happened concluded that there was broadly credible evidence dating back several years of behaviour that violated the personal space and autonomy of the complainants. When the noble Lord Wallace talks about “egregious conduct” being the...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Report (27 February 2015)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...the intent, it is not just making up numbers in a less effective way than might otherwise be the case. Secondly, I have always believed that although each department has a degree of independence and autonomy, they should be part of an overall government strategy. Therefore, we must ensure not only that the individual programmes are beneficial but that the whole thrust of the aggregate of...

Broadband — Question (25 February 2015)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the benefit of superfast broadband, which is important if schools are to take advantage of the opportunities offered by learning technology. However, not every school is the same. Schools have the autonomy to buy a connection that meets their needs. Schools’ connectivity needs will vary depending on the size and type of school. The Government’s 780 million investment...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Lord Winston: .... Ultimately, in a pluralistic, democratic society, we have certain ethical principles. We have the principle to try to do good, not to do harm; to arrive at a just solution wherever possible, as doctors; and to respect the autonomy of the individual in front of us. That respect for autonomy means making sure that you discuss the difficulties of the treatment, the possible side-effects,...

Petitions and e-petitions: Backbench Business — Mental Health and Unemployment (24 February 2015)

Kate Green: ...for mental health, although in her 2013 report for the Government on mental health and work Dame Carol Black rightly set out a number of caveats to that, including the quality of the job and the degree of autonomy or control that is enjoyed by an employee. However, we also know that people who are not working because of a mental health problem represent the largest proportion of those who...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — backbench business — Yemen (24 February 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: ...The UK and the UNSC remain in support of the unity, sovereignty and independence of Yemen. There are secessionist sentiments in parts of the south, and we support calls for a new state structure that would give greater autonomy to the south of Yemen, as agreed in the National Dialogue Conference. However, the future structure of the state is ultimately a question for the Yemeni people....

Modern Slavery Bill: Report (1st Day) (Continued) (23 February 2015)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...many of us have made clear through the progress of the Bill, if the true impact of establishing an anti-slavery commissioner is to be realised, we must not shy away from awarding him the powers and autonomy he will need to make this role truly effective. I therefore congratulate the Government on these amendments. The role of the commissioner may include the provision of assistance and...

Deregulation Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 February 2015)

The Earl of Lindsay: ...will not remove the responsibility of businesses to comply with what the law or regulations require of them. The duty will therefore not compromise the independence of regulators. They will continue to have decision-making autonomy, exactly as they do now. Regulators will therefore remain free to decide how best to incorporate the duty into the decision- making involved in performing their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015)

Pat Ramsey: ...UK Government have brought to a closure the independent living fund and devolved it to some of the regional councils. As Alex Attwood said, the Scottish Parliament last year agreed to work on a new autonomy for the independent living fund to ensure that more people have access to it. I make the point that we tabled amendment No 17, because, later this year, the independent living fund as...

Welfare Assistance Schemes — Question (10 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Lawson of Blaby: Does my noble friend the Minister not agree with me that the disparaging term “postcode lottery” is just a way of saying that local governments have autonomy and so there are therefore bound to be differences? Those who disparage postcode lotteries should come out in the open and say that they wish to see the abolition of local government.

NHS: Maternity Care — Question for Short Debate (5 February 2015)

Baroness Cumberlege: ...and manage their own staffing levels, and this will dramatically increase the offer and provision of a very reliable home birth service. It will also increase the use of free-standing birth centres. Working in group practices in the community will increase midwives’ autonomy, improve their clinical skills, and enhance their experience and confidence across the whole care pathway....

Public Bill Committee: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Clause 1 - Trading profits taxable at the Northern Ireland rate (5 February 2015)

David Gauke: .... Members might find useful. The Azores criteria require that an area receiving devolved fiscal powers is shown to be institutionally, politically and economically autonomous from central Government. In effect, that translates to autonomy to set the tax and collect it without interference or influence, with the region paying the costs of devolution rather than continuing to receive the...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: ...that amendment. I realise that, as it stands, it covers guidance. The issue that we are coming on to, which is the issuing of directions, carries that forward and has a much more direct challenge to the autonomy of universities than the issuing of guidance. The other amendment is directed entirely to Clause 29, which gives the Home Secretary the power to direct any authority, including...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (3 February 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...as children we used to have as holidays, before the foreign holiday idea began to creep up on British families and affluence took us further away. The Government believe as far as possible in devolution and autonomy, and we are providing advice to schools. This is not something that Ofsted is imposing on them, let alone is it an English Parliament deciding that English schools must each...

Deregulation Bill — Report (1st Day) (3 February 2015)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...well as to federate with other schools and early years providers, should they wish to do so. This sector has a diverse range of providers that facilitate parental choice and enjoy a high degree of autonomy. It is not clear to the Government what further educational benefits there would be in creating a separate category of nursery academy at this time. The vast majority of nurseries are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Off-street Parking (Functions of District Councils) Bill: Final Stage (3 February 2015)

John Dallat: ...as an opportunity for the new councils to focus on the regeneration of the towns and villages that they now have an increased responsibility for, it will work. Councils will need to have enough autonomy to influence how those car parks are operated. At the same time, they will need to retain the technology that allows users of a car park to use, for example, apps on their mobile phones....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers (3 February 2015)

Lord Nash: The Government is taking action in a number of different ways. The pay reforms that we have introduced since September 2013 give schools greater autonomy and more freedom to decide how much they pay teachers and how quickly pay progresses. Schools may also choose to use their pupil premium funding to attract or retain the best teachers. This increased flexibility gives schools in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Higher and Further Education Sectors: Support and Investment (2 February 2015)

Alex Attwood: ...has an issue about reserves, given the proposed move to York Street. I say to the Minister, as I said to him on the last day, the three principles of resolution around the issue of St Mary's are: first, the legal autonomy of the college; secondly, its financial autonomy; and, thirdly —

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...open for three years, the proportion of pupils achieving five good GCSEs including English and maths has increased at double the rate in local authority maintained schools; 12% against 6%. We have also enabled good or outstanding schools to enjoy the benefits of autonomy, and more than 3,000 schools have seized the opportunity to raise standards by varying the curriculum, extending the...

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