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Further Education Colleges: Greater Manchester — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Jun 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...greatest city region in the country. Anywhere we go in the world, people know who we are. We are a great city region that is, through devolution, on the verge of even further greatness. With more autonomy over long-term investment, infrastructure and innovation, we have a once in a generation opportunity proactively to reshape our economy. We can encourage the growth of specific...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Second Stage (14 Jun 2016)

Steven Agnew: ...last two successive Executives in Northern Ireland has been to use the limited powers we have to take money out of public services rather than to invest in them. Mr O'Dowd earlier made a case for greater fiscal autonomy for Northern Ireland, and I am not opposed to that in principle, but look at the practice of those parties in power. What have they done when we have had tax-varying...

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Baroness Janke: ...of people who have never used the internet of all the English core cities. So in terms of the objectives of the report there are practical trials and practical experience that need to be shared and I believe that collaboration and sharing, together with autonomy and freedom to innovate are key if we are to drive the digital agenda forward. However, despite the need for basic digital...

Scottish Parliament: Curriculum for Excellence (Implementation) (9 Jun 2016)

John Swinney: Mr Balfour raises significant and serious issues that I am actively looking at. One advantage of curriculum for excellence is that it provides greater autonomy and flexibility to enable the teaching profession to determine the best way to proceed with the delivery of the curriculum. The decisions to which Mr Balfour refers are taken in individual schools and local authorities. We must be...

Scottish Parliament: Treaty of Perth (750th Anniversary) (9 Jun 2016)

Lewis Macdonald: .... The truth is that the islands had resisted rule and claim from both Norway and mainland Scotland, and even after the treaty of Perth it took the kings of Scots another 200 years to overcome the political autonomy of the lordship of the isles. Indeed, as Kenneth Gibson reminded us, conflict continued thereafter, not least when the Macdonalds routed the Frasers in at BlÓr na...

BBC White Paper (8 Jun 2016)

Graham Jones: ...;s transfer of the costs for free TV licences for the over-75s from the Department for Work and Pensions to the BBC, and efforts to expunge BBC services, which we saw in the Government’s attempt to remove online recipes, will become commonplace, further damaging the BBC’s reputation. The result will be a BBC lacking impartiality, financial autonomy and independence, and with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Governors (2 Jun 2016)

Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria was used to select the prisons to take part in the planned pilot scheme on further autonomy for prison governors.

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 ú13 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 ú1.3 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...


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