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[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Gavin Newlands: ...are not currently viewed as criminal in the eyes of the law, including abusive behaviour that is likely to cause a victim to suffer psychological harm. That behaviour includes the deprivation of liberty and autonomy; isolating an individual from friends, family and wider society; withholding or controlling access to resources, including money; psychological control and manipulation;...

Public Bill Committee: Energy Bill [Lords]: New Clause 5 - Contract for Difference (4 Feb 2016)

Callum McCaig: ...there is collaboration with the Republic of Ireland and likewise with the French and Dutch interconnectors. The move is towards greater interdependence, but that still allows a degree of autonomy in how the individual parts pursue their policies. It will come as no surprise that I would like to see Scotland have greater control over large aspects of our lives. That is my party’s position.

Female Genital Mutilation: Education in Schools — Question (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: .... An effective multiagency approach is key to safeguarding girls from FGM and schools play an important role in this, as they do in safeguarding children from all forms of abuse. Schools have the autonomy to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, including teaching about FGM, drawing on the resources and evidence provided by experts and organisations such...

Public Finances: Scotland (3 Feb 2016)

David Mundell: My right hon. Friend makes an important point, which speaks against those who argued just a few short months ago for full fiscal autonomy. It is quite interesting to look back at the amendment launched by the SNP in November to bring about full fiscal autonomy, which the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicted would create a 10 billion gap in Scotland’s finances. When the SNP asked...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Nurses: Training (2 Feb 2016)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: Institutional autonomy and academic freedom are key strengths of our higher education system. To protect these, the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 prohibits Ministers from being involved in decisions about funding for individual institutions or particular courses. Details on teaching grant funding will be set out in the normal way in the annual grant letter from ministers to The Higher...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (29 Jan 2016)

Priti Patel: Work Coaches have the autonomy to tailor their discussions to meet the claimant’s needs and to determine the level of support and advice they require.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Commissioning Support Units (29 Jan 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the review of the NHS Commissioning Board’s policy on the autonomy of Commissioning Support Units will impact those units' options for becoming staff enterprises or staff mutuals.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning — Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2016)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...outcome agreement featuring in many of the devolution submissions really is a way forward to ensure local systems are being designed for local people and businesses. I have one final plea: that we should give localities the autonomy to deliver on these without further central interference. For far too long there has been too much interference and too many changes. Now let us give the...

NHS and Social Care Commission (28 Jan 2016)

Helen Whately: ...8220;Five Year Forward View” was a landmark document in that it set out the NHS’s own plan for its own future, supported by political parties. The more it can be encouraged and enabled to have that autonomy—and for organisations within the NHS to have that autonomy —to determine its own future, the better. Another proposal is that the commission should focus on the...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit and Supported Housing: Prisons and Probation (27 Jan 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ..., and that only a third of offenders are given help in maintaining family ties. Will Ministers consider including the issue in the outcomes that governors will be expected to deliver as they have greater autonomy? There are some really good examples that could be replicated more widely, including informal projects such as the family visit days run at Thorn Cross, where prisoners can eat...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Commissioning Support Units (27 Jan 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as a result of the review of the NHS Commissioning Board’s policy on the autonomy of Commissioning Support Units (CSUs), CSUs that want to become staff enterprises or staff mutuals will have access to working capital on the same basis as other options open to CSUs.

Scottish Parliament: Education (Attainment Gap) (27 Jan 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: that schools are held absolutely to account—if necessary by the Comptroller and Auditor General—for exactly how they spend the money. There are no edicts from local or central Government. There are no right answers, but there is full autonomy and accountability. One of the best and most important lessons to be learned from schools in England is that it is entirely up to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Governors (26 Jan 2016)

Nigel Huddleston: What his policy is on the autonomy of prison governors; and if he will make a statement.

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill: Clause 1 — Removal of Secretary of State’s powers to appoint trustees (22 Jan 2016)

Jane Ellison: self-evidently the board of the relevant NHS trust or NHS foundation trust that agrees the constitution of the new charity—again, offering that safeguard. Ultimately, this is all about independence and local autonomy. The level and the nature of the agreement between the NHS body and the new charity needs to be a matter of local agreement. It is a matter for the local NHS and the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Recruitment (22 Jan 2016)

Nick Gibb: giving more head teachers the ability to select, train and employ the teachers they need in their local areas. 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....

Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...if they positively engage on their 16-week course. I have had several conversations with the Prisons Minister, Andrew Selous, who is particularly keen on and pleased with the progress that has been made in this regard. We are also anxious that there should be greater autonomy at a local level for prisoners—a point made by my noble friend Lord Fowler and the noble Lord, Lord Beith,...

Prisons: Education — Question for Short Debate (19 Jan 2016)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...are needed to escort prisoners to and from classes. I hope therefore that the Minister, in answering the Question posed by the noble Lord, Lord Hanningfield, will tell the House that in his plans for giving more autonomy to prison governors, the Secretary of State intends to furnish them with long-term educational contracts, which will enable local contractors to deliver educational...

Scotland Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (19 Jan 2016)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: permitted where a local authority determines that it is both necessary and safe to do so”. I trust that this point, at least, resonates with the Government’s ambition to give local authorities greater autonomy over their own affairs. The amendment would allow parking legislation to proceed in the Scottish Parliament and enable local authorities and police to manage the...

Energy Bill [Lords] (18 Jan 2016)

Callum McCaig: ...that would materially affect the fiscal regime. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to join us in calls for corporation tax for oil and gas revenues to be devolved to Holyrood—or, indeed, for full fiscal autonomy—he would be more than welcome to do so. The suggestion that the minimal powers devolved to Scotland for raising tax revenues and achieving economic objectives such as...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Edward Leigh: may conceivably become President of our most important ally. Fourthly, we cannot translate American politics to UK politics, which is completely different. I was in a debate earlier this year on full fiscal autonomy for Scotland, and the Labour spokesman described me as an extreme right winger—God forbid. My amendment was supported by the shadow Chancellor when he was a Back...

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