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Scotland Bill — Second Reading (24 Nov 2015)

Lord Davidson of Glen Clova: ...and Lord Thomas, and many other noble Lords. This is an attractive proposition which we on this side would encourage. The suggestion from my noble friend Lord Gordon of Strathblane of an analysis of full fiscal autonomy is, again, a useful contribution to the discussion and, from this side, we would encourage that. Lest there is any doubt, we on this side support the Bill. We see it as a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pension Schemes Bill: Final Stage (24 Nov 2015)

Alban Maginness: ...people more choice about how they fund their retirement. We believe that to be a right and proper opportunity for people to deal with money that they have invested for themselves, and they should be given more autonomy on that. With that, I conclude and reiterate that we support the Bill.

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Mark McDonald:, provided by the social security system is therefore crucial in supporting women to be able to leave an abuser. The cumulative impact of reforms to the welfare system have acted to ... reduce women’s financial autonomy, resulting in ... insecurity for women and their children.” We also have to consider the fact that women and their children are often forced to leave the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform: Legislative Consent Motion (18 Nov 2015)

David McNarry: In the Assembly, UKIP is the only national party committed to devolved regional autonomy. That is just to emphasise the fact that there are no Tory, Labour or Liberal Democrat Members about this place. As a long-time supporter of the moving-on stakes — longer than some seemingly recent converts — I seem, for the first time, to be at odds with the twist that devolution is taking...

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: New Clause 24 — National framework for devolution of fiscal powers (17 Nov 2015)

Anne Main: ...1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 are repealed. 2 (1) This Code— (a) defines the relationship between central government and local authorities; and (b) makes provision about the financial independence and conduct of local authorities. (2) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Code shall affect the rights of individuals; and individuals may continue to seek judicial...

Scottish Parliament: “Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relations” (17 Nov 2015)

Jim Eadie: ...are non-comparable policies where an issue exists only, or largely, in one part of the UK. Land reform in Scotland is a good example. There are other issues around which there is a high degree of policy autonomy that pre-dates legislative devolution, although such autonomy has been much more pronounced since the Parliament’s establishment. Those issues relate to areas such as local...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Transplantation Bill: Second Stage (16 Nov 2015)

Alastair Ross: ...was shared by many people in the room. There were concerns that deemed consent or presumed consent could violate a patient's right to make an informed decision, and so does not uphold respect for their autonomy. The specific purpose of informed consent is to protect a patient's right to autonomy, as is made clear in the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights in 2005 and the...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government Budget Cuts (Impact on Scottish Government Budget) (12 Nov 2015)

Murdo Fraser: In the House of Commons this week, Scottish National Party members proposed an amendment to the Scotland Bill that would have introduced full fiscal autonomy for Scotland. What assessment did the Scottish Government do of the impact on its budget had that amendment been carried?

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day)11.39 am (11 Nov 2015)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...8220;independence of the PRA” actually means. As I am sure your Lordships will know, the Basel core principles on banking supervision suggest that legal safeguards should ensure that a regulator has, “operational independence, transparent processes, sound governance, budgetary processes that do not undermine autonomy and adequate resources”. The Bill provides for all...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

Stewart Jackson: ...agree that registered providers, with the extra income that may arise from this policy—I do not know whether you have any examples; you mentioned some examples earlier—may have the authority and autonomy to ring-fence for developing other sites for social rented housing.

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Examination of Witnesses (10 Nov 2015)

Stewart Jackson: ...agree that registered providers, with the extra income that may arise from this policy—I do not know whether you have any examples; you mentioned some examples earlier—may have the authority and autonomy to ring-fence for developing other sites for social rented housing.

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

David Mundell: ...Jobcentre Plus—remain the responsibility of the UK Government, but, importantly, it gives the Scottish Parliament full responsibility for many areas of welfare. The Scottish Parliament will have the autonomy to legislate for large areas of welfare, and I look forward to the beginning of the debate on how it intends to use those powers. The Smith commission agreement also recommended...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Part 2A — Permanence of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government (9 Nov 2015)

Edward Leigh: Will my right hon. Friend deal briefly with amendment 224, which has been tabled by the SNP? According to its accompanying explanatory statement, instead of asking the House to impose full fiscal autonomy, the Scottish Parliament “could then legislate in these areas to provide for full fiscal autonomy in Scotland.” In other words, SNP Members do not actually want full fiscal...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): New Clause 1 — Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy (9 Nov 2015)

New Clause 1 — Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Justin Madders: ...their independence from Government—a theme picked up by several Members. It also creates a very sensible mechanism to enable Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to exercise greater autonomy while continuing to benefit from the generosity of J. M. Barrie. It is very fitting that, on this occasion, Wendy has come to the rescue of Peter Pan—although I think we...

Pornography — Motion to Take Note (5 Nov 2015)

Lord Parekh: ...consequences and the practice of pornography. The second, far more important, difficulty has to do with the fact that we live in a liberal society where we cherish individual liberty and personal autonomy. In that kind of society people prefer to regulate their sex lives themselves. If some of them say that they enjoy sadomasochistic violence, who are we to say that sexuality should not be...

Scottish Parliament: Carers (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (5 Nov 2015)

Graeme Dey: .... However, the Government’s commitment to increasing the carer’s allowance and its success with pushing the United Kingdom Government to introduce amendments to the Scotland Bill to provide autonomy over defining carer’s allowance eligibility, coupled with the bill, are evidence of the direction of travel to which the SNP is committed as far as carers are concerned. I...

European Union Referendum Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (4 Nov 2015)

Lord Wigley: ...that immediately arises in Wales because at present there is nothing like the same level of support for independence in Wales as there is in Scotland. At present in Wales, there is a widespread desire to secure greater autonomy, some of which is being addressed by the draft Wales Bill, which was recently published. There is certainly a feeling in Wales, and further afield, that the...

Scottish Parliament: Taxation (Devolution of Powers) (4 Nov 2015)

John Swinney: ...taxes raised in Scotland. As we set out in “More Powers for the Scottish Parliament” in October 2014 and “Beyond Smith—More Powers for the Scottish Parliament” in June 2015, full fiscal autonomy remains our preferred package of powers, short of independence.

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