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Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (30 October 2014)

Baroness Berridge: ...the Kurdish areas, which has—or had—the largest population of Assyrians in Iraq. This represented a state attempt to curb the exodus of Christians from Iraq and would have given them some political and economic autonomy. I would be grateful to know what representations have been made on this by Her Majesty’s Government to the Iraqi Government and the Kurdish regional...

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...corporation tax. The Prime Minister has made it clear that there will be a decision on this no later than the Autumn Statement. As I have already set out, the Government respect and support the calls for greater autonomy and devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—but we cannot ignore England in this equation. England is the most decentralised nation in the United Kingdom....

Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill (29 October 2014)

Crispin Blunt: ...so that they can bring new products to the market as soon as possible. The Budget announcements made earlier this year were the culmination of a drive by both coalition partners towards greater consumer autonomy in the pensions market. For anyone who believes in freedom and responsibility, such a reform can only be right. The paternalistic status quo has long been out of step with a...

School Governors (Appointment) (28 October 2014)

Neil Carmichael: ...is heartfelt. They also contribute massively to local communities, and that, too, needs to be recognised. Our schools are going through a changing landscape. There are more schools with increasing autonomy than ever before, and that direction of travel is continuing. That is quite right, because there is support across this House for academy status, and other schools are beginning to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: Infrastructure Bill (Roads Reform Elements) (28 October 2014)

John Hayes: ...of the key elements that together will form a cohesive and robust governance framework for the new company. These documents explained how the governance regime for the new company would allow it the autonomy and flexibility to operate, manage and enhance the network on a day-to-day basis and deliver more efficiently, while ensuring it acts transparently, remains accountable to Government,...

Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Regret (27 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...with 153 CCGs initially authorised with conditions. In one case, a CCG was not assured and NHS England has put legal directions in place to improve its performance. As intervention is the element of the assurance framework which most affects CCG autonomy, careful consideration is, of course, required before NHS England will take this course of action. Assurance ratings are based on the...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...English GCSE by the age of 19. It is also simple to understand that young people can choose between doing a work-based training programme or a vocational, technical or university qualification. The noble Lord, Lord Monks, talked about the Richard review and about employers being given more autonomy in terms of money going straight to them. He also talked about the types of skills they will...

Hong Kong — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (22 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...Kong, more than 120 of them using it as a base for their Asia-Pacific regional operations, Britain’s relationship with Hong Kong is long-standing, wide-ranging and unique. We strongly believe that it is the autonomy, rights and freedoms guaranteed by the joint declaration that underpin Hong Kong’s success. As we approach the 30th anniversary of its signature, our commitment to...

Scotland: Devolution Commission — Question (22 October 2014)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, does the noble and learned Lord accept the words of the Prime Minister at Question Time today when he confirmed that full fiscal autonomy and full control of Scottish taxes were within the options of the Smith commission? If that is so, how can it be achieved within a unitary state, and does it not beg the question that, inevitably, we must move towards a federal or quasi-federal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 October 2014)

Angus MacNeil: ...does want to stay inside the United Kingdom then all the options of devolution are there and are possible”. Will he unequivocally stand by his promise and confirm that this approach means full fiscal autonomy being on the table and devolving full control of Scottish taxes and spending to the Scottish Parliament to help create jobs and a more just society?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Teachers: Pay (22 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give headteachers and schools greater autonomy over teachers' pay and to allow them to reward, recruit, and retain the best teachers.

Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...engaged in the activity. Again, however, in the balance between risk and regulation, that seems an acceptable risk to the Government, and one would wish to maintain the degree of independence and autonomy that one could have.

Infrastructure Investment (Stroud) (21 October 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...are taking on delivery, to make sure that we have the capability in the public sector to deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification. That also means having delivery bodies with the right structure to provide the autonomy and operational flexibility that are necessary to ensure success. Corporatisation of the Highways Agency will provide that in the roads sector, where we are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Standards (21 October 2014)

David Laws: ...and that poorly performing schools should become sponsored academies. In addition, the academies and free schools programmes are shifting power and responsibility to leaders of education, giving schools greater autonomy to drive improvements, within a strong framework of accountability. The growth in sponsored academies is raising standards by turning around some of the most disadvantaged...

Autonomous Vehicles — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...how much investment is taking place, but perhaps I may write to the noble Lord, Lord Giddens, with the exact figures as far as possible. However, I can give some examples: 150 million is to be invested in research into training robotics autonomy; 500 million in the Advanced Propulsion Centre, which is to be matched by industry, so that will be 1 billion-worth over 10...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Gordon Brown: ...citizens in the House. It is anti-British because it would abandon income tax as a shared tax and because it threatens to end the whole system of pooling and sharing resources across the United Kingdom that underpins the unity of the United Kingdom. It looks like a Trojan horse for fiscal autonomy, which would split the Union and enable the SNP to get through the back door what it cannot...

Hong Kong — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...firmly believe that the United Kingdom and China share interests in a prosperous, capitalist Hong Kong with a thriving civil society, a clear rule of law and the movement towards political autonomy that was outlined in the joint declaration of 1984. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Luce, for his role as the then Minister of State in securing the joint declaration. As we approach the...

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Truscott: ...Ukraine I fear we are fighting the wrong war against the wrong enemy at the wrong time. A diplomatic solution to the current crisis was on the table from the beginning and accepted in principle by Moscow and Kiev: greater autonomy for eastern Ukraine’s regions; linguistic rights for ethnic Russian speakers; and maintaining Ukraine’s military neutrality. Realistically speaking,...

Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liam Fox: ...our allies in the Arab world believe the end game to be, politically? Many now believe it is inevitable that the final outcome will have to be a federal Iraq that gives Sunnis the guarantee of some autonomy, having seen how they were utterly betrayed by the Maliki Government?

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