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The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: ...of our borders. We are not part of an ever-greater integration and there will never be a united states of Europe. I hail from India, which is a truly federal country. There is a central Government, a central defence force, foreign service and tax system, but there are states with chief Ministers who have autonomy and a great deal of flexibility. That combination makes for a truly federal...

Violence against Women and Girls (Sustainable Development Goals) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (27 Apr 2016)

Imran Hussain: ...against women and girls: poor education, economic inequality, community gender biases and proximity to conflict are just a few. Conversely, better education, later marital ages, gender equality and economic autonomy for women help to reduce violence. It is therefore clear that the Government need to focus their attention on boosting protective factors while minimising risk factors....

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (27 Apr 2016)

David Cameron: ...Wilshaw, the chief inspector of schools. I think he is someone worth listening to. He said that “academisation can lead to rapid improvements…I” firmly “believe it is right to give more autonomy to the front line”. The OECD has been in the news today, so let us try that. This should not be too controversial. The OECD states: “I view the trend towards...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Mental Health (26 Apr 2016)

Andrew Bridgen: Will the Minister outline how the Government’s prison reform plans will give prison governors greater autonomy, allowing them to tailor services such as mental health provision for the benefit of all prisoners?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoners: Meaningful Work (26 Apr 2016)

Andrew Selous: We want prisons to be places of hard work and high ambition. That is why we will give governors more autonomy and hold them to account by publishing employment outcomes for prisoners so that we can compare results between prisons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prisoner Education (26 Apr 2016)

Michael Gove: My hon. Friend is absolutely right that if we give people greater autonomy—governors, in particular—they need to be held to account. It is absolutely vital that, in the new prison accountability measures and league tables, they are held to account for educational performance and the value they add.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teacher Recruitment and Retention (25 Apr 2016)

Nick Gibb: The professional autonomy that comes with academy status does the opposite—it encourages the profession in a way that has not happened in the past. We have the highest number of teachers of all time in our schools—455,000, which is 13,000 more than in 2010. The National Audit Office acknowledged that despite the very large increase in numbers of pupils, by 9% in the past few...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Maintained Schools (25 Apr 2016)

Stephen Timms: ...State that Conservative Members, not just Opposition Members, believe schools should have some choice in whether they become academies. Headteachers of excellent primary schools say they have more autonomy with their local authority than they would as members of a multi-academy trust. Surely enforced compulsion from Whitehall of this change cannot be the right way forward.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Apr 2016)

Lucy Powell: ...Association of School and College Leaders, parents, the National Governors Association, leading names in the academies programme such as the chief executive of the Harris Foundation and the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools National Association, as well as a growing number of her own Back Benchers. It is hardly a list of what she might call—or, in fact, what she just called—the...

Western Sahara: Self-determination (20 Apr 2016)

Patrick Grady: ...ask at all. A peaceful solution has to involve the right of individuals and nations to self-determination. Also, we cannot and should not prejudge what the decision might be. It might be a form of autonomy, or of independence. We will not know until it is put to the test. The UN groundwork has been done, but it is rapidly dating. Generations continue to grow up, still waiting for an...

Libya (19 Apr 2016)

Philip Hammond: ...;that would be a completely unrealistic project. The only way forward is to co-opt militias into a nascent Libyan armed forces, backed by a political system that is highly devolved and that assures them of autonomy and fair shares of Libya’s wealth for the communities they seek to back.

Backbench Business: M6 Toll Road (19 Apr 2016)

Julian Knight: ...Scotland, where the First Minister has announced plans to scrap APD entirely. Control of the toll would be a positive first step. The Government have placed the northern powerhouse at the centre of their agenda, focusing on delivering greater autonomy and improved infrastructure to our cities and regions. There is now an excellent opportunity to put those principles into action in the west...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (14 Apr 2016)

Lord Nash: ...the latest Ofsted annual report, academisation can lead to rapid improvements. In his letter of 10 March 2016 to the Secretary of State, HMCI also confirmed his belief that it is right to give greater autonomy to the front line and that there are some excellent multi-academy trusts that have made remarkable progress in some of the toughest areas of the country. It is through the academies...

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