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Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL]: Committee (21 November 2014)

Baroness Deech: ...Council reported an 88% increase in the number of people having to represent themselves in the courts. Throughout the Bill, I am trying to provide a framework that is just but which also promotes autonomy, clarity and entitlement. Given that legal aid has been removed—and I do not envisage an improvement in that situation for years to come—we have to help the poor families who...

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

William Bain: ...resources that are not to Scotland’s detriment. To those who still support Scotland leaving the UK, it means abandoning the call to end fiscal sharing expressed by some Members in the name of full fiscal autonomy. That is not compatible with the governance of a modern multinational state, would leave Scotland exposed to wildly fluctuating global oil prices and would mean a 5...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Political and Constitutional Reform (18 November 2014)

Angus MacNeil: Surely an obvious reform would be full fiscal autonomy for Scotland, not only to end the disproportionately greater Scottish contributions to the Exchequer that there have been for the past 33 years, but so that we in Scotland can arrange tax and spend to grow the economy, jobs and communities. Full fiscal autonomy for Scotland—there you go.

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (18 November 2014)

Nicholas Clegg: ...my hon. Friend in his constituency. He is right that through city deals and local growth deals we are finally loosening the clammy grip of Whitehall that for too long has stifled innovation and autonomy in our local communities, particularly our great cities, in the north and the elsewhere, which should be powerhouses able to make up their own minds, rather than being hamstrung by...

Wales Bill — Report (Continued) (11 November 2014)

Lord Wigley: ...of the Smith commission that corporation tax should be devolved to Scotland. Certainly, in the pre-referendum pledge the impression was given that the devo-max model being touted would include fiscal autonomy, and that certainly includes corporation tax. In tabling the amendment I am seeking an assurance that if Scotland gets control over corporation tax the question should be firmly on...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Baroness Hollins: ...as required by the Mental Health Act. The Mental Health Act is risk based, not capacity based. If it is in the interests of his health, a person with a mental disorder can be detained and treated. It overrides personal autonomy. The Mental Health Act does not require any impairment of judgment or decision-making capacity to be present. If you have a mental disorder then, whether you are...

Football Governance Bill (7 November 2014)

Stephen Doughty: ..., at the same time the heritage and history of the club have faced huge challenges and changes. As the hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe has said, we have to get the balance right between the principle of the rightful autonomy of owners and businesses to go about their business and the retention of the crucial involvement of fans and communities in their clubs. Football clubs are not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Powerhouse (4 November 2014)

Angus MacNeil: Is not the best way to have a northern economic powerhouse to have full fiscal autonomy for Scotland? After all, the Prime Minister did say that all options for devolution are there and all are possible. Does the Chancellor agree, or is he afraid of the competition from a more socially just Scottish treasury making better policies for the people of Scotland?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Health (3 November 2014)

Nick Gibb: ...later life. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education supports the teaching of all subjects across the school curriculum. With a new slimmed down curriculum, schools have more freedom and autonomy to integrate activities into the curriculum which can promote pupils’ wellbeing and build character. We have introduced a new departmental priority with the aim of...

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.

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