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Written Answers — Department for Education: Veterinary Medicine: Education (11 Dec 2017)

Jo Johnson: The government recognises that higher education institutions (HEIs) have autonomy over which courses to deliver. Therefore, government’s role is to help ensure that the higher education (HE) sector as a whole is responsive to and able to deliver demand for HE provisions. This is achieved through targeted funding which recognises the additional costs that some subjects, such as...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Palliative Care: Children (11 Dec 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...of life Care with all key system partners and stakeholders, including Together for Short Lives (TFSL), a range of activity is ongoing to achieve this. It is right that clinical commissioning groups have autonomy to shape services locally, and it is important that, where needed, more is done to provide them with tools, evidence, support and guidance to demonstrate the benefits of delivering...

Education and Society - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2017)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...proud that in Scotland we were taking these steps in the 17th century, with the first legislation for a school in every parish. That is one of the reasons why in the union of 1707 the relative autonomy of Scottish education was preserved as part of the agreements of the time. Partly for that reason, I have not often spoken about education in this Chamber. Nowadays Scottish education is...

[Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Caroline Nokes: ...the same way as I know that Romsey in 2002 was absolutely determined to pick somebody of its own choosing. The same is true for Basingstoke, for Brent Central and for Birmingham, Yardley. We have to allow the parties to have structures that allow those associations to have autonomy. A one-size-fits-all solution will not give us the answer. I want us to remain open and collaborative, and to...

Prison Reform and Safety (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Burgon: ...experts taken out of prisons and put into the MOJ, and competing structures that sometimes undermine accountability. In short, if real powers rest in new Whitehall teams, budgets are cut and central contracts restrict freedom of decision, governors are not in charge in the way that they should be. Despite talk of greater autonomy, prison governors are still suffering the lack of control...

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Baroness Andrews: ...handling risks”. Thirdly, the Government have decided to abandon the mandatory first stage of consultation, which was developed by the RPC to spot and iron out mistakes, to the advantage of business and societal groups. This would provide greater departmental autonomy, with only one final cliff edge of confrontation. This proposition had been put forward before but was rejected by...

Scottish Parliament: Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations (7 Dec 2017)

Donald Cameron: ...North Sea and the west of Scotland. That is one example of being forced to compete with a variety of other states that all have their own interests at heart. Leaving the EU and the CFP will give us autonomy over our waters and allow us to determine our own fishing policy that balances sustainable fishing—I welcome the comments that members made about that—and ensures that the...

South Middlesbrough: Traffic Congestion (6 Dec 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...global companies such as ConocoPhillips, Huntsman, Mitsubishi and others operating there. Of course, through the devolution deal, we now have Ben Houchen in place as the first directly elected Mayor of Tees Valley, with more autonomy and control to drive forward the economic transformation as a whole that the area needs. Getting the right road infrastructure in place will be a crucial part...

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority (6 Dec 2017)

Claire Baker: ...motion’s call for an independent commission, although I have concerns about the timing and its remit. Although I do not question the integrity of a single force, there are areas concerning governance, accountability and autonomy that must be addressed. The scrutiny of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill was rushed, and concerns were raised at the time about democratic...

Scottish Parliament: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (5 Dec 2017)

Johann Lamont: ...chief medical officer. The request asked the boards to consider suspending the use of mesh in procedures for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. However, it became clear that boards retained autonomy over their operations and, as such, were under not under a binding obligation to act upon the request or to confirm whether it was intended that mesh procedures would...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...after Brexit. The challenge for the Government therefore is significant. Just because it is challenging, however, does not mean the Government should attempt to take shortcuts that undermine the credibility, autonomy or sharing of decision making that are now an accepted feature of our democracy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Local Government (28 Nov 2017)

Claire Perry: ...are responsible for evaluating any business support programmes they deliver and reporting on outcomes to funders. Government has therefore given local and combined authorities more powers and autonomy to decide how to spend public money in their area and for deciding how the impact of locally owned business support programmes should be assessed. At the same time, Government has made local...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Post-Council Written Ministerial Statement for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (28 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: ...facing sport in the 21st century and cooperation between the EU, governments, and the sport movement. The debate highlighted crucial role of sport for society as a whole and the importance of protecting the autonomy and integrity of sport. The UK’s intervention emphasised how we are ensuring all citizens can access sport, targeting the least active in society. We also drew attention...

Scottish Parliament: Day of the Imprisoned Writer (23 Nov 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...in the European convention. We all have an obligation to respect the rights of others, perhaps especially the right to hold views that we disagree with. Pluralism in democracy is vital and fundamental to our individual autonomy and to the health of our society—or any society. That is why the motion is right to highlight the importance of defending and supporting freedom of expression...

Student Loans Company - Question (21 Nov 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...issue of Bath on a few occasions and I understand his concern. However, this is not something for the Government to iterate too much on—the House will remember the point made about institutional autonomy during the passage of the then Higher Education and Research Bill. However, we say very strongly that universities must look carefully at what they pay not just their...

Devolved Administrations: Memorandum of Understanding - Question for Short Debate (20 Nov 2017)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...consent to the Bill in its present form. Why is that? Currently, the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Government are legally obliged to comply with EU law. Although legislative competence has been devolved from Westminster, their policy autonomy is significantly constrained in areas such as agriculture, environmental protection, state aid for industry, public procurement, and aspects of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Brexit (20 Nov 2017)

Elizabeth Truss: ...on all individual costs, including recruitment costs, incurred ahead of EU Exit. Where spend is not novel, contentious or repercussive, and is not above delegated limits, departments have autonomy to incur expenditure without seeking formal HMT clearance.


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