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Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Victoria Prentis: ...on both sides of the House during the course of the debate to incorporate mental health on the face of the Bill. The provisions will be supplemented by new standards for governors. Increasing their autonomy is essential if we want genuine improvement. From my many conversations with the governor of HMP Bullingdon in my constituency, I know that giving him greater control, in particular...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders (20 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate. Currently, the evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions is...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...degrees. That was decided in the context of the opening clause with a discussion of what universities meant. Then we agreed with the Government to insert a very strong sentence referring to institutional autonomy and academic freedom. With that goes the ability for universities—higher education providers in England, particularly—to award degrees in their own right within a...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Edward Leigh: .... Member for East Lothian that the events of the last 24 hours had convinced me more than ever that I was right to table an amendment, at the beginning of the present Parliament, to give full fiscal autonomy to Scotland, with a modern equalisation formula which would ensure prosperity throughout the nations of the United Kingdom and replace the outdated Barnett formula. Perhaps SNP Members...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Mar 2017)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...periods, as many car companies already do with their corporate fleets. It would seem sensible to have a look at that. Perhaps we can go straight on to insurance. The safety systems before full autonomy—what you are calling level 4 cars—

Turkey: Human Rights and the Political Situation — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Ann Clwyd: ...are in jail. The HDP—the People’s Democratic party—is a legitimate Turkish opposition party working for a pluralist Turkey. It advocates greater rights for Turkey’s ethnic minorities and increased autonomy for the majority Kurdish south-east of the country, but not an independent state. The two co-chairs have already been mentioned by my right hon. Friend the...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Barker: ...in its day pioneering legislation, but it too is dated. It has a medicalised approach and requires people to have a mental health diagnosis to confirm their identity. It runs contrary to the dignity and personal autonomy of applicants. The committee asked the Government within this Parliament to come up with proposals to change the Act in line with human rights legislation. The Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Care: Learning Disability (9 Mar 2017)

Marcus Jones: Local government has autonomy to determine how best to manage its own finances to ensure it delivers the appropriate level of services for its residents whether that is for people with learning disabilities or elderly people receiving social care.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [Draft] (9 Mar 2017)

Andy Wightman: ..., the growing centralisation of local government finance has undermined local democracy for too long. Only 12 per cent of the funding of Scotland’s local authorities is under their fiscal control, and even that meagre autonomy is compromised by the Tory-style rate capping that has been imposed not by statute but by the Scottish Government holding councils to ransom by punishing them...

Exiting the European Union: Scottish Devolution (9 Mar 2017)

David Davis: ...Scottish National party that for many years I have been a strong advocate of devolution. Indeed, I was the first Conservative Member, and probably the only Member outside the SNP, to call for fiscal autonomy for Scotland back in the days of the first devolution Bill. I take this issue very seriously indeed, but there is a distinction between the current exercise of powers over matters such...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (8 Mar 2017)

Moved by Viscount Younger of Leckie 137: Clause 73, page 46, line 32, leave out from “protect” to end of line 39 and insert “the institutional autonomy of English higher education providers.” 138: Clause 73, page 46, line 41, after “but” insert “, whether or not the directions are framed in that way,” Amendments 137 and 138 agreed. Clause 79:...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (2nd Day) (8 Mar 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...added, it leaves the Bill in very good shape by giving the OfS the powers it needs while being crystal clear that these are underpinned by strong safeguards. It strikes the right balance between institutional autonomy and protecting students, and the quality and reputation of our HE sector. Amendment 107 agreed.

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Suella Fernandes: ...I have founded and chaired Michaela Community School, in an area of deprivation in inner-city London, how our teachers have been freed to pioneer new teaching methods and how they have gained more power and autonomy over their spending, curriculum and teaching methods. We are seeing fantastic results. Free schools work. They perform above average: 28% of free schools inspected by Ofsted...

Scottish Parliament: Education (8 Mar 2017)

Gillian Martin: ...step in tackling educational and developmental issues stemming from poverty and deprivation. The renewed focus on tackling neglect is also hugely important. Secondly, I found that giving headteachers the autonomy to spend the extra funding in their schools, through the attainment fund, to target the specific issues that their pupils and teachers face is absolutely the right thing to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Commissioning Support Units (7 Mar 2017)

Karin Smyth: ..., with reference to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question HL5111, on commissioning support units, whether NHS England's Commissioning Committee has published its review on its policy on the autonomy of commissioning support units.

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Debt Amnesty) (7 Mar 2017)

George Adam: ...There is merit in the idea that we have to talk to Westminster and ensure that we get something out of the situation. At the heart of the debate is the key point that local government has financial autonomy. That must continue but, for it to do so, we need to ensure that Westminster, as the body that gave the loan, does something. I have concerns about that. Local councils must be held...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st day) (Continued) (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...spoken would result in the OfS trying to make arrangements for students to be placed on other courses if their current course closed. However, the decision about what courses to offer falls within the institutional autonomy of each provider. While I recognise the importance of students being able to transfer, particularly where their institution ceases to offer their planned learning, it...

Assisted Dying - Question for Short Debate (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Warner: My Lords, in North America legislatures have grasped the fact that failure to legalise assisted dying is a denial of human rights and autonomy. The North American reform role is impressive. More Americans already have access to this legislation than the total UK population. Even more will do so even during the Trump presidency. US state legislators are simply less timid than UK...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...achieve this objective in this way is unnecessary and risks complicating the Government’s relationship with electoral registration officers, as it contradicts our stated objective to give them greater autonomy in how they choose to conduct their statutory duty of maintaining the completeness and accuracy of the electoral registers. Choice is the key point here. It is for HE providers...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (1st Day) (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Kerslake: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have contributed to this debate for their support. I share the Minister’s view that this now provides a robust protection of institutional autonomy. The relative brevity of this debate should not in any way signal that this not an important issue—it clearly is—nor, indeed, a lack of our recognition and appreciation of the...


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