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Scottish Parliament: Local Taxation (22 Sep 2016)

Murdo Fraser: ...amendment S5M-01580.1, to leave out from “recognises” to end and insert: “but regrets that the Scottish Government’s proposals for Council Tax reform undermine the principle of local accountability and autonomy and fail to address a number of issues identified by the commission; notes the opportunities to remedy this over the current parliamentary session, and...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Assessing the quality and standards of higher education (15 Sep 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...out in the “Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications”, a document endorsed and agreed by the sector. We are clear that the Government have no role in prescribing course content or structure and that institutional autonomy, as well as the consequential diversity of content and teaching styles across the sector, are crucial to the reputation and vibrancy of UK HE. However,...

Prison Safety — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Sep 2016)

Andrew Selous: ...to: prison cultures, wellbeing, human capital, social capital and knowledge, and skills and employability. The first four of those relate to the importance of helping prisoners change their mindset so that they engage with the employability agenda as well. Governor autonomy is absolutely key. I have talked about the importance of prison officers getting job satisfaction from what they do,...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Public interest governance condition (15 Sep 2016)

Wes Streeting: ...on whether a better form of wording would achieve the objectives. There are a couple of issues I want to pick up, in terms of the Minister’s principal objections. He talked about university autonomy and of course that is an important principle, but he has also conceded that universities are already required to publish the pay of the highest paid members of staff in an institution....

BBC (15 Sep 2016)

Deidre Brock: ...ultimately decisions over commissioning would rest with London executives. Does the Secretary of State feel that the new charter will genuinely satisfy the desire of many in Scotland for greater autonomy on editorial and commissioning decisions lying where it should, with commissioners in Scotland?

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (14 Sep 2016)

Liz McInnes: ...to devolve health was front and centre of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016. Metro mayors would need to be consulted like any other political leader, and the plans jeopardise the autonomy of the metro mayor’s powers. The British Medical Journal states that STPs may risk the post of metro mayor “becoming a rallying point for opposition to service...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: Mandatory ongoing registration conditions for all providers (13 Sep 2016)

Wes Streeting: ..., we could have more robust and intensive quality assurance, more inspections and more detailed inspections, but that hits two buffers, really. The first is the cost of the intensity of such an inspections regime, and the second is the threat to institutional autonomy. The alternative, which is what my amendments look for, is making sure that we have well-informed students, consumers or...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: General duties (13 Sep 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...strategic guidance in this way. I therefore strongly resist such an amendment. Further, the Bill sets clear limitations on the Government’s powers to direct the OFS in order to protect academic freedoms and institutional autonomy. For the first time, it is made explicit that it cannot refer to parts of courses, their content, how they are taught, who teaches them or admissions...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: General duties (13 Sep 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...demand with innovative and targeted provision. Our view is that local institutions and authorities are best placed to decide what is needed in their areas; that is in line with the spirit of institutional autonomy. For example, nearby providers and the local community can put plans in place for additional HE provision, perhaps through FE colleges or satellite campuses. The OFS can...

Teachers: Academies and Free Schools - Question for Short Debate (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...recruiting. Many Teach Firsters are helping transform our school system. The freedoms that we have given academies and free schools around teacher qualifications are part of a broader policy of autonomy. Since 2010, we have given school leaders greater say over teachers’ pay and conditions and the curriculum they offer in their schools. We have even given school leaders and teachers...

Wales Bill: Apprenticeship levy (12 Sep 2016)

Guto Bebb: ...Bill; I will discuss those first. Clause 36 delivers the St David’s Day agreement on the devolution of energy consents, giving the Assembly and Welsh Ministers a substantially greater degree of autonomy in determining the shape of devolved energy policy in Wales. We implemented the decentralisation of consenting responsibilities for all onshore wind projects earlier this year. The...

Schools - Statement (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Nash: ...our wider approach to school improvement and our drive to build capacity in the system through multi-academy trusts. It remains the Government’s ambition that all schools ultimately benefit from the autonomy and freedom to innovate and to meet the needs of their community that academy status brings, and we will be supporting schools to make this transition”. As far as the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Transfer Test: Preparation of Children (12 Sep 2016)

Peter Weir: ...case that, irrespective of our own individual views on that, it is something that is legally allowable. It is clearly happening, and it is here to stay. Earlier, Mr Dickson mentioned the issue of autonomy in schools. This is essentially a memo that is permissive in nature. To be perfectly honest, it is permissive to bring out into the open what has been happening in an awful lot of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Budgets 2016-17 (12 Sep 2016)

Peter Weir: ...direct conversation on the detail of special schools' budgets, but I will have fairly regular meetings with the Education Authority about those and whether there are any hold-ups. As we look towards autonomy, we need to consider what greater autonomy we can give: for example, whether it is across the board or on a pilot basis. The Department will need to look at where the division is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: DE Budget Funding (12 Sep 2016)

Peter Weir: ...are not paid for through the aggregated schools budget, and those are fairly substantial funds. While adding that caveat, it is my intention, as Education Minister, to give greater freedom and autonomy to schools over how they spend their budget. I want to do that in a considered way to see how we can get a level of advantage to have that greater level of autonomy, so, over the next few...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education and Research Bill: The Office for Students (8 Sep 2016)

Paul Blomfield: ...of agreement. One was fair access. Changing the institutional architecture of the sector, which has merits, by bringing the Office for Fair Access into the OFS, also has risks unless we protect the autonomy and authority of that function within the office. That was a key recommendation of the Select Committee report, agreed by all Members. It also relates to the next group of amendments...

NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Viscount Hanworth: ...2003. These trusts were centred on large hospitals, which were to be given a degree of independence from the Department of Health and from the strategic health authorities, and which were to have a degree of financial autonomy. At the same time, an extensive outsourcing of ancillary services was encouraged. That autonomy enabled the trusts to pursue private finance initiatives, or PFIs,...

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port: ...mere existence is under threat need that help, even if they risk becoming dependent on it but, on the whole, I look for activity in the field of charity that introduces the notion of capacity-building, autonomy, an ability to take charge of one’s own life and building those qualities in those on the receiving end, as it were. Charities ought always in this respect to be free enough...

New Grammar Schools (8 Sep 2016)

Lucy Frazer: ...is evidently true, but does the Secretary of State agree that structures can sometimes support learning? A 2011 PISA—programme for international student assessment—study showed that giving schools autonomy improves outcomes, so further choice for parents, teachers and students may provide further opportunities.

Scottish Parliament: International Council of Education Advisers (Update) (8 Sep 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: ...First Minister confirm whether her international panel of experts has provided the evidence that shows that there is a very strong link between a rise in educational attainment and greater school autonomy?


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