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Scottish Parliament: Islands (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (8 Feb 2018)

Peter Chapman: ...islands, our future initiative, which was a piece of work that was started in 2013 by the councils of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles to look at constitutional reform to give the islands more autonomy and more powers over the sea bed and renewable resources. The bill is an enabling bill that provides for future action by the Scottish Government. It is therefore important to manage...

Woodlands Hospice, Aintree (7 Feb 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: ...sure that the quality and availability of end-of-life care services continue to improve and that our end-of-life care commitment is delivered. As I have already mentioned, the Government believe it is right that CCGs have the autonomy to shape local services according to local need, but it is important that we do more to provide commissioners with the tools, evidence, support and guidance...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Finance (7 Feb 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: The Department does not generally ring-fence budgets within the National Health Service. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 gave clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) the autonomy to make decisions about the health services that best meet the health needs of their population. They do this based on evidence of patient needs locally. The NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Parking (6 Feb 2018)

Stephen Barclay: .... Data on how many hospitals have revised their policy on car parking since the publication of the Department’s guidance in October 2015 is not collected centrally. NHS organisations have the autonomy to make decisions that best suit their local circumstances, but it is expected they will follow the published NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (6 Feb 2018)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the autonomy of Hong Kong under the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China is being undermined; and what steps they are taking to uphold their international obligations under the Basic Law to ensure the protection of Hong Kong's rights and, in particular, the lawful...

Written Answers — Department for Education: School Day (5 Feb 2018)

Nick Gibb: All schools have the autonomy to decide the structure and duration of their school day, which includes the flexibility to decide when their school day should start and finish. The Department does not collect data on the number of schools who have chosen to make changes to their school days. We trust head teachers to decide how best to structure their school day to support their pupils’...

Foreign Affairs Committee (1 Feb 2018)

Thomas Tugendhat: ...the other place. The Committee discussed many options and, I am glad to say, unanimously agreed that the ultimate goal should be to secure automatic and institutionalised collaboration that respects the decision-making autonomy of the United Kingdom, the member states and other European nations as they work together. This should include, as Lord Hague suggested, a status on the European...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: The single financial guidance body (1 Feb 2018)

Jack Dromey: ...of ensuring that the single financial guidance body is as independent from Government as reasonably possible in determining its activities.” This amendment will ensure that the single financial guidance body has the autonomy to fulfil its functions.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Freedom of Religion (1 Feb 2018)

Mark Field: ...Executive's emphasis on upholding the core values and structures that underpin 'One Country, Two Systems'. It is essential that Hong Kong continues to enjoy, and is seen to enjoy, the high degree of autonomy of rule of law, and the rights and freedoms, enshrined in the Basic Law and guaranteed in International Law by the Joint Declaration. Our officials in Hong Kong and London will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Greater London (1 Feb 2018)

Anne Milton: ...across the country, and we are investing in the whole of England by doubling funding for apprenticeships to £2.45 billion by 2019-20 – twice what was spent in 2010-11 – and giving employers more autonomy to design training that meets their needs.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (1 Feb 2018)

Patrick Harvie: ...the pattern of cuts to local services being proposed and then cancelled under pressure cannot be repeated year after year, and that a new relationship is needed in which we give local government the long-term stability and autonomy that it needs and deserves?

Prisons: Careers Guidance - Question (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Keen of Elie: My Lords, we do not consider that this will contribute to reoffending rates. One of the issues we wish to address with regard to future education contracts is the development of greater autonomy and governor empowerment, which will lead to local commissioning of these services and which we believe will lead to an improvement in them.

Prisoners: Outdoors Endurance Activities (31 Jan 2018)

David Hanson: ..., positive attitudes and teamwork. Unless the Minister addresses some of the structural issues, there will be less opportunity to support valuable schemes. I have two final points, the first of which is about governor autonomy. The plea of the hon. Member for South Dorset was to roll the scheme out more widely and organise it. I am still not clear what that means with respect to the...

Leaving the Eu: Implementation (29 Jan 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...insisting that we shall leave on 29 March 2019 and that, at the end of any implementation period, as the Prime Minister told the House on 11 December, the United Kingdom will have full regulatory autonomy and be free to do our own trade deals with third countries.

Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...really have a say on it? Nicola Sturgeon has been very outspoken about this. She feels that the Scottish Government have been cut out of all the decision-making, which is a real shame whether you agree with her or not. How much autonomy will the devolved Administrations continue to have over areas such as agriculture and fishing? It will be very complicated when it comes to issues such as...

Hong Kong - Question (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Hong Kong’s autonomy, rights and freedoms, following recently approved changes to the procedural rules of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, and the refusal of entry into Hong Kong of Taiwanese scholars and the British human rights activist, Benedict Rogers.

Rail Services (Bedfordshire): Democracy in Hong Kong (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Field: ...provides Hong Kong with the essential foundations for success as a global financial centre and a prosperous world city. Those foundations are Hong Kong’s capitalist economic system, its high degree of autonomy, its system of common law and independent judiciary and the protection of rights and freedoms. To return to one thing that the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland said, I take...

Skills Devolution (England) (23 Jan 2018)

Julia Lopez: ...who grows up in London can access employment in a changing and increasingly competitive labour market. Compared with international peers and other parts of the UK, London has much lower fiscal and political autonomy, and it is highly dependent on national policies and funding—74% of Greater London Authority and borough expenditure is based on intergovernmental transfers. That makes...

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: ...failings. I am also concerned that there are no specifics on delivery channels, especially given the very large number of people currently failing to access services. It is vital that the SFGB has the autonomy and resources to make itself truly visible to the public. Given the failings in other parts of the Secretary of State’s Department, and given the complex needs and limited...


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