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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Bail Conditions (17 Jan 2017)

Claire Sugden: that have been reported in the media. The monitoring of bail conditions is a matter for the police, and, while the PSNI falls under the remit of my Department, it has complete operational autonomy. Consequently, it would be inappropriate for me to interfere with that, and, therefore, I cannot involve myself in individual cases or operational cases. I understand that the PSNI has...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (16 Jan 2017)

Lord Willetts: ...obligations as if they were a company that needs to be competing, plus we throw in all the public obligations as if they were in the public sector when they are not. The dynamic of these debates begins by saying we must do more to preserve the autonomy of universities and then spend the rest of the time adding extra obligations we would like them to comply with. If at the end of the legal...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Bragg: .... There is a skills shortage that could be remedied by the immediate expansion of technical departments in schools and colleges, instead of this faffing around with pointless new grammar schools and wasting energy on destroying the autonomy of universities. We have spent 40 million on a garden bridge in London without a brick being laid. That would have gone a long way in Hull and...

Scottish Parliament: Inequities in Palliative Care (12 Jan 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...should have the opportunity to plan ahead and tell their carers what matters to them personally. The “Grasping the nettle” report and Sue Ryder recommend for patients a 24/7 helpline to palliative care professionals to ensure that people feel that they have a sense of autonomy and control in making important decisions about the end of their lives and the care that they would...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (11 Jan 2017)

Baroness Brown of Cambridge: ...2(4) says—that the guidance from the Secretary of State must not relate to the criteria for the admission of students or how those criteria are applied—because that is hugely important to the autonomy and independence of our universities.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Lord Judd: ...glad to hear from those who know him better than I do that the Minister is on our side. I sincerely hope that he is, because we shall damage the quality of our education—academic freedom and the autonomy of universities—which we took so seriously for many hours of debate on Monday. Why? Because we wanted to preserve that quality. How can we have that unless it is international...

Public Bill Committee: Homelessness Reduction Bill: Codes of practice (11 Jan 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...must provide and encourages regular training of staff to ensure a sympathetic and sensitive service. Services should put users first with a compassionate approach that gives individuals an element of choice and autonomy.” It is important that we do not stifle local authorities that are coming up with innovative schemes. I would be the last person to want to prevent such schemes, but...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Stephen Doughty: ...that is raised in both the SNP’s amendment 3 and our new clause 10 is crucial. We are not suggesting that the CDC should not be given more money, or that it should not have a chance to expand its operations and the autonomy that it enjoys, but we believe that those elements should be in proportion to other forms of official development assistance. It is important that we introduce...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (9 Jan 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: Let me give what I hope will be further reassurance that when the Office for Students is set up, as set out in the Bill in different clauses, academic autonomy will be exceptionally important. However, if there is a failing institution, the OfS will have the right to step in, but the steps it must take are long and quite onerous. I reassure the House that many steps have to be gone through...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (1st Day) (9 Jan 2017)

Baroness Blackstone: ..., but they may not be the sole providers. Rather we should start with something that sets out what the principles of good, strong, high-quality higher education should be. Of course, that should cover institutional autonomy, freedom of expression, academic freedom and a whole variety of other things that are mentioned in the amendment. But the way in which it has been framed at the moment...

Scottish Parliament: Headteachers (Powers) (22 Dec 2016)

Elizabeth Smith: ...’s intention to amend existing legislation to make it much easier to meet the growing demand for greater diversity in the state sector and the growing demand from headteachers for greater autonomy, and to give more power to parents?

Child Poverty — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (20 Dec 2016)

Kate Green: ...8217;s domestic context as it does to the UK’s seeking to eliminate poverty in developing countries around the world through its international aid efforts. Most important, in a market economy such as we live in, income confers choice, dignity, autonomy, and status. It is humiliating—children feel the humiliation—for parents not to have enough money for their children to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Female Genital Mutilation (20 Dec 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: There is no mandatory programme of study for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). Schools have the autonomy to tailor their PSHE to reflect the needs of their pupils, including teaching about female genital mutilation (FGM), drawing on the resources, tools and evidence provided by experts such as the PSHE Association. The Government has worked with the PSHE Association to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Physical Exercise in Schools (19 Dec 2016)

Edward Timpson: ...and local groups, such as Active Cheshire, do in partnership. We welcome initiatives such as the Daily Mile, and I will be meeting the foundation in the new year. They all help teachers who have the autonomy to make good decisions on behalf of their pupils to have an array of excellent quality initiatives to use. We continue to promote those through county sport partnerships.

Local Government Finance Settlement - Statement (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Donaghy: ...actually losing an election are probably those which are the least in need, while those that are most in need would not dare to try for the precept. It is wrong to pretend that this is about local autonomy when it is about the Government hiding behind local authorities for their total abnegation of responsibility. My question is around the schools funding announcement. If I remember...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Social Work England (15 Dec 2016)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...of many in the sector, and distrust and scepticism behind the whole idea of the new regulator. What assurances can the Minister give that will ensure that social work regulation has the appropriate autonomy and distance from prevailing Government policy, and that it focuses on public protection, which is the proper priority of regulation? Will he tell us why social work is always treated...

Health and Social Care - Motion to Take Note (15 Dec 2016)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: the system. My noble friend also referred to the capacity of Healthwatch England and local Healthwatch. It is a concern to me that the funding for local Healthwatch groups is still not ring-fenced. I have heard the arguments for local autonomy and the rationale for not telling local authorities what to do but, if the end result is that some regions or councils are not using the money...

Wales Bill - Report (1st Day) (14 Dec 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: writing to your Lordships, the Bill has been carefully drafted to give effect to that political consensus around the devolution of new powers which will give Wales a substantially greater degree of autonomy in determining the shape of its future energy structure. To use a word that has been used recently, it would be paradoxical if the Government ignored that consensus and came up with...

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