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Scottish Parliament: Education Governance (15 Jun 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: ...and allowing schools to opt out of local authority control if that is what parents and teachers want. I will ask the cabinet secretary three specific questions. First, why will headteachers not receive full autonomy in spending the pupil equity fund but will instead have to abide by both local government and national Government guidelines on how the money should be spent? Secondly, given...

Scottish Parliament: Educational Institute of Scotland (Industrial Action) (13 Jun 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: In the light of the first part of the answer that Mr Swinney has given to Tavish Scott, does he foresee an opportunity in the governance reforms and in the greater autonomy for schools to allow greater devolution of pay structures and working conditions to headteachers?

Scottish Parliament: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (6 Jun 2017)

Margaret Mitchell: ...indicates that there are some failings. The evidence on the centralisation of case marking was mixed. COPFS management stated that it had increased the efficiency of the prosecution process. However, there have been adverse unintended consequences, including a loss of autonomy for local fiscals, which has resulted in the best disposal not always being deployed. The response from the COPFS...

Scottish Parliament: Destitution (Asylum and Immigration) (30 May 2017)

Mary Fee: the UK are often survivors of domestic abuse, genital mutilation or rape. Their insecure immigration status leads to further exploitation and is linked to their experience of abuse, violence and having their liberty and autonomy severely restricted. In its written evidence to the committee, Scottish Women’s Aid articulated: “Women with insecure immigration status experience...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (3 May 2017)

...reform; I certainly concede that. It is important that we do not strip local authorities of their responsibilities—that is not our intention—but that we give schools greater flexibility, autonomy and control. Much of the evidence says that, along with the capacity of teachers, the quality of learning and the involvement of parents, ensuring that is how we drive improvements in...

Scottish Parliament: Pupil Equity Fund (3 May 2017)

Elizabeth Smith: ...of the pupil equity funding with the local authority, and to be accountable to the local authority for how the money is deployed? Will the First Minister tell Parliament whether headteachers will ever have real autonomy, or is it just spin?

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Willetts: ..., using its power of the purse to regulate the sector. This is a much better, more lucid, more transparent and more rule-based system. In our debates in this House, on all sides, it has been clear that we care passionately about the autonomy of higher education institutions and universities, and the provisions, including the new ones we have debated today, enhance that autonomy. Looking...

Higher Education and Research Bill (26 Apr 2017)

Jo Johnson: ...and responded. This group includes no fewer than 240 amendments agreed in the other place which strengthen and improve the drafting of the Bill. They cover a range of issues including institutional autonomy, the inclusion of collaboration and diversity of provision in the Office for Students’ duties, student transfer and accelerated degrees. The other place also agreed amendments to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Sexting (24 Apr 2017)

Edward Timpson: ...a vital part of preparing young people for life in modern Britain - helping young people make informed decisions, manage risks, stay safe and learn to respect themselves and others. Schools have the autonomy to tailor their programmes to reflect the needs of their pupils, and they are free to include teaching to support pupils to manage issues such as sexting. The Government has produced...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Central European University (21 Apr 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Hungary to protect the legitimacy, autonomy and academic freedom of the Central European University.

Justice Committee (20 Apr 2017)

Bob Neill: .... Much can be done without that primary legislation, so I hope the Government will confirm that they are determined to press ahead. In this report, we support the idea that prison governors should have greater autonomy and flexibility to shape the services provided in their prisons. We support that in principle, but also draw out areas where further information is needed and risks that...

Scottish Parliament: Local Authorities (Devolution) (20 Apr 2017)

Andy Wightman: I welcome the Reform Scotland paper, which contains a lot with which Greens agree. We believe that local government should have far greater fiscal autonomy. Some weeks ago, we published our proposals for a fiscal framework between the Scottish Government and local government. Does the First Minister agree that, just as the Scottish Parliament is getting more fiscal autonomy and just as the...

Future Accommodation Model — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Jeff Smith: ...sense for Navy personnel, because their jobs are more geographically concentrated and because of the particular housing markets in the areas where they tend to serve. Does the Minister think that a review of accommodation might present an opportunity to allow the individual services greater autonomy to deliver the housing that works for their personnel? Can he tell us whether the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Civil Service (18 Apr 2017)

David Gauke: ...remains as we prepare to leave the EU. However, to ensure those closest to the decisions have the authority to manage public money efficiently and effectively, departments have a certain level of autonomy over expenditure which is not novel, contentious or repercussive. Therefore, whilst HM Treasury has oversight of policies with significant spending implications, the Treasury will not...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (18 Apr 2017)

Alok Sharma: ...activists involved in the 2014 protests. The British Consulate General in Hong Kong has raised the issue with the Department for Justice. Hong Kong's success and stability depend on its high degree of autonomy, independent judiciary and respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.

Higher Education and Research Bill - Third Reading (4 Apr 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...noble Lords, many of whom have held respected posts in our world-class higher education and research institutions, on key aspects of the Bill. For example, the importance of protecting institutional autonomy has been an area on which we have reached agreement. The amendments on this issue that were brought forward by noble Lords on Report, which the Government supported, were welcomed...

Scottish Parliament: Elmwood Campus (30 Mar 2017)

Shirley-Anne Somerville: ...own strategic decision making. The Scottish Government and the Scottish ministers are ultimately unable to intervene in SRUC’s internal institutional matters, such as those that relate to estates—after all, we hold dear the autonomy of our higher education institutions—but we would expect that decisions that would have a wider impact on Fife would be made following full...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Lord Wood of Anfield: ...all this is bad not just for the BBC but for all parties concerned. It is a bad deal for the BBC because it faces increasingly intolerable pressures to deliver what is expected of it, and threats to its operational autonomy and independence. It is bad for the Government because of a growing suspicion of unwarranted political interference in the BBC, and it is bad for licence fee payers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Mar 2017)

Theresa May: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I believe that schools should be free to be run as best suits them. We are putting autonomy and freedom in the hands of strong leaders and outstanding teachers so that they can deliver an excellent education. We want to get out of the way of outstanding education providers so that they can set up the types of schools that parents want. That is why we have...

Public Bill Committee: Prisons and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (28 Mar 2017)

Matt Warman: Q Related to that, am I right in thinking that greater autonomy for governors should allow some of that to happen locally, as is best, rather than having a one-size-fits-all model?

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