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EU Exit: Devolved Governments — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (21 Jul 2016)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...boroughs significantly more control over the taxes raised in the capital and how public services are run. He wants to protect Londoners from the economic fallout of leaving the EU by creating more autonomy for London government. He says: “This is essential to protecting Londoners’ jobs, wealth and prosperity.” He believes that greater devolution for the capital will...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Post-Council Written Ministerial Statement-Informal Competitiveness Council 18-19 July (21 Jul 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...On the second day, Member States supported the general principles of the declaration to support young researchers. The UK underlined the value of increased cooperation, but also the need to respect the autonomy of national education systems. Collaboration and regulatory simplification were among the issues that were strongly supported in creating an ecosystem to support innovative SMEs....

EU Referendum: Gibraltar — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2016)

Jim Shannon: ...terminal will come online by mid-2017, and a new secure data facility is housed deep within the Rock. The potential for Gibraltar is good. It is positive and we should be confident of where we are going. The local Government hope to use their significant autonomy to forge tighter links with Morocco and other emerging economies in Africa and beyond. We all have to pay close attention to...

Higher Education and Research Bill (19 Jul 2016)

Andrew Smith: ..., concerns have been drawn to my attention by Oxford University. Clause 23, which provides for the assessment of standards as well as quality, is an extension of regulatory power that infringes institutional autonomy. The Government need to tell us what its purpose is and how it will be used. Clause 43 empowers the office for students to revoke by Order the Acts of Parliament or royal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: EU Referendum: Economic Situation (19 Jul 2016)

Philip Hammond: ...team, who are wholeheartedly supporting the purchase by SoftBank. We have achieved some very hard guarantees —these were volunteered without our having to extract them—about the future autonomy of the company, headquartered in the UK, and about its commitment to double the number of UK employees over the next five years. What became very clear from a discussion with the founder...

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority (Election of Mayor) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (18 Jul 2016)

Lord Scriven: ...the 30 million allowing for both revenue and capital? I also want to raise an issue that a number of noble Lords have raised—boundaries. I support my noble friend Lord Shipley. It is down to local autonomy. If we are to have devolution, areas must decide whether they wish to be part of a combined authority and part of electing the new directly elected mayors. However, the...

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...agreements—that they come to with Les Ebdon are not targets imposed by the Government but are voluntarily agreed by the universities with the director of fair access. That will remain the case. The autonomy of our great universities is key to underpinning their success and will remain a strong feature of our system.

Courts: Resourcing and Staffing - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...promised 1.2 billion for the building of new prisons, and a considerable amount of money has been passed to the prisons to ensure that the recent and regrettable outbursts of violence can in some way be contained. The plan is to give increasing autonomy to prison governors to allow them to deliver some of the greatly needed reforms in terms of education, access to courses and all...

Co-Operatives (14 Jul 2016)

Anna Turley: ...principles were as relevant then as they are today. Those principles, which we see around the world, are: voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, economic participation of members, autonomy, independence, education and training, co-operation and concern for community. Those principles all have a great deal to offer for the economic challenges that we face today. Never...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eyesight: Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (13 Jul 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...their patients. They ensure that commissioning decisions are underpinned by clinical insight and knowledge of local health care needs. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the freedom and autonomy to take responsibility for meeting the needs of local patients and the public by working closely with secondary care, other health and care professionals and with community partners to...

Sats Results (12 Jul 2016)

Nick Gibb: ...is tightening up its contractual arrangements. As a result of this Government’s education reform, 66% of secondary schools and 19% of primary schools now have academy status, with the professional autonomy that this brings. A total of 1.45 million more pupils are in schools rated “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted than in 2010. More pupils are taking and...

Crown Dependencies - Question (12 Jul 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...dispute with Guernsey. That is the subject of litigation, so I cannot comment further on it. As I said earlier in answers to questions, we are anxious that there should be an appropriate degree of autonomy, and that each of the Crown dependencies should be able to secure matters that are in their interests. Of course, how matters finally turn out following the conclusion of our...

School Penalty Fines and Authorised Absence — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (11 Jul 2016)

Andrew Turner: ...of absence, after taking into account all the individual circumstances. Before being elected to this House, I ran the Grant Maintained Schools Foundation and I am proud that this Government have taken forward the principle that we worked so hard to promote—greater autonomy and decision making in schools. So I find it incomprehensible why, on this particular issue, the Government...

Prisons: Staff Safety - Statement (11 Jul 2016)

Lord Faulks: Clearly, the prison governor at each prison will have to focus his or her attention on that. As the noble and learned Baroness will know, more autonomy will be given to prison governors, and one of the main objectives of that is to ensure that, so far as possible, prisoners have a greater time out of their cell engaged in purposeful activity or on courses or otherwise, not simply locked up in...

Safety of Prison Staff (11 Jul 2016)

Michael Gove: ...prisons, but the welfare of those in custody. The hon. Gentleman asked specifically about the prison and courts reform Bill and the principle that the six reform prisons should have a greater degree of autonomy. He asked whether academisation, as an analogy, is a prelude to privatisation. The governors of those six prisons do exercise a greater degree of autonomy, but it is not intended...

Magistrates - Question (7 Jul 2016)

Lord Faulks: ...she is right that short sentences are difficult in terms of management for the purposes of rehabilitation, giving training, purposeful activity and the like. Prison governors, who will be given more autonomy, will find it difficult to get any meaningful interaction with a prisoner if the latter is there for a short time. However, it is a matter for magistrates what they think the...

Gwynfor Evans and Welsh Politics (5 Jul 2016)

Jonathan Edwards: ...aspiration within us”. That is why Gwynfor is seen as the father of modern Wales. Without him, we would not have our own Senedd, our own Government, or a clear demand among our fellow citizens for greater autonomy. It is a fitting tribute that the latest YouGov poll last night put Welsh support for independence within the EU at 35%. Without Gwynfor, we would not have our own...

EBacc: Expressive Arts Subjects — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (4 Jul 2016)

Catherine McKinnell: ...needs and focusing on the overall experience and wellbeing of their students. Of course, this is a Government who are determined to impose a one-size-fits-all approach to GCSEs at a time when they claim to be introducing autonomy for all headteachers and local schools through academisation. The Schools Minister has repeatedly claimed that there is no evidence the EBacc is having a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Mental Health Champion (28 Jun 2016)

Jo-Anne Dobson: ...right and that this should be a priority for the Health Committee. Indeed, it is important that it is. Mark Durkan spoke of a difficult, complex and innovative issue. He spoke of independence and autonomy in mental health, and, again, I cannot agree more with his comments. He spoke of the importance of a mental health champion. Paula Bradshaw said that, for many, dealing with the past...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Rural Roads Initiative (28 Jun 2016)

Christopher Hazzard: ...to give them the flexibility and room to be able to spend the money as they see fit. They are the guys on the ground who know where that money is needed, and I am happy to give them that level of autonomy when it comes to that sort of money. In the months ahead, I certainly think that local communities will see a benefit, and that is a positive in the round.


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