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Higher Education and Research Bill - Second Reading (6 Dec 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...leading by tackling the challenge of assessing teaching excellence and expect that, like the REF, the TEF will only enhance, not detract from, our international reputation. The TEF is designed to improve teaching, while recognising the diversity and autonomy of providers. TEF ratings will be based on an independent assessment made by assessors including academics and students. The noble...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Maintenance Budget (6 Dec 2016)

Peter Weir: The point was to have something relatively open-ended. There is no point in saying to schools, governors or school principals, "What autonomy do you want? We'll actually tell you what autonomy you're getting as part of that". It is an open-ended situation. An issue around maintenance and procurement has been raised regularly with me as I have been out around schools. It was also raised...

Rail Infrastructure (Train Operating Companies) (6 Dec 2016)

Chris Grayling: .... Friend will know that where more enlightened train operators have invested and made improvements, it has paid dividends for them—Chiltern Railways is the obvious example. I hope that with more autonomy for the Network Rail team on the ground and autonomy for the private sector operators, they will look together at small schemes that will make a real difference to passengers and can...

Scottish Parliament: Renewables (6 Dec 2016)

Andy Wightman: ...future. The Green amendment refers specifically to the role of community-owned energy. We have heard a lot about community benefits, which are one thing, but community ownership, with the power, autonomy and revenue that comes with it, introduces far greater benefit to communities. The Green amendment supports a Government-owned energy company and the creation of a Scottish renewable...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Reform (6 Dec 2016)

Victoria Prentis: What plans the Government have to increase the autonomy of prison governors to enable them to make reforms.

Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill (2 Dec 2016)

Helen Whately: ...and Renfrewshire South, legislation is not always the right way to achieve improvement. Personally, I believe that, where possible, it is better to give those who work in the public sector greater autonomy to do a really good job. That gives people an enormous amount of motivation, because they usually go into those jobs because they want to make a difference.

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2016)

Lord Crisp: recent years—I had better declare my guilt as a former Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health—we have issued instructions and diktats from the centre that to some extent have taken away power and autonomy locally. As a result, you have sometimes seen people running local areas of our national institutions as branch offices rather than as substantial leaders of...

Social Care - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...between 2016 and 2021. They will also help build and strengthen local relationships”. Planning by individual institutions for a year in advance will increasingly be supplemented and replaced by planning by place for local populations for a number of years in advance. For too long, the NHS has emphasised an organisational separation and autonomy that does not make sense to staff, to...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Sarah Champion: ...tests, all at her own expense, in order for her to receive a gender recognition certificate. In the end, they refused her certificate—twice. Fundamentally, the process set out in the 2004 Act medicalises trans identities, strips individuals of personal autonomy and denies the trans community of the recognition that they can determine their own lives. As part of the Government’s...

Prison Safety and Security — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (1 Dec 2016)

David Hanson: the Select Committee that he was considering allowing governors to enhance pay and to use such things as positive inducements, but various people are sceptical about whether that can be done within the Government’s public sector pay policy and the pay cap, so will he reassure me about how Government pay policy comes into play on staffing? What autonomy will governors have on pay...

Homophobia in Sport (30 Nov 2016)

Stuart Andrew: ...and to attracting and nurturing new talent. We should push for more co-ordination between the FA, the Premier League and other leagues across the country. As individual clubs have a great deal of autonomy, the leagues need to be the driving force behind this work. I want to outline what action should be taken by sport’s governing bodies, which have to drive this if we are to achieve...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies (30 Nov 2016)

Nick Gibb: Our ambition remains that all schools should benefit from the freedom and autonomy that academy status brings. Our focus is on building capacity in the system to enable schools to convert voluntarily. We will also continue to convert all schools that are judged inadequate by Ofsted so they can benefit from the support of a strong sponsor. It is important to be clear that the funding...

Scottish Parliament: Local Democracy (30 Nov 2016)

Andy Wightman: ...David O’Neill, the president of COSLA and the chair of the commission, for his leadership. In the previous session of Parliament, the Local Government and Regeneration Committee published its report “Flexibility and Autonomy in Local Government” in June 2014. The committee, which was convened by the current Minister for Local Government and Housing, took a rather dim view...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill (29 Nov 2016)

Mark Field: ...aid moneys that were previously in the budgets of the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office. The result was that those major Departments of State were left at that time with little or no financial autonomy on key international projects—regrettably, in my view. Instead, a new culture of programming took hold in DFID, which managed out what was seen as inappropriate spending that...

Parliament and Central Government: Relocation - Question (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...deprecating London, we remember that it would be a very satisfactory outcome as far as the people of London were concerned if the principle of devolution were followed and London had full fiscal autonomy.

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (29 Nov 2016)

Robert Halfon: ...about the main substance of the amendment. A key recommendation of the Sainsbury report, No. 8, stated: “While it is right for the Institute for Apprenticeships to be delegated wide-ranging autonomy across its operational brief, responsibility for key strategic decisions must be reserved for the Secretary of State. Crucially these decisions include those relating to the shape of the...

Public Bill Committee: Technical and Further Education Bill: The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (29 Nov 2016)

Robert Halfon: ...designed an organisation that will be able to carry out apprenticeship functions independent of Government, so that the decisions have credibility with employers. The Enterprise Act 2016 gave it autonomy in determining who should be approved to develop each standard and related assessment plan. The idea was to ensure that it had the flexibility to respond differently to different sectors...

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