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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?

Written Answers — Department of Health: Muscular Dystrophy: Medical Equipment (28 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate. The evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions over other...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (28 Mar 2017)

Andy Wightman: March that year, we stated: “The Scottish Green Party supports demands for an independent, self-governing Scotland, as throughout Europe Green Parties support other local demands for regional autonomy.” In the first Scottish Parliament elections in 1999, we stood on a manifesto calling for a referendum on greater independence for Scotland as part of a programme of radical...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Report (27 Mar 2017)

Lord Nash: ...others and will, among other things, uphold the quality of standards. I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Baker for his comments on the strength of the board and its governance. Although the institute will have wide-ranging autonomy across its operational brief, and will be able to carry out its functions in relation to apprenticeships independently, the Secretary of State will retain...

Prisons and Courts Bill (20 Mar 2017)

Victoria Prentis: ...on both sides of the House during the course of the debate to incorporate mental health on the face of the Bill. The provisions will be supplemented by new standards for governors. Increasing their autonomy is essential if we want genuine improvement. From my many conversations with the governor of HMP Bullingdon in my constituency, I know that giving him greater control, in particular...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders (20 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The provision of cough assist machines is a matter for local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). CCGs have the independence and autonomy to make commissioning decisions for local populations, taking into account the available evidence and individual circumstances as appropriate. Currently, the evidence base to support the routine use of cough assist machines in muscle-wasting conditions is...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day) (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...degrees. That was decided in the context of the opening clause with a discussion of what universities meant. Then we agreed with the Government to insert a very strong sentence referring to institutional autonomy and academic freedom. With that goes the ability for universities—higher education providers in England, particularly—to award degrees in their own right within a...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (14 Mar 2017)

Edward Leigh: .... Member for East Lothian that the events of the last 24 hours had convinced me more than ever that I was right to table an amendment, at the beginning of the present Parliament, to give full fiscal autonomy to Scotland, with a modern equalisation formula which would ensure prosperity throughout the nations of the United Kingdom and replace the outdated Barnett formula. Perhaps SNP Members...

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