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Business of the House (10 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...Prime Minister’s judgment is being openly called into question. The number of women in the Cabinet is now at its lowest since the Tories were last in government. We have a Minister for Women who did not vote for same-sex marriage, and we have a Department for Women and Equalities that does not appear to exist any more. Perhaps they should just come clean and rename it the Department...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: LGBT People (10 April 2014)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable LGBT people in civil partnerships to convert these to marriages as defined in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Edward Leigh: ...fulfilling an election manifesto, and I am delighted that at last it will happen. I have no doubt that the party will unite today at 4 o’clock to vote through the measure. There is no doubt that marriage is the fundamental institution of society. It is the one that contributes the most to the cohesiveness and sustainability of society, and I do not think that anyone disagrees with...

Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Tonge: ...suspect. The first report by the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, published in June 2012, recommended: “A vision for the future that rests on the core values of human rights, equality and sustainability”. Looking at the current state of the world, one might as well ask for the lion to lie down with the lamb. Despite modest advances since the millennium...

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Pamela Nash: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this important and timely debate. While England celebrated its first same-sex marriages over the weekend, including that of a former constituent of mine, Peter McGraith, who was among the first to marry in the early hours of Saturday morning, scenes of jubilation of a different kind in Uganda made me feel physically sick. Parades have been taking place to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Public bodies to support employees seeking election to council (1 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John McCallister: ...Lord Morrow's argument was that we would be out of step with the rest of the UK, but he is happy to be out of step with the UK on other issues. I note that we are probably the only part of the UK that will not have equal marriage. We pride ourselves at the minute that we will do something slightly different on welfare reform — we are not going to break parity, but we will...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (27 March 2014)

Lord Flight: .... I was extremely pleased to be able to agree with much of what the noble Lord, Lord Desai, had to say, which has not always been the case. It seems that he sees things very much as I see them. Equally, however, some sharp and important points were made by the noble Lords, Lord Hollick and Lord Myners. It has always struck me that the QE creation of 380 billion-odd would have to be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [Lords] (26 March 2014)

Simon Hughes: ...increase; it cannot be reduced, so in the event of no inflation or deflation, it will not go down but will stay the same. Clause 2 gives the Lord Chancellor the power to set the level of the statutory legacy without using that mechanism, and he is at liberty to set a level equal to, or even lower than, the pre-existing figure if he wants to. If he does want to do so, he must come to...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Tributes to Tony Benn (20 March 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...capital punishment, and he championed human rights long before it was fashionable to do so, introducing his own human rights Bill in 1957. He also championed divorce laws, although he enjoyed a 50-year marriage to his beloved wife, Caroline. I can attest to the fact that she was a formidable campaigner in her own right. He was the Peter Mandelson of his day, demanding that Labour modernise...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 March 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...rights in the Commonwealth, agreeing to the charter was not enough and cannot be enough; it was a blueprint for action, not a statement of the status quo. The charter was the start of a process to promote democracy, equality and human rights within the Commonwealth. There is progress to be made across a range of areas, including gender equality—which was mentioned by the right hon....

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Female Genital Mutilation (10 March 2014)

Keith Vaz: ...Committee. I thank those who led and signed the petition to the Government, which amassed 106,281 signatures: Leyla Hussein, whom I have mentioned; the Daughters of Eve; and Efua Dorkenoo OBE from Equality Now. I also thank those who signed and organised the Change.org petition, particularly Fahma Mohamed—that petition obtained 229,925 signatures. Taken together, a third of a million...

Women: Contribution to Economic Life — Motion to Take Note (6 March 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...be in front of me. Of course my noble friend Lord Smith is right. By providing support to women wishing to start and grow their own business, both at home and in the developing world, we could see equality in business, and equalising the economic participation rates of men and women could add 10% to GDP by 2030. My noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe had some very useful perceptions in this...

Future Army 2020: Backbench Business — Security of Women in Afghanistan (6 March 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Kerry McCarthy: ...worth briefly recapping the history of women’s rights in Afghanistan and how the situation deteriorated from a country in which, from 1919, women could vote, had relative freedom in what they wore, and had equal political participation, to a country under the Taliban where girls were prevented from going to school and women were not allowed to work or to leave the home without a male...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas (6 March 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...prevention of violence against girls and women, making sure we get the best outcomes for girls and women by working closely with others over the long term.• Linking our international work with the domestic, particularly our work on FGM/C and Early and Forced Marriage and through the UK’s National Action Plan on violence against women and girls. In March 2014 I will be...

Written Ministerial Statements — International Development: Violence against Women and Girls Overseas (6 March 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: ...violence against girls and women, making sure we get the best outcomes for girls and women by working closely with others over the long term. Linking our international work with the domestic, particularly our work on FGM/C and early and forced marriage and through the UK’s national action plan on violence against women and girls. In March 2014 I will be representing the UK, alongside...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (5 March 2014)

Justine Greening: In the week of international women’s day, I offer warm congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Mr Cash), whose International Development (Gender Equality) Bill completed its progress through Parliament yesterday. The Government have been proud to support that Bill. Since the last session of International Development questions I have set out a new approach to economic...

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill: Report (4 March 2014)

Lord Browne of Belmont: ...-exclude from five online gambling providers, but he cannot cut himself off from all locally available online gambling opportunities because there will still be hundreds, if not thousands, of online gambling providers that remain equally accessible from his bedroom. Not only do online problem gamblers have to exclude themselves far more times to cut themselves off from locally available...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (28 February 2014)

Helen Grant: The Government is strongly committed to advancing equality for transgender people. We have one of the world's strongest legislative frameworks to prevent and tackle discrimination on the grounds of gender and gender reassignment, among other protected characteristics. A number of legislative measures have been introduced since May 2010 which promote equal opportunities for transgender people....

Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 — Motions to Approve (27 February 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...has said, what a joy it was to wear the pink carnations of the noble Lord, Lord Alli, and to go outside and be serenaded by the London Gay Men’s Chorus. It really was a tremendous joy. Extending marriage to same-sex couples is about righting a historical unfairness. The principles and arguments for doing this have already been fully debated and supported by both Houses and the Act is...

Business of the House: Parliamentary Representation (27 February 2014)

Margot James: ...I can see that in some parts of the country that bias might exist and we must certainly stamp it out. Gender is an area where it has been easier to improve the selection processes, but we must work equally hard on improving the access to Parliament for other disadvantaged groups. We can do that by fostering a sense of inclusion—a sense that Parliament is an inclusive place—and...

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