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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Nov 2015)

Tulip Siddiq: The Government and I disagree about much of what constitutes progress on gender equality, but I agreed with the Prime Minister last year when he pledged to change the law to include mothers on marriage certificates. I have heard nothing since. With the fast-approaching birth of my daughter, I would like to be valued equally in her life with my husband, so will the Prime Minister take the...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Iran: Nuclear Issues (24 Nov 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...recognition of the Baha’is as a religious minority in Iran. It strips them of the constitutional protections—such as they are—that are afforded to other religious communities. Baha’is are denied due process and equality before the law, which greatly concerns me. Some 780 incidents of economic persecution against Iranian Baha’is have been documented by the...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Margaret Burgess: ...and political agenda. At the women in the world summit that she attended earlier this year, she expressed her passionate belief that violence against women and girls is not only a result of gender inequality but a cause of gender inequality. The Scottish Government is clear that we will never have true gender equality until we eradicate violence against women and girls. It is a tragic fact...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...why that is the case. During that debate we highlighted the fact that, out of the £80 million in the social investment fund, only £1 million had been spent. I also showed that shared education, the racial equality strategy, same-sex marriage and many more things were all stalled by the Executive. I also raised the fact that welfare reform could not be agreed, because Sinn...

Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill (20 Nov 2015)

Sam Gyimah: ...that people wish to be imposed on the national curriculum. The topics include: understanding the causes and issues around homelessness; teaching children about their rights in the context of forced marriage; teaching against violence; understanding transgender issues; knowledge about the health dangers of tobacco; understanding animal welfare; anti-bullying, including online bullying; the...

[Mike Gapes in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Male Suicide and International Men’s Day (19 Nov 2015)

Philip Davies: ...;To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives…To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment…To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual…To highlight...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...taxes. The mirror-opposite is true: most of us get back most of what we pay in over our lifetime. As my noble friend Lady Sherlock said, social security smooths out and supports us. This happens if we have children, through child benefit; if we experience a broken marriage, unemployment or under-employment, disability, caring responsibilities, bereavement or old age. Speaking personally,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Transplantation Bill: Second Stage (16 Nov 2015)

Jo-Anne Dobson: .... Like every transplant patient, Mark celebrates two birthdays each year: his real birthday on 20 March, and the birthday of his new life on 5 February. In all life's experiences — birth, marriage and, ultimately and unfortunately, death — nothing can, could or should ever prepare a young mother, as I was, to look at the very real prospect of losing her son or daughter. I...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Deidre Brock: ...Minister agree that it is extraordinary that, despite all three main parties in Scotland being led by women and the Scottish Parliament having brought in some of the most progressive legislation on equal marriage in the world, the Labour party apparently still feels that Scotland’s people need male-dominated Westminster to protect women’s rights?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Post-primary Transfer Process (3 Nov 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...yesterday proved that there can be changes in public opinion and there can be change in this House. All those who are opposed to academic selection in society, and all those who are in favour of equality in society, need to get out and campaign for change, because the marriage equality movement proved yesterday that you can change people's minds. Trade unions, civic society and equality...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Post-primary Transfer Process (3 Nov 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: fair and respectful, that that has, at times, signalled a lot of Ulster Unionist policy on education reform over the last number of years. I think you are, as your leader said yesterday about marriage equality, on the wrong side of history when it comes to academic selection. The USA, the South, Britain, Canada — all the countries around the world — are lining up to pass...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Mental Health (2 Nov 2015)

Dominic Bradley: ...governance and accountability and that the approach would be cross-sectoral in nature. Daithí McKay mentioned the high rates of suicide. He referred to the LGBT community and the trauma that members of that community suffer through bullying, self-harm and suicide. He referred to today's debate on equal marriage. The vote on that —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (2 Nov 2015)

Arlene Foster: comes up, again and again, without any prospect of resolution, it causes distress to everyone involved. However, I am content to reiterate the arguments in support of the policy position on same-sex marriage because I believe that those arguments are principled and persuasive and cannot easily be set aside. This is not an equality issue. I think a number of commentators have attempted...

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (23 Oct 2015)

Lord Faulks: ...sentence of five years’ imprisonment for the new offence recognises the damage that coercive or controlling behaviour can do to its victims. The noble Baroness also highlighted the concern over religious marriages which are not legally valid in England and Wales and so do not enable parties to seek a financial settlement in the family court if the marriage breaks down. The Government...

Bill Presented — Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Advertising) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (21 Oct 2015)

Tim Loughton: the Chamber will have spotted that this Bill has form. It is identical to the Bill I brought before the House last year, and it mirrors the amendment I proposed during the report stage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in May 2013. My Bill therefore makes its hat-trick appearance today, unencumbered by any other legislation, in the hope that it will be third time lucky and will...

Individual Electoral Registration (20 Oct 2015)

Tommy Sheppard: ...the patriarch registering the household and to individual registration. However, the process of transferring the responsibility from the state to the individual means that not all individuals are equal. We know that in many areas there have been problems with some groups being able to take advantage of their ability to join the electoral register: people who live in the private rented...

Backbench Business — [2nd Allotted Day]: Stormont (12 Oct 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...improvement happening. Today, we need the support and leadership of this House to help us to move forward. We have an election process for the First Minister that means we have, in reality, a co-equal First Minister and Deputy First Minister, neither of whom can do anything unless the other agrees it. It is an admirable idea, but one doomed to failure as so often neither First...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Second Stage (12 Oct 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...reform the institutions created under the Good Friday Agreement. We have seen a referendum in Scotland that re-energised politics. We have seen a public vote in the Republic of Ireland on the thorny issue of equal marriage, although I do not believe that it should be a thorny issue. For me, it is a no-brainer, but what could be seen as a divisive issue was tackled maturely when the...

Scottish Parliament: One Hundred Years of Women in Policing (6 Oct 2015)

Linda Fabiani: ...sergeants. It was not until 1962 that policewomen who were attached to the criminal investigation department were recognised as detective constables, and it was only in 1968 that policewomen were allowed to remain in post after marriage. [Interruption.] It is all right, Fiona—my colleague Fiona McLeod is having a problem with that. That timeline brings me back to the event in East...

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