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[Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Preventing Violence Against Women: Role of Men (4 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...in correspondence. It is important to reflect that—the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North started with this—both women and men may be victims of domestic or sexual violence, forced marriage or stalking. It is also important that the response for all victims is as good as it can be. The hon. Member for Lanark and Hamilton East (Angela Crawley) talked about lesbian,...

Return of Kings (4 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...on the different things that need to be done internationally to promote women and women’s rights, such as the action that the Government are taking to tackle female genital mutilation and forced marriage. All people have a right to exist and live equally. These views and comments are not acceptable.

Immigration Bill: Committee (4th Day) (3 Feb 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...34. Concerned organisations, including Amnesty, also point out that the consequences of being removed from the UK may be profound and long-lasting, even if removal is for a short time only. Despite the equality statement’s assurance that no adverse impact on grounds of gender are anticipated, as I said at Second Reading: “Rights of Women is worried about the implications for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Feb 2016)

John McCallister: ...should be there. However, you cannot then start to complain when others use the petition of concern. It is part of the system, and that takes away your right to complain when others use it against equal marriage, for example. It would have been a huge sacrifice by the DUP because it could have triggered a weighted majority vote. However, unless the DUP gets about 45 seats after an...

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Baroness Randerson: ...changed. I well remember the controversy and public discussion when this limit was introduced. There have been other similar social changes in our lifetime regarding smoking, attitudes to women and equal marriage. They have all been a journey, backed up, or led by, legislation. However, on drinking and driving we seem to be stuck in a bit of a time warp. There has been no legislative...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships (28 Jan 2016)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil partnerships have been (a) conducted, (b) terminated and (c) converted to marriage status since such partnerships were established.

Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Act 2004 (Update) (28 Jan 2016)

Marco Biagi: As I have said, we are considering the issue, which I have already met the Scottish Transgender Alliance to discuss. We have noted the United Kingdom Women and Equalities Committee report, and I have discussed its inquiry with my colleague the member of Parliament for Lanark and Hamilton East, who took part in it. I would not want to prejudge the outcome of any consideration and any...

Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (28 Jan 2016)

Hanzala Malik: .... I want to add to the debate the view that it is important to consider the various aspects of domestic abuse and not focus only on partner abuse or abuse of a physical nature. In order to get gender equality, we should consider the practicalities of placing in the bill a broader definition of abuse that includes emotional abuse, control of money and control of movement. In addition,...

Immigration Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Jan 2016)

Baroness Hamwee: ...discrimination, prompted me to look at that Act. Section 33 requires a code of practice from the Secretary of State specifying what a landlord or agent should do to avoid, “contravening … the Equality Act 2010, so far as relating to race”. I confess that I cannot remember why only race is mentioned in that section, not the other so-called protected characteristics, which...

HIV and AIDS — Question for Short Debate (18 Jan 2016)

Lord Paddick: ...the fact that, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, mainly because of social pressure, I was dating women rather than men, and in 1983 I married one. Had it not been for that social pressure, for my marriage to Mary and for living faithfully in that marriage for five years, I probably would not be here addressing noble Lords this evening—that, and the pioneering work of the noble Lord,...

Identity Documentation — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...value. Such identity assurance programmes will fall down as disastrously as did Vodafone, PA Consulting, EDS and others, all of which have lost data over recent years. Card opponents tell you that the state equally stands accused of sloppy data handling. They quote HMRC’s loss of two CDs in 2007, leaving millions at risk, along with other examples. They did happen. But Germany has...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund (12 Jan 2016)

Sam Gyimah: The Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund supports groups of schools to design and deliver bespoke leadership activity to help increase the diversity of those leading England’s schools. Programmes can target any of the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (11 Jan 2016)

Desmond Swayne: The UK worked hard to secure a comprehensive standalone goal on gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment in the Global Goals, and to integrate gender equality throughout the remaining goals. The new Global Goals will help us to influence others, achieve even more, and are critical to achieving transformational change to the lives of girls and women across the globe. The UK has...

Immigration Bill — Second Reading (22 Dec 2015)

Lord Paddick: ...reason for detaining somebody who was black was because they were a suspected overstayer. The police decided to move away from immigration enforcement on the grounds of improving community relations. As the Race Equality Foundation briefing says, there is the potential in the Bill to set us back 30 years in race relations, although I would not go as far as the noble Lord, Lord Ahmed, on...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: European Convention on Human Rights: Northern Ireland (21 Dec 2015)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...on Human Rights; and whether the Secretary of State has considered exercising any such power to secure full compliance in Northern Ireland with its obligations under the Convention in relation to equal marriage, blasphemy and defamation.

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Lord Luce: ...all its members to use the soft-power benefit of membership to our mutual advantage. Subject to correction by historians, I know of no other empire that has successfully transformed into a Commonwealth of equal nations. We are part of a family whose circumstances constantly change. My own experience demonstrates this transformation. I served as one of the last district officers in Kenya,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 7th December 2015, Brussels (15 Dec 2015)

Priti Patel: ...raising concerns that issues relating to jobs and growth should continue to be discussed by all 28 Member States, not just those in the Eurozone. The Commission presented measures to advance equal treatment of LGBTI people, with the UK highlighting actions it had taken at a national level such as equal marriage. There was an exchange of views on the strategic engagement for gender...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (14 Dec 2015)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: ...and we will continue to do this as part of the annual reporting requirement set out in the Bill. The Government do not provide information on other protected characteristics, as set out in the Equality Act 2010, such as sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, in order to lessen the burden on training providers, which we are keen to...

Business of the House (10 Dec 2015)

Chris Bryant: ...in the 1950s—and it was not just the “No blacks, no Irish, no dogs” signs. She said, “We had been taught at Sunday school in St Vincent, by English Sunday school teachers, that we were all created equal, but in England, even in church, people used to move to another pew just because they had found themselves sitting next to someone who was black.” Well, thank...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage: Northern Ireland (10 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with her Cabinet colleagues on the legal recognition in Northern Ireland of same-sex marriages which have been registered elsewhere in the UK.


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