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Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014)

Edward Leigh: ...and free, and with more control over the Executive. The primary system opens up the relevance of MPs to their own people. This is not an appropriate moment to talk about the issues I sometimes mention, but everybody knows that I may have my own views on gay marriage, overseas development and wind farms being put in my constituency through a very generous subsidy system. I may also have my...

Business of the House (10 April 2014)

Kevin Brennan: We now have a women’s Minister who could not also have the equalities brief because she voted against gay marriage, and an equalities Minister who said that there were no women members of the Monetary Policy Committee because it was appointed on merit. May we have the novel innovation of a joint statement by the women’s Minister and the equalities Minister so that we can find out...

Written Answers — Home Department: LGBT People (10 April 2014)

Norman Baker: ...will set out a range of activities that have been taken forward, including by the police. New hate crime guidance, which includes information on dealing with cases of hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities will be issued by the College of Policing this Spring.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ...for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) described marriage as a force for good. We have also recently had a debate about marriage in the context of single-sex relationships and, indeed, the first gay and lesbian marriages took place just over a week ago. In that debate, a variety of views were expressed but it was striking how those on both sides of the argument recognised the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: LGBT Rights (8 April 2014)

Sharon Hodgson: ...his priorities are for tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity internationally; and what steps the Government are taking to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Uganda (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on returning gay and lesbian asylum seekers to Uganda.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Blood Donations:  Gay Men (7 April 2014)

Blood Donations:  Gay Men

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Pamela Nash: ...in Uganda who feel at risk because they are LGBT is to call the police so that they can protect them, because the police will be enforcing a law that means they could be imprisoned because they are gay?

Immigration Bill: Report (1st Day) (1 April 2014)

Baroness Berridge: .... I also struggle with the assumption underlying the Bill that it is always the fault of the appellant or their legal representatives that the tribunal has new matter to deal with at the last minute. Imagine if my client is a gay Ugandan claiming persecution if he were to return home. He puts all his claims in the one-stop notice, but the Home Secretary refuses grounds for protection. He...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Patricia Ferguson: ...Government to be more proactive in challenging Governments with which it has a relationship on their human rights records. Whether it is the way that China treats dissidents or the dangers that gay people face in Uganda, we have to challenge the thinking that allows that to happen, and all of us have to be a critical friend if our own commitment to human rights is to mean anything. If it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: European Council and Nuclear Security Summit (26 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Cameron: ..., for example—but by arguing very strongly about the importance of human rights, civil rights and democracy, and in meetings with President Putin I have raised things such as the importance of gay equality. So we engage, but in a hard-headed way. I do not think that that engagement was wrong, but clearly if Russia chooses to go down this path there will be big consequences for the...

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

John McDonnell: .... Actually, I remember him talking in one of his speeches about alternative energy sources, well in advance of the debate about climate change. The programme also included equal rights for women and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. What else was he committed to? He lost a brother in the war, so he was committed to peace. And bravely, courageously, he called for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uganda (18 March 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...all its citizens without discrimination on any grounds, and call on the Ugandan authorities to investigate any such attacks fully. We are separately considering how we can best support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and those working to champion their rights. Our high commission in Kampala is supporting a Kaleidoscope Trust project working with the LGBT community.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uganda (18 March 2014)

Mark Simmonds: We have updated our travel advice for Uganda with regards to the environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travellers. Our travel advice is reviewed regularly.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uganda (18 March 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...at Uganda's recent legislation. The Foreign Secretary also wrote to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on 1 March to ask him to work with us to review the worrying trend on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. I will discuss this issue with the Commonwealth Secretary-General in a meeting later this week. We continue to raise our concerns about the legislation with the...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: LGBT People (18 March 2014)

Pamela Nash: ...the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, (1) what recent discussions the leaders of the Anglican church have had with the Archbishop of Uganda regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; (2) what recent discussions the leaders of the Anglican church have had with the Archbishop of Nigeria regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Kerry McCarthy: ...applications from campaigners and the Indian Government. Nigeria has passed a same-sex marriage prohibition law, meaning not only that same-sex marriage is punishable by 14 years in prison, but also that same-sex relationships or participation in gay clubs or organisations are also subject to 10-year prison terms. There are reports that men arrested since the new law was passed have been...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Week 2014 (12 March 2014)

Tavish Scott: ...’s work and the work that continues around that whole agenda. Patricia Ferguson remarked on the IRO staff and what they do to support the Parliament in its work. Patricia Ferguson also mentioned gay rights in some African states. It has always struck me, as a member of our CPA branch and our Parliament, that one of the more challenging aspects of our work is meeting colleagues from...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uganda (11 March 2014)

David Lidington: Officials in our embassy in Kampala continue to meet regularly with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Uganda. Since the signing of the Anti-Homosexual Bill, LGBT activists in Uganda have reported an increase in persecution against individuals who are believed to be LGBT. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uganda (11 March 2014)

David Lidington: We have no plans to impose travel bans or other targeted sanctions against promoters of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. We do not believe that it would be in the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender minorities in Uganda or those working to defend their rights.

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