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Former MP, Thetford , 4 Nov 1806 – 4 Feb 1807


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Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Scriven: ...I said, the living wage does not even apply to the under-25s, and I do not understand the changes in housing benefit. There are scores of young people under 21 in this country who run away from home for the sake of getting housing benefit. Let me give one statistic of young people who are lesbian and gay who leave home because they have come out—69% say that it is because they have...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Saudi Arabia) (21 Jul 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...priorities: freedom of expression on the internet, torture prevention, women’s rights, freedom of religion or belief, and the abolition of the death penalty. The Foreign Office has never listed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights as one of its six priorities, although that should be a priority, not least because in countries such as Saudi Arabia homosexuality is punishable...

Asylum: Sexual Orientation — Question (20 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: I am aware of the action plan; it has been drawn up in consultation with the national asylum stakeholders group, which includes groups that work specifically with lesbian, gay and bisexual organisations. He will be aware of the report of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: we have accepted all its recommendations and they are in the process of being implemented. I do...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others”. It is generally the protection of the rights and freedoms of others and, above all, the increasing recognition of the rights of others, in particular gays and lesbians, not to be discriminated against that has led to much of the litigation under this provision. Take the Supreme Court case of Bull and...

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Conor McGinn: ...Stirk. Does the Leader of the House share my pride in the fact that Britain has led the way on equal marriage, and will he provide time for a debate so that the House can show solidarity with lesbian and gay people throughout the world who are denied this and many other rights and freedom?

Bill Presented — Trade Union Bill: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (Statutory Requirement) (15 Jul 2015)

Caroline Lucas: ...alleged sexual offences had happened in schools, including 134 rapes, and that more than half of them were committed by other children. There are so many other dimensions to PSHE—far more than I can cover now—but let me mention the need to support and protect young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual and queer people, because homophobic language and bullying remain...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: LGBT People (15 Jul 2015)

Lord Scriven: ...Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 7 July (HL987), whether they plan to make representations to the government of Turkey specifically about the use of water cannon and tear gas on participants of gay pride celebrations in Istanbul on 28 June; if so, what representations they will make and when; and if not, why not.

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...;s plans that I want to succeed is the northern powerhouse initiative. I am must admit that the branding of the policy amuses me somewhat as when I was a teenager growing up in the north-east, the Northern Powerhouse was the name of the biggest gay club in Newcastle, although I am sure that the Chancellor did not mean to name his policy after it. The premise behind the policy is strong. As...

Public Sector Broadcasting (Diversity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (14 Jul 2015)

John Nicolson: ...BBC is comfortable with Scottish accents, and there are plenty of them, fortunately. I did not know that the hon. Lady would raise the issue of the under-representation of other minorities—not least lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Again, I can speak from personal experience. When I came out as gay when I was presenting “BBC Breakfast” on BBC 1, which I did...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Cat Smith: ...of the 3,000 children who are desperately seeking a home in this country? This Budget is an attack on the younger generation. Cutting housing benefit for under-21s will particularly affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, who are more likely to find themselves homeless. Student grants are now gone and have been turned into loans, thereby passing more debt on to some of the...

Health Funding — Question (9 Jul 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: ...Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply, but given that these cuts will impact on teenage pregnancy programmes for the young, domestic violence programmes for women, HIV prevention programmes for gay men and some members of the BME community and TB prevention programmes for the poor and homeless, will he say where the equality is in that?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: LGBT People (7 Jul 2015)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Turkey about the use of water cannons and tear gas on participants at the gay pride celebrations in Istanbul.

Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Clause 31 — Crown Estate (6 Jul 2015)

Stewart McDonald: ...control and arguing—not always helpfully—on tough and important issues. This is indeed a tough and important issue, but we must make progress on it. No one knows how hard that can be more than women, and as a gay man I find myself having considerable sympathy with that.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service: LGBT People (6 Jul 2015)

David Lidington: ...through our embassies and high commissions, and through international organisations, including the Commonwealth, the EU and the UN, to promote tolerance and non-discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) people and to address discriminatory laws, in particular those that criminalise homosexuality. The UK Overseas Territories are self-governing administrations...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service: LGBT People (6 Jul 2015)

David Lidington: ...Office (FCO) promoted inclusive societies in all parts of the world including in the Commonwealth and British Overseas Terrirories, and condemned restrictions on and violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) people. In September 2014, we strongly supported the adoption of the UN’s second ever resolution on sexual orientation at the Human Rights Council and...

Human Rights and Civil Liberties — Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2015)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...surveillance and the invasion of property and privacy rights, culminating in RIPA 2000, which is now again under review. Later, but still before the 1998 Human Rights Act “brought rights home”, came cases such as ex parte Smith—the so-called “gays in the military” case—which the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, touched on earlier, and which I heard in the...

Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (30 Jun 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...a message to every other country in Europe. Those countries thinking about withdrawing from the European convention because they have been criticised for their treatment of Travellers, for their treatment of gay, lesbian or transgender people, for suppressing popular protest or for closing down internet sites and suppressing newspapers would be a little bit happier if one country withdrew....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Alternatives to Prison (30 Jun 2015)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what community programmes are available in lieu of prison sentences for (a) female and (b) gay or lesbian perpetrators of domestic violence; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Tunisia, and European Council (29 Jun 2015)

David Cameron: ...offensive to many Muslims who see, as I do, not a state but a barbaric regime of terrorism and oppression that takes delight in murder, in oppressing women and in killing people because they are gay, so I raised this with the BBC this morning. I personally think using the term ISIL or “so-called” would be better than what it currently uses. I do not think we will move it all...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Belarus (29 Jun 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...specifically on behalf of Mr Tsikhanyuk. We are careful not to do so in such sensitive cases unless we have the consent of those concerned. Our Embassy in Minsk supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Belarus where possible. Our Embassy in Minsk also support events to raise awareness of LGBT issues. The UK raises Belarus’s human rights record in...


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