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Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ..., take up causes and say what needs to be said. My noble friend Lady Hayter was right when she pointed out the honourable campaigning role on a range of issues of Members of the other place, including gay rights, the end of capital punishment, a woman’s right to choose, and, more recently, opposition to fracking. If Members were sentenced to a period of imprisonment for a peaceful...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Asylum: Homosexuality (15 December 2014)

Lord Bates: ...is in line with the ruling. The UK has never required individuals to undergo tests in order to establish their sexuality. Existing guidance, which was drawn up in conjunction with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Stonewall, is clear that questions of a sexually explicit nature should not usually be asked. Late declaration of homosexuality...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East (15 December 2014)

Tobias Ellwood: ...to brutally and indiscriminately murder and persecute people in both Iraq and Syria. They are terrorising people from many minority groups in areas under their control including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. The Government strongly condemns any and all abuses or violations of human rights. We are supporting the Government of Iraq as they work to deliver a unified...

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 December 2014)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...enter into civil partnerships. I did that because I was advised to do so by Stonewall, which thought that it might make the Bill more acceptable. Curiously, there was complete agreement about the need for gay and lesbian couples to be civil partners, but some of the more conservative and orthodox Bishops opposed the stuff about opposite-sex couples because they thought that it would...

AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Question for Short Debate (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...continue to engage in as effective a way as we possibly can. Clearly, the level of prejudice is very striking. I saw that at first hand, when I visited South Africa recently. Representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans -gender community told me of the difficulty they had, even in an environment where the law would seem to protect their rights, in accessing specialised services...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Suicide (4 December 2014)

Norman Lamb: ...2012, recognises that tailored approaches to mental health are necessary in specific groups. The strategy recognises that a tailored approach should be taken to the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and black, Asian and minority ethnic groups if their suicide risk is to be reduced. The strategy is also backed by 1.5 million funding for suicide...

Health: Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women — Question for Short Debate (3 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Earl Howe: ...has awarded Stonewall 235,000 over three years for its Health Champions programme. This supports 20 NHS organisations a year to improve their knowledge and awareness of the health needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people—if noble Lords do not mind, I will use the acronym LGB—and helps them to deliver a more personalised health and care service. Secondly, the department...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Directors: LGBT People (3 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Browne of Madingley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the action they have taken on gender and race, what efforts they are making to improve the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on corporate boards in the United Kingdom.

Isil: Topical Questions (2 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Bridget Phillipson: In Uganda there appears to be renewed attempts to target and persecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. If the Ugandan Government proceed with new legislation in this area, what will be the impact on bilateral relations with the UK?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: LGBT People (2 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners declaring themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered.

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection: Drugs (2 December 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...Research Council, University College London and Public Health England, is an open-label trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among most-at-risk human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). A major aim of the study is to determine whether PrEP reduced new HIV infections while taking into account changes in risk behaviour and adherence....

Electoral Conduct — Question for Short Debate (1 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...the fact that she was pregnant all the way through the campaign as an argument for her not being fit to be an MP. As we all know, Simon Hughes has apologised for the campaign that was mounted against Peter Tatchell, the gay rights campaigner, during the by-election in Bermondsey. We all have issues that need to be addressed. Even today, none of us can cease to be vigilant as party...

HIV: Stigma — Question (1 December 2014)

Earl Howe: ...freedoms are protected. Progress towards universal access cannot be made unless stigma and discrimination are tackled. They are a particular barrier with regard to the criminalisation of gay men and women, transgender people and sex workers. DfID is a constant champion of these groups internationally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Private Schools (1 December 2014)

Tristram Hunt: ...on the vested interests, happy to allow 140 million of tax relief a year without demanding partnership and progress. Is this a principled stand against our policy or, like her flip-flopping opposition to gay marriage, is she just waiting for more people to get in touch before she changes her mind?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (1 December 2014)

Nicky Morgan: ...showed a drop in bullying. That is an important priority for me. We recently invested more resources in supporting schools to tackle bullying, including 2 million to help schools address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bullying.

Written Answers — Home Office: Homophobia (1 December 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: ...plan to tackle homophobia, we are working alongside the Equality and Human Rights Commission on a project to improve the reporting and criminal justice outcomes of victims of hate crime from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. The Home Office does not hold information specifically on homophobic crimes – we have information on hate crimes based on sexual orientation but...

Schools: Arts Education — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: ...this opportunity, since it is the first I have had, to welcome the noble Lord, Lord Cashman, to our midst. It is great to have another member of the artistic community, and one who has done so much for the gay community through the auspices of Stonewall, which I have long supported. It is also wonderful to be able to welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Evans of Bowes Park. I look forward to...

Religion and Belief: British Public Life — Motion to Take Note (27 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Parekh: ...not respect that belief. What about gender equality? We will say no, it must be respected, no matter what your beliefs. It is striking that when it comes to sexual orientation, we seem to vacillate. Should gay couples be allowed to marry in churches? Should they be allowed to adopt? We say yes, but, at the same time, no. That is where a crucial dilemma faces any liberal democratic society....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: LGBT People (27 November 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what measures his Department has put in place to protect prisoners declaring themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered from homophobic abuse and bullying while in detention.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 November 2014)

House of Commons Governance: House of Commons Governance. 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...Ward, Serjeant at Arms and Robin Fell, Principal Doorkeeper; Marianne Cwynarski, Head of Central Communications, House of Commons, Paul Evans, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons and Oonagh Gay OBE, Senior Library Clerk; Ken Gall, President of the Trade Union Side and Dave Penman, General Secretary, FDA

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