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Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure (20 October 2014)

Susan Elan Jones: ...from the Church in Wales is the fact that the Church of England is an established church. Most of us laboured under the misapprehension that the Church in Wales was disestablished, but when we had the debate on equal marriage we discovered that what we thought had happened in 1920 had not really happened. Perhaps we can finish off the job before it reaches its centenary. As long as we have...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility (20 October 2014)

Andy Slaughter: ...in care, on property transactions, on insurance transactions; indeed, an endless list that will include every sector of industry, every area of public activity and every kind of personal interaction outside marriage and criminality.” It raises the issue of “how evidence of heroic state of mind will be demonstrated.” It says that the Bill “seeks to influence judicial...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill: Consideration Stage (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Steven Agnew: ...by the ability of those who commit human trafficking offences to intimidate their victims and perhaps circumvent the legal system through that method. On behalf of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, I welcome the addition of the offence of forced marriage. It is important that this aspect of exploitation is included in the Bill. I think that the Bill is more complete in what...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: New Schedule (20 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Alban Maginness: ...recovery, reparation orders on the perpetrator and compensation for the victim coming from moneys from or properties owned by the perpetrator — all those things in the Bill are good and important, and it is important that we support them as well. We support amendment No 40, on forced marriage, tabled by the Minister of Finance and Personnel. It is reflective of legislation at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Clause 1 (Definition of human trafficking and slavery offences) (20 October 2014)

John Dallat: ...1, 2, 4 and 5 standing part. These amendments provide for new offences, penalties and minimum sentencing in relation to human trafficking, slavery and exploitation. A new offence of forced marriage is also included. Members will note that amendment Nos 1 to 4 are mutually exclusive with clause 1 standing part; amendment Nos 3 to 6, 12, 15, 21 to 23, 27 and 50 are consequential...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: New Clause (20 October 2014)

No 40: After clause 6 insert "Offence of forced marriage

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Offence of forced marriage (20 October 2014)

Offence of forced marriage

Social Justice Strategy — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014)

Lord Nash: ...foundation of a child’s life and we are committed to supporting safe and loving family relationships. Relationship support policy is being brought under one department, with DWP investing 30 million to successfully deliver marriage preparation, couple counselling and relationship education. However, when relationships break down, we are trying to minimise the negative impacts...

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...of influence. Some sections of society appear particularly disadvantaged. The very regressive laws on property rights for widows and divorced women lead to homelessness. Many women who do not understand the importance of proper marriage registration lose their rights. Domestic violence is all too prevalent and the few shelters do not take children too. Bride kidnapping is very common, even...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Immigration (16 October 2014)

Lord Bates: ...into force to enable us in due course to lay before Parliament the secondary legislation needed to implement the NHS health surcharge and to implement the changes to the process for giving notice of marriage or civil partnership to combat sham marriages and civil partnerships. Reforms are also being made to strengthen the regime and further enhance security. Technical changes are being...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas (16 October 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...’ summit in June (which I spoke about in my last written ministerial statement); and in July the ‘Girl Summit’ – focused on ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We secured 170 commitments to action, and 475 signatories to the Girl Summit Charter. In 2012, DFID committed to scaling up our programming to...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Immigration Appeals System (16 October 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...into force to enable us in due course to lay before Parliament the secondary legislation needed to implement the NHS health surcharge and to implement the changes to the process for giving notice of marriage or civil partnership to combat sham marriages and civil partnerships. Reforms are also being made to strengthen the regime and further enhance security. Technical changes are being...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council (16 October 2014)

Theresa May: ...and should not replace or be used as an alternative to national forms. On the scope of the proposal, some member states, again including the UK, favoured reducing the scope to civil status documents only, i.e. certificates of birth, marriage and death. In conclusion, the presidency observed that member states had differing positions, and warned against a possible block in Council....

Written Ministerial Statements — International Development: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas (16 October 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: ...Conflict” summit in June (which I spoke about in my last written ministerial statement); and in July the “Girl summit” —focused on ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in a generation. We secured 170 commitments to action, and 475 signatories to the Girl Summit Charter. In 2012, DFID committed to scaling up our...

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: New Clause 18 - Offence of child exploitation (14 October 2014)

...including begging or practices similar to slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour; the exploitation of or for criminal activities including benefit fraud; the removal of organs; forced or servile marriage or enforced surrogacy; exploitation for unlawful adoption; and exploitation by enforced drugs smuggling, manufacture, production or distribution.’—(Diana Johnson.)

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Surrogacy (14 October 2014)

Jessica Lee: ...order, that is a most unsatisfactory position. That must be one of the first matters in which there has to be flexibility in an application under family law. I want to address the issue of same-sex couples. Since the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 passed through Parliament, we probably have had an increase in the number of same-sex couples looking to have a baby through surrogacy....

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Department for Communities and Local Government: Recess Business (14 October 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...for the coveted Great British high street crown. Championing united communities and British values To mark International Day of the Girl on 11 October, the Government announced further funding to help tackle, both at home and abroad, the unacceptable practices of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. This package includes funding from my Department to support community...

Wales Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (13 October 2014)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, we live in an ever changing world. One thinks back over the last year and the issues that we have debated in this House, be it assisted dying or gay marriage, and it is clear that we live in a world that is changing very fast. What do we want of young people? Do we want passion? Do we want interest? Do we want commitment? If we want those things, the way to get them is to reward...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Work of the Department during Conference Recess (13 October 2014)

Eric Pickles: ...coveted Great British high street crown. Championing united communities and British values To mark International Day of the Girl on 11 October, the Government announced further funding to help tackle, both at home and abroad, the unacceptable practices of female genital mutilation and forced marriage. This package includes funding from my Department to support community engagement, such...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: George Savage (6 October 2014)

Joanne Dobson: ...of the Ulster Unionist Party, putting his constituents and the community above all else. George stood fast and firm to our values. My first memories of George are as a neighbouring farmer when, after my marriage, we moved to Waringstown and set up home. Back then, any time that I had the privilege to chat to George, politics was never mentioned. I believe that that sums...

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