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Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014)

Lord Selsdon: ...this debate. It strays far beyond this ground, but it is the building of a home for the owner-occupier that becomes important. When you get the problems associated with families, regrettably—the split-up marriages, divorce, all sorts of situations where pressure comes upon people—how can we find a way to release funds, which might be called equity release, for people with...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014)

Edward Leigh: ...It was a hash job—let us be honest about it. It was designed to keep both parties in the coalition from doing a runner on each other and it was never thought through properly. This was always going to be a loveless marriage, and fixed-term Parliaments were a pre-nuptial settlement drawn up between two parties that were never in love. Indeed, they had to bind their marriage in barbed...

Northern Ireland: Haass Talks — Question for Short Debate (22 October 2014)

Lord Hylton: ...that Northern Ireland is still deeply divided. One has only to look at segregated education and housing, walls separating communities, flags, parades, emblems, unsolved historic crimes and mixed marriages. Tonight’s debate refers to the conclusions of the Haass talks. These seem to be the recommendations of mediators trying to propose rational compromises. The parties may well not...

Bill Presented: Blood Donation (Equality) (22 October 2014)

Michael Fabricant: ...can donate blood, while a gay man in a monogamous, loving relationship cannot, unless he has certified that he has been totally celibate for the past year? How can a nation that has just passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 block those same people from donating blood? It used to be even worse. Gay people were banned altogether until the intervention of my hon. Friend the Member...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Foreign National Offenders (Removal) (22 October 2014)

Theresa May: ...that we feel we need to address. It is something we have been dealing with over the past four and a half years in Europe. We have made some progress in relation to criminal activity, such as sham marriages and so forth, but abuse of free movement is something we need to deal with.

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Conor Burns: ...away. She said, “That’s not far enough behind at this stage.” It is up to us as politicians to take decisions, confident in our judgments and confident that over time they will be shown to be right. I will use the recent example of same-sex marriage. I agonised over how to vote on that, as a practising Catholic and as an openly gay man. If I had listened to those in my...

Separated Families Initiative — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 October 2014)

Esther McVey: ...reforms are a key part of our overall social justice strategy. As part of that, we are bringing relationship support policy into one Department, with the DWP investing 30 million to deliver successfully marriage preparation, couples counselling and relationship education. We will take forward recommendations from the family stability review. We will introduce perinatal pilots to...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Relationships and Children’s Well-being (21 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...one in 10. That is something that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State focuses on, and I think it is the foundation. It is not any form of prejudice; it is the evidence behind the Government’s wish to recognise marriage in the tax system. The Prime Minister made it clear in his speech at the Relationships Alliance, at which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my...

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...

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