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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (4 Mar 2016)

Marriage and Civil Partnership Registration (Mothers' Names) Bill - 2nd reading – Christina Rees. Legislation

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016: Motion to Approve (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...entitled to sign any one petition as proxy on behalf of more than two persons to whom that person is not related”. The same issue is raised in paragraph 63, which deals with the declaration. My question is simple: what does “related” actually mean—a cousin, a brother-in-law, a civil partner, a sharia-based marriage or an informal partner arrangement? These are the...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Persecution of Religious Minorities: Pakistan (11 Feb 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: ...8221; on a popular television show. I am sorry to say that it is not only the Ahmadiyya Muslim community that experiences persecution. Shi’a, Hazara, Christian and other religious communities also face intimidation and violence, forced conversion and marriage, attacks on places of worship and sectarian killings. All those appalling abuses continue to take place. The misuse of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation (11 Feb 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...provided over 380,000 to community organisations through the Home Office’s FGM Community Engagement Initiative and the Department for Communities and Local Government’s FGM and forced marriage prevention projects. The 29 projects all included prevention work with a focus on building the confidence of women and communities to speak out against these practices and raising...

Scottish Parliament: Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (11 Feb 2016)

Stewart Stevenson: .... However, it is not clear what has happened to many of the duties. It looks as though they have been supplanted and distributed across the legislative canon. When the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths started in Scotland in 1855, and for quite some time after, the undertaker certified on the death certificate where the burial had taken place. Of course, that predated...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 Feb 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...shops and five years later for smaller outlets. But again, there are just 12 weeks for the trade unions. The right-to-rent provisions in the Immigration Bill were first piloted with a two-year implementation period. Even bringing into force the provisions of the same-sex marriage Bill was given longer by the Government than they are offering the trade unions today. To understand why this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Caitriona Ruane: ...been consultation, debate or litigation. It has been widely consulted, debated and litigated ad nauseam. There is probably no other issue where so much debate has taken place, except maybe equal marriage. Eventually, the majority of the House agreed that there should be equal marriage, and I hope that the same happens here today. I believe that some politicians are behind the public in...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships (10 Feb 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: In 2014, after the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was passed, the government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004, including a thorough public consultation on potential changes to civil partnership. Views were invited on three options: abolishing, or phasing out civil partnerships; or extending them to opposite sex couples. The review found...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Civil Partnerships (10 Feb 2016)

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, they intend to legislate to allow heterosexual couples who wish to form civil partnerships to do so, and if not, why not.

Scottish Parliament: Female Genital Mutilation (10 Feb 2016)

Margaret McCulloch: ...important point. There is no medical justification for it, and nor does it have any basis in religion. It is a cultural practice that is rooted in patriarchy and gender inequality. In some cultures, FGM is seen as a prerequisite for marriage. It is seen as a way of preserving a girl’s chastity before marriage and a woman’s faithfulness afterwards. The pressure to undergo FGM in...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...interest”. Subsection (5) states that an, “‘associated person’ is to be read in accordance with section 178 of the Housing Act 1996”. In that section of the 1996 Act, I am told that an “associated person” is someone who is in a marriage to, or is a cohabitee of, or lives with, or is a relative of the landlord, or someone whom the landlord is about...

Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing: Housing: Long-term Plan (9 Feb 2016)

Teresa Pearce: ...at the mercy of unscrupulous landlords. For too long, some private landlords have been able to take the money without the responsibility, while the rest of us pick up the costs of unstable communities, marriage breakdowns and children with no secure home life. I opened by saying that the housing crisis is one of the greatest challenges to face our country, but we have seen house prices and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates: Mothers (9 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will announce a public consultation to determine the level of support for including mothers' names on marriage certificates.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Married People (9 Feb 2016)

James Brokenshire: The available information is given in the tables below: Grants and refusals of settlement (indefinite leave to remain) to spouses/partners on the basis of marriage to/a relationship with a British citizen or settled person Year All Partners (spouses and partners: UK or settled persons) of which: Sponsor is a British Citizen (1) Grants Refusals Grants Refusals 2010 53,147...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates: Mothers (8 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to amend UK marriage certificates to include mothers' names.

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates: Mothers (8 Feb 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to address the exclusion of mothers' names on marriage certificates.

Marriage and Civil Partnership Registration (Mothers’ Names) Bill (5 Feb 2016)

Marriage and Civil Partnership Registration (Mothers’ Names) Bill

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation (5 Feb 2016)

Nick Hurd: ...a charter and over 170 commitments from governments, civil society and individuals. Increased funding was committed to the UN Joint Programmes on female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage. We continue to urge others to do more.

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations: Yemen (4 Feb 2016)

Mike Wood: ...assessments have found comprise over 30% of the displaced households in some areas: conflict and displacement; increased gender-based violence, especially sexual violence; domestic violence; early marriage; and trading sex to meet basic survival needs. Despite uneven reporting, recorded instances of gender-based violence show a clear upward trend since March. Overall, women are also more...


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