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Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Ranil Jayawardena: go. A key part of all that is the family in which they live. I am pleased that the Conservatives, in coalition with the Liberal Democrats between 2010 and 2015 and now in a Conservative majority Government, have recognised marriage in the tax system. The marriage allowance is an important step, but we should go further, because family breakdown costs the Government and taxpayers...

Mental Health: Ensuring Equal Access to Mental and Physical Healthcare - Motion to Take Note (26 May 2016)

Lord Tunnicliffe: ...makes early diagnosis and treatment possible. We have a similar situation with gender issues, which the noble Lord, Lord Oates, spoke about—the culmination, I think, of the new liberal world and gay marriage. The noble Lord, Lord Oates, touched on the issue of talking therapies. I seek assurance from the Minister that the provision of training for talking therapies is not hindered. I...

Business of the House (26 May 2016)

Melanie Onn: the British public who are paying the price for the Government’s paralysis. Will the Deputy Leader tell us why the Government dropped plans for a Bill to include the names of the bride’s mother on marriage certificates? The current system is a patriarchal throwback; society has moved on. We support the move in principle, so what is stopping them? May we have a statement on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Religious Buildings (26 May 2016)

Madeleine Moon: ..., with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 35843, whether chapels owned and administered by the Ministry of Defence are part of the pilot project exploring the registration of civil marriages and partnerships, including same-sex unions.

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - First Reading (25 May 2016)

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - First Reading

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates (25 May 2016)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to provide for (a) mothers' names to be added on marriage certificates and (b) a marriage registration system that takes account of different family circumstances where there may not be a mother and a father; and if she will make a statement.

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Annie Wells: ...of our leader Ruth Davidson to follow in. Over the years that Glasgow has been sending MSPs to the Parliament, much has changed in Scotland. We have banned smoking in public places, brought about equal marriage—an issue that is very close to my heart—and hosted a successful Commonwealth games. However, many things have not changed for the better. Glaswegians have a desire to...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...and local authorities to promote this scheme to young people and their parents. Of course, that welcome depends on resources being available and not by taking from playgrounds, sport or other bits of expenditure. Meanwhile, what happened to the plans to amend the civil registration of marriages to include the names of couples’ mothers as well as fathers? Why was there nothing in the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Baroness Ludford: ...ironic to hear Members of this House knock the elites. Far from “mainstreaming” implying an acceptance of everything that comes out of Brussel as a good idea, it means the contrary. Just as you can have lively disagreement in a marriage, even a jolly good row, without risking a divorce, so there is plenty of scope for policy divergences without bringing our actual membership...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...important and the strategy is effective, but mentoring and early years assistance cannot put food on the table and pay rent. If people in low-income households cannot put food on the table and pay rent, they are under stress, which causes heartache and marriage breakdown. I know that that is not in the Government’s long-term interests or plans. Finally, the disability employment gap,...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (19 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and has achieved a step change in social housing provision across Scotland. During the previous session, Alex Neil steered through Parliament one of the acts of which I am personally most proud: the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014. If Alex Neil had done nothing else in all his time in Government, that single piece of legislation would serve as a legacy that any minister...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Appointment of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (12 May 2016)

Steven Agnew: ..., we will lead the way in bringing forward the change that Northern Ireland needs. Just today, there was a queue outside the Bill Office door to see who could be the first to bring forward legislation for marriage equality. I brought forward that first motion in the last Assembly at a time when other parties did not want to speak about it. Now parties are literally crawling over each...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Christianity (12 May 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the abduction, forced conversion and forced marriage of underage Christian girls in northern Nigeria.

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Farmer: ...both their parents by the time they are 15; half of them are in this position by the time they start primary school. This is not just about money: the stability of poor couples who are married is far higher than those who are not. For example, we have to support marriage more effectively at the poorer end of the income spectrum, where its collapse has been most extreme yet where...

Domestic Violence Refuges — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (11 May 2016)

Anne McLaughlin: ...could help her. The charities cannot exist on fresh air alone, which is all she had to give. Janice has now given up and has resigned herself to that life of torture. Why have Amy and Janice had to remain in abusive marriages? Why are they not entitled to financial support to gain places in refuges? It is because Amy is not called “Amy”—her name is Zinia. And Janice is...

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