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Scottish Parliament: One Hundred Years of Women in Policing (6 Oct 2015)

Linda Fabiani: ...sergeants. It was not until 1962 that policewomen who were attached to the criminal investigation department were recognised as detective constables, and it was only in 1968 that policewomen were allowed to remain in post after marriage. [Interruption.] It is all right, Fiona—my colleague Fiona McLeod is having a problem with that. That timeline brings me back to the event in East...

Scottish Parliament: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (1 Oct 2015)

Jenny Marra: ...campaign that we found ourselves with more than 50,000 responses—the third highest response rate in the Parliament’s history. The number of public responses was eclipsed only by those for the legislation on equal marriage and the ban on smoking in public places. For their mobilisation of the public interest, I must put on record my thanks to ECPAT UK, CARE for Scotland, the...

Scottish Parliament: Civil Partnerships (Mixed-sex Couples) (29 Sep 2015)

Patrick Harvie: created on the basis of equality and therefore open to mixed-sex couples as well as same-sex couples, I, like most members, was very happy to welcome that principle of equality being applied to marriage. There is now no legal bar on same-sex couples marrying, and that is based on a principle of equality, to which I think most of us agree they are entitled. It seems to me bizarre that we...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Forced Marriage (21 Sep 2015)

Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many women have been repatriated after seeking help from the risk of forced marriage from the Forced Marriage Unit or a British Post overseas in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage (18 Sep 2015)

Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of suspected forced marriage have been reported by the forced marriage unit to the police for investigation and possible prosecution in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Stalking (Protection of Victims) (17 Sep 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...and looking at whether there is more that the Government can or should do. For example, the Government have introduced civil orders to help the police deal with domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and sexual offending. We are actively looking at whether a new stalking and harassment protection order could provide an additional route to early intervention to stop this...

LGBTI Citizens Worldwide — Motion to Take Note (17 Sep 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...mission to use its website as a platform for an LGB&T—as it was then—activist blogger. I would also like to draw attention to our consular work, highlighting that some of our posts now offer same-sex marriages, with one such union prompting the Seychelles to reassert its commitment to decriminalise sex between same-sex couples, so things can change. Our embassy in Santo...

Sustainable Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (17 Sep 2015)

Baroness Verma: ...and the empowerment and realisation of the human rights of girls and women. The outcome document includes excellent and hard-won targets on ensuring access to sexual health and reproductive rights and on tackling harmful practices such as FGM and child and early forced marriage. We are already making changes to the lives of girls and women, which has been a core priority. We launched the...

Scottish Parliament: Refugees (15 Sep 2015)

Richard Simpson: ...the Kindertransport and how wonderful it was when we took in some 10,000 children. However, we fail to recognise the pogrom that condemned six million Jews, Gypsy Travellers, homosexuals and others to death. I have a relative by marriage who, along with his brother, fled to Canada while much of his extended family died in the camps. I remember in primary school hearing testimony about the...

Energy Bill [HL]: Committee (3rd Day) (14 Sep 2015)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...’s Financial Times about the way our margin next winter will be reduced to 1.2 gigawatts, which is the lowest margin for years of the surplus available if something goes badly wrong in the system. So for years ahead, possibly decades, we will need an effective marriage between adequate gas supplies from somewhere and the effective operation of wind power and the wind sector. That is...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Future of the Northern Ireland Political Institutions (14 Sep 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...people. We saw the level of engagement in Scotland and how, when people are asked a question, they engage intelligently and respond. That was the same in the Republic of Ireland with the equal marriage referendum. The people of Northern Ireland deserve better and deserve to have their voice heard.

Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation (14 Sep 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...and girls. On 22 July, the Government marked the first anniversary of the Girl Summit – the first global summit to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end FGM and child and forced marriage within a generation. All of the commitments made at the Summit have now been delivered, with Home Office commitments including: • a new mandatory reporting duty, provided for in...

Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill (11 Sep 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...written to me have suggested that I am being Church-whipped. I am no more Church-whipped in opposing this Bill’s Second Reading than I was when I voted for the Second and Third Readings of the marriage equality Bill. Like all Members, I come here today as a conscientious legislator dealing with difficult issues. I acknowledge the sincerity of the Members proposing the Bill, but as a...

Council Tax Valuation Bands Bill [HL]: Second Reading (11 Sep 2015)

Lord Flight: ...families as they cannot afford the cash cost of such large stamp duty bills. Therefore, you get the unsatisfactory situation whereby someone rents a room near where they work and leaves their family a long way away, and often the marriage breaks up as a result. That is unfair. Teachers are particularly hit by this situation. How on earth they can afford to pay these stamp duty bills on...

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Desmond Swayne: ...achievements as far as I am concerned. That whole question was largely ignored by the millennium development goals. There is the importance that is attached to gender, to which we gave such enormous effort, with the targets on female genital mutilation and on early and forced marriage.

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Immigration Detention (10 Sep 2015)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...who is working in the UK, so she should have the right to stay here. I firmly predict that she will eventually be allowed to stay, but the Home Office is currently maintaining that hers is a sham marriage. She was detained for more than 50 days, and she wrote to me about three weeks ago. Forgive her English: “Today I want to bring something in your acknowledge about how detention...

Civil Partners: Siblings — Question (9 Sep 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, the Government have no plans to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable siblings to register as civil partners. Civil partnerships are the equivalent of a marriage: a loving union. They were created to enable same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship at a time when marriage was not possible for them.

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe (9 Sep 2015)

Justine Greening: ...had the UK Call to Action summit, held at about this time in 2013, which was about ensuring that we did not lose sight of the specific needs of women and girls. In these crises, the rates of forced marriage and sexual violence rapidly rise, and we have prioritised tackling that. I been out to the region often, visiting camps and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. I have been...

Scottish Parliament: Human Rights Act 1998 (Amnesty International Campaign) (8 Sep 2015)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...the act to get her local council to increase the amount of care that she received. A second example that Amnesty gives is of an elderly couple who were placed in separate care homes after 65 years of marriage and who were able to use the act to successfully persuade their local authority to allow the woman to move into her husband’s care home. I have other examples, but my time is...

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