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Public Administration Select Committee: Backbench Business — Easter Adjournment (10 April 2014)

Edward Leigh: ...free, and with more control over the Executive. The primary system opens up the relevance of MPs to their own people. This is not an appropriate moment to talk about the issues I sometimes mention, but everybody knows that I may have my own views on gay marriage, overseas development and wind farms being put in my constituency through a very generous subsidy system. I may also have my own...

[Katy Clark in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Domestic Violence (Police Response) (10 April 2014)

Mary Macleod: ...Office will hold an event in June on ending sexual violence in conflict, and in July the Department for International Development will hold a girls’ summit on female genital mutilation and forced marriage. All those initiatives on violence against women and girls have a part to play. Some consistent themes have emerged from recent studies, including inconsistency between forces in...

Business of the House (10 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...Prime Minister’s judgment is being openly called into question. The number of women in the Cabinet is now at its lowest since the Tories were last in government. We have a Minister for Women who did not vote for same-sex marriage, and we have a Department for Women and Equalities that does not appear to exist any more. Perhaps they should just come clean and rename it the Department...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: LGBT People (10 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Kirby: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable LGBT people in civil partnerships to convert these to marriages as defined in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013; and if she will make a statement.

Convergence Programme — Motion to Approve (9 April 2014)

Lord Tunnicliffe: .... They have borrowed more in the past four years than the previous Government did in 13. There is a reason why the Tories cannot deliver for the many. They have the wrong priorities. They are giving an average 100,000 tax cut to millionaires. They have offered a marriage tax allowance that will help only a third of married couples, rather than, say, a 10p starting rate of tax, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 76 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...allowance would be increased even further in 2015-16. That means that more people will now be able to gain from the measure and by a higher amount. Let me remind the Committee of the purpose of the policy. Marriage is an important institution in this country and I have been struck by the contributions from both sides recognising that point. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Finance (No. 2) Bill (9 April 2014)

...1, 5 to 7, 11, 72 to 74 and 112; Schedule 1; any new Clauses and any new Schedules relating to tax relief in connection with the costs of childcare, or income tax allowances for parties to a marriage or civil partnership, or air passenger duty, or the rate of the bank levy, or the subject matter of Clause 1, or the subject matter of Clauses 5 to 7 and Schedule 1.)

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Development Framework (Health) (9 April 2014)

Justine Greening: ...right to raise the issue of maternal health. We look across the board at how we can do that, including in relation to family planning and what we are doing this summer to combat child and early marriage, which is one reason why maternal health is poor. We will continue to work really hard on that whole agenda.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Justine Greening: ...women’s day, I announced that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will host a summit in July to step up our global efforts to end both female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage for all girls within a generation. In March, I attended in New York the Commission on the Status of Women, which supported our call for a stand-alone goal on gender and integrating gender...

Written Answers — International Development: FGM and Forced Marriage (9 April 2014)

Jason McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to tackle female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage worldwide.

Pensions Bill — Commons Reason (8 April 2014)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...pension built on men’s full-time working lives, where wives and widows largely derived their state pension entitlement through him. However, as family structures have changed, as motherhood has become divorced from marriage, as disabled people have lived into retirement, as mothers have joined the labour force, as grandparents in their 50s have become carers of even frailer parents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Finance (No.2) Bill (8 April 2014)

...1, 5 to 7, 11, 72 to 74 and 112; Schedule 1; any new Clauses and any new Schedules relating to tax relief in connection with the costs of childcare, or income tax allowances for parties to a marriage or civil partnership, or air passenger duty, or the rate of the bank levy, or the subject matter of Clause 1, or the subject matter of Clauses 5 to 7 and Schedule 1.)

Immigration Bill: Report (3rd Day) (7 April 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: My Lords, the amendments in this group are government amendments, responding to the parts of the Bill dealing with sham marriages. They respond directly to the recommendations made by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in relation to Part 4 of the Bill. I thank the committee for its careful consideration of the issues raised by these powers. Part 4 of the Bill will establish...

Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out (7 April 2014)

Andrea Leadsom: ...a UK perspective. For example, in 2008 in the Metock case, the Court made a ruling which extends free movement rights to illegal migrants if they are married to an EEA national who is exercising free movement rights. Since the Metock judgment we have seen a steady increase in sham marriages involving EEA nationals.” It should also be noted that the ECJ would start applying its human...

Written Answers — Education: Forced Marriage (7 April 2014)

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that teachers are aware of how to support students at risk of forced marriage; and what material his Department make available in schools on sources of help for those threatened with forced marriage.

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Sanctioning of Benefit Recipients (3 April 2014)

Ian Lavery: ...rather than by the economic and social conditions. It was therefore claimed that the pauper claimed relief regardless of his merits; that large families got the most, which encouraged irresponsible marriages; that women claimed relief for illegitimate children, which encouraged immorality; and that labourers had no incentive to work. It was recommended that workhouse conditions should be...

Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Tonge: ...be allowed to control their own bodies and fertility. The noble Baroness, Lady Flather, has alluded to that. It is a basic right of womankind to be able to control their bodies and the number of children they bear. We must discourage child marriage, on which our group has recently produced a report. I note with pleasure that Gordon Brown is now working hard on this issue in northern India...

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 April 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ...in respect of sexual orientation and gender identity is a welcome step. Let me conclude by saying that I believe the Government’s record on promoting LGBT rights is second to none. This week we have seen the first gay marriages in the UK take place. I am proud that last Saturday I attended one of the first same-sex marriages in the UK, between the excellent mayor of Exmouth, John...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Burma (2 April 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports about the proposed Emergency Provisions on Marriage Act for Burmese Buddhist women, which would take away from women their right to choose whom they marry.

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...makes up for the disappointing news about the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth. The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) supported our policy on pensions and the recognition, through transferable allowances, of marriage in the tax system. He raised the issue of ensuring that employment is high, particularly to help young people. Although this was announced in a previous...

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