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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: LGBT People (4 Aug 2015)

Baroness Altmann: ...between male same sex couples and female same sex couples. This is because male same sex couples would receive survivor benefits based on accruals from 1988 (in line with widowers of an opposite sex marriage), with female same sex couples receiving them based on accruals from 1978 (in line with widows of an opposite sex marriage). The Government must take into account the costs and all...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Forced Marriage Unit (24 Jul 2015)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases the Forced Marriage Unit was involved in, or gave support and advice to, in 2014.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Forced Marriage (24 Jul 2015)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many British girls were sent abroad to marry in 2014.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Forced Marriage (24 Jul 2015)

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many underage British girls were sent abroad to marry in 2014.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Nash: ...of the basic curriculum and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s guidance, published in 2000. The guidance recognises that there are strong and mutually supportive relationships outside marriage and that pupils should learn the significance of different relationships as key building blocks of the wider society in order to prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (20 Jul 2015)

Nicky Morgan: ...a difficult time of year, in relation both to young people who might go abroad to places such as Syria, and in particular to vulnerable girls, who may be persuaded to undertake some sort of forced marriage or female genital mutilation. We will take—and, indeed, have taken—action by issuing guidance to schools and working with other authorities to ensure that we know where young...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...the grounds of sexual orientation. Another case mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Maginnis, was the Northern Irish one, just two months back, which held that a bakery had unlawfully discriminated against a gay supporter of same-sex marriage for whom they had initially agreed, but later refused, to bake a cake iced with a logo including the slogan, “Support gay marriage”. There...

Bill Presented — Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill: Summer Adjournment (16 Jul 2015)

Therese Coffey: ..., the reference being to roundabouts. The hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows) was right to praise her family’s support during the election campaign—I am sure that she will continue to have a happy marriage. I am really impressed that she is already a Whip; that is fast promotion, indeed. I was a Whip in the previous Parliament. I was surprised that the hon....

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Conor McGinn: ...by visiting Ayrshire to serve as best man for my friend Alan Gemmell, who is marrying his partner Damien Stirk. Does the Leader of the House share my pride in the fact that Britain has led the way on equal marriage, and will he provide time for a debate so that the House can show solidarity with lesbian and gay people throughout the world who are denied this and many other rights and freedom?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Crimes of Violence: Females (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness Verma: ...the department has achieved in tackling violence against women and girls, not least through the 2014 Girl Summit which focused on eradicating Female Genital Mutilation and Early and Forced Child Marriage.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Annual Update to Parliament on UK Support and Funding for International Justice (16 Jul 2015)

Philip Hammond: ...the autumn with all its remaining functions transferring to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is now in the second phase of a trial dealing with crimes of genocide, forced marriage, and rape, having delivered in 2014 a verdict in the first phase of the trial of the most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge. And...

Women: Dishonour-based Violence — Question (15 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: ...commend the efforts of all those working to raise awareness of these horrific crimes, including through yesterday’s first national day of memory for victims of this form of abuse. Tackling forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence is a key priority. This is why we have criminalised forced marriage and are committed to supporting survivors and those at risk.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (15 Jul 2015)

Justine Greening: ...of women and girls were at the heart of Girl Summit 2014 and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, and we are making significant progress towards ending FGM, child early and forced marriage and sexual violence in conflict across the world. My Department regularly consults with women’s rights organisations and women in developing countries to tackle violence against...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Females: Equality (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are following up the Girl Summit 2014 in order to counter early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation; and how they plan to ensure that there is continued global momentum on those issues.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bangladesh: Females (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness Verma: ..., including the Government of Bangladesh, to support countries to implement these commitments. Bangladesh held its own Girl Summit in October 2014, are making legal revisions to the 1929 Child Marriage Restraint Act and finalising the National Plan of Action for Ending Child Marriage.

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Jim Shannon: .... Large families feel totally alienated, and people feel they are being punished for having more than two children. In the last Parliament, the Democratic Unionist party worked alongside the Conservative Government to deliver the marriage allowance. What a breakthrough that was: we encouraged marriage, we encouraged the family. Yet now, one year later, it seems that the Government intend...

Public Sector Broadcasting (Diversity) — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (14 Jul 2015)

John Nicolson: ...the infidelity of someone we rather cared for. The Government, of course, feel very differently. We do not share the post-divorce visceral hatred for the BBC felt by so many on the Tory Front Bench—assuming, of course, that a marriage ever took place. I thank the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central for securing the debate, in which there is strong Scottish interest. Beyond...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Calais (14 Jul 2015)

Theresa May: ..., restricting their access to rented housing, bank accounts, driving licences, and our public services. We have revoked the driving licences of 11,000 illegal immigrants, closed down nearly 900 bogus colleges, and carried out over 2,900 sham marriage operations in the past year. The new immigration Bill that we will bring before the House later this year will build on this work and enable...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (14 Jul 2015)

Justine Greening: ..., an initiative which supports community based organisations to take action on a number of neglected sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender issues including child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships Act 2004 (14 Jul 2015)

Caroline Dinenage: ...has no plans to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to opposite sex couples. The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership. The Government published a report, following the review,...


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