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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (4 Dec 2015)

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

Health — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Redfern: my initial few weeks here. I will, if I may, briefly take this opportunity to share with noble Lords the historic origins of the Isle of Axholme and how the isle came into being. I moved to the isle following marriage and we started our businesses here, enabling us to integrate into what continues to be a close-knit and very friendly community. The isle is dominated by marshland and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (26 Nov 2015)

Karen Bradley: ..., including the further legislative steps required. We will continue to lead efforts to tackle violence against women and girls. End Female Genital Mutilation and combat early and forced marriage, both at home and abroad.

Violence Against Women — Question (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Bates: ...In answer to a question yesterday on stalking, I spoke about the charity which is working with us on that. Furthermore, I had the occasion to visit a team working in the Foreign Office—the Forced Marriage Unit—which is offering advice to those in fear of forced marriage. It is doing excellent work in this area and is very sensitive to the communities to which it is speaking.

Domestic Abuse — Question (25 Nov 2015)

Lord Bates: We are implementing most aspects of the Istanbul convention. One area—Article 44, I think, which deals with extraterritorial jurisdiction when dealing with forced marriage—requires primary legislation and is the only part that we have not introduced. Apart from that, this Government have been working on this through things such as the Girl Summit. I am not quite sure where my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Nov 2015)

David Cameron: ...domestic violence, that fight rape and that make sure that we cut out these appalling crimes in our country. In addition to that, we have done more than any previous Government to help prevent forced marriage and prevent the horrors of female genital mutilation, which do not just happen in Nigeria and countries in north Africa—they happen here in our country, too. I do not think any...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Iran: Nuclear Issues (24 Nov 2015)

Jim Shannon: ...who have had to leave Iran. They would go back if they could and if they had the right to worship. Christians are discriminated against when it comes to jobs and education. They are abused and kidnapped. Some young girls are put into arranged marriages, and there have been acid attacks on young Christian girls in Iran, which are well documented in this House. Given that evidence, why...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — World Prematurity Day (24 Nov 2015)

Ben Gummer: ...of the instances that hon. Members have mentioned of the lack of support for parents with a premature child who is either living or has died and the lack of counselling for both mother and father—along with the important points made by my hon. Friend the Member for Daventry about marriage counselling and the powerful ones made by my hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Victoria...

Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women (24 Nov 2015)

Margaret Burgess: .... Sexual abuse and harassment continue to be an issue, and women and girls from some communities are at risk of, or have experienced, the brutality of female genital mutilation or the misery of forced marriage. Violence against women and girls is a broad issue that encompasses all those forms of violence. It is completely unacceptable and the Scottish Government is committed to preventing...

Isil: Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill (23 Nov 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...that debate we highlighted the fact that, out of the £80 million in the social investment fund, only £1 million had been spent. I also showed that shared education, the racial equality strategy, same-sex marriage and many more things were all stalled by the Executive. I also raised the fact that welfare reform could not be agreed, because Sinn Féin had pulled out of the...

European Union Referendum Bill: Report (2nd Day) (23 Nov 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...citizens living in the rest of the EU. We can take a leading part, with our strong civil as well as criminal legal traditions, in influencing the work on the mutual recognition of documents, and of civil partnerships and marriages, including of course same-sex marriages, and on the rights that help our citizens in their daily lives in other EU countries. It is important that our citizens...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (23 Nov 2015)

Karen Bradley: ...committed to its ratification. The UK already complies with the vast majority of the articles through our comprehensive work to protect women and girls from violence, including criminalising forced marriage as required by the Convention. However, primary legislation will be required to comply with the extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions in Article 44 of the Convention before...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions: LGBT People (23 Nov 2015)

Justin Tomlinson: The Government is considering the findings of the statutory review into survivor benefits in occupational pension schemes that was required by section 16 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. The Review provided important information on the benefits, costs and other effects of eliminating or reducing differences in survivor benefit provision. The Government will respond to the Review...

Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education (State-funded Secondary Schools) Bill (20 Nov 2015)

Sam Gyimah: ...that people wish to be imposed on the national curriculum. The topics include: understanding the causes and issues around homelessness; teaching children about their rights in the context of forced marriage; teaching against violence; understanding transgender issues; knowledge about the health dangers of tobacco; understanding animal welfare; anti-bullying, including online bullying; the...

[Mike Gapes in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Male Suicide and International Men’s Day (19 Nov 2015)

Philip Davies: ...;To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives…To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment…To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual…To highlight...

Bill Presented: Paris Climate Change Conference (19 Nov 2015)

Edward Leigh: ...sedate manner. The long document on the family does not take a confrontational viewpoint on all the matters that have worried us in this House over recent years. Again, it is a long prose poem in favour of traditional marriage and the family. We must therefore be careful about how we read the document we are discussing. The encyclical is primarily saying that mankind is much more than mind...

Deaths Abroad (Consular Assistance) (18 Nov 2015)

Sylvia Hermon: ...on the hon. Lady, but I am deeply touched by what she has put on record today. As the Member representing a young honeymooning couple who died in a terrible drowning accident six days after their marriage—they died on 23 October—my experience of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been brilliant. The global response team acted during the night, and the sensitivity that it...

Human Rights: UK Application — Question (18 Nov 2015)

Lord Lexden: ...the right to marry one another if they wish to do so, while my gay friends in London can exercise that right? The first civil partnership in the United Kingdom took place in Belfast, but a same-sex marriage is impossible there. Has the time not come to review the scope and extent of the so-called Sewel convention, under which this wholly unfair state of affairs has arisen? While we are...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Lord Farmer: ...couples were pretending to live apart, with the couple penalty in tax credits a likely prime mover in this particular form of benefit fraud. Married couples cannot hide their status and this is surely a major contributor to the social gradient in marriage. Wave 3 of the Millennium Cohort Study found that around half of new parents on a low income are married, compared to nearly 90% of...

House of Lords (Parliamentary Standards Etc) Bill: Clause 20 — Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote (17 Nov 2015)

Chloe Smith: .... In fact, the next section of my notes tells me to acknowledge the points made by my hon. Friend about executive power and standing for office. We should also go through all the points relating to marriage, joining the armed forces, taxation, the use of substances, criminal responsibility and the age of consent for sex. They are all items in that much longer list. Before the Minister...

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