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Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Integration Update (18 December 2014)

Eric Pickles: ...and integration of Roma. Extremism taskforce Expanding a suite of integration projects into key areas identified by the extremism taskforce. Female genital mutilation and honour-based violence—including forced marriage: community-led projects Funding 15 community projects across the country to deliver community engagement work to prevent female genital mutilation and other forms of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Marriages: Non-religious Belief Organisations (18 December 2014)

Simon Hughes: I am today publishing the Government’s response to the consultation on “Marriages by non- religious belief organisations” launched on 26 June 2014 and concluded on 18 September. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The consultation sought views on whether the law should be changed to permit non-religious belief organisations to solemnise marriages in...

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014: Motion to Approve (17 December 2014)

Lord Laming: ...and as the manager of the River Room. Terry proved himself invaluable, as many of us will know, to the families of Members of the House in making the arrangements for a number of different services, marriages and baptisms in the chapel. He also presided over a wide range of receptions in the River Room and was always helpful in advising on catering and other arrangements that enabled those...

Recall of MPs Bill: Second Reading (17 December 2014)

Lord Cooper of Windrush: ...insight into how government works but it also brought the disagreeable consequence of occasionally being the subject of press interest. The Mail on Sunday accorded me the cartoonishly tabloid description of the “gay marriage guru”—a title that I am honoured to have but do not deserve—while the Daily Mail told its readers that I do not blow my nose without first...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Entry Clearances: Married People (17 December 2014)

Lord Bates: ...a UK resident from sponsoring a second or subsequent non-European Economic Area national spouse to come or remain here, if another person has already been admitted as his or her spouse and the marriage has not been dissolved.

UK Film Investment (Tax Relief) (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nick Harvey: ...could find themselves liable for tax bills of up to 10 times their original investment. The financial stress caused by sudden and unexpected demands from HMRC is proving ruinous in some cases. I have heard accounts of marriages breaking down and people becoming sick with worry, and the consequences should be clearly understood by all those involved. There has been no engagement with the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Marriage (16 December 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect girls who come to the United Kingdom already in under-age marriages.

Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] — Second Reading (12 December 2014) See 12 other results from this debate

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: ...cohabiting couples could just get married. My noble friend Lord Wallace is indicating that I should speed up, so I will. Along with almost all noble Lords who have spoken, I believe that we should support marriage. I have been a great supporter of marriage and have been married for many years, although not as long as some noble Lords who have spoken. I agree with and accept the point that...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ..., a goal that so many of us have been calling for. This new gender goal—goal number 5—unlike that of the MDG, has targets aiming to create policies and laws to ensure an end to discrimination and the elimination of violence and harmful practices, such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation. They also aim to ensure women’s full participation in decision-making at...

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Health Systems (Developing Countries) (11 December 2014)

Fiona Bruce: First, in response to recommendation 14, the Government state that they have shown leadership on working with women and girls, “nutrition, female genital mutilation and early and forced child marriage, all of which require dismantling cultural barriers.” I commend the Government’s work in this area, which gets to the heart of effective aid. It is not just about...

Passports — Question (11 December 2014)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes: apply for a right of abode every time I get a new passport—I still have only my Australian passport—I am asked to provide all the original documents of my husband’s birth, his parents’ marriage and my marriage. I do not know whether the documents are going to give out or whether I am going to be dead first. Is there no way that these things can be kept on record?

Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (4th Day) (10 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Butler-Sloss: I am grateful to the Minister. If she is open to suggestions, I wonder what she is prepared to say about the analogy with the marriage visa. Would she at least take it away and look at it with a possibility of allowing up to six months of public benefit while they sort themselves and the Home Office sorts them?

Malala Yousafzai — Question (10 December 2014)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: ...that women and girls face, not least to education, has to involve an urgent need to tackle the negative effects on their life chances of cultural attitudes, social norms, domestic duties, early marriage and pregnancy? Surely those elements dictate that access to education is made impossible.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Forced Marriage (10 December 2014)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the role of teachers in monitoring girls at risk of being forced into under-age marriage.

Childcare Payments Bill — Second Reading (and remaining stages) (9 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Newby: ...fairly. I think that is a very big gain from this scheme over what we had before. It obviously does not deal with many of the other wider issues she raised, including the extremely interesting debate about the importance of marriage in society and the extent to which that might be reflected in the tax system. I suspect that the political parties will be thinking what more they want to say...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Ethnic Groups (9 December 2014)

David Laws: ...the diversity of the school leadership workforce. The scope of the funding covers any of the nine protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation). 30 school partnerships across the country are now running leadership programmes...

Unpaid Carers — Question (8 December 2014)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: My Lords, do the Government regret whipping against and voting down the amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which would have revealed how much blood-relative carers contribute to the economy? Is the suggestion of several billion pounds annually very far adrift? Is that why the Government did not want it made public? Will the Minister now tell us what these blood-relative carers...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Marriage: Young People (8 December 2014)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many marriages involving at least one party aged 16 years at the time of marriage were recorded in the UK in the most recent year for which data are available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (8 December 2014)

Lord Faulks: our strong commitment to tackling violence against women and girls. The UK has some of the most robust laws in the world against violence towards women and girls. We have criminalised forced marriage but primary legislation will also be needed to comply with the extra-territorial jurisdiction provisions in Article 44 of the Convention before it can be ratified. Justice Ministers are...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Marriage (8 December 2014)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 November (HL2550), whether their definition of domestic violence and abuse includes demanding a dowry.

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