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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 March 2015)

David Cameron: ...schools and those requiring improvement. She makes an important point, however. Child sexual exploitation is an issue that we need to address in this Parliament and beyond, as are the issues of forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and it is important to know that the right safeguarding policies are in place. Of course, these things can also be triggered by boards of governors or...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Inheritance Tax (4 March 2015)

Lord Deighton: ... Foreign armed forces pay and moveable property Foreign currency accounts Foreign-owned works of art Funeral expenses Gifts for national purposes Gifts of land to housing associations Gifts on marriage and civil partnership Gifts to charities Gifts to political parties Government savings of persons domiciled in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man Government...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hereditary Diseases (3 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the health effects of consanguineous marriages; and what steps he is taking to reduce them.

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (2 March 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...debates was whether legal aid would be available for FGM orders. At that time, she was unable to confirm that they would. We raised the point that without such legal aid, which is available for forced marriage orders, there would be no FGM orders. The point about prevention, which the noble Baroness made, is that unless you have the orders, there is not going to be prevention of FGM. We...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: UN Commission on the Status of Women (27 February 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...progress the UK’s key domestic and international priorities for women which include preventing sexual violence in conflict situations, challenging social norms such as female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage, women's economic empowerment, access to education, violence against women and girls and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Child Sexual Exploitation (Rotherham) (26 February 2015)

Sarah Champion: ...a five-point plan to tackle child sexual exploitation nationally. The first is the establishment of a national taskforce for organised child sexual exploitation, based on a similar model to the forced marriage unit or the modern day slavery commissioner. That would be a small, dedicated team of experts in policing, prosecuting and psychological support that can be used as a resource by...

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015 (26 February 2015)

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015 (26 February 2015)

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015

Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015 — Motions to Approve (26 February 2015)

Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015 — Motions to Approve

Syrian Refugees — Question (26 February 2015)

Baroness Northover: ...to support for women and girls, we are acutely aware of how vulnerable they are, and we have a number of programmes to help support them. As he will probably know, we are very concerned about early marriage and so on, and those who are particularly vulnerable to that. We are trying to ensure that we link up to support those girls so that that does not happen, and seeking out leaders to...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Crimes of Violence: Females (26 February 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Coalition Government ring-fenced 40m as part of our strategy to end violence against women and girls. We have criminalised forced marriage, introduced new stalking offences and announced a new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour in relation to domestic abuse. The prevalence of sexual assault against women has fallen to a new low of 2.2%, the reporting of these hidden...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Immigration Act commencement and Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (26 February 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...reforms in the Immigration Act 2014 into force. We are finishing the task of sweeping away the remains of the excessive number of rights of appeal and implementing the new scheme to stop sham marriages being used to circumvent immigration controls. On 24 November I announced our plans to implement from 2 March 2015 the main provisions in the Act that tackle sham marriage and civil...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry (25 February 2015)

Marcus Jones: ...agree that it is not right for the Government to intervene in certain situations, such as in the financial crash, when the last Prime Minister effectively pushed Lloyds TSB and RBS into a shotgun marriage?

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

David Cameron: ...that he is concerned about. I will of course write to him. But let me be absolutely clear: I think the work that we are doing, supported right across the House, in terms of combating FGM and forced marriage, and making sure that there are real rights for women in our country and across the world, is of vital importance.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Lord Deben: ...earlier meeting said, “Well, he only says all those things because he’s a Roman Catholic”. I think I will face that. Those Members of your Lordships’ House who took part in the proceedings on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will remember that I spent a good deal of time supporting the Government’s position on that. I do not think anyone can complain that...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — backbench business — Yemen (24 February 2015)

Gareth Thomas: ...time ago, and the current conflict will have served only to increase the scale of poverty and deprivation in Yemen. Girls and women suffer particularly severe discrimination, including high rates of early marriage and genital mutilation. According to the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, some 15 million Yemenis, more than half of the population, require...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (24 February 2015)

Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015; Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015; Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations, etc.) Regulations 2015. Orders and Regulations; 3:30 pm

Isil: New Clause 1 — Termination of pregnancy on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child (23 February 2015)

Fiona Bruce: ...that the new clause will do nothing to help abused women. It will indeed. It will clarify the law and as Polly Harrar of Jeena International powerfully told me: “What we’ve found with the Forced Marriage Act 2007 was that we were able to use that piece of legislation as a bargaining tool to negotiate with parents, so a young woman could say, ‘You do realise this is a...

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