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International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...get through secondary school and tackling violence against women and girls, DfID enables them to have greater choice in their lives. The Girl Summit last July demonstrated the UK’s commitment to eliminating FGM and early and forced marriage for ever. The UK’s ending sexual violence in conflict initiative has led the way to force the world to take notice of this crime, with 155...

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015)

Baroness Berridge: ..., which include passports and immigration documents, travel documents such as driving licences and blue badges, security passes, national insurance number cards, currency, credit cards, and birth, death and marriage certificates. It even includes those who make rubber stamps, as a false passport without a false UK immigration stamp can be useless. Finally, there are a few matters of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq (23 January 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...women. We have received reports, including a recently published Amnesty International report, of the ordeal faced by these women and others abducted by ISIL including rape, sexual abuse, forced marriage, forced conversion and women being sold as slaves. Through the Department for International Development we are funding activities to protect vulnerable civilians including through legal...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Consular Services (23 January 2015)

Philip Hammond: ...on supporting the most vulnerable British nationals abroad, the improvements we have made to our preparation for and response to large-scale crises, the support we provide in cases of kidnap, death penalty and forced marriage, and our innovations in service delivery such as our consular contact centres. We also welcome the Committee’s recognition of the challenges we face around...

Written Answers — Home Office: Crimes of Violence: Females (21 January 2015)

Lynne Featherstone: ...on progress each year since 2011. We have ring-fenced nearly 40 million of stable funding up to 2015 for specialist local support services and national helplines. We have criminalised forced marriage, introduced two new stalking offences, piloted new ways of protecting the victims of domestic violence and sex workers and we have launched prevention campaigns to tackle rape and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Marriage (21 January 2015)

The Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many girls under the legal age of marriage but who had been married abroad were brought back to the United Kingdom in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Delegated Legislation: Marriage, Scotland (20 January 2015)

Marriage, Scotland

Delegated Legislation: Marriage (20 January 2015)


Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: New Clause 9 - Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship (20 January 2015)

Robert Buckland: together, the offence will not apply in such circumstances, but of course we have existing legislation on stalking and harassment to deal with the circumstances in which coercive behaviour goes on beyond the marriage and the relationship, and beyond the couple’s living together. The provision deals with the loophole where people are still in an intimate relationship. I hear what...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Reform (20 January 2015)

Nigel Mills: Mr Juncker yesterday appeared to rule out reform of freedom of movement as a way of reinvigorating our loveless marriage with the EU. Is there more hope from my right hon. Friend’s discussions with his counterparts that real reform of that can be achieved?

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 70 - Female genital mutilation protection orders (20 January 2015) See 2 other results from this clause

Karen Bradley: ...will provide, and not by adding to the legislation. I fear that these amendments could do more harm than good. The courts may puzzle unnecessarily over why we have included these additional words, especially as they are not found in the provision for forced marriage protection orders on which this clause is modelled. The courts may even conclude that we only intended these orders to be...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 69 - Offence of failing to protect girl from risk of genital mutilation (20 January 2015)

Seema Malhotra: ..., I was talking to campaigners yesterday who said that it is incredibly important for it to be made clear that parents are responsible for their children. While there is a concern, as with forced marriage, that girls may not want to see their parents criminalised and may not therefore be prepared to give evidence against them, we know from charities and survivors that parents are often...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 68 - Anonymity for victims of female genital mutilation (20 January 2015) See 1 other result from this clause

Seema Malhotra: ...a more holistic approach to communication and education. I might touch on the point a bit later, but I think it is also important to look at the links between FGM-practising communities and forced marriage and modern slavery.

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates (19 January 2015)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the mothers of brides and grooms to be named on marriage certificates; and if she will make a statement.

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (19 January 2015)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Northern Ireland and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2015, the Draft Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Conduct of Investigations etc.) Regulations 2015 and the Draft Referral and Investigation of Proposed Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Order 2015. 4:30 pm; Room 10, Palace of Westminster

New Clause 1 — Judaeo-Christian tradition (16 January 2015)

James Arbuthnot: the people listening to it. Let me give the hon. Gentleman another example, in a Christian context. What happens if the prayers call on God to grant enlightenment to those who support gay marriage? That might be anathema to some of the councillors who do support gay marriage. What should one do as a councillor in those circumstances? Should one heckle the priest or the imam? Should one...

Developing World: Maternal and Neonatal Mortality — Question for Short Debate (15 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Northover: the noble Lord, Lord Collins, have all pointed out that this relates fundamentally to the rights of women and their unequal status, unequal access to nutrition and education and being forced into early marriage—we have heard the range of challenges. Gender inequality is key. This is a very timely debate, coming right at the start of 2015, the final year of the millennium...

Public Bill Committee: Serious Crime Bill [Lords]: Clause 65 - Child cruelty offence (15 January 2015)

Elfyn Llwyd: risk of significant harm and so were placed on child protection plans. Furthermore, in 2014, Ofsted reported 40 serious incident notifications from local authorities relating to 16 and 17-year-olds. More worrying still, 25% of victims of forced marriages also fall into the same age bracket. Children at this age are still dependent on their families. In the UK in 2014, 85% of 16 and...

Business of the House: Contaminated Blood (15 January 2015)

Huw Irranca-Davies: .... In 2004, the selling of the business meant that they had limited income and were unable to meet their bills. The debts piled up during their financial struggles and this put additional strain on the marriage. He goes on: “2005—Our debt situation was spiralling out of control and as I felt a little better in myself my wife, who had studied for a degree while she was out of...

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

Desmond Swayne: In December 2014, DFID approved a new 36 million programme to accelerate action to end child marriage in 12 priority countries. This implements the Secretary of State for International Development’s commitment at the Girl Summit to a new child, early and forced marriage programme. The programme will: Provide up to 25 million for a United Nations global programme...

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