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Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Conor Burns: ...believe that we have a mandate to restore the bond of trust between this place and the electorate, and we have tried to achieve that through everything that we have done and said in our constituencies. We hear that we are all the same and that the political class is useless, but all hon. Members must be visited in their surgeries almost every week by people in abject despair, and because...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Relationships and Children’s Well-being (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen McCabe: ...relationships have completely broken down, but that is not quite our experience. Families—albeit sometimes new or reconstituted families—still form the backbone of our support system. In the era of same-sex marriage—which it is difficult for some people to acknowledge—we are not talking about a single model of marriage. We could be talking about cohabiting,...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — Surrogacy (14 October 2014)

Jessica Lee: ...the parental order and the wardship was set aside. There had been significant delays in returning the child to the UK. It can be said, therefore, that case law has moved matters forward, but the rules remain the same and that is a matter for Parliament to resolve and to do so early. We are dealing with people’s families and with emotive issues. That is the most important thing. If...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Marriage: Ceremonies (26 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that registered civil partners wishing to undergo a marriage ceremony with religious elements receive equal treatment as same sex couples who are not registered civil partners and wish to marry in the same way. To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Infant Class Sizes (3 September 2014)

Tristram Hunt: ...had all hoped for a change of direction from the new Education Secretary, so I read with great interest her interview in The Sunday Telegraph, in which she explained how “we have seen the first same-sex marriages take place, which is great.” Indeed it is, but why did she seek to prevent it from happening by voting against the policy? If she really thought it was great, she...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games (Legacy) (7 August 2014)

Kenneth Gibson: ...its culture and promote its values—sometimes in a very tongue-in-cheek way. I was proud that Scotland chose to demonstrate that we are a nation that is tolerant and inclusive, regardless of people’s faith, race, gender or sexuality. In the year in which Scotland passed same-sex marriage legislation, and in the knowledge that many competing nations still criminalise...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...minister, I mentioned Malawi’s human rights and the fact that Scotland is a tolerant and open country that believes in equality. I pointed to some of the steps that we have taken in that regard, such as the same-sex marriage legislation that we introduced. I said that we understood that Malawi operates in a regional context, that Malawi is on a journey and that we want it to make...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 — Question (30 July 2014) See 8 other results from this debate

Lord Fowler: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the enactment and operation of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...discussions that took place at the time. Indeed, I have heard some accounts from the NGOs that were present. The document that resulted, for example, makes specific references to uphold women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights; there was an agreement to eliminate harmful practices, including child marriage and female genital mutilation, which, significantly, would in future...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...overdue measure. First is the straightforward question of logic. If it is right that those who are alive can have quashed, under the Protection of Freedoms Act, convictions for a range of what were once sexual offences between consenting adults of the same sex, why cannot those who died before the law caught up with changes in society? To make a distinction between the living and the dead...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Dholakia: ...be forced to do so, and in whose interest is that life being prolonged?”. Over the years, Parliament has faced many serious issues: the abolition of slavery, the reform of abortion laws, the reform of laws on homosexuality, the abolition of capital punishment and, as recently as last year, the promotion of same-sex marriages. These issues do not sit comfortably with many in our...

Leader of the House (15 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ..., I welcome the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell of Beeston, to her new role as Leader of the House. The whole House rightly paid tribute to her for the consensual manner in which she piloted the same-sex marriage Bill through your Lordships’ House, and I am sure that she will use those skills as Leader of the House. I wonder whether her skills could also be used to offer a peacemaking...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Marriage (15 July 2014)

Helen Grant: The proposed fees for converting a civil partnership to marriage have been calculated on a full cost recovery basis. Where comparable processes exist for marriage and civil partnership, for example, for housebound and detained persons, these have been mirrored in the calculations for the conversion fees. Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary legislation, the fee to convert a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (8 July 2014)

Nia Griffith: ...that the Church of England is not the established Church in all parts of the UK and has shown a much less than enthusiastic approach to adopting UK equality legislation, particularly on women and same-sex marriage, will he consider in any future proposals he brings forward either reducing the percentage of bishops or removing them altogether from the House of Lords?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (3 July 2014)

Sajid Javid: My hon. Friend makes a good point, and I agree with him. He may be interested to know that the Government will today lay the draft regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage. The Government previously said that the cost of conversion would be calculated on a cost recovery basis, and that is correct. We had indicated about 100, but I am happy to say that, in almost all...

Women and Equalities: Marriage Certificates (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Huw Irranca-Davies: The Minister has referred to a range of options. Given that Labour changed the law in respect of same-sex couples and adoption back in 2002, what consideration has he given to ensuring that any changes that may be made to marriage certificates reflect the fact that many individuals now have legal parents of the same sex?

Written Ministerial Statements — Culture Media and Sport: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (26 June 2014)

Helen Grant: The remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (the Act) will come into force on 10 December 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. These provisions include section 9 of the Act which provides for the conversion of civil partnership into marriage and schedule 5 of the Act which makes provisions concerning married persons or civil partners who change their legal...

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