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Orders of the Day — Employment Tribunals (Representation and Assistance in Discrimination Proceedings) Bill (14 Oct 2005)

Marsha Singh: ...on a similar basis to legal representation. Equalities work is set to become yet more complex. It is an expanding area, with new strands being incorporated—for example, age discrimination and transgender issues. Legislative provisions for age discrimination are due in 2006. Legislation passed in 2003 addressed religion and sexual orientation, and transgender discrimination regulations...

Equality Bill [HL] (13 Jul 2005)

Earl Ferrers: ...that the noble Baroness said, despite the reservations that some people have? I return to the Church matter that I referred to. If some people in a Church found it difficult to accept the use by transgender people of, for instance, ladies' lavatories or women-only meetings—that would be understandable—it would be a great pity if the Church were to be drawn into having to defend its...

Scottish Parliament: Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill (30 Jun 2005)

Brian Monteith: ...smoking. So much for the inclusive society that so many MSPs constantly talk about. Someone can be Catholic, Muslim, Protestant, atheist or heathen; they can be straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; and they can be of any colour, and there shall be no bigotry, discrimination or exclusion. That is how it should be, and I support that view. I sign up to it. Each to their own...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions: Homophobic Bullying (23 Jun 2005)

Margaret Smith: ...partner organisations. Is the minister happy to support that initiative? What training is the Executive undertaking with public sector workers on homophobic bullying and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in general?

Written Answers — Home Department: Identity Cards (20 Jun 2005)

Tony McNulty: ...as stakeholders representing people with disabilities and disadvantaged groups (for example organisations representing blind people, deaf people, the elderly and physically and mentally disabled, transgender groups, Gypsies or the homeless). Consultations with groups representing more vulnerable groups in society will continue to ensure that their requirements are fed into the design of...

Equality Bill [HL] (15 Jun 2005)

Baroness Ashton of Upholland: ...contract. Public authorities are responsible for their own procurement policies and procedures, but that requirement will have to be taken into account. My noble friend Lady Lockwood asked about transgender people. The remit will cover transsexual people; it will be possible to use its enforcement powers for the benefit of trans people, as the EOC can currently. As part of the...

Scottish Parliament: Sexual Health (15 Jun 2005)

Nanette Milne: ...are faced by people of all ages—including those who have disabilities and impairments—and to deal with the specific health and discrimination issues that confront the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We also welcome the fact that education programmes will take the form of abstinence-plus education, which aims to delay the onset of sexual activity. However, improving...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Homophobic Abuse/Bullying (26 May 2005)

Jacqui Smith: ...the findings will be used to inform future work in this area. The Departments work in this critical area is on-going and we supported Schools Out in promoting the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month in February 2005, and have funded the development of a website which will raise awareness and encourage participation. The website suggested activities and events...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Equalities: Equalities (17 May 2005)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...Scottish Women’s Convention The Scottish Refugee Integration Forum The Core Liaison Group (religion and belief). The Equality Unit also meets quarterly with national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups to discuss strategic issues. All of these forums have a wide variety of stakeholder members. Each stakeholder member will also discuss the issues with their members. Other...

Scottish Parliament: Inclusion Scotland (12 May 2005)

Patrick Harvie: ...that I have made, which arose from a meeting I attended at Glasgow City Council quite a number of years ago, before I was an MSP, when I was representing the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisations. That meeting was a coming together of various different equality strands and organisations. I ended up having a bit of an argument about the social model of disability. The...

Identity Cards Bill (21 Mar 2005)

the Earl of Erroll: ..., the register will become a prime terrorist target. Can you imagine the value of infiltrating someone on to it? There have to be mechanisms to switch ID. There are witness protection programmes, transgender reassignment, and agents in the field whose true identity must be concealed. Terrorists could have perfect access to the register. I have talked for too long, but I should say on the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Staff: NHS Staff (8 Mar 2005)

Sandra White: ...refugees and asylum seekers, (b) children and young people, (c) disabled people, (d) older people, (e) people of a particular religious or faith group, (f) people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community and (g) people on the grounds of gender in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001, (iv) 2002, (v) 2003 and (vi) 2004.

Scottish Parliament: Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 Mar 2005)

Nora Radcliffe: ...be reasonable and has a precedent in respect of other procedures, such as termination of pregnancies. In subsequent discussions of the matter with representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I was warned of the possibility of another layer of unintended consequences for people who wish to undergo gender reassignment, which would depend on how the requirement...

Scottish Parliament: Philip Lawrence Awards 2004 (2 Feb 2005)

Elaine Murray: ...to hear that these groups of young people are coming to the gathering. I was particularly impressed to see that LGBT—I actually find it easier to say the longer term, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender—Youth Scotland will not just pay for the accommodation for young people under 26 in friendly bed and breakfasts in Dumfries, but will help with their travel costs and that the event...

Scottish Parliament: Victims and Witnesses (13 Jan 2005)

Margaret Smith: ...the Executive has turned its attention to those who are more likely to become the victims of hate crimes: Scots from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Incidences of racist and homophobic attacks appear to be on the increase, but there is a strong argument that that is partly because of the good work that police forces,...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Homophobia (13 Jan 2005)

Derek Twigg: ...—including homophobic bullying—and schools can access additional support from their local Behaviour and Attendance Consultant. Might I also highlight the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month in February 2005. A website has been developed to support this which will suggest activities and events for schools and colleges and offers teachers specific lesson...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Ethnic Minorities (13 Jan 2005)

David Lammy: The Department is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, transgender, sexuality, disability, age, religion, race, marital status, working patterns and/or caring responsibilities. In compliance with the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, the Department for Constitutional Affairs, formerly the Lord Chancellor's Department, set out a comprehensive...

Written Answers — Education and Skills: Homophobic Bullying (10 Jan 2005)

Derek Twigg: ...will be used to inform future work in this area. The Department's work in this critical area is ongoing and we are currently supporting Schools Out in promoting the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month in February 2005, and have funded the development of a website which will raise awareness and encourage participation. It will suggest activities and events that...

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Abuse Services (2 Dec 2004)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...evidence emerges that there are gaps in service provision or legal protection, of course we will consider them. For example, we are in the early stages of discussion with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisations to identify whether there is a need for research into issues to do with abuse in same-sex relationships. However, the research on men and domestic abuse confirmed the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Discrimination: Discrimination (1 Dec 2004)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...provides a framework for all departments to tackle prejudice and discrimination and promote equal opportunities. The Executive’s Equality Unit is working closely with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities to develop the Executive’s understanding of homophobia and facilitate consultation and engagement between all Scottish Executive departments and LGBT people....


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