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Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: State Pension: Impact of Changes on Women (26 Sep 2016)

Emma Pengelly: ...single, separated or divorced have been particularly hard hit and are trying to survive on jobseeker's allowance alone, with little option but a few hours of low-paid work. For women who are in a marriage or who are co-habiting, there are options with pension credits, for example, but that does not apply to women who live alone and who have been particularly badly hit. The campaign Women...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Public Petition: End the Veto on Marriage Equality (20 Sep 2016)

Public Petition: End the Veto on Marriage Equality

Quantitative Easing (15 Sep 2016)

Peter Dowd: It has been geek central in the House this afternoon. I thank the hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) for bringing this debate to the Chamber. I agree that a marriage between fiscal policy and monetary policy, which works in a constructive fashion, is a fair point. I also agree with the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker) about the wealth inequality and wealth justice...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Government Equalities Office: Females (15 Sep 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: The Government is committed to delivering the Strategy published in March. The table below shows the progress made in delivering the actions allocated to the Government Equalities Office (GEO). REF ACTION PROGRESS 1 Develop new guidance in consultation with teachers for PHSE lessons specifically about gender equality (Apr 2016). GEO has been working with the PSHE Association to...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships and Marriage (15 Sep 2016)

Philip Davies: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many (a) civil partnerships, (b) conversions of civil partnerships into marriages and (c) same sex marriages have taken place since 10 December 2014.

Scottish Parliament: Domestic Abuse Law (15 Sep 2016)

Rona Mackay: ...will show just how seriously we take our zero tolerance approach. The bill is an important part of the Government’s approach to tackling violence against women and children, as set out in the equally safe strategy. It will ensure that the true nature and severity of domestic abuse is recognised on every level—physical abuse and, crucially, emotional and psychological abuse....

Cross-departmental Strategy on Social Justice — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (14 Sep 2016)

Steve Double: ...and families staying together. If this Government are really to build a one nation Britain, their social reforms will have to work to close the family gap, because the benefits of a stable family life are not shared equally and are becoming a middle-class preserve. I know these are generalisations, and people will always point to exceptions, but the latest Government data show that 76% of...

Bangladesh (Religious Minorities) (8 Sep 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ...is increasingly undermined in favour of protecting the interests of a ruling party. Prime Minister Sheikh promised in her 2014 manifesto that the “religious rights of every people would be ensured and the state would treat equally with every citizen irrespective of their religion, culture, gender and social status.” Sadly, subsequent events do not appear to bear out this...

Chibok Schoolgirls — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (8 Sep 2016)

Lisa Cameron: ...in Kano, one a state school and the other run by the local church. Both were co-educational, although it was difficult to fathom whether the curriculum differed for boys and girls. We were told that early marriage remains the norm for girls in the north of the country, due to both cultural and religious beliefs, which interferes with the length of girls’ education and therefore the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Marriage (8 Sep 2016)

Alok Sharma: The United Kingdom is committed to tackling discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. We take discrimination to include the non-enjoyment of equal civil rights by all members of society, including the right to marry. Through our diplomatic network, Her Majesty's Government regularly demonstrates its support for the principle of same sex marriage and encourages...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Females (7 Sep 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...is committed to delivering the Strategy published in March. The table below shows the progress made in delivering the actions allocated to the Department for Education (DfE) or the Government Equalities Office (GEO). REF DfE/ GEO ACTION PROGRESS 1 GEO Develop new guidance in consultation with teachers for PHSE lessons specifically about gender equality (Apr 2016). GEO has been...

Scottish Parliament: Stand Up to Bullying Campaign (6 Sep 2016)

Mark McDonald: ...authorities and schools. The Government believes that there is no place in Scotland for prejudice or discrimination and that everyone deserves to be treated fairly. We must continue unrelentingly to tackle prejudice and discrimination and to promote equality and diversity. That work begins early, in schools. The refresh of the national approach to anti-bullying will be clearer about the...

Health: HIV - Question for Short Debate (5 Sep 2016)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...the same in relation to sex and relationship education and guidance. There is a need for new guidance. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge in those 16 years—not least the introduction of same-sex marriage, the mass use of mobile phones, the internet, and all the issues in social media that that brings in relation to sex and relationships. The Government need to look at these...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (21 Jul 2016)

Justine Greening: I am delighted to stand at the Dispatch Box today as the Minister for Women and Equalities. I want the House to know that this Government are committed to tackling inequality wherever it exists, so that we can have a country that works for everyone. We want to see opportunity levelled up, and we should never accept the status quo in a society in which, for example, some of our girls are...

Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) (20 Jul 2016)

Caroline Lucas: ...to deny them a voice in the decisions that affect us all only perpetuates the problems. Yet, that is exactly what happens under our first-past-the-post voting system. It is a system where votes are not all equal, because unless someone lives in one of the small number of heavily targeted marginal seats, their vote simply does not count. The Electoral Reform Society has described the 2015...

Backbench Business: EU Referendum: UK-Ireland Border (19 Jul 2016)

Steve Pound: ...detailed discussion. There is absolutely no doubt whatever that we will be discussing this, probably to the exclusion of almost all other business in the House, certainly over the next two years. Equally, if anyone thinks for a moment that the history of Ireland somehow means that there will not be a border—be that a hard border, a soft border, a customs border, a tariff border, or...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (18 Jul 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...following Labour pressure. These included strengthened inspection powers in respect of fire and rescue services; a new offence of breach of pre-charge bail conditions relating to travel; conferring lifelong anonymity on the victims of forced marriage; strengthening the safeguarding and protection against exploitation of vulnerable people, including children and young people, through the...

Government: Ministerial Changes (18 Jul 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...in a House that values its independence and welcomes the opportunity to deploy its experience and expertise. It is a dual role, as the leader of the government party in your Lordships’ House but, equally importantly, as the leader of the whole House. It is also a role that faces both ways, being both the Government’s voice in your Lordships’ House and the voice of your...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jul 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...often disagreed with him, but some of his achievements I welcome and want to recognise today. One is helping to secure the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay; another is legislating to achieve equal marriage in our society. I am sure he would like to acknowledge that it was Labour votes that helped him to get the legislation through. Will he express some concern at the way that...

Caste-based Discrimination - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2016)

Baroness Flather: ...majority of Hindus do not want caste discrimination to be included in the Act. What else are they going to say? Of course they do not. Why would they want caste discrimination to be part of the Equality Act? They cannot possibly want that. I had a long discussion with one of the policy advisers to the noble Baroness, Lady Williams of Trafford. He said, “We get a lot of evidence from...


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