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Speaker’S Statement (Select Committee Chairs): House of Lords Reform and Size of the House of Commons (19 Oct 2016)

Stephen Doughty: ...or so Lords turn up, but the fact is that they can, and often do on some of the most controversial legislation. People were flown in, for example, to vote on tax credits, and the bishops voted on equal marriage legislation, which many of us found pretty unacceptable given that the bishops are only from the Church of England. The fact is that they can turn up. They have a vote in our system...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Crime (17 Oct 2016)

Pam Cameron: be the driving force behind the organisation in her single-minded approach to stamping out domestic violence. The wording of the motion, of course, includes rape and sexual crime, which can be equally insidious, sinister and cloaked in fear. Indeed, only a few weeks ago, my colleague Brenda Hale brought a motion to the House on stalking. Those heinous acts are all founded on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance: Marriage Equality (17 Oct 2016)

Catherine Seeley: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I thank the Minister for his response and, indeed, his support for marriage equality. What allowances does he propose to make for those who do not want to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies?

Child Tax Credits — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (12 Oct 2016)

Alison Thewliss: ...a woman, as awful as that very rare circumstance is. Rape happens when women are so vulnerable and so powerless that they are in fear for their lives. Rape happens as the result of control in relationships. Rape happens in marriage. If a woman is in such a relationship, she is not going to nip down to her local jobcentre and report to a Government official that her child was born as the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Standing Orders: Amendments (4 Oct 2016)

Alex Attwood: ..., including historical assets. I will move on. I welcome the moderate progress being made on hybrid Bills, but progress needs to be made on the management of Bills, not least and in particular the equal marriage Bill and having ownership of that Bill in the name of more than one Member. I look to the Speaker: given the advances being made on the management of Bills that were referred to...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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