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DfID Projects: Women and Girls - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Collins of Highbury: women’s rights on issues including girls’ education, preventing sexual violence in conflict and family planning. However, as recent events have highlighted, the struggle for gender equality is far from over. In everyday life, countless women and girls experience violence and inequality and are denied the right to make decisions about their life and body—even...

Volunteering - Question for Short Debate (21 Feb 2018)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...the volunteers are placed and for its lasting impact on the personal and professional development of the young volunteers who take part. In Bangladesh, ICS volunteers have worked with the local community to set up child marriage prevention committees, stopping many young girls being married off at a young age. In Nigeria, volunteers have helped to get out-of-school children back into...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of certain provisions of this Act (21 Feb 2018)

Luke Graham: ...across the United Kingdom. ONS statistics also look at distribution and the impact across different households. When we talk about making sure that we shine a light on these issues and target equality, for which I and many Members share the hon. Lady’s passion, we should recognise that this is the Government who put pressure on companies to produce these publications. Although there...

Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2018)

Owen Smith: ...commit to taking forward issues of human rights and social justice that are enjoyed naturally in other parts of the UK but denied to our citizens in Northern Ireland? In particular, can she confirm that one area of discussion between the parties was on the issue of equal marriage, and that agreement was reached to take matters forward through a private Member’s Bill in Stormont? In...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2018)

Conor McGinn: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what her policy is on equal marriage for same-sex couples in Northern Ireland; and if she will bring forward legislative proposals on that policy.

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: I thank the hon. Lady for her clarification. The coalition Government introduced the marriage allowance in April 2015, supposedly to support families. Couples with an overall income of more than £55,000 can benefit from the marriage allowance, but is that a priority when there is so much need elsewhere? Child poverty is increasing, 4 million children are growing up in poverty and two...

Bermuda: Same-sex Marriage - Statement (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now repeat in the form of a Statement the Answer to an Urgent Question in the other place on same-sex marriage in Bermuda: “We are obviously disappointed about the removal of same-sex marriage in Bermuda. However, the Domestic Partnership Act, to which the Governor of Bermuda assented yesterday, does ensure that Bermudians who have been...

Same-Sex Marriage in Bermuda (8 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: We are obviously disappointed about the removal of same-sex marriage in Bermuda. The Domestic Partnership Act, to which the Governor of Bermuda assented yesterday, ensures that Bermudians who have been legally married in Bermuda since the Supreme Court decision will retain their married status and enjoy the same legal rights as those in domestic partnerships. Less than a year ago, same-sex...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Devolved Government (7 Feb 2018)

Owen Smith: limbo, with successive Secretaries of State telling us exactly the same thing. Can she at least confirm that one of the big sticking points in the talks is rights—not just language rights, but marriage equality rights? Can she tell us whether she will consider taking that issue off the table by legislating for equal marriage rights in Northern Ireland, which are enjoyed in...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (7 Feb 2018)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2018 to Question 120800, if she will take steps to meet with the (a) Northern Ireland Equality Commission and (b) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to discuss the recognition of same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland.

Scottish Parliament: Women’s Right to Vote (Centenary) (6 Feb 2018)

Margaret Mitchell: ...Scottish Parliament was established, my mother completed a journey from gaining the right to vote to watching proudly from the gallery as many women, including her daughter, were sworn in as MSPs. Huge challenges lie ahead to achieve equal pay and to crack the glass ceiling. Although domestic abuse is being tackled, much more needs to be done. Here in Scotland, women are being trafficked...

Role of Women in Public Life - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...only after going on hunger strike. Neither the 1918 Act nor the one that followed it a year later satisfied Margaret Mackworth. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 ended most of the existing common law restrictions on women, with marriage no longer legally considered a bar to the ability to work in the professions. But Mackworth realised that much more remained to be done, and you...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill (2 Feb 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...across the House—hon. Members have been very supportive of the Bill generally—is very much to support civil partnerships as an institution, and one that adds something to the institution of marriage. Yes, it is good—this is a step forward—that the Government recognise that there has to be equality, that there is unfinished business and that this a “how the law...

Baby Leave for Members of Parliament (1 Feb 2018)

Gavin Shuker: ...frazzled all the time, and of trying to find a way to make it work. Very sadly, my relationship with my daughter’s mum broke down during this Parliament. I take full responsibility for that but, equally, we need to be honest about the working practices of this place and their implications. The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) told me that among my intake, a...

Backbench Business: Marriage in Government Policy — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (30 Jan 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...Government are committed to supporting families, and it is right to draw attention to an issue that affects a wide range of Departments as well as mine. This debate was called in connection with Marriage Week, which takes place between 5 and 14 February. That provides a good opportunity to celebrate the commitment and connectedness that a stable relationship brings to a family. The...

Petition - Cross-Border Contracting of Taxis: Same-sex Marriage: Bermuda (29 Jan 2018)

Alan Duncan: ...that human rights and freedoms are “interrelated, interdependent and indivisible”. They are the guarantors of freedom, non-discrimination and the innate dignity of every human being. They apply equally to all humankind. When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people demand their rights, they are not asking for anything unique to them; they are simply asking to be accorded...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Baroness Gale: ...and thank him very much for our meeting earlier this week, which I found very helpful. This Bill is much welcomed, and it has been welcomed all around the House today. Many regard it as a matter of equality. It will update the current system of registering marriages, which has not changed since 1837, and bring it into the 21st century. Moving from the paper-based system to an...

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Lord Cashman: ...are positive changes which have been vigorously fought for and fought against: women’s rights; the right to abortion; fertility treatment and IVF for married, non-married and same-sex partners; equality and rights for LGBT people, rights that some people, organisations and religious bodies still refuse to accept and continue to do their best to hold back. Indeed, the woman’s...

Scottish Parliament: Centenary of Women in the British Armed Forces (18 Jan 2018)

Kezia Dugdale: ...names over the years. I will not repeat much of the story of her fantastic life, because Maurice Corry told us about that in his opening remarks. He mentioned that she was a suffragette who fought for equal pay for women, who, more than 100 years ago, were doing the jobs of men. We are still fighting for that today, 100 years on. He also marked the fact that, in 1898, she was the first...

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