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Scottish Parliament: Year of Young People (12 Dec 2017)

Ross Greer: ...every day to make this a better country for children and young people to live in, none more so than the Scottish Youth Parliament. When I was elected to the SYP in 2011, we did not have votes at 16, equal marriage or a commitment to the living wage across the public sector regardless of a worker’s age. Now, in no small part due to the work of the Scottish Youth Parliament, those are...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh: Rohingya (11 Dec 2017)

Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Bangladesh about the effect of the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017 on the rights, equality, and welfare of Rohingya child refugees in Bangladesh and the extent to which that law is enforced in refugee camps.

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: ...Committee of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (day 6). Wednesday 13 December—Continuation in Committee of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (day 7). Thursday 14 December—Debate on a motion on equality of pension provision for women, followed by debate on a motion on hormone pregnancy tests. The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business...

Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill: Passports: Parental Identification (1 Dec 2017)

Nick Hurd: ...anything to exacerbate that stress. I am sure that the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn will agree that ensuring a smooth and swift passage through the border cannot be the only objective. It is equally important to carry out checks to ensure that those who cross the border are doing so lawfully and legitimately, which of course involves carrying out checks and a Border Force officer...

Scottish Parliament: Equally Safe (28 Nov 2017)

Adam Tomkins: ...more than 160 calls a day reporting domestic violence; that there has been a 66 per cent rise in the number of reported rapes and attempted rapes since 2010; and that almost 200 women and girls were forced into marriage in Scotland over a four-year period, with more than a third of those forced marriages taking place in my own city of Glasgow. Those figures serve as a stark reminder of the...

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Nov 2017)

Lord Blencathra: My Lords, I have pleasure in moving the Second Reading of this innocuous little Bill to amend the Equality Act 2010 to grant 800,000 wheelchair users access to 70,000 shops and public buildings to which we are denied access at the moment. The Bill makes a tiny addition to the 2010 Act, would cost business very little to implement but would make a huge difference to wheelchair users. Let me...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Marriage: Northern Ireland (24 Nov 2017)

Gerard Killen: To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions she has had with the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party on (a) the advancement of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples living in Northern Ireland and (b) the recognition in Northern Ireland of the relationship status of same-sex couples married elsewhere in the UK.

Online Gambling - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2017)

Lord Morrow: ...stake. It is interesting to note that the machines have been banned in the Republic of Ireland. Having made these points, however, I want to be clear that it is just as important that we deal with the equally serious challenges presented by online problem gambling. In May this year the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland published a gambling prevalence survey for 2016. More...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Wera Hobhouse: ...carefully to what the Minister said earlier, but if the Government are not inclined to retain the whole charter, I urge him at least look again at new clause 78, because it would protect some equality rights. Conservative Members like to argue that, when Britain decided to join the European Economic Community in 1975, what the British people voted for was an economic union—no less,...

Family Justice Reform — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (15 Nov 2017)

Phillip Lee: ...cohabitation and civil partnerships, cohabitants have some legal protections under the general law. Parents who have cohabited also have access to the court for orders relating to children. The Government Equalities Office is evaluating the impact that the marriage of same-sex couples has on the take-up of civil partnerships. It will also carefully consider the Court of Appeal judgment...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Stephen Doughty: My hon. Friend is making some very important points. I, too, support new clause 58 and the provisions in new clauses 55 and 25. New clause 58 makes a clear point about the protection of equality rights. In the light of the wonderful news that came overnight from Australia about marriage equality, does he agree that it is crucial that we send out a signal to the LGBT+ community in the United...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Marriage: Northern Ireland (15 Nov 2017)

Christine Jardine: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with political parties in Northern Ireland on equal marriage for same-sex couples.

International Men’s Day — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Colin Clark: .... I will try not to go over them again. I am a father of two little boys, so I declare an interest. I attended both their births and the prenatal classes, so I have done my best to start off well. Equality should mean tackling discrimination issues for both genders, yet there is still too little recognition of the important contribution that men and boys make to our society and that they...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I understand the right hon. Gentleman’s point—indeed, I mentioned the political disagreement. Equally, however, many victims on all sides of the troubles find it difficult to accept that the actions of a few people who injured themselves by their own hand should hold up the process for all victims—including the many hundreds who are innocent—and preclude them from...

Scottish Parliament: Apology (Same-sex Sexual Activity) (7 Nov 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: I am grateful for the opportunity to address Parliament. Today marks an important milestone in achieving true equality for Scotland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. This morning, the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill was published. Scotland has travelled so far in recent years in relation to LGBTI equality that it still...

A Manifesto to Strengthen Families - Motion to Take Note (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...impact on downstream welfare benefit payments and other government expenditures. We cannot ignore the impact that poverty can have on family relationships. Work done recently by Relate, Relationships Scotland and Marriage Care found that a significant number of respondents cited financial matters as the key strain in terms of breaking up long-term relationships. The noble Baroness, Lady...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Teenage Pregnancy (2 Nov 2017)

Rory Stewart: The UK regards equal access for girls and women to all levels of education and training as a human right. Educating girls brings economic and social benefits. I raised our concerns about access to education and training for pregnant teenage women with the Government of Tanzania when I visited Dar es Salaam in August this year. I stressed the need to look at the root causes of the problem,...

Modern Slavery Act 2015: Global LGBT Rights (26 Oct 2017)

Dawn Butler: ...am stunned and shocked by that and do not know what it actually means in its entirety. Our asylum policy should be based not on whether someone has a high profile, money or anything else, but on the laws of our country being applied equally, fairly and compassionately. There is an argument known as the Anne Frank principle, about which Lord Justice Pill said: “It would have been no...

Grenfell Tower: Business of the House (19 Oct 2017)

Andrea Leadsom: I think that all Members recognise that the Government have done an enormous amount to promote LGBT rights, including by introducing same-sex marriage. The hon. and learned Lady may well wish to raise her specific point during Home Office questions, but I think we can all celebrate the huge achievements that have been made in this country in addressing discrimination against LGBT people, and...


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