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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage (20 Jan 2017)

Oliver Heald: Assessments of the likely equality impacts and of the potential economic costs and benefits of provision for marriages by non-religious belief organisations, including humanist marriages, were published on gov.uk in June 2014 in the consultation paper on such provision.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Failure of the Executive (17 Jan 2017)

Claire Hanna: ...no Budget being brought forward to give them redress, their case, their cause and their sorrows were not mentioned in the Programme for Government that was being lauded just three weeks ago. The same goes for equal marriage, an Irish language Act and other issues that are being made election issues but were totally overlooked in the strategic plan that was to set the stage for this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (16 Jan 2017)

Clare Bailey: ...really honoured that, by going out with a message and giving something else as an alternative, I was returned in the fourth seat. I pledged to the people of South Belfast that I would work hard on equality issues and for human rights compliant legislation, particularly for women. Women in Northern Ireland suffer from a lack of legislative protections in many areas. We know fine well that...

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Robert Halfon: On his own. Given that this is about civil partnerships and marriage, I congratulate my hon. Friend on losing his virginity with this Bill. My hon. Friend talked about the 2014 consultation, which ran during the time that same-sex marriage was introduced. There were 11,500 respondents, 76% of whom opposed extending civil partnerships. The Government’s position is that we want to see...

Access to Justice — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2017)

Anne McLaughlin: ...;I think some have been mentioned already—in the number of cases for the most common types of claims: working time directive, down 78%; unauthorised deductions from wages, down 56%; unfair dismissal, down 72%; equal pay, down 58%; breach of contract, down 75%; and sex discrimination, down 68%. Maternity Action said that since the fees were introduced there has been a 40% drop in...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]: Safeguarding: provision of personal, social and health education (10 Jan 2017)

...our schools right now are simply not getting the right sort of information about relationships, consent and sensitive issues such as their relationships with the other sex and with the same sex, domestic violence and abuse, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Critically, Ofsted also showed us that young people are crying out for this kind of information and support to keep...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Equality (10 Jan 2017)

John Hayes: The Permanent Secretary, Philip Rutnam, is the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) corporate Diversity Champion on the Departmental Board and is accountable for the delivery of the DfT Equality Objectives. He is supported by Directors General and Agency Chief Executives, who champion the specific Protected Characteristics of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (19 Dec 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...as it does not fundamentally alter the choices already available to women, we consider that there will be no impact on race, age, disability, gender reassignment sex or sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity for the purposes of the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010. The Department also considers that the...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill (16 Dec 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...sexual abuse predominantly affect women, although I acknowledge that in terms of crime across the country, particularly violent crime, men do suffer, and my hon. Friend is right that we should be equally intolerant of that and that sentences should reflect the fact. We have introduced new laws to ensure that perpetrators of violence against women and girls face the consequences of their...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (15 Dec 2016)

James Wharton: ...and reproductive health and rights. DFID is committed to delivering the Prime Minister’s promise on tackling modern slavery and the 2015 government manifesto. ‘We will promote girls’ education, encourage equal access to property rights and work to achieve access to family planning for everyone who wants it. We will continue to lead efforts to tackle violence against women...

Equality: Autumn Statement (14 Dec 2016)

David Davies: ..., was taken over at some time in the 1800s by a motley mixture of free traders, Unionists and small “l” liberals, the Conservative party has been absolutely committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in a society where anyone can succeed based on their merit, with no regard for their race, sexual orientation or gender. That principle is absolutely right and one that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Screening (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...as it does not fundamentally alter the choices already available to women, we consider that there will be no impact on race, age, disability, gender reassignment sex or sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity for the purposes of the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010. The Department also considers that the...

Iran: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (8 Dec 2016)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...a cradle of civilisation, should not be caricatured as being wedded to the fanaticism, intolerance and hatred promoted by many of Iran’s present leaders. An Iran that upheld respect for difference and promoted toleration, democracy, diversity, equality, human rights and the rule of secular law would be an Iran respected and honoured throughout the world. Instead of which, let us be...

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Sarah Newton: ...strong, persistent leadership on keeping women and girls safe at home and around the world. The Government appreciate the valuable work done by my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke and the Women and Equalities Committee, not least the report that we have discussed today. Our goal remains simple: no woman should live in fear of abuse, and every girl should grow up knowing that...

Casey Report (6 Dec 2016)

Rushanara Ali: ...made by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Ladywood (Shabana Mahmood) about integration being a two-way street. I want to highlight that the previous Labour Government set up the forced marriage unit and the community cohesion unit—I was involved in establishing both units—which did excellent work in tackling the underlying causes, particularly in relation to human...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: International Human Rights Day (5 Dec 2016)

Cathal Boylan: ...seriously undermined, particularly in respect of policing and justice matters." — [Official Report (Hansard), 8 June 2015, p25, col 1]. This Assembly has the ability to pass legislation relating to equality and human rights. Equality and human rights legislation has been passed in Britain, Scotland and the Twenty-six Counties. How do we ensure that the people of the North of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: International Human Rights Day (5 Dec 2016)

Steven Agnew: ...group of MLAs is seeking to bring forward a private Member's Bill to do just that. We know from each debate that we have had to date that there has been a rejection by some of the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples and, indeed, that the DUP blocked a majority vote in favour of it. In 1998, with the Good Friday Agreement and the protections that went with that, Northern...

National Life: Shared Values and Public Policy Priorities - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (2 Dec 2016)

Baroness Buscombe: ...noble Baroness, Lady Cox, and I, together with cross-party support, have raised these two important issues on the Policing and Crime Bill. We are asking the Government to have the courage to require all marriages to be registered, so protecting vulnerable women by granting them legal protection and preventing polygamy. Many Muslim women are in marriages that are not legally recognised by...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: ...Scotland, but it is a different legal process. We will continue to monitor cases whereby married trans people are victimised by spouses with malicious intent. However, it is important to say that marriage is a contract between two individuals and it is right that both partners should have an equal say in the future of their marriage when there is a fundamental change. NHS England’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gender Recognition (1 Dec 2016)

Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 11 of the Government response to the First Report from the Women and Equalities Committee, Session 2015-16, on Transgender Equality, column 9301, published in July 2016, what steps the Government has taken since the publication of that response to monitor the possibility and incidence of victimisation of transgender people...


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