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Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (16 Oct 2017)

Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to incorporate the Istanbul Convention on violence against women into UK law.

Adjournment (November and Christmas): Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) (17 Jul 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...Friday if things are given time. Okay, the Bill did not change the law, but the debates on both sides had a good airing. The hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart), speaking for the Scottish National party, mentioned the vote on the Istanbul convention, which also took place on a Friday, as did a vote this February on vital legislation on violence against women and...

Istanbul Convention - Question (12 Jul 2017)

Istanbul Convention - Question

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...widely on the scope of the role and the powers available to the commissioner. It will be music to the ears of the noble Baroness, Lady Gale, that we intend to demonstrate our commitment to the Istanbul Convention by including in the Bill the changes needed to enable us to ratify it. The noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, asked whether disabled women were included in the convention. The...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Neil Gray: ...for my party here on social justice. I know that Eilidh will be desperately missed, not just by SNP Members but throughout the House. Her stellar work on a private Member’s Bill to ratify the Istanbul convention brought her much praise on both sides of the House, and we all wish her well for her future endeavours. I congratulate the hon. Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi) on her...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...briefing on the draft Bill, it would be helpful if the Minister could confirm this intention on the record tonight. I would also welcome an assurance that there will be no further delay in ratifying the Istanbul convention. Echoing the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, I would say that the thought of a third Conservative immigration Bill in as many years does not inspire hope after...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Ian Blackford: ...We will be a force for progressive politics. I commend my very dear friend the previous hon. Member for Banff and Buchan, who was responsible for pushing through the private Member’s Bill on the Istanbul convention. I will certainly commend to the Scottish National party the idea of supporting the Government on any reasonable moves in that regard. I want to work for us so that we can...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - Second Reading (10 Mar 2017)

Baroness Gale: ...and for talking about her experience in this field. I also thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, for her work on the Joint Committee on Human Rights and for speaking about how that committee wants the Istanbul convention to be ratified. I was interested in the intervention by my noble friend Lady Farrington, who said that some people think that such behaviour does not happen in their...

Turkey: Human Rights and the Political Situation — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (9 Mar 2017)

Edward Garnier: ...—started to interfere with the free media. It started to send in officials or police officers to take over newspapers, shut down television companies and generally interfere with rights of freedom of expression under the European convention. In any other democracy that would have led to riots on the street, I suspect. As it happened, it did not in Turkey—probably because huge...

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...made progress, and we should celebrate that where it occurs. I would like to speak briefly about violence against women. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford) on her excellent work on her private Member’s Bill to ratify the Istanbul convention. She has demonstrated how working across this Chamber can really make a difference. The debate on...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Fathers in the Family (1 Mar 2017)

Neil Gray: ...the voting Lobby with me on Friday to see the Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Banff and Buchan (Dr Whiteford) pass its final stages in the Commons. I hope that by ratifying the Istanbul convention on gender-based violence we are taking another step to eradicate domestic violence and violence against women and girls. It is thanks to Nick Thorpe of Fathers Network Scotland...

NHS Shared Business Services: Points of Order (27 Feb 2017)

Philip Davies: ...’ Bills, the hon. Member for Redcar (Anna Turley), to whom I have given notice of this point of order, left the Chamber and briefed on social media and the media at large that my speech on the Istanbul convention—the Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill, which was first on the Order Paper—stopped her...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Short title, commencement and extent (24 Feb 2017)

David Nuttall: get this Bill to this stage. It is no secret that I oppose it. I am open about that, but I wish to start by putting on the record the fact that those of us who oppose it do so on the basis that the Istanbul convention will do nothing to achieve the aims that its supporters think it will. It will certainly do nothing to stop violence against men and boys, and I am just as concerned about...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Recommendations by GREVIO and the Committee of the Parties (24 Feb 2017)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...Friend on the work she has done to support the Bill. Does she agree that it is important that we get the multi-agency and co-ordinated approach to tackling violence against women and girls that the Istanbul convention demands? Will she work with MPs across the House to check that this integrated approach and the support services are available throughout the country, as they are absent in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Feb 2017)

Angus Robertson: ...for ideas about how the treatment of victims could be improved and more convictions against abusers secured. Combatting violence against women and preventing domestic violence is the aim of the Istanbul convention, which the UK is yet to ratify. Does she agree with Members on both sides of the House that the convention should be ratified as a priority?

Written Answers — Department of Health: China and Pakistan: Organs (15 Feb 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...address the world-wide shortage of organs for transplant and a range of action to discourage organ trafficking, transplant tourism and commercialism. The UK formally signed the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs on 25 March 2015 and has laws and protocols in place to ensure well-regulated practice to prevent organ trafficking in the UK. The Government...

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Feb 2017)

Gavin Newlands: ...’s new global Britain approach, I trust that the Government will encourage Russia to rethink that regressive approach, which trivialises domestic violence. Does she agree that ratifying the Istanbul convention would send a message to Russia and the world about the priority that should be placed on ending gender-based violence?

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