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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (25 Oct 2016)

International Development: Fragility and development in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 10:15 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Dr Suda Perera, Research Fellow, Developmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham Shuna Keen, Regional Programme Manager for DRC and the Great Lakes, International Rescue Committee Dr Zoe Marriage, Reader in Development Studies, SOAS

Registration of Marriage Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Registration of Marriage Bill

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...he said, it is not usual for Yorkshiremen to admit they have made mistakes, but it is even less usual for politicians to admit that. He very graciously came out of the closet in favour of same-sex marriage in his speech.

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (21 Oct 2016)

Baroness Tonge: ...telling them how they can arrange their social affairs and look after their women and girls. While the accepted international definition of a child is up to the age of 18, we cannot then say that we will allow marriage at the age of 16 with parental consent. It is somehow a little bit hypocritical, because in the countries that we preach to—if I dare use the word...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Stewart McDonald: ...popular to be in favour of equality, but it did not used to be. What this Bill seeks to do is right the wrong. I should just say that the Government and the House are not doing us a favour by doing this: equal marriage was not a favour and equality of adoption rights was not a favour. It is about correcting our mistakes of the past. Imagine you are a young person thinking of coming out, Mr...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage: Victim Support Schemes (21 Oct 2016)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to work with community groups and charities to encourage victims of (a) forced marriage and (b) domestic violence to seek help and advice.

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage: Prosecutions (20 Oct 2016)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the number of successful prosecutions for forced marriage.

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

Stephen Doughty: ...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 on...

Ministry of Defence Future Accommodation Model — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (19 Oct 2016)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: to buy a new home. According to the MOD, FAM “is aiming to provide a flexible system that meets different needs at different times—not dictated by rank”— rank is not a factor now— “age or marriage.” Given those stated aims, which are laudable and forward-thinking for the modern family, will the Minister tell us why the MOD is not simply...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (3rd Day) (19 Oct 2016)

Lord Paddick: ...whether the subscriber is suspected of crime or not. Even though the show only the first page of each website visited, visiting could, for example, immediately indicate that your marriage was in trouble. However there are some safeguards, including some concessions extracted by the Labour Opposition, to ensure that only the internet connection records of those suspected...

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage (18 Oct 2016)

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what work her Department undertakes with (a) refuges and (b) women's support groups on forced marriage.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Marriage: Children (18 Oct 2016)

Kate Osamor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking in co-operation with UN agencies to tackle the increase in child brides in refugee camps and conflict areas.

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

Jo-Anne Dobson: ...situation. We need to remember that tackling this form of abuse, whether it is physical or mental, is incredibly difficult because the aggressor is in or has been in a long-term relationship or marriage with their victim.

Investigatory Powers Bill - Report (2nd Day) (17 Oct 2016)

Lord Paddick: ...the suggestion that ICRs could be more targeted. There is nothing in the Bill to suggest that they will. On the content of websites, if someone accesses a domestic violence, gender reassignment or marriage guidance website, it is immediately apparent what they are looking into and it is a massive intrusion into privacy even if the record is only of the website they are looking at. The...

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?

Baby Loss (13 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: one of the most devastating. When you lose a child, you lose something for which you and your loved one have built a life for and around. You looked forward to going to sports at school, graduations and marriages, and in an instant that cherished future, that child and that happiness are cruelly taken away. I well remember that when we experienced that loss, there was no way to talk...

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...

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