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Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill [HL] - Report (24 Feb 2017)

Lord Winston: .... At a very young age he was already starting to bang his head against the wall. He was trying to mutilate himself and increasingly his self-mutilation and jerking movements carried on all night and during the day. His mother and father faced a dreadful situation. Their marriage broke up purely, I think, as a result of the damage that they were seeing. It turned out that the boy had a very...

Awards for Valour (Protection) Bill: Offence of wearing awards with intent to deceive triable summarily (24 Feb 2017)

John Bercow: ...or civil partner of that person, or he and that person live together as husband and wife or as if they were civil partners, or (b) he is that person’s parent, grandparent, child, grand-child, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. (3) For the purpose of subsection (2)(b)— (a) a relationship by marriage or civil partnership shall be treated as a relationship by blood,...

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

Mims Davies: Much progress has been made under this Government, particularly when the Prime Minister was Home Secretary, with criminalising acts such as forced marriage, dealing with stalking, tackling female genital mutilation, and the domestic violence protection orders. I chair the all-party parliamentary group for women in Parliament. Does my hon. Friend agree that this global commitment is...

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)

Sarah Newton: ...the convention, there remains one outstanding issue in relation to extraterritorial jurisdiction that we need to address. The UK already exercises ETJ over a number of serious offences, including forced marriage, female genital mutilation and sexual offences against children. However, there are some violence against women and girls offences over which we do not yet have ETJ, and primary...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Rebates (24 Feb 2017)

Jane Ellison: ...of customers are not affected, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had identified some issues with the self-assessment tax calculation. These related to Class 2 National Insurance contributions and the Marriage Allowance. HMRC has either fixed these issues directly or has adopted processes to deal with them effectively.

Nutrition: Women and Girls - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...not well defined and ageing affects nutrient needs—some requirements increase while others decrease. As we have heard, good nutritional status reduces maternal deaths, improves school outcomes, and contributes to delayed marriage and pregnancy. It saves lives, improving potential and promoting progress, alongside intergenerational health and prosperity. The onset of menstruation in...

Girl Effect: DfID Funding - Question (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Bates: ...taken, as I mentioned earlier, because it was deemed that there were other things which it would be more effective to spend the money on. There is another programme operating in Ethiopia, End Child Marriage, which focuses more on the rural areas that the Girl Effect programme was not reaching, and was deemed to have more effect because it actually worked directly with the communities...

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

Crispin Blunt: In the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, we took the power, subject to a consultation and the laying of an order, to give humanists in England and Wales the opportunity to celebrate marriages as they do in Scotland. We have had the consultation, with 90% approval, and there has even now been reference to the Law Commission, which has concluded. Will my right hon. Friend now give her...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Married People: Tax Allowances (22 Feb 2017)

David Burrowes: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the level of uptake of the marriage tax allowance is; what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of that allowance; and if he will make a statement.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Watson of Richmond: both Houses of Parliament, and that the vote is important and decisive so that there is no legitimacy to this outcome unless that vote takes place. Thirdly, I want to refer to a contribution made yesterday to the debate. The noble Baroness, Lady Hooper, is in her place. In her speech she used a wonderful analogy. She said that when marriages break up, there is usually a messy divorce...

Scottish Parliament: LGBT History Month Scotland 2017 (21 Feb 2017)

Annie Wells: ..., but to reflect on the progress that is still to be made. There is no doubt that legislation has provided a more positive picture for LGBTI people in Scotland. It is three years since same-sex marriage was legalised, eight since same-sex couples became able to adopt and 13 since the Gender Recognition Act 2004 allowed trans people who are over 18 to have their gender legally recognised....

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

Hannah Bardell: I cast no aspersions, but is the hon. Gentleman seriously suggesting that the comments made in public by Trump on a number of issues, including marriage equality for LGBT people, and his comments on sexual abuse and attacking women, which were made in private, recorded and then broadcast, are a legitimate perspective? Does he stand there and think it is acceptable to say in the Chamber and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Glasman: ...I mentioned—but this is just triggering the divorce. Divorces are ugly. I recommend that your Lordships read the dissenting judgment in the Supreme Court, which is excellent. It says that there was no marriage in the first place and that it was always a matter for Parliament to make its move. I agree with that. I was very interested in what the noble Baroness, Lady Hooper, said about...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Business of the House (9 Feb 2017)

Jason McCartney: war, he was a bomber pilot and flew many missions over Europe. He then had a successful 40-year career as a teacher. Last year, he celebrated his platinum wedding anniversary— 70 years of marriage—with Kathleen. Will the Leader of the House please pass on the condolences of every Member and express our sympathy for the family and our support for armed forces charities?...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Jess Phillips: ...risk ages being at birth, four to six years old and during puberty. One in five children in Birmingham will have experienced or seen domestic violence before they reach adulthood. At least 300 forced marriages of women take place in the west midlands every year. When Ministers are at the negotiating table, who will be in their minds? Will it be the women in my constituency experiencing FGM...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: While the Minister is doing that, can I ask whether this amendment covers Scotland? He is replying as the noble and learned Lord, Lord Keen of Elie. Registration of births, deaths and marriages was not introduced in Scotland until 1855 rather than 1837—I think—so does this amendment cover Scotland?

Backbench Business: Alcohol Harm — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (2 Feb 2017)

Jon Ashworth: ...practice is for another member of the team to speak, because I, too, am the child of an alcoholic. My parents divorced when I was about seven or eight years old. To be frank and candid, they divorced because of the strain that my father’s alcoholism placed on the marriage. I am an only child and I lived during the week with my mum and at weekends with my dad. My dad would spend the...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)

Gerald Howarth: ...done, however, and most importantly on accommodation. I have people who have no connection with the Aldershot area, save that they have served there, come to see me having left the Army—sometimes their marriages have broken up because of PTSD or other such difficulties—and although the council does not put them at a disadvantage, it does not put them at the top of the list...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (2 Feb 2017)

Jackie Baillie: ...are fooling no one but themselves. They are certainly not fooling the SNP, which has played the Greens like a fiddle. I pay tribute to the cabinet secretary’s guile. Kenneth Gibson gave the game away. There was a marriage of convenience with the Tories, whom the SNP then abandoned. The Greens await a similar fate. Let us not pretend that this is anything other than a grubby back-room...

Petition - English Language and English Literature Gcse-Level Examinations: World Hijab Day (1 Feb 2017)

Andrew Percy: ...empower them to play a full part in our society. The Casey review also highlighted issues faced by women in specific communities, including domestic abuse and other disgusting criminal practices such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so-called honour-based crimes. I am proud to serve as a White Ribbon ambassador, for a charity that is doing so much with a range of different...

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