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Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (11 May 2017)

Annie Wells: ...a shocking documentary on the human trafficking trade. It provided clear evidence that young girls are being trafficked from Slovakia to Govanhill in Glasgow, where they are forced into sham marriages to local men. That is a scandal and a human tragedy that is going on right under our noses right now. Can the First Minister set out what her Government will do to support girls who arrive...

Scottish Parliament: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2017 (26 Apr 2017)

George Adam: .... On 9 June this year, Stacey and I will have been married for 21 years. I am led to believe that the local bookies in Paisley gave odds against us lasting six months, but here we are—we proved them all wrong. On the day of our marriage, Stacey walked down the aisle; today, she is more likely to be seen buzzing about the Parliament in her scooter. Life has changed, but her spirit has...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Angela Constance: ...your work for you. Do not even think about going there. Mr Cameron, if we turn to page 5 of the form, we see that women have to confirm that they are not living with the child’s other parent, who raped or coerced them. Have the Tories never heard of rape within marriage? Have the Tories never heard of coercive or controlling relationships? The pièce de résistance is on page...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Mark Durkan: ...paragraphs. Let us return to the petition of consent as an additional proofing mechanism for rights and equality, not as a prevention mechanism against the advancement of rights and equality in areas such as equal marriage. The hon. Member for East Antrim excoriated the hon. Member for Blaydon (Mr Anderson) and told him that devolution is the opportunity to best make the laws that reflect...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (24 Apr 2017)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 59275 on marriages of convenience tabled by the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on 10 January 2017.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes (20 Apr 2017)

Caroline Spelman: ...working with children, young people and vulnerable adults will be expected to undergo domestic abuse training, with the issue being raised in appropriate contexts within church life including youth groups, marriage preparation and ordinand training. They will also be expected to work closely with statutory and other specialist organisations. In the House of Lords this session bishops...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Tim Farron: I do not, and I tell the hon. Gentleman this: I am very proud to have gone through the Aye Lobby in the coalition Government when the Liberal Democrats introduced gay marriage and equal marriage, and, indeed, did not go as far as they should have in recognising transgender rights. There is much more to be done, and if we campaign in this election, as we will, for an open, tolerant, united...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Inclusive Education Campaign (19 Apr 2017)

Monica Lennon: ...and for their briefings for tonight’s debate. Many inspiring campaigners are involved in driving the issue forward, and they stand on the shoulders of the LGBT rights activists who came before them and who fought for civil partnerships and marriage equality. I will share something that Liam Stevenson said to me about the 19-year-old Jordan Daly. Jordan put himself out there and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (18 Apr 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...163;80 million for VAWG services to continue to provide a bedrock of critical services for VAWG, delivering a secure future for rape support centres, refuges and Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage Units. We have set out a clear blueprint for local action though our new National Statement of Expectations (NSE) and Commissioning Toolkit, which is available to local commissioning...

Scottish Parliament: Addaction (18 Apr 2017)

Colin Smyth: .... It was a surprise to me that most of those benefiting from the service are self-referrals, often turning to Addaction for support at a time of crisis, whether that is after a drink-driving charge or, sometimes, after the breakdown of a marriage, making the challenge all the more difficult for the team at Addaction. However, Addaction is there for them in their time of need—in Hugh...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (6 Apr 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...promotion of homosexuality in our schools”. In 2003, he voted against the repeal of Section 28. A year later, he supported civil partnerships for same-sex couples. In 2009 he apologised for having supported Section 28. In 2013 he supported same-sex marriage, but it is still not allowed in Northern Ireland. In her important and timely book, The Enemy Within, the noble Baroness, Lady...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Married People: Tax Allowances (5 Apr 2017)

Lord Farmer: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was budgeted for the Marriage Allowance in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2016–17; and what are future expenditure projections for Marriage Allowance to 2019–20.

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...background while being compliant with the Equality Act, which of course they must be. Even if a school or individual teacher were to suggest that, within the context of their faith, same-sex relationships or marriage are wrong, they would also be expected to explain that their views are set within a wider context—that beliefs on this subject differ, that the law of the country...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates: Mothers (3 Apr 2017)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 9 February 2016 to Question 25738, what recent steps her Department has taken to amend marriage certificates to include mothers' names.

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...of help. After screening on arrival at Dollo Ado camp, 77% of children show signs of malnutrition. In Ethiopia, the drought is forcing many children to drop out of school, leaving them at risk of early marriage and forced migration, both of which we do not want to happen. Again, those are the side effects of drought. The Ethiopian Government are working to mitigate the effects of last...

Brexit: Triggering Article 50 - Statement (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...40 years. Just like any other divorce, there will be some who rejoice and look forward to new opportunities, but others will despair over the shared past and lost love. A few will fondly recall the marriage, divorces and remarriage of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor with some hope, but, through it all, the only people to get rich were those trying to unravel those 40-plus years of...

Divorce Legislation - Question (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Burt of Solihull: ...reconciliation. The judge had no choice in this matter because the law does not allow for no-fault divorce. Is it not high time to change this outdated law, which can trap men and women in unhappy marriages against their will?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Married People: Tax Allowances (29 Mar 2017)

Ranil Jayawardena: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on marriage allowance in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Scottish Parliament: Rotary Clubs (Champions of Change Awards) (29 Mar 2017)

Iain Gray: ...’s visiting guest. As Rachael Hamilton told us, Dr Foning described the situation for many people in Bengal, in north-east India. He talked about their vulnerability to trafficking, prostitution, slavery and forced marriage and how they were simply disappearing into one of those dreadful fates. Robin Hamilton did not just listen to the story of his colleague from India but responded,...


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