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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan: Religious Freedom (29 Jul 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: We remain concerned by ongoing reports of the persecution of the Hindu community in Pakistan. These include incidents of abduction, forced conversion and the forced marriage of Hindu women to Muslim men. We regularly raise our concerns about the treatment of religious minorities, including Hindus, with the Government of Pakistan. The former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Asylum: Children (26 Jul 2016)

Lord Keen of Elie: UK Visas and Immigration issues guidance to help applicants, and the types of evidence requested to accompany an application - such as marriage and birth certificates - will usually be straightforward to collate. For these reasons, there are currently no plans to make changes to the legal aid provision in such cases.

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage of Convenience (25 Jul 2016)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of immigration marriage fraud have led to (a) an investigation and (b) a subsequent deportation in each of the last eight years.

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (21 Jul 2016)

Justine Greening: ...to see opportunity levelled up, and we should never accept the status quo in a society in which, for example, some of our girls are undergoing female genital mutilation, others suffer from forced marriage and homophobic bullying still takes place in our schools. Tackling inequality was a central part of my work at the Department for International Development. I shall bring all that passion...

Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age) (20 Jul 2016)

Caroline Lucas: ...that would mean traditionally excluded groups standing for election, too. Above all, proportional representation is about fairness, which is why my Bill puts PR hand in hand with giving 16 and 17-year-olds the vote. Sixteen-year-olds are considered old enough to enter into marriage and civil partnerships, pay income tax and national insurance, obtain welfare benefits in their own right,...

Backbench Business: EU Referendum: UK-Ireland Border (19 Jul 2016)

Steve Pound: ..., when in fact all we can do is to seek clarification. There cannot be a negotiation when one party has decided to leave a relationship. We will not negotiate or sit and divide up the CDs. It is not like a marriage breaking up, it is one country that has made the decision to leave a group of 28. That is the reality. The hon. Member for Belfast South rightly raised the unique...

Policing and Crime Bill - Second Reading (18 Jul 2016)

Lord Rosser: ...following Labour pressure. These included strengthened inspection powers in respect of fire and rescue services; a new offence of breach of pre-charge bail conditions relating to travel; conferring lifelong anonymity on the victims of forced marriage; strengthening the safeguarding and protection against exploitation of vulnerable people, including children and young people, through the...

Government: Ministerial Changes (18 Jul 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...she has brought to her work, and we wish her well. I think that the noble Baroness, Lady Stowell, would agree that the highlight of her time in your Lordships’ House—so far—has been her commitment and skill in taking through the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. On an issue about which some dared to doubt that your Lordships’ House would be constructive, she brought...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jul 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...disagreed with him, but some of his achievements I welcome and want to recognise today. One is helping to secure the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay; another is legislating to achieve equal marriage in our society. I am sure he would like to acknowledge that it was Labour votes that helped him to get the legislation through. Will he express some concern at the way that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage of Convenience (13 Jul 2016)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been made for bigamy or polygamy without consent in each of the last eight years; and how many such prosecutions led to a subsequent revoking of immigration status and deportation.

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Rachael Maskell: ...(Mary Creagh), the outstanding Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, highlighting many of the protections at risk if we leave the EU, along with the advances of the past 40 years—40 years of marriage summed up in two years of divorce. In particular, she highlighted the issues of air quality, water management, waste and, of course, biodiversity protection. We were privileged to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh (12 Jul 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: Human Rights Watch identified Bangladesh as having the highest rate of child marriage. This is a fundamental breach of human rights, particularly for those girls who are forced into marriages at such an early age. What are the Government doing to make their views known to the Bangladesh Government, and through the Commonwealth and other organisations, that such practice is not acceptable?

Caste-based Discrimination - Question for Short Debate (11 Jul 2016)

Baroness Flather: ...have to be aware that they have quite a lot of pull in this matter. I was very interested to hear the noble Lord, Lord Popat, say that the young do not know about caste. Well, they know about it when it comes to marriage. We do not care whether they marry this person or that person, and perhaps they do not care, but they know about caste because their parents tell them. They say,...

Refugees and Migrants: International Summits - Question for Short Debate (7 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: ...by many noble Lords. I have figures relating to that which I will come to later in my speech. The scheme encompasses unaccompanied children, separated children and other vulnerable children, as well as those at risk of child labour, child marriage and other forms of neglect, abuse or exploitation. We established an additional 10 million Refugee Children Fund for Europe which will...

Online Abuse (7 Jul 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...this important debate. I was lucky enough to work with her when she was Secretary of State. She took on two important issues at that time: Leveson and the issue of press regulation, and equal marriage. She handled both with aplomb, and she has since shown the House how one transitions from such a position to a new role. She has taken a huge and leading role in the House on women and...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...nationality. Friends have rung me recently. One is married to a French citizen living in London. They thought that they would resolve some of these issues by ensuring that they acquire French nationality. Another issue is causing anxiety in the LGBT community. In brief, the French consulate has advised that civil partnerships converted to marriages will not be recognised. It is advising...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Balfe: ...is now the subject of a bidding war to move it from London, with Italy currently in the lead to take those jobs away. All those bodies have UK staff members and they have people who are dependent on the protocols and immunities that we have agreed. I have mentioned marriages and civil partnerships between UK nationals and those from other countries. The head of administration for pension...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Inheritance tax: increased nil-rate band (5 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...scenario would be that the home (solely owned by husband) was left on a life interest basis to his widow, with remainder over to his children. The widow goes into care and the trustees wish to sell the property. An IPDI is becoming increasingly common to safeguard the interests of children from a first marriage when their parent enters into a second.” Will the Minister clarify what...

Courts and Tribunals Fees (4 Jul 2016)

Bob Neill: ...of the claimants, and the degree of choice that they have. There is a distinction, for example, between someone who chooses to litigate over a commercial contract dispute and someone who is charged by the state with an offence, or someone whose marriage has broken down and has no other recourse, in order to have the marriage dissolved and move on with their life, than to go to the courts....

Historical Child Sex Abuse - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2016)

Lord Carey of Clifton: ...House and, in the words of his excellent biographer, Dr Andrew Chandler, was “ever the Christian internationalist”. George Bell was happily married to Henrietta for 40 years. It was a close and enduring marriage in which Henrietta supported her energetic husband devotedly. Not a whiff of scandal dogged his career. His was a life of constant work and activity. Although often...


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