Parliamentary Video Clips on Equality
5th July 2011 – Jo asks the deputy Prime Minister about setting up a fund to support people with disabilities who wish to stand for election.
24th May 2011: Jo highlights the need to allocate funding more effectively to improve women’s participation in sport.
10th March 2011: Jo asks about shared parental leave.
3rd March 2011: Jo asks if the prayer reservation system for reserving a seat in the House of Commons is fair for all religious denominations.
27th January 2011: Jo asks about the effects of body image representation in the media.
18th October 2010: Jo asks the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the government plans to get tough on parents who are dodging child maitenance payments.
14th October 2010: Jo asks the Leader of the House to debate how to get more young people involved in politics and government.
28th January 2010: Jo asks the Minister for Women and Equality what more the Government can do to encourage businesses to introduce flexible working policies for their employees.
21st January 2010: Jo argues for the importance of sex education in a debate about violence against women.
21st January 2010: Jo argues that women suffering domestic violence should not always have to go into a women’s refuge.
11th January 2010: Jo leads a debate in Parliament on the effect of media images on the body image of women and girls.
25th November 2009: Jo questions to the Minister for the Scottish office on sex-trafficking in Scotland in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in 2014
23rd November 2009: Jo intervenes in a debate on foreign affairs and defence, discussing the creation of a new UN Special Representative post to take forward the UN’s work on women, peace and security
25th June 2009: Jo asks the Government to justify ignoring the evidence and excluding under-18s from protections in the Equality Bill.
18th June 2009: Jo asks the Leader of the House for a debate on youth unemployment
11th May 2009: Jo argues that the lower minimum wage for younger people is age discrimination.
10th March 2009: Jo urges the Government to act to tackle the under-representation of women on the boards of banks
2nd March 2009: Jo challenges Tessa Jowell to work to increase women’s participation in sport
27th January 2009: Jo argues for shared parental leave.
12th November 2008: Jo makes a brief speech welcoming the Speaker’s Conference initiative to improve representation of women and minority groups in the House of Commons.
13th October 2008: Jo contributes to a debate on Promoting Democracy and Human Rights.
6th June 2008: Jo supports a bill to reduce the voting age to 16.
6th March 2008: Jo speaks in a debate to mark International Women’s Day
8th May 2008: Jo calls for the abolition of the Act of Settlement which discriminates against Catholics.
3rd April 2008: Jo calls on the Government to end age discrimination in the rate of the minimum wage.
26 March 2008: Jo submits a petition which seeks to help people on incapacity benefits by adjusting the permitted earnings disregard.
6th March 2008: Jo speaks in a debate to mark International Women’s Day.
13th December 2007: Jo proposes a cross-party intiative to provide a more representative impression of the House of Commons © Parliamentary copyright
6th December 2007: Jo asks for a debate on the protection of vulnerable women a year after the Ipswich murders © Parliamentary copyright
29th November 2007: Jo asks the Minister what her view is on the “Map of Gaps” publication towards the imbalance of women and the lack of availability of rape crisis centres © Parliamentary copyright
17th July 2007: Jo responds to a statement from the Minister for Women on her priorities.
12th March 2007 – Jo emphasises the plight of the 90,000 pensioners in Scotland who are missing out on pension credit entitlements due to complex bureaucratic procedure. © Parliamentary copyright
22nd February 2007: Jo argues that everyone should have the right to request flexible working.
30th January 2007: Jo asks why the voting age cannot be lowered to 16.
23rd January 2007: Jo calls on the Government to lower the voting age to 16.
10th October 2006: Jo asks why younger people should receive a lower minimum wage than older workers.
23rd March 2006: Jo argues that inadequate funding for women’s sport means there are not enough women role models in UK sport.
25th January 2006: Jo calls on the Prime Minister to implement an integrated strategy to tackle violence against women.
1st December 2005: Jo challenges the Government to tackle the gender pay gap.
Jo raises the issue of votes at 16. © Parliamentary copyright