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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help ensure that employers provide reasonable adjustments to the workplace so that people with hidden or invisible conditions are able to (a) access and (b) stay in employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 250748 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The law is very clear that employers must make reasonable adjustments for employees and job applicants who meet the Equality Act 2010’s definition of disability, namely having a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on the person’s ability to do normal daily activities. Where a disability is not obvious, it will be necessary for the employee or job applicant to declare their condition, but at that point the onus passes to the employer to meet its legal obligations.</p><p> </p><p>To help employers comply with the law, the Government has issued guidance on the duty to make reasonable adjustments, here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, guidance on this subject has been issued by Acas and by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has also published a statutory code of practice for employers. Where employers fall short on their obligations, legal remedies exist for employees and job applicants, together with Acas’s early conciliation service, which aims to settle disputes before they reach the employment tribunal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1124381
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 249913 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirms no GEO civil servants have been seconded to either the Department for Exiting the European Union or the Department for International Trade in the last three years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1126966
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Government response to the Seventh Report of the Women and Equalities Committee, Sexual harassment in the workplace HC1801, when she plans to launch the public consultations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 254853 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government will launch a consultation shortly covering:</p><ul><li>the evidence for introducing a new duty on employers to prevent harassment;</li><li>extending the protections of the Equality Act to volunteers and interns;</li><li>strengthening and clarifying the laws in relation to third party harassment;</li><li>the evidence for changing employment tribunal time limits for Equality Act 2010 cases.</li></ul><p>The Government consultation on tackling the misuse of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination closed on 29 April and we are now considering the responses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T10:44:33.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T10:44:33.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1125354
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 251971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1127763
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Access more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 256978 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 contains strong, enforceable protections for disabled people who experience discrimination, including a failure by employers or service providers to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to access work and services like everybody else.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Government committed to the commencement of section 36 of the Equality Act, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs. Work to determine the cost of implementation is proceeding and an announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which enforces the Equality Act, recently delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. It offered groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC has increased its capacity to advise on discrimination cases in its new strategic plan, and has supported several court cases which resulted in strengthened rights for disabled people, including those wishing to make reasonable adjustments to their homes and disabled children who may demonstrate a tendency to physical abuse as a result of their disability, whose schools must now make reasonable adjustments in such cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124136
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 249918 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Organisations with 250 or more employees are now required to publish specific gender pay gap data on an annual basis. We believe that this transparency is motivating employers to take action, but these regulations are new and we will be monitoring them closely.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to urge employers to go beyond the reporting requirements by publishing an action plan, setting out the steps they are taking to improve gender equality, just under half of employers did this in the first year. I intend to write to all public sector employers urging them to develop a plan, and will meet influential business leaders to press them to take action in their sectors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126178
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Transport: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries in respect of inequality within the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 253589 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK will present a Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations in July 2019, setting out the UK’s contribution to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at home and abroad. The report will include the Government’s progress in supporting delivery of Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries and will include an assessment of the UK’s efforts to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all and reduce inequalities of outcome and discriminatory laws, policies and practices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:56:36.04Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
1129866
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Government consultation on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act which closed on 22 October 2018, when the Government plans to publish (a) that consultation's findings and (b) its response to those findings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 260092 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>From 3 July to 22 October 2018, the Government ran a public consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in order to make the gender recognition process less bureaucratic and intrusive for the people that use it.</p><p> </p><p>We have had an exceptional response rate to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, receiving over 100,000 responses. We are considering these responses and the next steps. We will set out our response to the consultation later this year. This will include publishing the consultation results.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T10:57:13.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T10:57:13.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1130964
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people have been employed at each civil service grade in the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Civil Service in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 262295 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>In April 2019, the Government Equalities Office became an integral part of the Cabinet Office. GEO staff are employees of the Cabinet Office, who are responsible for collecting workforce diversity and inclusion data. GEO does not have access to this data as the size of GEO means that individual members of staff could be identifiable. Prior to April 2019, GEO workforce diversity data will have been included in the data of the relevant parent department.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics publishes annual data on Civil Service employment in the UK, including ethnicity data by department: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, data regarding numbers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic civil servants by grade is published at: <a href="https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/workforce-and-business/workforce-diversity/civil-service-workforce/latest" target="_blank">https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/workforce-and-business/workforce-diversity/civil-service-workforce/latest</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:38:10.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:38:10.803Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1131376
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Behavioural Insights Team more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will provide the (a) full cost breakdown and (b) agreed programme of work and outcomes of the contract her Department has tendered with the Behavioural Insights Team on work relating to the gender pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 263103 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that the UK is an international leader on gender equality research, so that employers have the tools and knowledge they need to close their gender pay gaps.</p><p>In September 2017, we invested £2 million in the Gender and Behavioural Insights programme (GABI), a two-year partnership between GEO and the Behavioural Insights Team to understand how behavioural science techniques can help to improve gender equality in the workplace. In December 2018 we extended the GABI programme for a third year, investing a further £1 million. Information on further breakdown of costs is commercially sensitive.</p><p> </p><p>The GABI programme is working with large UK-based employers to design, trial and evaluate behavioural interventions to reduce the gender pay gap and improve gender equality more broadly. It is also taking forward a suite of other behavioural science trials including on recruitment, returners, part time working, parental leave, gendered feedback and others.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the GABI programme published guidance for employers to understand what actions are likely to improve recruitment and progression of women and reduce the gender pay gap, which was actively welcomed by businesses: <a href="https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/actions-to-close-the-gap" target="_blank">https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/actions-to-close-the-gap</a>. This guidance will be updated in the autumn alongside a set of new Implementation Guides.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:36:45.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:36:45.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this