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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Home Office: Correspondence more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967456
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Political Parties: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, cols 527–528), what steps they have taken to consult political parties on increasing the number of women who stand as candidates for political and public office; and what have been the results of any such consultations. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9951 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has met with a range of representatives from political parties to consider what could help to increase the number of women standing for elected office. As part of the response to this the Centenary Fund supported an Ask Her to Stand event in London. 350 women who are interested in standing for elected office heard from women politicians from the main parties and took part in workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government Equalities Office has been funding projects through the Government’s £5m Suffrage Centenary Fund that help deliver our aim to increase women’s participation in politics.</p><p> </p><p>Some of these projects are providing women with practical training in political skills – for example a political leadership programme for women in Bradford and Birmingham, and training in public speaking and media relations for women in the East Midlands, West Midlands and London.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
967455
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Political Parties: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
947123
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Females: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which suggests that women’s rights, including employment protection rights and funding for women’s services, may be threatened by Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9813 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>The EHRC has submitted this report to the United Nations as part of its work on monitoring the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p>The Government is firmly committed to tackling the major injustices across Great Britain that hold women back, including eliminating violence against women and girls and closing the gender pay gap. We have already made significant progress on safeguarding and improving women’s rights.</p><p>The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, once finalised and agreed will allow the UK to continue participation in EU programmes until their closure, including the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Fund, which promotes non-discrimination, combats racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance as well as promoting rights and equality.</p><p>This Government has already made a clear commitment to protect workers’ rights, and ensure that they keep pace with the changing labour market, including in our recent white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We do not need to be part of the EU to have strong protections in the workplace. The UK already goes beyond EU minimum standards in a number of areas, such as entitlement to annual leave, paid maternity leave and parental leave.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
943408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
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: Discrimination more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration has been given to amending the Equality Act 2010 so that employees who experience one off or recurring health conditions lasting less than 12 months are protected by that Act’s provisions. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL9620 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination for those that meet the definition of one or more of the protected characteristics covered by the Act and this includes conditions that might last less than 12 months but are likely to recur.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that there are concerns that the protections offered by the Act may not be available to people with fluctuating mental health conditions, and this is one of the issues the Government is considering in its work on extending protection for those with mental health disorders.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act is intended to provide protections from discrimination for employees who qualify as disabled, rather than general employment protection for those who experience episodes of ill health.</p><p> </p><p>A number of important statutory employment rights already apply to all workers as soon as they start work or once they have passed a qualifying period, including protection against unlawful deductions from wages and against unfair dismissal. This includes protection from unlawful sanctions by employers for legitimate sickness absences.</p><p> </p><p>Amending the Act in the way raised in the Question would therefore risk duplicating these existing protections, as well as significantly increasing the scope of the Act beyond its protection of disability.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T14:47:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T14:47:55.333Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
940113
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Women and Equalities more like this
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: Reviews more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews the Government Equalities Office has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews. more like this
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Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL9528 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text The Government Equalities Office does not hold this information<p /><p /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T14:50:01.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T14:50:01.443Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this
932366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Females: Directors more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress being made by companies in appointing more women to company boards. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9078 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Mid-year figures for the Hampton-Alexander Review released last Wednesday showed that 29% of all FTSE 100 board positions are now held by women, an increase from 12.5% in 2011. There are now no all-male boards in the FTSE 100, down from 21 in 2010. While FTSE 100 firms are on track to meet their target, FTSE 250 firms need to take action to address their slow progress which includes 10 all-male boards.</p><p>The Review has now launched an online portal for all FTSE 350 companies to submit wider female leadership data. This will track progress against 2017’s extended targets for 33% of women across the Executive Committee and their Direct Reports, helping to ensure there is a sustainable pipeline of women for FTSE 350 board roles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:29:02.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:29:02.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
932363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent), whether they intend to bring forward legislation to change the law in respect of civil partnerships; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9075 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to undertake further work to inform a decision on civil partnerships and will consider carefully the various options for this, including legislation. We set out our plans in ‘<em>The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information’ </em>command paper, published on 10 May.</p><p>We will keep those plans under review in light of the recent Supreme Court judgment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:28:26.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:28:26.367Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
931636
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to (1) conclude, and (2) publish their review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and what consideration they are giving, if any, to legal recognition for non-binary genders. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL8984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The public consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 opened on 3 July 2018. The consultation is running for sixteen weeks, closing on 19 October, at which point the Government will consider the contributions received and prepare its response.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the consultation, we are asking a question about whether respondents think there should be changes to the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act to accommodate people who identify as non-binary. This will enable us to build our evidence base further on the issues facing non-binary people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:27:51.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:27:51.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
930944
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
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 Females: Muslims more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether, and if so why, Muslim women are not progressing at the same rate as non-Muslim women in economic engagement and employment. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL8944 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Race Disparity Audit, published in October 2017, revealed an unemployment gap between BME and White people. The Prime Minister committed local and national government to “explain or change” the disparities. We are committed to increasing BME employment by 20 per cent by 2020. We have made substantial progress, and we are now 71% towards this target.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:27:23.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:27:23.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this