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star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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 Equality and Human Rights Commission more like this
unstar 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 If she will reinstate the role of Disability Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 902537 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 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The roles and responsibilities given to Board members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are matters for the Commission itself. The Government has no powers to reinstate the EHRC’s Disability Commissioner role.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T17:44:24.083Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:44:24.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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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 Government Equalities Office: Families 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 how many Government Equalities Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they have published the outcome of any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL11019 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 2018-11-07more like thismore than 2018-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Ministers. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-07T16:58:46.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-07T16:58:46.53Z
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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 Eaton more like this
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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
star this property tabling member printed
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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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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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 Castes: Discrimination 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 how many responses to their consultation on caste in Great Britain and equality law were accepted after the closing date for submissions; and whether statistics on any responses accepted after the closing date will be declared separately. more like this
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Lord Cashman more like this
star this property uin HL6091 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p><br>Following the closure of the Government’s consultation on ‘Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law’ on 18 September 2017, we received 42 late responses in five separate postal mailings. This constituted 0.26% of the total number of responses received, and included responses from both those in favour of and those opposed to explicit legal protection against caste discrimination being included in the Equality Act 2010. Almost all late responses were campaign responses identical to others which had arrived on time.</p><p>Respondents had already had almost six months to reply to the consultation, and late responses were not taken into account in the Government’s analysis of the consultation’s results. The Government will be publishing this analysis and its response to the consultation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T15:57:45.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:57:45.863Z
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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 Cashman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan (1) to monitor performance of the Hampton-Alexander review voluntary target for Women on Boards, and (2) to minimise pressure for quotas. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL6017 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of women on FTSE 350 boards is available at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/658126/Hampton_Alexander_Review_report_FINAL_8.11.17.pdf</p><p>To monitor progress, Government collects and analyses data on women on boards on a monthly basis, which enables the Review to report annually on the performance of FTSE 350 companies against the target.</p><p>Each country has a unique business environment, and we believe that the independent, business-led approach of the Hampton-Alexander Review is the right one for UK business. By continuing to recognise the importance of gender diversity at board level, we believe that UK businesses can achieve the 33% target for women on boards by 2020 without the need for a quota.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T16:25:16.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:25:16.247Z
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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 file name Improving gender balance in FTSE leadership.pdf more like this
star this property title Hampton Alexander Review more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 Part-time Employment: Pay 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 action they are taking regarding reports of stagnant pay progression for part-time workers, particularly with regard to the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5450 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The majority of part-time workers are women, especially mothers of young children, and they often choose part-time work in order to balance work and family care. The unequal sharing of childcare responsibilities between men and women is a key driver of the gender pay gap. The Government is committed to tackling the gender pay gap, including through introducing a legal requirement for business to report their gender pay gaps in April this year. The Government has also taken measures to help parents to balance work and childcare. We introduced the right to request flexible working in 2014, and we have also introduced tax-free childcare and 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to support working families. We also launched a communications campaign on Shared Parental Leave on 12 February.</p><p>In response to Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report the Government will launch a joint taskforce with industry on flexible working to unlock the potential in the labour market, including amongst women.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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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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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
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Equal Pay 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 what assessment they have made of reports that the requirements for gender pay gap reporting could allow employers to submit fabricated information or avoid reporting. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5895 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Government introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish specific gender pay gap data.</p><p>Employers have to report their gender pay gap by the deadline, 30 March for the public sector and 4 April for the private and voluntary sector. This is not optional; it is the law.</p><p>Employers who fail to report on time or publish inaccurate data will be in breach of the regulations. They risk facing legal action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has the power to take enforcement action against employers breaching the regulations. This could ultimately lead to court orders and fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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 Special Educational Needs 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 what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality Act 2010 in order to improve the provision of assistance for people with such conditions. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10628 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 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for any person with a condition that meets the Act’s definition of disability – that is, “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-day activities.”</p><p> </p><p>The 2010 Act does not, except in a few specific instances, mention by name the conditions that automatically fall within the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>This is because in most cases, it is <em>the impact on the person’s life that is the qualifying criteria rather than the condition itself</em>. The only specified disabilities in the Act are <em>Cancer</em>, <em>HIV</em> and <em>Multiple</em> <em>Sclerosis</em>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Z
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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 Addington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Equal Pay 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 what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in addressing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5897 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>For the first time, all employers with 250 or more employees are required to publish their gender pay gap before 4 April 2018. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has powers to enforce compliance with this requirement. The EHRC has published a policy paper on its intended approach to enforcement here https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/closing-gap-enforcing-gender-pay-gap-regulations.</p><p>More generally, the EHRC's 2017-18 Business Plan commits it to working with employers to demonstrate how changes to recruitment, retention, pay decisions and career pipelines can narrow pay gaps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this