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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Employment: 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, which (a) Government Departments and (b) public sector agencies have powers to investigate breaches of (i) equality law and (ii) employment law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 126574 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 2018-02-13more like thismore than 2018-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission has powers to investigate breaches of equality law.</p><p>Public bodies with the powers to investigate breaches of employment law are as follows:</p><p>• HM Revenue &amp; Customs on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - breaches relating to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage;<br>• The Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) - breaches relating to the domestic regulations applicable to employment agencies and employment businesses;<br>• The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - breaches relating to temporary labour in high risk sectors in the fresh food supply chain. The Authority also has powers to investigate modern slavery and other labour abuse offences;<br>• The Health &amp; Safety Executive, and other health &amp; safety regulators - breaches relating to health and safety at work including elements of the Working Time Regulations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-13T16:32:50.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-13T16:32:50.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
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unstar 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 Presidents Club 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, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to investigate the Artista agency as a result of reports relating to the Presidents Club fundraising dinner of 18 January 2018; and whether the Government has had discussions with any other statutory body on undertaking such an investigation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 131101 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 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to Artista about the reports relating to the Presidents' Club dinner and will consider next steps in light of Artista's response.</p><p>The Government has not had discussions with other statutory bodies about such an investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:45:46.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:45:46.22Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
855936
unstar 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 Equality and Human Rights Commission 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 formal powers the Equality and Human Rights Commission has to investigate breaches of equality legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Yvette Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 131102 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 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)’s powers to investigate breaches of equality legislation are set out in Section 20 of the Equality Act 2006. The Commission may investigate whether or not a person has committed an unlawful act; has complied with a requirement imposed by an unlawful act notice under section 21 of the act; or has complied with an undertaking given under section 23 of the Act.</p><p>More generally, EHRC’s enforcement powers, which include these investigatory powers, are set out in sections 20 – 32 of the Act as amended by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-03-12T12:50:42.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-12T12:50:42.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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
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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October to Question 179255, what progress her Department has made on introducing legislative proposals on the extension of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 209385 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 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The government remains committed to extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, and is supporting the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Private Members Bill. We are considering with the Bill’s sponsors how best this could be used to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T17:18:49.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T17:18:49.053Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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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 Act 2004: Public Consultation 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, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 290436 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>We had an exceptionally high number of responses to the consultation we ran on the Gender Recognition Act, receiving over 100,000. We are now carefully considering all the information we have received and will report in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T12:27:24.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T12:27:24.367Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
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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 Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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, when her Department plans to publish the evaluation report on the pilot Access to Elected Office Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 125982 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The evaluation of the Access to Elected Office Fund will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:47:23.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:47:23.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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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 Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February to Question 125982 with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's recommendation that the Government reopen the Access to Elected Office Fund, what support she provides for people with disabilities who are seeking elected office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 128235 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides a number of protections for disabled people in situations including employment, education and the provision of goods and services.</p><p>Political parties are within the scope of the Act. They must make reasonable adjustments for disabled people to ensure that they are not put at a significant disadvantage in accessing membership, and associated rights and benefits when compared to people without disabilities.</p><p>This duty means that political parties are required to provide reasonable additional support to disabled candidates to ensure, so far as possible, that they have the same access as non-disabled candidates.</p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently launched a guide for political parties on their responsibilities under Equality Act 2010, which provides further information on their legal responsibilities. A link is below:</p><p><a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/equality-act-2010-guide-political-parties" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/equality-act-2010-guide-political-parties</a></p><p>The Local Government Association has guidance on how disabled people can become councillors, a link to which is below:</p><p><a href="https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/be-councillor-guide-disab-e85.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/be-councillor-guide-disab-e85.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T12:56:45.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T12:56:45.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
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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 Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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 correspondence there has been between her Department and the Speaker of the House of Commons on whether a decision to re-open the Access to Elected Office scheme has been made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 136294 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The previous Home Secretary and the Speaker have corresponded and a decision will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T10:48:31.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T10:48:31.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Government Equalities Office: Public Appointments 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 information her office holds on the socio-economic background of people appointed to senior roles in the Government Equalitiies Office in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 170831 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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office does not hold information about the socio-economic background of its senior civil servants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T16:49:03.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:49:03.187Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality 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, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the extension of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 179255 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 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>On 2 October the Prime Minister announced that we would extend the availability of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples.</p><p>This important step for equality will give families more certainty and security, and we intend to introduce legislation as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-10-23T16:22:35.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:22:35.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this