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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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: 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, what recent representations she has received on the role of women in public life; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 211750 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I receive regular representations on many issues including the role of women in public life.</p><p>We are removing barriers that prevent women from progressing in public life. For example, the Government has established the Centre for Public Appointments (CPA) in the Cabinet Office to ensure best practice is followed. As a result, the proportion of new female appointees to public boards has increased to 39%. We have also supported political parties to increase women’s representation thorough a combination of legislative and voluntary measures.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, how many (a) men and (b) women her Department has publicly appointed in each of the last five years; and how much has been paid to each (i) man and (ii) woman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211836 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office made the following public appointments to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in each of the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female*</p><p> </p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* includes two reappointments</p><p>The EHRC Chair and Deputy Chair posts are salaried and the salaries over the period are shown below. The significant reduction in the remuneration is a result of the reduction in terms and conditions following the Government’s comprehensive review of the EHRC:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (male)</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£147,000</p></td><td><p>£65,000</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (female)</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£55,838</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deputy Chair (both female)</p></td><td><p>£59,533</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£85,000 (including period as interim Chair)</p></td><td><p>£23,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Commissioners receive £400 a day plus expenses. In addition, two male Disability Commissioners were required to carry out additional work during the period, therefore additional payments were made as shown:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair of the Inquiry into disability related harassment</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£8,875</p></td><td><p>£11,750</p></td><td><p>£2,375</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lead on Disability Committee Review</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£18,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total of fees and expenses paid each year to each Commissioner is available in the relevant EHRC annual report and accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 Castes 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, what representations she has received on the timetable for the amendment of the definition of race to include caste in the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Foyle more like this
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Mark Durkan more like this
star this property uin 214592 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 when the timetable was published, the government has received a number of representations from MPs, Peers, organisations and individuals. These representations have concerned whether the timetable should go ahead as well as the length of time required to implement the various stages it contains. Representations from organisations in particular have included both those in favour of and those opposed to the introduction of legislation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-24T13:12:09.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T13:12:09.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Durkan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Business: Females 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the financial sector and to increase female representation at board level in FTSE100 companies; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 215168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The gender pay gap in the UK is at an historic low. In the financial &amp; insurance activities sector, the overall gender pay gap is (including both part time and full time workers) down from 44.3% in 2011 to 40.2% in 2014. However, the sector still has a completely unacceptable pay gap of around twice the national average, so more needs to be done. We are strongly encouraging more girls to consider maths and science-related careers through the “Your Life” initiative. Women in the sector will also benefit from the many other measures we are taking to drive the pay gap down further, including extending flexible working to all employees; introducing Shared Parental Leave; and bringing in new childcare tax provisions. We are also providing free software to companies for them to calculate any pay gaps and to analyse the causes of them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK takes a voluntary approach increasing the numbers of women on boards. We are making progress with the Lord Davies business-led initiative to achieve 25% women on boards by 2015 and have moved from 12.5% to nearly 23% of women on the boards of the top 100 companies since 2011. For the first time, every board of Britain’s top 100 companies has at least one woman. Government will continue to work closely with investors, regulators, head hunters and businesses to implement his recommendation of 25% women on boards by 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Employment: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle discrimination of disabled people in the UK workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 215738 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is fully committed to the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits employers from discriminating against their disabled employees and job applicants with a disability. Employers are also required to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees so that they can work on a similar basis to employees that do not have a disability. Where an employee or potential employee believes that they have experienced disability discrimination, they can make a claim to an employment tribunal within six months of the alleged discrimination taking place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring that all disabled people have the opportunities, chances and support that they need to gain and remain in employment, and there is a range of available provision to help them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Equality Ac 2010 only applies to England Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland has its own disability discrimination legislation - Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-01T14:29:23.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T14:29:23.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Directors: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what estimate her Department has made of the overall change in women's representation in boardrooms in the private sector in the UK between 1984 and 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 215897 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports Cranfield University which produces the Female FTSE report. This measures progress annually of the female representation on UK listed boards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· In 1999 the proportion of women directors was 6.29%. This included female Executive Directors (EDs) at 2.02% and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) at 10.82%. In 2000 the proportion of female directors had fallen to 5.81%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· In 2011 the Government established the Lord Davies Review when the number of women on FTSE boards was still only 12.5%.</p><p> </p><p>· The latest figures published in November show almost a doubling of these figures since 2011. Nearly 23% (249) of directors in the FTSE100 are now women. Of these 8.4% (24) are executive directors and 27.9% (225) are non-executive directors. There are now no all-male boards left in the FTSE100 and we are on track to meet the target set by Lord Davies of 25% women on boards by 2015.</p><p> </p><p>With the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Government also funds Cranfield University to monitor corporate governance practices in respect of whether companies are complying with the changes in the FRC code. The last report was launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities on 5 November. The report shows progress is being made in the FTSE 100 companies with 85% having a clear policy on boardroom diversity in comparison to 65% last year. The Government wants to see all companies addressing every point of the new Code in their reporting.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-28T12:48:14.727Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-28T12:48:14.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Human Rights: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on protecting the rights of women and girls overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
star this property uin 215837 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
star this property answer text <p>We participate in the Commission on the Status of Women, which is the principal global event on women’s rights organised by the UN. My Rt. Hon. Friend, the Minister for Women and Equalities, recently returned from the US where she had a meeting with the Executive Director of UN Women, and others active in the field, to discuss the forthcoming session, which will be held in March next year.</p><p> </p><p>In the summer we hosted two global events – a summit with a focus on preventing sexual violence in conflict, which generated strong international support; and a girl summit, which brought together a range of international stakeholders to accelerate momentum in tackling child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation<strong>. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-28T10:35:54.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-28T10:35:54.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Science: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how the Government Equalities Office pilot project to improve links between schools and businesses to raise the career aspirations of young people, which has been awarded to the British Chambers of Commerce, will be co-ordinated with the work in this area at (a) Engineering UK, (b) the Royal Academy of Engineering, (c) the Royal Society and (d) STEMnet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Sir Peter Luff more like this
star this property uin 216327 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The aim of the School-Business Partnerships pilot is to establish long lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships in which schools and businesses work together. The primary focus of the partnerships is on business, particularly local business, rather than national organisations. In addition, each partnership is focusing on the sectors best suited to the local area.</p><p> </p><p>Four out of the five partnerships have incorporated some element of STEM activity in their programme. For example, two have partnered with STEM Ambassadors to deliver activities in schools and one partnership is hosting an event with The Royal Academy of Engineering next year. In addition, Government has shared information on the activities of Engineering UK, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society and STEMnet with the British Chambers of Commerce.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-04T11:35:11.16Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T11:35:11.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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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 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 22 October 2014 to Question 210908, whether the evaluation process of the Access to the Electoral Office Fund will involve members of the Speaker's Conference on Parliamentary Representation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 216379 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the fund’s effectiveness will involve users of the fund, the Independent Administrator and the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Stakeholder Group, which includes disability organisations, political parties and the Local Government Association. We have not planned for the formal involvement of the Speaker’s Conference on Parliamentary Representation, which existed from 2008 – 2010, however I was a member of that Speaker’s Conference and I am happy to hear views from any member of the House on how the fund is working.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not published criteria for the assessment; however, it will focus on the extent to which the fund removes barriers to disabled people’s participation in public life. The assessment will draw on a range of data gathered by the independent fund administrator, including demand and the different types of support applicants require. The fund will provide support up to and including the General Election and it will be for the next Government to judge the fund’s effectiveness and whether and how it should be extended.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 216380 more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T13:55:08.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:55:08.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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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 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 22 October 2014 to Question 210906, what criteria will be used to evaluate the Access to Elected Office Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 216380 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the fund’s effectiveness will involve users of the fund, the Independent Administrator and the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Stakeholder Group, which includes disability organisations, political parties and the Local Government Association. We have not planned for the formal involvement of the Speaker’s Conference on Parliamentary Representation, which existed from 2008 – 2010, however I was a member of that Speaker’s Conference and I am happy to hear views from any member of the House on how the fund is working.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not published criteria for the assessment; however, it will focus on the extent to which the fund removes barriers to disabled people’s participation in public life. The assessment will draw on a range of data gathered by the independent fund administrator, including demand and the different types of support applicants require. The fund will provide support up to and including the General Election and it will be for the next Government to judge the fund’s effectiveness and whether and how it should be extended.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 216379 more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T13:55:09.07Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T13:55:09.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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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: Written Questions 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 Answer Question 205841, tabled on 15 July 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 216887 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Due to a technical error, the answer to question 205841 was not processed, as had been believed. I apologise and can confirm to the Rt. Hon. Member that the question has now been answered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-05T09:51:08.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T09:51:08.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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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 Living Wage 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 and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office who are paid less than the Living Wage are (i) white British and (ii) from an ethnic minority background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217440 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
217419 more like this
217461 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.74Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.74Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168385
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answering body
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 Directors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 members of the Government Equalities Office's executive board are (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217377 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. The DCMS Executive Board has 7 white British members and 1 from any other ethnic background.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T12:17:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:17:19.66Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answering body
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 Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office who are paid less than the Living Wage are (i) women and (ii) men. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217461 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
217419 more like this
217440 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.897Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answering body
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 Directors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 members of the Government Equalities Office executive board are (a) male and (b) female. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217356 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. The DCMS Executive Board has 1 male and 7 female members</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T12:18:02.357Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:18:02.357Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answering body
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 Directors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 members of the Government Equalities Office's executive board are disabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217398 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. No members of the DCMS Executive Board have declared a disability.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T12:15:56.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:15:56.887Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answering body
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 Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, how many and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office are paid less than the Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217419 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
217440 more like this
217461 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.55Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.55Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168624
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 she has made on implementing the conclusions of her Department's report, Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action, published in December 2011; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 217662 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made good progress implementing the actions set out in Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action, and the majority have now been completed.</p><p>We also continue to liaise regularly with representatives of the transgender community to understand their priorities in tackling remaining areas of inequality and discrimination</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 218130 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T12:57:40.097Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:57:40.097Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
3929
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
168722
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answering body
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 Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 the Government has taken to ensure that public and private service providers are complying with their duty under the Equality Act 2010 to take action to avoid deaf service users being placed at a substantial disadvantage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mark Lazarowicz more like this
star this property uin 217751 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We expect both public and private sector service providers to comply with their duty to make reasonable adjustments for deaf people, but responsibility for enforcing this in particular cases is a matter for individuals themselves who may ultimately take their case to a court or tribunal; and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the equality duty in England and non-devolved bodies in Scotland and Wales. The range of enforcement tools set out for the Commission under the Equality Act 2006 also apply to the equality duty, these include: compliance notices, judicial review, assessments under section 31 of the Act, statutory agreements with employers or service providers, and interventions in legal cases.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission publishes guidance on the public sector equality duty and its broader technical guidance provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the detail of the law for anyone who needs to understand the law in depth, or apply it in practice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is supporting the provision of Video Relay Services and the eAccessibility Forum. We are also looking at improving the accessibility of Government communications for deaf customers and participating in the Accessible Britain Challenge initiative, which aims to motivate communities, including local service providers, businesses, employers, community, voluntary and disabled people’s group to do more to be inclusive and accessible for disabled people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T12:55:29.173Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:55:29.173Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lazarowicz more like this
169616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, what progress she has made on the implementation of the report Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 218130 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made good progress implementing the actions set out in Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action, and the majority have now been completed.</p><p>We also continue to liaise regularly with representatives of the transgender community to understand their priorities in tackling remaining areas of inequality and discrimination</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 217662 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-15T12:57:40.253Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:57:40.253Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
3929
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
169913
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answering body
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 Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 staff are employed in the Government Equalities Office headquarter buildings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 218309 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>On the 15<sup>th</sup> December the total number of Government Equalities Office staff employed was 52. All these were employed in the department's headquarters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T09:30:29.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T09:30:29.777Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1484
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
169914
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answering body
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 Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 much the Government Equalities Office has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 218476 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>With the exception of spending on taxis, and for travel before financial year 2013/14, the systems used by the Government Equalities Office did not routinely classify travel information in this way and producing it would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>Expenditure on taxis fares is available for the past 3 years: Prior years were not held in the format requested -</p><p> </p><p>FY Expenditure</p><p>09/10 information not held</p><p>10/11 information not held</p><p>11/12 £1,172</p><p>12/13 £2,297</p><p>13/14 £452</p><p>The Government Equalities Office has only been able to recognise the class of travel from 01 April 2013 when it joined DCMS under a Machinery of Government transfer. Prior to this date, information was held by other parent Departments of GEO and extracting this data could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Records show that GEO incurred expenditure for one business class flight during 2013/14 at a cost of £2,218.59. This relates to an outward trip as the Minister was due to attend a meeting immediately upon landing. The minister returned economy class.</p><p><br>No expenditure is recorded for First Class train tickets.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T16:28:14.483Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:28:14.483Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4263
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
170547
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answering body
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 Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 estimate she has made of the savings to the Government Equalities Office from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems the Government Equalities Office has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment she has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 218782 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>No estimates have been made of the savings to the Government Equalities Office from the introduction of the Q&amp;A system or of the extent to which the system has improved the way it answers questions from Hon. Members. There are no plans to introduce any ICT systems that would not have been feasible without the Q&amp;A system. It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T15:17:18.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T15:17:18.537Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
171172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, what progress she has made on the Government's Transgender Action Plan, published in December 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 219354 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made good progress implementing the actions set out in Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action, and the majority have now been completed.</p><p>We continue to liaise regularly with representatives of the transgender community to understand their priorities in tackling remaining areas of inequality and discrimination.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-07T10:50:52.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T10:50:52.3Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
171174
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answering body
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, what steps she plans to take to raise awareness of transgender issues and transphobia; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 219356 more like this
unstar this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling transphobia and raising awareness of transgender issues. The Government Equalities Office regularly meets representatives of the transgender community to understand their key concerns, and we raise awareness of transgender issues across Government.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 November this year, as we have previously, the Government Equalities Office flew the rainbow flag to mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance to raise awareness of transphobia and to pay respects to those whose lives have been cut short by it.</p><p> </p><p>Current Government initiatives to raise awareness of transgender issues and transphobia include:</p><p>- a £2m fund launched in October 2014 to provide grants to organisations to provide support to schools to prevent and address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying;</p><p>- guidance for service providers on how to meet the needs of transgender customers and service users;</p><p>- guidance for employers on how to recruit and retain transgender employees;</p><p> </p><p>- advice for transgender individuals on privacy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-07T10:53:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T10:53:38.943Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
171685
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answering body
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 Small Businesses: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) male and (b) female employees who are employed in organisations with less than 250 employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 219397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>At the start of 2014, there were 5,236,390 businesses with fewer than 250 people working for them. In total, these businesses employed 15,159,000 people. [Figures produced by BIS, Business Population Estimates for UK and Regions 2014]. No estimate has been made of the gender breakdown of these employees. However, women now make up 46.8% of the total workforce [August – October 2014, ONS Labour Market Statistics]</p><p> </p><p>We encourage individual companies to collect and analyse data regarding the number of women they employ at different levels by signing up to the<em>Think Act Report</em> initiative. They are further encouraged to take action regarding any inequalities identified, and to publish details of their progress. Over 270 employers have voluntarily signed up to Think Act Report, covering over 2.5m employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-01-07T10:55:19.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T10:55:19.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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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 Homophobia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle homophobic bullying. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Nicola Blackwood more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made tackling bullying in schools, including homophobic bullying, a top priority. It is unacceptable for anyone to be victimised, harmed or bullied in any way.</p><p>All schools must have a behaviour policy which includes measures to prevent and tackle all forms of bullying and the Government has provided schools with advice which sets out the steps that schools can take to identify and prevent bullying effectively. We also recently announced a new £2million fund to support projects which specifically tackle homophobic bullying in schools.</p><p>Discrimination and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation is unlawful in the workplace and in the provision of services. The Government has continued to highlight the benefits of a diverse workforce, and how employees can be supported, by publishing research ‘<em>Barriers to employers in developing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender friendly workplaces’</em> and<em> ‘The Business Case for Equality and Diversity’.</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-01-15T14:02:50.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T14:02:50.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this