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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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 remove maximum value filtermore 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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 Gender: Equality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how much the Government has spent on the Think, Act, Report initiative. 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 203666 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p><em>Think, Act, Report</em> was launched in September 2011. On average it has had 2 full-time equivalent staff working on it since then, comprising one team leader (Grade 7) and one Senior Executive Officer. Around £5,000 has been spent on events and publications to support the initiative. Significant support in kind has been received from supporting businesses and other organisations, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, CIPD, CMI, Opportunity Now, and others. More than 200 companies are now supporting <em>Think, Act, Report</em>, collectively employing over 2million people.</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 2014-07-07T14:58:47.5407888Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:58:47.5407888Z
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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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 Economic Situation: 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 assessment she has made of the contribution of women to the economy; 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 203923 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Women play a vital role in the economy. The Small Business Survey found that SMEs led by women contributed £75 billion to the economy in 2012 alone. The Women's Business Council estimate that, by equalising the labour force participation rates of men and women, the UK could further increase GDP per capita growth by 0.5 percentage points per year, with potential gains of 10% of GDP by 2030.</p><p>In November last year, the Government published its action plan on women and the economy, setting out full range of action we are taking, including extending the right to request flexible working from June and introducing Shared Parental Leave in April 2015.</p><p>We now have the highest number of women in work and in self-employment on record, the highest ever employment rate for women, and record numbers of women-led enterprises.</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 2014-07-10T15:26:48.7977344Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T15:26:48.7977344Z
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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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how much and what proportion of the Government Equalities Office's budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and how much and what proportion of the Government Equalities Office's budget he expects to be contracted out in 2014-15. 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 205216 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>I refer the honourable Member for Tooting to the answer given by my hon. Friend, the Minister for Sport and Tourism on given on 2nd September 2014 Official Report, col 201W . The figures for 2013-14 and 2014-15 for DCMS included figures for the Government Equalities Office (GEO). Within those totals, the figures for the GEO are:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Contracted-out expenditure<br> £000<br> Actuals</strong></p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>Proportion of contracted-out expenditure to Budget<br> Actuals*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2,252</p></td><td> </td><td><p>26%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2,782</p></td><td> </td><td><p>42%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>* the percentage value is calculated against a proportion of the GEO budget which excludes grant payments and internal payment transfers between departments</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For prior years the Department does not hold this information, as the GEO used the expertise of the Home Office and Government Procurement Service.</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 2014-09-03T12:40:32.4769088Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T12:40:32.4769088Z
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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