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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 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 effect on organisational capacity and productivity of moving the Government Equalities Office between parent Departments since 2010. 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 208494 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is a small policy unit which, under successive governments, has moved between parent Departments following changes of Ministerial portfolio.</p><p> </p><p>The resources, productivity and capacity of the GEO are kept under continuous review to ensure they are sufficient to deliver the Government’s equalities programme.</p><p>No formal assessment has been made of the financial costs, other costs or benefits of relocating GEO staff.</p><p> </p><p>Following the recent reshuffle in July, the GEO will continue to be based in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and will serve the Ministers for Women and Equalities.</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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208495 more like this
208811 more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T12:56:22.8421912Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T12:56:22.8421912Z
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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 Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
91101
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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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 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 the financial cost has been of moving the Government Equalities Office between parent Departments since 2010. 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 208495 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is a small policy unit which, under successive governments, has moved between parent Departments following changes of Ministerial portfolio.</p><p> </p><p>The resources, productivity and capacity of the GEO are kept under continuous review to ensure they are sufficient to deliver the Government’s equalities programme.</p><p>No formal assessment has been made of the financial costs, other costs or benefits of relocating GEO staff.</p><p> </p><p>Following the recent reshuffle in July, the GEO will continue to be based in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and will serve the Ministers for Women and Equalities.</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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208494 more like this
208811 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-09-12T12:56:22.9299766Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
91102
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the extent to which government policy on gender identity conforms to the Yogyakarta Principles on human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity; and what steps she has taken to ensure that policy conforms to those principles. 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 208586 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is proud of its record in protecting and advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens and in promoting equal treatment abroad.</p><p>The Yogyakarta Principles are a set of standards conceived by an independent group of human rights experts. The Principles have not been adopted by any nation state or international legislative body and the Government does not intend to undertake an assessment of the extent to which its policies conforms to them. However, our legislation, policy and practice in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality meets, or surpasses, our international commitments and human rights requirements.</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 2014-09-12T12:45:39.6582165Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T12:45:39.6582165Z
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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 Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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 Intersex 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 meetings (a) she, (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) officials in her Department have had with individuals or groups representing intersex people. 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 208685 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministers and officials from the Government Equalities Office regularly meet a broad range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stakeholders. Government Equalities Office officials met with representatives from the UK Intersex Association in June 2012.</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 2014-09-12T12:41:06.4656757Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T12:41:06.4656757Z
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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 Mrs Sharon Hodgson 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
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
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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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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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: Equality 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 Equality and Human Rights Commission's publication entitled Appointments to Boards and Equality Law, published in August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 208793 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Government welcomed the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) legal framework on board appointments. The Guidance was only recently published (July 2014) so it is still too early to assess its impact.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC Guidance is clear that the deliberate use of all-women long-lists or shortlists is likely to constitute unlawful sex discrimination. However, where there is no predetermination to draw up an all-women shortlist and an objective and consistent assessment of all candidates demonstrates that the best qualified candidates are all women, an all-women shortlist will be lawful, just as an all-male shortlist would be in the same circumstances.</p><p>The framework is also useful in highlighting that there are many good practices that focus on positive measures that will help create an even playing field. This best practice has led to great progress being made in the number of women on boards. For the first time, every board of Britain’s top 100 companies have at least one woman and we now have over 22% women on the boards of our FTSE 100 companies (up from 12.5% in 2011).</p><p> </p><p>We could not have got this far without the excellent work of the Executive Search Community to improve gender parity in our boardrooms.</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 2014-09-11T11:20:15.9837046Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T11:20:15.9837046Z
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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 Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Accountancy: Females 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 auditing by accountancy firms of their appointment of women to their boards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Government regulations (effective from 1<sup>st</sup> October 2013) apply to quoted companies in the UK to disclose the numbers of men and women on boards, in senior management and in the business as a whole. This aims to help companies to spot areas of talent block within their own organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We follow a voluntary approach in the UK to increase the numbers of women on boards and engage closely with organisations who are active on building the pipeline of female talent such as the 30% Club.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the 30% Club carried out research with one of the leading global management consulting firms, McKinsey &amp; Company to aggregate results looking into the numbers of women in UK partnerships in Professional Services Firms. Their study made recommendations to help firms get more women to the top. Many of these firms including KPMG, Deloitte, Linklaters and PWC are members of the 30% Club (at Chairmen and CEO level) whose goals are to achieve better gender balance at all levels of an organisation.</p><p> </p><p>This approach complements the work and progress of the Lord Davies business-led initiative to achieve 25% of 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 2014-07-22T08:34:51.6719212Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T08:34:51.6719212Z
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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 Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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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 many contracts the Government Equalities Office (a) has let and (b) plan to let that are worth (i) between £1 million and £3 million and (i) over £3 million since 2010; how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on monitoring each such contract; and how many officials in the Government Equalities Office monitor each contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 205370 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has not let any contracts between £1 million and £3million and does not have any current plans to do so. The GEO has only let one contract over £3million since 2010 and does not have any current plans of further contracts of this value. Monitoring of the contract, which is in relation to the Equalities Advisory Support Service, is undertaken alongside other duties by a small team of officials; there is no resource or budget solely for the monitoring of this contract.</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 2014-07-21T13:28:05.4261515Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:28:05.4261515Z
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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 Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what the (a) highest and (b) lowest full-time equivalent salary paid by the Government Equalities Office was in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 208284 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Due to a Machinery of Government change in September 2012, the Government Equalities Office became part of the Department for Culture Media and Sport. DCMS was responsible for the remuneration of GEO employees from June 2013. The table therefore shows the lowest and highest full-time equivalent salaries paid to GEO employees in the financial years 2013-14 (as at 31/03/14) and 2014-15 (as at 01/09/14). The highest salary is shown in bands of £5,000, in-line with the Department’s annual disclosure of senior salaries through its annual accounts and reports.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Lowest Salary (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Highest Salary (£) (given as range)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>21,501</p></td><td><p>90000 - 95000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p><p>*figures as at 01/09/14</p></td><td><p>22,396</p></td><td><p>90000 - 95000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2014-09-10T09:04:23.5Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T09:04:23.5Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this