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1148876
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Mental Illness: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 plans the Government has to strengthen protections in the Equality Act 2010 for people with mental health problems who experience discrimination. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 24 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Tacking mental health discrimination in the workplace is a priority for the Government. We are considering the scope for further support and protection for people with mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act 2010 already protects people whose mental health conditions meet the definition of disability in the Act, specifically a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:12:37.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:12:37.56Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
207
star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
1150238
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Railway Stations: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on rail stations that are inaccessible to people with disabilities; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 900033 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p><em>We are committed to improving accessibility at rail stations, and have recently extended the Access for All programme with £300m to provide accessibility improvements at even more stations. This is in addition to improvements required whenever infrastructure work is carried out at a station by the industry.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:36:08.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:36:08.137Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1150240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text When the Government plans to consult on the introduction of mandatory accessible housing standards in building regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 900036 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The former Prime Minister announced that Government will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new housing. We will bring forward the consultation on improving accessibility standards at the earliest opportunity, ensuring it happens as part of our full review of Part M of the Building Regulations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:36:57.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:36:57.543Z
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4060
star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
star this property tabling member
4126
star this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1145766
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Period Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 assessment she has made of the potential benefits of providing free sanitary products to women on low incomes beyond compulsory school age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 290759 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>No one should be held back from reaching their potential because of their gender. This is why the former Minister for Women and Equalities, my Rt Hon. Friend for Portsmouth North, announced a cross-sectoral Taskforce that looks beyond those in schools to other vulnerable groups in society. The Taskforce includes an ‘Access for all’ workstream which, as part of its remit, will review existing initiatives designed to provide period products to vulnerable groups, identify gaps and highlight the groups on which potential new interventions should focus. The Taskforce will report on this in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:20:30.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:20:30.867Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4125
star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1147949
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Candidates: Females 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 the Government is taking to encourage more women to seek elected office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 293589 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We are clear that Parliament must be representative, and that it is for parties to ensure that they select a diverse range of candidates, and that their selection processes are responsive to known barriers.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Suffrage Centenary Fund supported around 320 projects across the country including events encouraging nearly 800 women to stand for election, creating a pipeline of talent ready to enter public life. The Fund also provides a valuable model for further consideration of Government action in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:30:30.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:30:30.103Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4139
star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1141756
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Candidates: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 plans the Government has to encourage more candidates with disabilities to stand for elected office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 281591 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with disability organisations to help political parties better support disabled candidates. In December 2018, the Government launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund, which provides grants that cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, my Honourable Friend the Minister for the Constitution, passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 International Women's Day: Expenditure 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 much the Government spent on celebrations for International Women's day in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 281673 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon. Friend for Shipley to the answer I gave him today, UIN: 291337.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T13:12:09.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:12:09.617Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1143660
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 EnAble Fund for Elected Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 candidates have been supported through the EnAble Fund for Elected Office; how much of the £250,000 budget has been allocated; and what the average grant allocated is since the introduction of the scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 285158 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is a £250,000 interim fund and is available until March 2020 or until the £250,000 budget is exhausted. The Fund supported around 40 candidates at May’s local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:31:58.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:31:58.147Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
star this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1146498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 International Women's Day 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 much the Government have spent on celebrations for International Women's day in each year since 2015. 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 291337 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office does not collect or hold information regarding spend across government on International Women’s Day. It is for individual departments to decide if and how to celebrate this day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T13:08:06.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:08:06.083Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1139798
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: LGBT People 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, whether her Department has made an assessment of any potential discrepancies in rates of pay between heterosexual and non-heterosexual workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 278331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not currently collect data on differences in pay for LGBT vs non-LGBT staff. There is likely to be variation in the extent to which organisations collect this information about their staff. As part of the LGBT Action Plan, the Government Equalities Office is working with the Office for National Statistics and the Government Statistical Service on a cross-government project to develop monitoring standards for sexual orientation and gender identity across central government. These standards will be freely available to the wider public and private sectors, which will enable organisations to introduce measures, such as monitoring the LGBT pay gap, if they so wish.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T10:01:51.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T10:01:51.483Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this