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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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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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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
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
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 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
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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 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
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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 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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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1131371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Government Equalities Office: 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 progress has been made on the Government Equalities Office review of its engagement with women and women's organisations; and when she plans to publish the findings of that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 263099 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>The former Minister for Women and Equalities, my Rt Hon. Friend for Portsmouth North, told the Women and Equalities Select Committee in December 2018 she had commissioned a programme to enable the Equalities Office to better engage with women’s organisations.This was a programme of work and not a formal review of engagement. The programme is reaching organisations across the country and includes a City Listening project in Bristol, Leicester and Leeds where forums are being held for women to make their voices better heard by policy makers.</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 2019-10-08T16:03:47.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:03:47.827Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1489
star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler 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
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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 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
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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 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
star this property tabling member printed
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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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
star this property tabling member printed
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
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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 Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Churches: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions the Government has had with the (a) Church of England, (b) Church in Wales and (c) Church of Scotland on those bodies' exemption from equality legislation in terms of (i) appointments and (ii) provision of services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 277266 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 has recently held discussions with the Church of England, and written to the Church in Wales, about exemptions for hosting opposite-sex civil partnerships on religious premises. We have had no discussions with the Church of Scotland on this matter as the legislation covers England and Wales only.</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 2019-10-04T12:41:16.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:41:16.53Z
star this property answering member
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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 Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 EnAble Fund for Elected 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 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
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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 Cat Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking, in addition the £5 million centenary fund, to ensure women and underrepresented groups are better represented in public life. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 264738 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>Political parties are responsible for greater diversity amongst their candidates.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with them to better support their disabled candidates. Whilst this is ongoing we launched the £250,000 interim EnAble Fund. The fund supported around 40 disabled candidates in the local elections in May. 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>The Centenary Fund supported nearly 320 projects including events encouraging nearly 800 women to stand for election, creating a pipeline of talent ready to enter public life.</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 2019-10-04T12:39:23.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:39:23.573Z
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 Dawn Butler more like this