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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the legislation implementing civil partnerships for opposite sex couples will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL15446 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 requires the Government to make regulations that extend eligibility to form a civil partnership to opposite-sex couples by no later than 31<sup> </sup>December 2019. The Government is working hard to ensure regulations are in place as place as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Gender more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pay gap; when they estimate that gap to close; and what steps they are taking to hasten the closure of that gap. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14518 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The rate at which the gender pay gap will narrow is dependent on a large number of complex factors but this government is working hard to help employers close the gap as soon as possible. Whilst we are pleased that the gap is at a record low of 17.9%, having dropped by 9.6 percentage points since 1997, there is more to do to ensure this progress continues.</p><p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We are now supporting employers to develop action plans and take effective steps to reduce their gaps.</p><p>The government is also:</p><p>- Spending around £6billion in 2019-20 on childcare support and we have already doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p>- Set up a taskforce to make flexible working a possibility for all employees; and last year ran a £1.5million campaign promoting Shared Parental Leave.</p><p>- Supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review, aiming to get more women into senior leadership positions and improve gender diversity in the executive pipeline.</p><p>Taking steps to break down gender stereotypes, including funding programmes in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the Equality Act 2010 to prevent fully the discrimination against, and the exclusion of, people with assistance dogs, in the form of denial of access to taxis and minicabs, shops and restaurants by those without health-related exemption certificates. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL13526 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>It is already illegal for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers to refuse to carry an assistance dog or to charge their owner more for a journey. Local licensing authorities should ensure that drivers are aware of their duties, and that appropriate action, including prosecution, is taken where non-compliance is identified.</p><p> </p><p>There is also already a legal duty for service providers to provide reasonable adjustments to disabled people so that they are not put at a significant disadvantage compared to non-disabled people, which may include allowing access for assistance dogs where animals would not normally be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Disability Issues has been facilitating the assistance dog sector to work together to look at access and supply issues, with a view to creating an accredited UK standard. This work is ongoing but if a standard can be achieved this should reduce the likelihood of access refusals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 January (HL Deb, col 453), when the details of their consultation exercise on civil partnerships will be announced. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL13068 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Our consultation on civil partnerships will issue later this year. It will relate to issues concerning opposite-sex civil partnerships for intimate partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in October; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL12470 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We intend to consult, during 2019, on the planned reforms to allow opposite-sex couples to form a civil partnership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Families more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Government Equalities Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they have published the outcome of any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL11019 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-07more like thismore than 2018-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Ministers. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-07T16:58:46.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-07T16:58:46.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality Act 2010 in order to improve the provision of assistance for people with such conditions. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10628 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for any person with a condition that meets the Act’s definition of disability – that is, “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-day activities.”</p><p> </p><p>The 2010 Act does not, except in a few specific instances, mention by name the conditions that automatically fall within the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>This is because in most cases, it is <em>the impact on the person’s life that is the qualifying criteria rather than the condition itself</em>. The only specified disabilities in the Act are <em>Cancer</em>, <em>HIV</em> and <em>Multiple</em> <em>Sclerosis</em>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake any consultation before bringing forward proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; if so, which stakeholders they plan to consult; and what is the timetable. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL10457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong and we are not willing to let it continue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the LGBT Action Plan, we have committed to bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. We have committed to consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting these practices whether they are occurring in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.</p><p> </p><p>This is a complex issue that we will be approaching sensitively. We intend to engage widely before bringing forward proposals, and we will consult on the final package to ensure that the actions we take are effective and have broad support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Females more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, cols 527–528), what steps they have taken to consult political parties on increasing the number of women who stand as candidates for political and public office; and what have been the results of any such consultations. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has met with a range of representatives from political parties to consider what could help to increase the number of women standing for elected office. As part of the response to this the Centenary Fund supported an Ask Her to Stand event in London. 350 women who are interested in standing for elected office heard from women politicians from the main parties and took part in workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government Equalities Office has been funding projects through the Government’s £5m Suffrage Centenary Fund that help deliver our aim to increase women’s participation in politics.</p><p> </p><p>Some of these projects are providing women with practical training in political skills – for example a political leadership programme for women in Bradford and Birmingham, and training in public speaking and media relations for women in the East Midlands, West Midlands and London.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this