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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Debates more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she now considers the advisory time limit on speeches in debates should be compulsory, and if so, what recommendations she will bring forward for enforcement of the limit. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4324 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is already open to the House to time-limit debates in the Chamber or Grand Committee to a specific number of hours, with attendant compulsory time limits for speakers (Companion to the Standing Orders, Paras. 6.65-6.66). As this facility is already available, I do not plan to bring forward additional proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T17:52:14.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T17:52:14.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
435710
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote gender, orientation and ethnic diversity in the workplace, in particular in the architecture profession. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4285 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This government is committed to promoting equality in all professions, including architecture. The Equality Act 2010 provides a strong legislative framework to prevent and tackle discrimination, harassment, and victimisation in the workplace. The government also funds the Equality and Advisory Support Service, which provides an accessible and inclusive source of advice for people who may have been discriminated against.</p><br /><p>We have committed to closing the gender pay gap in a generation. We will soon require larger employers to publish the difference between the average pay and bonuses of their male and female employees. We are also tackling the root causes of gender pay gap with the introduction of Shared Parental Leave, the extension of flexible working and the offer of 30 hours free childcare.</p><br /><p>The government is proud of its record to support LGB&amp;T people and the UK continues to be recognised as a leader in this area. However, we know there is more to do which is why we have recently published guidance for employers on the recruitment and retention of trans employees in the workplace.</p><br /><p>Finally, the Prime Minister has underlined the government’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in the workplace in his 2020 Vision, in which he made a commitment to increase BME employment by 20% by 2020.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T14:11:47.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T14:11:47.243Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
435711
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 finding in the recent World Bank survey, <i>Women, Business and the Law 2016</i>, that 155 out of 173 countries, including the UK, still have at least one law impeding women’s economic opportunities. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4286 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This report provides an interesting assessment of women's rights around the world, with a particular emphasis on how they are treated under the law. Unsurprisingly the UK is cited as providing a strong legal framework, and further progress that we have made is set out in many areas. We will continue to work with other countries to promote women's rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T13:27:28.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T13:27:28.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
437869
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 why there has not been an improvement in the proportion of female high earners in the UK despite initiatives to reduce the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4571 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <br /><p>New figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the gender pay gap in the UK remains the lowest on record.</p><br /><p>I am proud of our achievements, but recognise there is still more we must do. To help eliminate the gender pay gap within a generation, we are requiring larger employers to publish information about their gender pay gaps and bonuses. We are also working with business to support and promote Lord Davies’ target of 33% of women on boards in the FTSE 350 by 2020.</p><br /><p>The government is also introducing new regulations that will require larger employers to publish their gender pay gap information. This will encourage companies to take action and drive change on this important issue</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T14:39:15.843Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T14:39:15.843Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
436033
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star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Audit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the legal requirements for auditing school budgets in local authority schools. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4329 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Scheme for Financing Schools statutory guidance requires local authorities to set out the financial relationship between them and the schools they maintain. The scheme contains a provision which places schools within an internal audit regime determined by the authority, and the authority’s external audit regime.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T16:57:41.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T16:57:41.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
436035
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star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps an academy school is legally required to take if it has a budget deficit. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4331 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>An academy trust is required by its funding agreement with the Secretary of State to balance its budget from each academy financial year to the next. Where the board of trustees of an academy is formally proposing to set a deficit budget for the current financial year, which it is unable to address after unspent funds from previous years are taken into account, it must notify the Education Funding Agency (EFA) within 14 days.</p><br /><p>The EFA may issue a trust with a Financial Notice to Improve (FNtI) in cases of a deficit or projected deficit, setting out the actions it requires the trust to take. The trust must comply with all the terms of the FNtI which would include a requirement to implement a recovery plan to secure financial stability.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T16:55:50.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T16:55:50.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
436038
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star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Article 2, section 1(b)(xiv) of EU Regulation 235/2014 and the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education, what action they have taken, and what action they plan to take, ahead of the EU Referendum to ensure that (1) active and engaging European and EU citizenship education is integrated into every primary and secondary school's curriculum, and (2) training for specialist citizenship teachers is included in initial teacher education, and in teachers' continuing professional development. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Schools are aware of their duties regarding impartiality and treatment of political issues. Sections 406 and 407 of the Education Act 1996 require maintained schools to prevent political indoctrination and secure the balanced treatment of political issues. The new national curriculum includes an improved programme of study for citizenship education at key stages 3 and 4, which is organised around core knowledge and democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Pupils are also taught about local, regional, and international governance, and about the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations, and the wider world.</p><p>The Government does not prescribe initial teacher training (ITT) content. However, all ITT courses must ensure that trainee teachers can meet the Teachers’ Standards. This sets clear expectations and defines the minimum level of practice expected of teachers in England. The standards require all teachers and trainees to have secure knowledge of relevant subject and curriculum areas and demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in them. Ofsted inspects the quality of ITT against the Teachers’ Standards and no trainee can be recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS) until they have met the Standards in full at the appropriate level. Schools and headteachers are best placed to determine which development activities will be most beneficial for their schools and we expect them to lead on the development of their teachers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T16:56:55.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T16:56:55.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
435706
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 Lord Faulks on 18 November (HL Deb, col 132), whether they have commended the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to the Northern Ireland Executive; and if not, what are the reasons behind the decision not to do so. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL4281 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government has demonstrated its commitment tomarriagefor same sex couples by introducing it for England and Wales, and haswelcomedits introduction in other jurisdictions.</p><br /><p>The UK Government recognises and respects the devolution settlement in Northern Ireland. The constitutional arrangements in place mean that any decision to extend marriage to same-sex couples in Northern Ireland is a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T14:23:30.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T14:23:30.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
436569
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star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Politics: GCE A-level more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for removing the study of feminism and gender equality from the A-level Politics curriculum. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL4403 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>A public consultation on reformed content for politics AS and A level closed on 15 December. The proposed new content for politics A level will require all students to study core political theories. This is an improvement on the current system which does not require students to study any political ideologies, including feminism.</p><br /><p>We are analysing the responses to the consultation and have started work with the exam boards to develop the content in light of the views expressed. We will listen carefully to the views of the sector and the wider public as part of this full consultation process.</p><br /><p>Exam boards will continue to set the detailed content of qualifications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T17:13:21.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T17:13:21.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
437845
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 December (HL3647), why they have not yet published the 2014 feasibility study on caste discrimination. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL4547 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are currently considering the conclusions and recommendations of the caste feasibility study as part of our wider consideration of the implications of the <em>Tirkey v Chandok</em> tribunal judgments. As I said in my reply of 1 December, we will keep the House informed of further developments on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T14:28:37.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T14:28:37.617Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this