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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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: Staff 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, if she will publish the number of staff employed by the Government Equalities Office by (a) grade and (b) policy areas those staff are assigned to. 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 262297 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>As at 14 June 2019, GEO has 110 staff in post (107 FTE).</p><p> </p><p>GEO staff work on a range of priority areas, including work to empower all women to reach their full potential, advancing equality for LGBT people, ensuring our laws protect equality and provide equal rights and driving forward work to put qualities at the heart of government.</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 2019-07-25T09:27:01.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T09:27:01.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1137503
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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 LGBT People: Religion 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 she has taken to promote LGBTQ+ rights in the religious community. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 274440 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government will always protect people’s legitimate right to free speech, to be themselves and to practise their religion within the law.</p><p> </p><p>These values are fundamental but we will not shy away from challenging cultures and practices that are harmful to individuals or hold them back from making the most of the opportunities of living in modern Britain.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2018, we launched the LGBT Action Plan, setting out comprehensive commitments on LGBT equality. These actions aim to help all LGBT people, of all backgrounds and faiths, reach their full potential.</p><p> </p><p>From our commitment to end conversion therapy to using behavioural insights to tackle deep-seated prejudices, this government is committed to building a society that works for everyone, regardless of faith, sexual orientation or gender identity.</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 2019-07-25T09:25:43.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T09:25:43.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1138423
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Business: Equality 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 she is taking to increase diversity across all levels of FTSE 100 companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 276168 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the business community through the Business Diversity and Inclusion Group to coordinate action to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Government has commissioned and supports several business-led, independent reviews on promoting diversity. These include the Hampton-Alexander Review which has a 33% target for women on boards and in senior leadership positions across the FTSE 350 by 2020. Also the Parker Review to increase the ethnic diversity of FTSE 350 boards by 2024.</p><p>These reviews form part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which aims to build an economy that works for all.</p><p>Women hold a higher percentage of senior leadership positions than ever before with 32.3% of women on FTSE 100 boards.</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 2019-07-25T09:25:18.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T09:25:18.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1138968
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 Government Equalities Office: Written Questions 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, when she plans to respond to Question 267246 on Employment: Disability, tabled by the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington on 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
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Matt Western more like this
star this property uin 277263 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>I have today responded to the hon. Member's Question 267246.</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 2019-07-23T14:57:40.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:40.517Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1136517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Assistance Animals 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, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the recommendations in the report by the charity Guide Dogs entitled, Access denied: a report into the frequency and impact of access refusals on assistance dog owners in 2019, on the establishment of an equality ombudsman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272844 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on businesses and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to improve disabled people’s access to goods and services so they are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This reasonable adjustment duty is an anticipatory duty therefore those who provide goods, facilities and services to members of the public are expected to anticipate the reasonable adjustments that disabled customers may require, including auxiliary aids.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act. In 2017, the EHRC published two pieces of guidance - a guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties to assistance dog owners, and a guide to help tourism businesses welcome people with access requirements. The EHRC also supports disabled individuals who have experienced discrimination to take their cases to court. The EHRC has delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. In 2017/18 it offered disabled groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment, education and public services. The EHRC is also increasing its legal capacity to advise on discrimination cases.&quot;</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s view, an equalities ombudsman as recommended by the Guide Dogs report would not usefully add to the EHRC’s functions.</p>
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 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1136242
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Assistance Animals 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, if she will take steps to amend the definition for assistance dog to ensure that it applies to the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 272199 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Section 173(1) of the Equality Act (the Act) already sets out a definition of an assistance dog in relation to those sections of the Act – applicable to taxis and private hire vehicles - which refer to assistance dogs, as follows:</p><p>a dog which has been trained to guide a blind person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained to assist a deaf person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained by a prescribed charity to assist a disabled person who has a disability that consists of epilepsy or otherwise affects the person's mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects;</p><p>a dog of a prescribed category which has been trained to assist a disabled person who has a disability (other than one falling within paragraph (c)) of a prescribed kind;</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 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4267
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1135478
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 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, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 270808 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members.</p><p>We have no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings, and are not supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) [HL] 2017-19 Private Members Bill.</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 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 Employment: 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 steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
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Matt Western more like this
star this property uin 267246 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting people with disabilities in the workplace and The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers with disabled employees, including the requirement to make reasonable adjustments, which may include granting leave related to the employee's disability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled people and those of employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will be different for each employer because of factors such as the practicality and the cost of making the adjustment. A court or tribunal may ultimately make a final decision on whether a particular person meets the definition of disability in the Act and whether an adjustment request is reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>Practical advice on reasonable adjustments is available from a number of sources, including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC’s examples of reasonable adjustments for employers include disability leave.</p><p> </p><p>If a disabled person feels that they have not been treated fairly by an employer, the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers information and advice about discrimination, including disability discrimination. EASS can be contacted by telephone, via an online contact form or by post.</p>
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 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4617
unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Gender Recognition: Children 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, whether people under the age of 18 can transition gender through routes other than under the Gender Recognition Act 2004. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 260601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The only method of legally changing gender is through the process set out in the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This involves applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate, which can then be used to obtain a new birth certificate. This process is only open to those aged 18 and over.</p><p> </p><p>Medical transition is governed by the NHS, and surgery is not available to those under the age of 18. Cross-sex hormones can only be prescribed under strict clinical supervison from the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>Social transition, such as changing the name you are known by, and the pronouns you use, can be done by anyone at any age, and is often subject to a discussion between a child and their parents if it happens before age 18.</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 2019-07-23T11:37:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:37:40.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination 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 recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of the HPV vaccine at sexual health clinics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259224 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has frequent discussions with cabinet colleagues on a range of equalities matters.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Health and Social Care lead on policy relating to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is that there may be considerable benefit in offering the HPV to other individuals who have a similar risk profile to that of the men who have sex with men (MSM) population attending Specialist Sexual Health Services and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics. This wider range includes some MSM aged over 45 years, sex workers, HIV positive women, and HIV positive men.</p><p> </p><p>Clinicians are able to offer vaccinations outside of the national programme using individual clinical judgement, and HPV vaccination could therefore be considered for such individuals on a case-by-case basis.</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 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this