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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 Business: Females 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Government Equalities Office press release of 13 May 2014 entitled £1 million to help women start or grow their own business, whether that sum will be drawn from the budget of the Super Connected Cities programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 199322 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The £1 million Woman and Broadband Challenge Fund is additional to the Super Connected Cities programme. It will support local activity to help women take advantage of the Government's investment in superfast broadband to set-up or grow their business. The 40 broadband projects in England already delivering the Superfast Broadband Programme are invited to submit bids to the Fund.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:16:45.4704695Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:16:45.4704695Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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 Racial Discrimination 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 tackle race inequality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
star this property uin 902392 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 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister outlined his 2020 vision last Spring, which set out challenging Government targets across Whitehall to increase BAME opportunities, including take-up of apprenticeships, employment, and recruitment in the police and armed forces.</p><p>On 26 October many of the country’s top employers, including the Civil Service, committed to ‘name blind’ recruitment processes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T16:27:43.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T16:27:43.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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 Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation 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 the Government is taking to tackle (a) forced marriage and (b) female genital mutilation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston and Surbiton more like this
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James Berry more like this
star this property uin 900728 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Girl Summit, hosted by the Prime Minister and UNICEF in July 2014, underlined the United Kingdom’s leadership in stamping out forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).</p><p>We made forced marriage a criminal offence and the first conviction was secured last month. We also introduced a package of new measures to tackle FGM through the Serious Crime Act 2015 including victim anonymity, mandatory reporting of FGM, a new offence of parental liability and the introduction of FGM protection orders.</p><p>The Government recognises that legislation alone is not enough to tackle FGM and forced marriage, and our specialist FGM and Forced Marriage Units lead and deliver wide-ranging prevention and awareness-raising work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T16:28:06.303Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T16:28:06.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Berry more like this
444774
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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 Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes 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 she has had with her ministerial colleagues on securing long-term funding for domestic violence services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 903020 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 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has already announced £40m of funding for domestic abuse services between 2016 and 2020, as well as a £2m grant to Women’s Aid and Safelives to support early intervention.</p><p>We will shortly publish a refreshed cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy setting out how we will do more still to secure long-term funding for domestic violence services and support for all victims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-01-14T17:26:59.16Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T17:26:59.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 she has had with the Secretary of State for Home Affairs on the number of pregnant women who have been detained for immigration purposes since central recording statistics on such cases began and the outcomes of their detention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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Neil Coyle more like this
star this property uin 905126 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 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
star this property answer text <p>The detention of pregnant women under Immigration Act powers occurs only in very limited situations, either where there is a clear prospect of early removal or in very exceptional circumstances. Very few pregnant women are detained. Central recording of the number of detained women who have disclosed their pregnancy started in August 2015. Options for the collection of wider data on pregnant women is being considered as part of the Immigration Act 2016 implementation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2016-05-31T11:44:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T11:44:33.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Coyle more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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 Sanitary Protection: VAT 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 progress the Government is making on negotiating the removal of VAT on women's sanitary products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
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Christian Matheson more like this
star this property uin 903022 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 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>I have written to the European Commission and other Member States setting out our strong view that Member States should have full discretion over what rate of VAT they can apply to sanitary products, and that this should be considered in the context of the Commission’s Action Plan on VAT, which is now expected to be published in March 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-01-14T14:11:56.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T14:11:56.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Government Equalities Office: Brexit 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 staff in the Government Equalities Office have responsibilities relating to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 5512 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>About ten staff in the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and its legal advisers, particularly those dealing with equalities legislation and international matters, work as necessary on the UK leaving the EU, though none are employed full-time on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T16:31:42.883Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T16:31:42.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 Government Equalities Office: Welsh Language 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, which online services provided by her Department are available in the Welsh language on request only. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 6661 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 2017-09-08more like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that the needs of Welsh language speakers are recognised and met, in accordance with the requirements of departmental Welsh Language Schemes. All of the online services provided by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), such as advice and guidance documents that are relevant to Wales, are available in Welsh. The EHRC is working to make all of its online content available in Welsh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T12:05:28.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T12:05:28.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 Government Equalities Office: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 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 estimate her Department has made of the potential number of Acts or parts of Acts that will be subject to repeal as a result of provisions in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 6656 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 2017-09-08more like thismore than 2017-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Government departments have been analysing the UK statute book and directly applicable EU law in their areas of responsibility to enable an assessment of the scale of the changes needed. This is likely to include the repeal, but also the amendment, of provisions in Acts but we are not in a position to give a sense of scale at this time.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government White Paper on the Repeal Bill, <em>Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union</em>, published on 30 March 2017, we estimated around 800 - 1,000 EU-exit related Statutory Instruments will be required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-09-08T12:07:41.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-08T12:07:41.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-08more like thismore than 2017-09-08
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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: Behavioural Insights Team 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 much her Department has paid to the Behavioural Insights Team in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 9679 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 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Payments made by the Government Equalities Office for services supplied by the Behavioural Insights Team over this period are in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>£12,488 (plus VAT)</p></td><td><p>£330 (plus VAT)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T08:12:08.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T08:12:08.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this