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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
unstar this property house id 2 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 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 date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden 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
unstar this property house id 2 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 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden 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
unstar this property house id 2 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 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian 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
unstar this property house id 2 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 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
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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
unstar this property house id 2 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 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 date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken research on the equalities impact of potential discrimination by lettings agents which exclusively prevents applications for private lettings from people who are in receipt of benefits administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17571 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not undertaken research into this issue. We are however clear that landlords and agents should look at all potential and existing tenants claiming housing benefit on an individual basis, regardless of whether or not they are in receipt of benefits. The How to Let and How to Rent guides help landlords, agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Any tenant or prospective tenant who believes they may have been unlawfully discriminated against should contact the Equality Advisory Support Service on 0808 800 0082 (text phone 0808 800 0084).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Z
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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 Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Public Sector: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the workings of the Public Sector Equality Duty. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL17775 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 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s report on ‘Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC’, which includes recommendations relating to the Public Sector Equality Duty. We will be responding to this report in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-09-27T13:23:34.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-27T13:23:34.053Z
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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 Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to identify the cause of the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL18021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government introduced ground-breaking regulations in 2017 requiring large employers to publish gender pay gap data.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that reporting is just the start; we are committed to ensuring that the UK is an international leader on gender equality research.</p><p> </p><p>This year, we published the Case for Change, an in-depth analysis of how economic gender inequalities develop across people’s lives. In this, we highlight research we published in 2018, led by the University of Manchester, that identified four key drivers of the UK Gender Pay Gap:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Occupational segregation - the types of jobs that women tend to do are less well paid than the types of jobs men do.</p></li><li><p>Industrial segregation - the sectors of the economy that women tend to work in are less well paid than the sectors that men work in.</p></li><li><p>Differences in the ways men and women participate in the labour market - women tend to spend more years out of the labour market undertaking unpaid care work than men, and tend to have fewer years of full-time work experience.</p></li><li><p>Other factors that cannot be explained by the data we have, but could include discrimination, harassment, preferences and choices.</p></li></ul><p>To address these drivers, we published the Gender Equality Roadmap in July, setting out the Government’s vision and actions to address the persistent gendered barriers people face across their lives. Furthermore, our new annual Gender Equality Monitor brings together 24 indicators on gender equality from all areas of life to help us better measure progress over time.</p><p>We are also running two research programmes, Women and Gender Equality and Gender and Behavioural Insights, to develop the evidence base on gender equality in the workplace. Findings from this research is being used to identify practical actions for employers and organisations to support women’s progression in the workplace and reduce their gender pay gap.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to ensure that companies publish their action plans for closing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL534 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Gender Pay Gap among all employees in the UK continues to decline, currently at a record low of 17.3%.</p><p> </p><p>This year, mandatory reporting regulations have seen over 10,000 employers report their gender pay gap for the second time, with around half of all employers in-scope of the regulations publishing action plans.</p><p> </p><p>To close the gap entirely we need a much wider cultural change, which can’t be imposed from above. We strongly encourage all employers to publish action plans, prompting discussions about the drivers of the pay gap in their organisations. To support employers, we have published advice on how to diagnose their gaps and develop an effective action plan, alongside evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap. We actively disseminate this guidance to employers throughout the year to ensure they have the information they need to create an action plan.</p><p> </p><p>This position is kept under review. If we do not think that employers are making enough progress, we will act.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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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 UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to nominate any UK women for vacancies arising in 2018 on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL4468 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 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering whether to nominate a UK candidate for vacancies arising on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T15:10:21.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T15:10:21.76Z
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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 Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this