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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Monuments: Parliament Square more like this
unstar 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 of the £5 million announced in the Spring Budget 2017 to commemorate the centenary of votes for women will be spent on the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 106441 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The £5m funding is available for projects across England to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, educate young people about democracy and encourage women to get involved in politics at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is in the process of agreeing how the Centenary Fund will be allocated. Given the limited time available and the size of the fund, a full public consultation was not feasible. Instead, we chose to consult widely with women’s organisations and non-governmental organisations on how the Government could support projects next year.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in April this year, the first statue of Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the suffrage movement, was erected in Parliament Square and funded from the £5 million Centenary Fund. Government has contributed just over £706,000 towards the statue’s costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are setting up a £1.5million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme specifically to support local and community groups across the regions of England to celebrate the centenary. This grant scheme has two funding streams: the small grants stream has a ceiling of £2,000 to support small local celebratory events. The larger grant stream will cover projects from £2,000 to £125,000 that will principally focus on increasing young people’s understanding and engagement with democracy as well as encouraging women to participate in public life. There will be a grant administrator to oversee the scheme which will be opening soon.‎ I have written to all members of the House to alert them to our plans and will be writing again when the scheme opens.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing plans for supporting the reach, impact and legacy of existing centenary activities in a number of cities across England that have a strong suffrage history.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett formula has been applied to this funding in the usual way and it is for the devolved administrations to decide how they choose to mark the centenary.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
106442 more like this
106443 more like this
106444 more like this
106461 more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T11:40:29.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T11:40:29.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
767686
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Voting Rights more like this
unstar 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 opportunities organisations and campaigns have had to bid for any of the £5 million dedicated to commemorating 100 years of women's suffrage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 106442 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The £5m funding is available for projects across England to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, educate young people about democracy and encourage women to get involved in politics at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is in the process of agreeing how the Centenary Fund will be allocated. Given the limited time available and the size of the fund, a full public consultation was not feasible. Instead, we chose to consult widely with women’s organisations and non-governmental organisations on how the Government could support projects next year.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in April this year, the first statue of Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the suffrage movement, was erected in Parliament Square and funded from the £5 million Centenary Fund. Government has contributed just over £706,000 towards the statue’s costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are setting up a £1.5million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme specifically to support local and community groups across the regions of England to celebrate the centenary. This grant scheme has two funding streams: the small grants stream has a ceiling of £2,000 to support small local celebratory events. The larger grant stream will cover projects from £2,000 to £125,000 that will principally focus on increasing young people’s understanding and engagement with democracy as well as encouraging women to participate in public life. There will be a grant administrator to oversee the scheme which will be opening soon.‎ I have written to all members of the House to alert them to our plans and will be writing again when the scheme opens.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing plans for supporting the reach, impact and legacy of existing centenary activities in a number of cities across England that have a strong suffrage history.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett formula has been applied to this funding in the usual way and it is for the devolved administrations to decide how they choose to mark the centenary.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
106441 more like this
106443 more like this
106444 more like this
106461 more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T11:40:29.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T11:40:29.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
767687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Voting Rights more like this
unstar 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 public consultation took place on how the £5 million announced in the Spring Budget 2017 to commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage should be spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 106443 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The £5m funding is available for projects across England to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, educate young people about democracy and encourage women to get involved in politics at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is in the process of agreeing how the Centenary Fund will be allocated. Given the limited time available and the size of the fund, a full public consultation was not feasible. Instead, we chose to consult widely with women’s organisations and non-governmental organisations on how the Government could support projects next year.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in April this year, the first statue of Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the suffrage movement, was erected in Parliament Square and funded from the £5 million Centenary Fund. Government has contributed just over £706,000 towards the statue’s costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are setting up a £1.5million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme specifically to support local and community groups across the regions of England to celebrate the centenary. This grant scheme has two funding streams: the small grants stream has a ceiling of £2,000 to support small local celebratory events. The larger grant stream will cover projects from £2,000 to £125,000 that will principally focus on increasing young people’s understanding and engagement with democracy as well as encouraging women to participate in public life. There will be a grant administrator to oversee the scheme which will be opening soon.‎ I have written to all members of the House to alert them to our plans and will be writing again when the scheme opens.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing plans for supporting the reach, impact and legacy of existing centenary activities in a number of cities across England that have a strong suffrage history.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett formula has been applied to this funding in the usual way and it is for the devolved administrations to decide how they choose to mark the centenary.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
106441 more like this
106442 more like this
106444 more like this
106461 more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.06Z
star this property answering member
1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
star this property tabling member
1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
767688
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Voting Rights more like this
unstar 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, how much of the £5 million announced in the Spring Budget 2017 to commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage has been spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 106444 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The £5m funding is available for projects across England to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, educate young people about democracy and encourage women to get involved in politics at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is in the process of agreeing how the Centenary Fund will be allocated. Given the limited time available and the size of the fund, a full public consultation was not feasible. Instead, we chose to consult widely with women’s organisations and non-governmental organisations on how the Government could support projects next year.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in April this year, the first statue of Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the suffrage movement, was erected in Parliament Square and funded from the £5 million Centenary Fund. Government has contributed just over £706,000 towards the statue’s costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are setting up a £1.5million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme specifically to support local and community groups across the regions of England to celebrate the centenary. This grant scheme has two funding streams: the small grants stream has a ceiling of £2,000 to support small local celebratory events. The larger grant stream will cover projects from £2,000 to £125,000 that will principally focus on increasing young people’s understanding and engagement with democracy as well as encouraging women to participate in public life. There will be a grant administrator to oversee the scheme which will be opening soon.‎ I have written to all members of the House to alert them to our plans and will be writing again when the scheme opens.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing plans for supporting the reach, impact and legacy of existing centenary activities in a number of cities across England that have a strong suffrage history.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett formula has been applied to this funding in the usual way and it is for the devolved administrations to decide how they choose to mark the centenary.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
106441 more like this
106442 more like this
106443 more like this
106461 more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
star this property tabling member
1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
767689
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Voting Rights more like this
unstar 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 funding per region and constituent part of the country has been allocated to mark the centenary of votes for women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 106461 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The £5m funding is available for projects across England to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, educate young people about democracy and encourage women to get involved in politics at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is in the process of agreeing how the Centenary Fund will be allocated. Given the limited time available and the size of the fund, a full public consultation was not feasible. Instead, we chose to consult widely with women’s organisations and non-governmental organisations on how the Government could support projects next year.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in April this year, the first statue of Millicent Fawcett, a leader of the suffrage movement, was erected in Parliament Square and funded from the £5 million Centenary Fund. Government has contributed just over £706,000 towards the statue’s costs.</p><p> </p><p>We are setting up a £1.5million Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme specifically to support local and community groups across the regions of England to celebrate the centenary. This grant scheme has two funding streams: the small grants stream has a ceiling of £2,000 to support small local celebratory events. The larger grant stream will cover projects from £2,000 to £125,000 that will principally focus on increasing young people’s understanding and engagement with democracy as well as encouraging women to participate in public life. There will be a grant administrator to oversee the scheme which will be opening soon.‎ I have written to all members of the House to alert them to our plans and will be writing again when the scheme opens.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing plans for supporting the reach, impact and legacy of existing centenary activities in a number of cities across England that have a strong suffrage history.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett formula has been applied to this funding in the usual way and it is for the devolved administrations to decide how they choose to mark the centenary.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
106441 more like this
106442 more like this
106443 more like this
106444 more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T11:40:30.2Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
768203
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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
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
unstar 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 the Government Equalities Office's estimate is of the amount of EU legislation and regulation that can be incorporated into UK law without amendment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 107003 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 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has overall responsibility for the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Equality Act 2006, the Equality Act 2010 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) 2013.</p><p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. This will ensure that, wherever possible, the same rules and laws will apply the day after exit as they did before.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is still making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The Department for Exiting the European Union are working closely with departments across Government, including GEO, to ensure we make the changes required to deliver a functioning statute book on exit in the most efficient manner possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-10-18T16:40:10.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-18T16:40:10.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
unstar 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 plans her Department has to help the UK make progress towards meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.5. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 107924 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 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government was at the forefront of negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to their implementation in the UK.</p><p>We have set up a £5 million fund to mark the centenary of voting rights for women in 2018. The fund will support projects that raise awareness of this milestone and that also celebrate our diverse political system.</p><p>Furthermore, we are supporting the work of the Hampton Alexander Review and the Women’s Business Council which foster the talent of women within the workforce.</p><p>In 2016-2017, 48.5% of new public appointments were women which is the highest number of female appointments in the last decade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:38:27.74Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:38:27.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
771620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Females more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of trends in the level of female hon. Members; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 107977 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 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
star this property answer text <p>In the 2017 general election 208 women were elected Members of Parliament, an increase of almost 9% from 191 women at the 2015 election. The government agrees we would like to see more women elected so that Parliament can more accurately represent the diverse British public that it serves.</p><p> </p><p>The government is looking at ways to support political parties to increase the numbers of women Parliamentary and local council candidates, including with guidance and academic research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-10-19T16:39:41.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-19T16:39:41.167Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
star this property tabling member
4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
772315
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Directors more like this
unstar 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 meet the Government's target of women making up 33 per cent of FTSE 350 boards by 2020. 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 108146 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 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, the number of women on FTSE 350 boards has more than doubled and we now have the highest ever percentage of women on boards – over 24% in the FTSE 350. We also have only eight all-male boards remaining in the FTSE 350, and none in the FTSE 100. We are supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review to meet their target of women holding 33% of FTSE 100 senior leadership positions and 33% of FTSE 350 board positions. The Hampton-Alexander Review will report on 9 November regarding progress over the last 12 months of women on boards for FTSE 350 companies.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with businesses to highlight the benefits they gain from a more diverse board membership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T13:31:18.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T13:31:18.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
776263
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion Act 1967: Anniversaries more like this
unstar 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 events that she and Ministers at the Government Equalities Office attended to mark the 50th anniversary of passing of the Abortion Act. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 109071 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 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>My Rt hon. Friend, the Minister for Women and Equalities has not attended any events to mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act.</p><p> </p><p>Government Equalities Office Ministers, including myself and My Rt hon. Friend, the Minister of State for School Standards and Minister for Equalities, have not attended any such events either.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-11-01T17:48:14.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T17:48:14.547Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this