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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Representation of the People Act 1918: 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 how funding announced in the Spring 2017 Budget to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 116916 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In the Budget my Rt hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that £1.2 million of the centenary fund will go directly to seven Centenary Cities and towns in England with a strong suffrage history, to strengthen the reach and legacy of regional activity to inspire a new generation with this story.</p><p>A further £1.5 million will be available to organisations and communities through a grants scheme. The Government Equalities Office (GEO) have appointed a grant administrator to oversee the application and award process and I will write to all Members with details of the scheme including application criteria shortly.</p><p>The rest of the £5 million fund will be spent on a statue of Millicent Fawcett, to be erected in Parliament Square; on activities to increase young people’s engagement with democracy; and on activities to increase women’s engagement with political representation. GEO will announce further details in due course.</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 2017-12-05T17:56:53.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:56:53.533Z
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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 Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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: Procurement 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 many contracts put out to tender by the Government Equalities Office were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year since 2010. 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 1253 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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on contracts awarded by the Government Equalities Office is only available from 2014-15, and is as shown in the table:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Contracts awarded by Government Equalities Office</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Charities</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Social Enterprises (and similar “Not for Profit” bodies) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2017-07-05T16:23:25.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:23:25.14Z
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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 Jon Trickett 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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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
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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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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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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 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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Menopause 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 make it her policy to issue guidance on supporting the needs of menopausal women in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
star this property uin 112521 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supporting working women at all stages in their lives. The Women’s Business Council, a Government backed, business-led initiative, has held an action group that focuses specifically on removing the challenges within the workplace for older workers. It also helps employers to support working women living through the menopause.</p><p> </p><p>‘The Age of Success’ toolkit includes practical information and advice for businesses to support the needs of menopausal women in the workplace. This will be published on 24 November 2017 on the Women’s Business Council website: <a href="http://womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/toolkits/" target="_blank">http://womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/toolkits/</a>.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 112524 more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T18:42:11.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T18:42:11.377Z
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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 Carolyn Harris more like this
788647
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Menopause 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 make it her policy to issue guidance on training for staff to support working women who are living through the menopause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
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Carolyn Harris more like this
star this property uin 112524 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supporting working women at all stages in their lives. The Women’s Business Council, a Government backed, business-led initiative, has held an action group that focuses specifically on removing the challenges within the workplace for older workers. It also helps employers to support working women living through the menopause.</p><p> </p><p>‘The Age of Success’ toolkit includes practical information and advice for businesses to support the needs of menopausal women in the workplace. This will be published on 24 November 2017 on the Women’s Business Council website: <a href="http://womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/toolkits/" target="_blank">http://womensbusinesscouncil.co.uk/toolkits/</a>.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 112521 more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T18:42:11.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T18:42:11.297Z
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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 Carolyn Harris 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
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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 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
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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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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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 Equal Pay 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, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2017 to Question 902535, on Equal Pay, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of requiring all larger employers to publish their gender pay gap on reducing that pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 118536 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>The government is determined to close the gender pay gap, which is currently at 18.4%. A full assessment was published that set out the expected impact of new regulations which introduced mandatory gender pay gap reporting:</p><p><a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/245/pdfs/ukia_20160245_en.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2016/245/pdfs/ukia_20160245_en.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The department recently published research on the action larger employers are taking to close the gender pay gaps within their organisations:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gender-pay-gap-employers-action-and-understanding" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gender-pay-gap-employers-action-and-understanding</a>.</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 2017-12-14T17:54:11.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:54:11.773Z
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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 Peter Bone more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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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 Gender Recognition 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 117778, on gender recognition, what steps her Department has taken to ensure the correct application of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 120659 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 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property answer text <p>We will soon launch a broad consultation on amending this Act. The consultation will focus on making the process of legally changing gender less bureaucratic and intrusive for transgender people. We will engage with businesses and employers during the consultation to gain their views.</p><p> </p><p>As the Minister for Women and Equalities only acquired responsibility for the Gender Recognition Act on 16 November 2017 from the Ministry of Justice, no prior consideration had been made by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office, however, issued guidance on supporting transgender employers in the workplace in November 2015. This included a section on the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service also recently updated its advice to employers on managing transgender staff.</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 2018-01-09T13:44:17.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-09T13:44:17.94Z
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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 Tonia Antoniazzi more like this