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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Government Equalities Office: 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress has been made on the Government Equalities Office review of its engagement with women and women's organisations; and when she plans to publish the findings of that review. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 263099 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The former Minister for Women and Equalities, my Rt Hon. Friend for Portsmouth North, told the Women and Equalities Select Committee in December 2018 she had commissioned a programme to enable the Equalities Office to better engage with women’s organisations.This was a programme of work and not a formal review of engagement. The programme is reaching organisations across the country and includes a City Listening project in Bristol, Leicester and Leeds where forums are being held for women to make their voices better heard by policy makers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:03:47.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:03:47.827Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1489
star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1145766
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
star this property answering body
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 Period Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits of providing free sanitary products to women on low incomes beyond compulsory school age. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 290759 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>No one should be held back from reaching their potential because of their gender. This is why the former Minister for Women and Equalities, my Rt Hon. Friend for Portsmouth North, announced a cross-sectoral Taskforce that looks beyond those in schools to other vulnerable groups in society. The Taskforce includes an ‘Access for all’ workstream which, as part of its remit, will review existing initiatives designed to provide period products to vulnerable groups, identify gaps and highlight the groups on which potential new interventions should focus. The Taskforce will report on this in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:20:30.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:20:30.867Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4125
star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1147949
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Candidates: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more women to seek elected office. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 293589 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We are clear that Parliament must be representative, and that it is for parties to ensure that they select a diverse range of candidates, and that their selection processes are responsive to known barriers.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Suffrage Centenary Fund supported around 320 projects across the country including events encouraging nearly 800 women to stand for election, creating a pipeline of talent ready to enter public life. The Fund also provides a valuable model for further consideration of Government action in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:30:30.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:30:30.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4139
star this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1130003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Mermaids UK: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether Government funding of Mermaids UK will be reviewed. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 260597 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has not provided direct funding to Mermaids. Mermaids were allocated funding through the LGBT Consortium on the Anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme 2016-2019 and this funding ceased at the end of the programme in March 2019. A separate extension to this programme was retendered from January 2019 to March 2020 and Mermaids did not receive any funding through this process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:47:17.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:47:17.147Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1545
star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1132278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 Females: Public Appointments 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 her Department is taking, in addition the £5 million centenary fund, to ensure women and underrepresented groups are better represented in public life. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 264738 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>Political parties are responsible for greater diversity amongst their candidates.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with them to better support their disabled candidates. Whilst this is ongoing we launched the £250,000 interim EnAble Fund. The fund supported around 40 disabled candidates in the local elections in May. We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p>The Centenary Fund supported nearly 320 projects including events encouraging nearly 800 women to stand for election, creating a pipeline of talent ready to enter public life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:39:23.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:39:23.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1136693
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Windrush Generation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to support the Home Office in its internal investigation into the causes of the Windrush scandal. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 272952 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon. Friend the Home Secretary commissioned a lessons-learned review to consider the key policy and operational decisions that affected the Windrush generation and appointed Wendy Williams as its independent advisor. We understand that Wendy Williams has been considering a great deal of material during the course of the review and has spoken with a wide range of people. The government will publish her report following its receipt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:45:01.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:45:01.007Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1138982
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions the Government has had with the (a) Church of England, (b) Church in Wales and (c) Church of Scotland on those bodies' exemption from equality legislation in terms of (i) appointments and (ii) provision of services. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 277266 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has recently held discussions with the Church of England, and written to the Church in Wales, about exemptions for hosting opposite-sex civil partnerships on religious premises. We have had no discussions with the Church of Scotland on this matter as the legislation covers England and Wales only.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:41:16.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:41:16.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
1141756
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Candidates: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to encourage more candidates with disabilities to stand for elected office. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 281591 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with disability organisations to help political parties better support disabled candidates. In December 2018, the Government launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund, which provides grants that cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, my Honourable Friend the Minister for the Constitution, passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:36:25.047Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 International Women's Day: Expenditure 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 the Government spent on celebrations for International Women's day in each year since 2015. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 281673 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon. Friend for Shipley to the answer I gave him today, UIN: 291337.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T13:12:09.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T13:12:09.617Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1143660
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading EnAble Fund for Elected Office 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 candidates have been supported through the EnAble Fund for Elected Office; how much of the £250,000 budget has been allocated; and what the average grant allocated is since the introduction of the scheme. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 285158 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 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
star this property answer text <p>The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is a £250,000 interim fund and is available until March 2020 or until the £250,000 budget is exhausted. The Fund supported around 40 candidates at May’s local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned an independent evaluation, which will include assessments of average grants made and will be published after the Fund has closed next year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-04T12:31:58.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T12:31:58.147Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this