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47442
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many copies of the Women's Engagement newsletter have been produced since 2011; what was the reach and circulation; whether an evaluation has been made of the value of the work; and, if so, what were the results. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Prosser more like this
uin HL6674 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p> </p><p>The women's engagement newsletter was produced quarterly in 2011/12 and in 2013 its distribution increased to bi-monthly. From May 2011- December 2012 10 newsletters were published. In 2013, 6 newsletters were published.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there are approximately 2,200 individuals and organisations signed up to receive the newsletter and we know that a number of organisations disseminate the newsletter throughout their membership. Subscribers to the newsletter include some of the largest women's organisations, such as the Women's Institute, who have a membership of over 212,000.</p><p> </p><p>A reader survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2013 and we will publish the results shortly. The headline responses show that:</p><p> </p><p>· 83% of respondents liked the new design of the newsletter and 94% found it easy to navigate and read.</p><p> </p><p>· 65% of responders felt the frequency of the publication was about right.</p><p> </p><p>· Readers were most likely to read articles about employment (76%), violence against women and girls (70%) and women in enterprise (67%).</p><p> </p><p>· Most respondents agreed or strongly agreed that newsletter provided them with relevant information (66%)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3684
label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this
47444
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which Ministers have undertaken outreach events in connection with the consultation response Strengthening women's voices in Government; in how many events each Minister has been involved; what is their assessment of the impacts of such outreach events; and what follow-up action has taken place. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Prosser more like this
uin HL6676 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>Five Women and Equalities ministers have taken part in the women's engagement programme since it started in 2011. This includes:</p><p> </p><p>· Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities from May 2010 to September 2012 who undertook 5 roundtables</p><p>· Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities who undertook 6 roundtables</p><p>· Jo Swinson MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (shared with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) who has undertaken 9 roundtables to date</p><p>· Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities who has undertaken 4 roundtables to date</p><p>· Jenny Willott MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (shared with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) who has undertaken 1 roundtable to date</p><p>Additionally, ministers also held and take part in a wide range of meetings; conferences and numerous speaking engagements with women. Consultation also occurs across government on a range of policy areas including violence against women and girls. Events and roundtables are not assessed on an individual basis and follow up actions for these events are taken forward by the Ministers for Women and Equalities as appropriate; this may include writing to or meeting ministers in other departments, either one-to-one or at Inter Ministerial Groups.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3684
label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this
47445
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the priorities of the Women's Engagement outreach programme for 2014–15 in connection with the consultation response Strengthening women's voices in Government. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Prosser more like this
uin HL6677 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>The women's engagement programme will continue to focus on the priorities identified in the Strengthening Women's Voices to Government document published in November 2011. Ministers have committed to continue the roundtable programme in 2014 and several roundtables have already taken place. We have recently launched a Twitter account ‘@DCMS-Women' to provide an additional channel for direct engagement between individual women, the women's sector and policy officials. We also plan to develop the women's engagement website pages on GOV.UK to include more information about the programme and will publish an evaluation of the programme shortly.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3684
label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this
57534
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Marriage more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce a measure enabling civil partners to marry. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
uin HL7 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
answer text <p> </p><p>Section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 provides that civil partners may convert their civil partnership into marriage under regulations to be made by my Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Her Majesty's Government is working hard to ensure that couples wanting to convert their civil partnerships into marriages are able to do so as soon as possible. The aim is to do this before the end of 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-17T13:18:19.8348924Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T13:18:19.8348924Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
2037
label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
62431
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle employment discrimination amongst transgender people. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
uin HL369 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
answer text <p>The Government is strongly committed to advancing equality for transgender people and ending discrimination in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination because of gender reassignment in employment.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2011 the Government published <em>Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward</em>; and in December 2011 <em>Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action</em> both of which set out the actions to be taken across Government to enhance equality for transgendered individuals. Actions included the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs improving the experiences of transgender people seeking work. These include providing employers with help on employing transgender people and ensuring training is available to Jobcentre Plus staff on the specific challenges faced by transgender people.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-25T13:59:22.5940477Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T13:59:22.5940477Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
143
label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
62435
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of issuing non-gender-specific official documents to people who do not identify as a particular gender. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Thornton more like this
uin HL373 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
answer text <p>Under UK law only male or female is recognised as a gender. We recognise that a very small number of people consider themselves to be of neither gender. We are not aware that that results in any specific detriment, and it is not Government policy to identify such people for the purpose of issuing non-gender-specific official documents.</p><p>A specific review on gender markings in the British passport was carried out by Her Majesty's Passport Office, which has been placed in the Library of both Houses. The review concluded that there would be no significant advantages to including a non-gender category along with male and female.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-25T13:58:04.9655487Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T13:58:04.9655487Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
1782
label Biography information for Baroness Thornton more like this
63110
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the financial and time costs of running an election campaign for a United Kingdom expert candidate to be elected to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and when that assessment was last undertaken. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
uin HL519 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
answer text <p> </p><p>The Government last undertook an assessment of the financial and time costs of running an election campaign for an independent UK expert to be elected to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in December 2013.</p><p> </p><p>It was estimated at the time that the equivalent of 108 days of work would be needed to identify a suitable candidate and support them throughout the campaign process. This estimate included running a process to identify a suitable candidate and running a campaign to support the successful candidate. In addition, financial costs would be incurred, including expenses for brochures, campaign events, and paying for the candidate's campaign travel.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial costs would include expenses for brochures, campaign events, and paying for the candidate's campaign travel. Previous campaigns for similar bodies have incurred costs of between £10,000 and £33,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-07-07T16:27:42.8452366Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:27:42.8452366Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
4301
label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
63111
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-23
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current membership of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women; and which members and candidates for election in 2014 they consider to be able to represent United Kingdom interests. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
uin HL520 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
answer text <p> </p><p>Assessments of the current membership of and the candidates for election to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women are made jointly by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</p><p> </p><p>All members and candidates for election to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women are assessed against a number of criteria, including their moral standing, competence in the field, and ability to exercise their functions independently of the government they have been nominated by. Consideration is also given to fair representation of geographical regions, gender, and different legal systems. Candidates are elected by the 193 UN member states.</p><p> </p><p>HMG is confident that the members of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women are able to discharge their mandate.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-07-07T16:29:47.4331862Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:29:47.4331862Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
4301
label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
44606
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Jordan concerning reports of Palestinian refugees being held under harsh conditions in Cyber City refugee camp in northern Jordan. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL6263 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p> </p><p>We are in regular contact with the Government of Jordan about refugees in Jordan, including Palestinian refugees.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
45487
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what development impacts are expected from the use of United Kingdom official development assistanceto purchase part of the agribusiness company Feronia through CDC. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
uin HL6352 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL6353 more like this
HL6354 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
4168
label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this