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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Cabinet 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, following the meeting of the Cabinet in Aberdeen on 24 February, whether they have any plans to hold Cabinet meetings in Wales and Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL1663 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
answer text <p>It has been a long-standing practice of successive governments not to disclose in advance the location of Cabinet meetings. However the Noble Peer will recall that Cabinet was last held in Cardiff in July 2011.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-08-18T09:42:50.4439376Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:42:50.4439376Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
79777
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Ministers: Conduct 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 it is their policy that ministers speaking from the despatch box in their capacity as ministers should not express personal opinions in conflict with Government policy; if so, how that policy is enforced; and, if not, whether they intend to introduce such a policy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Tebbit more like this
uin HL1666 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
answer text <p>The Ministerial Code provides guidance to Ministers on their accountability to Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-08-18T09:41:50.3780229Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:41:50.3780229Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
952
label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
79813
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Statutory Instruments 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, further to the Written answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 29 July (WA 297), what percentage of statutory instruments laid by the Cabinet Office this calendar year corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what were the titles of the correcting instruments. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Goodlad more like this
uin HL1702 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
answer text <p>In 2014 Cabinet Office has laid 22 statutory instruments, of which three corrected errors in a previous instrument (14%).</p><p>The instruments concerned are the European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014, the Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-08-18T09:42:17.5411648Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:42:17.5411648Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
670
label Biography information for Lord Goodlad 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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
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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
tabling member printed
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 less than 2014-06-23more 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
answer
answer
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 less than 2014-06-23more 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
answer
answer
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
65814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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 Castes: Discrimination 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 they consider to be the necessary preconditions for the implementation of section 9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 as provided by section 97 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013; and what timetable they envisage for the fulfilment of those preconditions. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
uin HL806 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
answer text <p>The Government's timetable published in July 2013 set out the steps towards implementation of section 9 (5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010. These steps are (i) EHRC published research; (ii) a public consultation on prospective legislation; (iii) engagement with specific affected groups; (iv) draft Affirmative regulations for public consultation, and (v) Parliamentary debates on the regulations. These pre-conditions for implementation, their sequence and the duration of each step remain the same as in the timetable.</p><p>As stated in Lord Ahmad's answer of 6 May to the Noble Lord's Question (HL6447), stage (i) – publication of the EHRC research – has now happened, but stage (ii) – the public consultation on prospective legislation – is now expected to issue in the Autumn.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-07-16T11:04:07.7927631Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T11:04:07.7927631Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
1665
label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
77764
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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 Castes: Discrimination 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May (WA 331–2) and the comments by Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on 9 July (HC Deb, col 140 WH), how they intend to establish baseline data that can be used to determine whether caste legislation is stopping unlawful discrimination given their acceptance of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission’s statement that research for that purpose would not be possible; and what are the terms of reference of the feasibility study announced by Mrs Grant. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
uin HL1061 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
answer text <p>The Government has accepted that the Equality and Human Rights Commission will not be undertaking further research in the area outlined in the question. However, in their respective statements neither Lord Ahmad nor Helen Grant accepted that such research cannot be done, which is why we are commissioning the feasibility study to which the Noble Lord refers.</p><p>The key objectives for this study, which form its terms of reference, are to:</p><ul><li>Identify and critically assess the key issues which affect the feasibility of quantifying the extent of caste discrimination in Britain, and measuring changes over time;</li><li>Identify specific methodological approaches for realistically and feasibly quantifying the scale of caste discrimination in Britain and measuring changes over time;</li><li>Appraise the costs and benefits associated with each methodological option.</li></ul><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-08-04T10:31:06.6341927Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:31:06.6341927Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
1665
label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this