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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their announcement in July 2013 that the consultation on caste legislation was expected in February or March 2014, why it has not yet been issued. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering two issues which have developed and which have potential implications for the consultation.</p><p>In February, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published helpful research designed to inform the introduction of new legislation on caste, as outlined in the July 2013 announcement. However, that announcement said: ‘<em>...work will also be undertaken to determine information about the extent of caste discrimination in Britain that can be used as a comparative baseline for any future consideration of the effectiveness of caste legislation.'</em></p><p>We had intended to reflect consideration of this work in the public consultation process. However, further discussions between Government and the EHRC about the research needed for it have revealed concerns that not only might this be difficult to commission successfully, but it could be seen as intrusive and might have an adverse effect on good relations in the relevant communities. We are therefore considering how best to proceed with the consultation in the light of this.</p><p>Another recent development is the judgment in the Employment Tribunal case of <em>Tirkey v Chandok</em> which concluded that there is already legal protection against caste discrimination through the race provisions of the Equality Act 2010. We need to review recent case law to consider whether and how it may affect the way in which we implement the legislation.</p><p>We would expect the public consultation document, including our conclusions on these matters, to issue in the Autumn.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to increase tourism to (a) Berkshire and (b) the South East; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DCMS is responsible for the policy that supports the growth of domestic and international tourism, working in partnership with other Government Departments and our Arms-Length Bodies, VisitBritain and VisitEngland. Between 2011 and 2015, Government is investing more than £105m in tourism through the GREAT and other international campaigns. Investment to date is showing positive results. 2013 was a record year for inbound tourism with 32.9 million international visits being made which generated a record £21 billion into the UK in 2013.</p><p>In terms of Berkshire specifically, VisitBritain's public-facing website includes a range of tourism information relating to Windsor which is available via the following link: <a href="http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm" target="_blank">http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Destinations-and-Maps/History-and-heritage/Windsor.htm</a>. VisitBritain's ‘Heritage is GREAT' advertising campaign also prominently featured Highclere Castle, which is the setting for Downton Abbey.</p><p>The South East region will benefit from a number of thematic campaigns currently being run by VisitEngland which can be found at <a href="http://www.visitengland.com/" target="_blank">http://www.visitengland.com/</a>. It will also benefit from VisitEngland's Holidays at Home are GREAT campaign, which has been broadcast on mainstream terrestrial channels since 1 April, while those areas in the South East region affected by the recent floods are also benefitting from both VisitEngland's ‘Spot on England' marketing campaign and business support events.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which 10 consultancy firms were paid the most by her Department in the last financial year; and how much each of those firms was paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The 10 professional services firms that were paid the most in 2013/14 are listed in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier Name</p></td><td><p>Total paid in 2013-14 (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>KPMG LLP</p></td><td><p>1,934,209.35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pinsent Masons</p></td><td><p>950,789.80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Partnerships</p></td><td><p>429,919.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grant Thornton UK LLP</p></td><td><p>401,867.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Regeneris Consulting Ltd</p></td><td><p>75,187.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Andrew Dumbreck Media Limited</p></td><td><p>62,165.60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Centre for Social Research</p></td><td><p>70,732.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deloitte (LLP No 2 a/c)</p></td><td><p>49,480.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CLAS Co-operative Ltd</p></td><td><p>29,820.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SQW Limited</p></td><td><p>29,413.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These are unaudited figures from the Department's financials systems, net of recoverable VAT. The department uses professional services firms for a variety of purposes. In addition to consultancy services, they include expenditure on external legal support and advice on programmes, research fieldwork, evaluation, specialist technical advice and the provision of interim managers. Legal services from the Treasury Solicitors and providers of recruitment services have been excluded in order to arrive at a list of firms that are predominantly providers of consultancy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many heritage sites English Heritage has declined to take control of as custodian of last resort in the last 30 years; and what the reasons were for declining in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 195645 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>To the knowledge of its current management team, English Heritage has not declined to take control of any heritage sites as custodian of last resort in the last 30 years. English Heritage has occasionally been offered properties that it has declined on the basis that there were other more suitable solutions available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make the business plan for the new English Heritage charity available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 195646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We intend to make further information available in the summer, alongside the Government's response to the recent consultation on the English Heritage new model.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Local Government Association and local authorities about the proposed remodelling of English Heritage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 195647 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
star this property answer text <p>Neither my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State nor I have had any such discussions. However, I understand that English Heritage have met the Local Government Association to discuss the proposals, and the Local Government Association and a number of local authorities have responded to the recent consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what contingency plans her Department has in place should the proposed English Heritage charity annual revenues be affected by (a) poor weather, (b) a fire at a heritage site or (c) other unforseen circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 195648 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
star this property answer text <p>English Heritage have developed contingency plans for the new charity addressing the possibility of variances from budget and giving examples of the actions which would be taken in such circumstances. These are based upon the performance of the English Heritage property business over the last 10 years, which has shown consistent growth. They anticipate the effect of weather and changes to patterns of visitation. In addition, once the charity becomes self-financing it will build up contingencies to protect it from factors such as poor weather or other unforseen circumstances<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) the English Heritage charity or (b) Historic England will fulfil a historic preservation research role under the proposed remodelling of English Heritage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 195649 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>Historic England will continue to undertake research and offer advice on the practical conservation of historic buildings, guided by the priorities in the National Heritage Protection Plan. The agreements between Historic England and the English Heritage charity will enable such research to be carried out on sites within the National Heritage Collection.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
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Baroness Prosser more like this
star this property uin HL6674 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property 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
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Baroness Prosser more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property 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>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this