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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Sustainable Development: Gender more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on her Department’s ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 266130 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answer text <p>Leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will not affect our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. The UK’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) was published in July 2019 and highlights UK action both domestically and internationally in support of Goal 5. It also outlines key challenges and next steps, recognising that while progress is being made, there is more work to do.</p><p>We remain committed to supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals both domestically and internationally when we leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-02T16:20:05.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:20:05.48Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1132872
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Sustainable Development: Disadvantaged more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on her Department’s ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 10 in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 266135 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answer text <p>Leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will not affect our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. The UK’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) was published in July 2019 and highlights UK action both domestically and internationally in support of Goal 10. It also outlines key challenges and next steps, recognising that while progress is being made, there is more work to do.</p><p>We remain committed to supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals both domestically and internationally when we leave the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-02T16:16:48.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:16:48.03Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1133563
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are offering disability leave to disabled employees as part of reasonable adjustments. more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 267246 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government is committed to protecting people with disabilities in the workplace and The Equality Act 2010 places obligations on employers with disabled employees, including the requirement to make reasonable adjustments, which may include granting leave related to the employee's disability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act recognises the need to strike a balance between the needs of disabled people and those of employers. What is ‘reasonable’ will be different for each employer because of factors such as the practicality and the cost of making the adjustment. A court or tribunal may ultimately make a final decision on whether a particular person meets the definition of disability in the Act and whether an adjustment request is reasonable.</p><p> </p><p>Practical advice on reasonable adjustments is available from a number of sources, including Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC’s examples of reasonable adjustments for employers include disability leave.</p><p> </p><p>If a disabled person feels that they have not been treated fairly by an employer, the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) offers information and advice about discrimination, including disability discrimination. EASS can be contacted by telephone, via an online contact form or by post.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T13:31:57.22Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this
1133622
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Youth Custody more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made the potential merits of requiring young people entering the secure system to undertake an individual assessment to ensure that (a) vulnerabilities and (b) trigger points are (i) identified and (ii) regularly reviewed in an individual care plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 267214 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>Professionals undertake a number of assessments on Children and Young People (CYP) when they enter the Youth Secure Estate in order to identify and review any vulnerabilities they have.</p><p> </p><p>The Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) provides screening and assessment for all CYP across the youth justice system, allowing for early identification of needs and requirements to support their care. An initial assessment is made before the first night in custody to assess any immediate needs or requirements, with a wide range of vulnerabilities and triggers screened for. This is followed by further physical and mental health assessments.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Youth Custody Service use information provided by the Youth Offending Team to determine suitability for a particular placement into either a Secure Children’s Home, a Secure Training Centre or a Young Offender Institution. When making this determination a wide range of factors are considered, including, but not limited to, risk of harm to self and others, welfare, and medical history, including mental health.</p><p> </p><p>As well as this we are working closely with the NHS on ‘Secure Stairs’, an integrated approach to strengthen the provision of health care to address the needs of young people holistically and co-ordinates services through a coherent, joined up approach. This will ensure CYP receive a full needs assessment and a tailored care and support plan.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T15:24:41.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T15:24:41.33Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1133874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Public Expenditure more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the (a) administrative and (b) programme budget is for the Government Equalities Office in (a) 2019-20 and (b) any subsequent financial years for which a budget has been allocated. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 267766 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answer text <p>For the 2019-20 financial year, GEO has an administrative budget of £5.8m and a programme budget of £12.2m.</p><p>GEO's budgets in future financial years are subject to the upcoming Spending Review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-02T16:44:39.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:44:39.977Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1133904
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Terrorism: Manchester Arena more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether businesses that have been adversely affected by the Manchester bombing of 22 May 2017 are entitled to support through the victim's compensation scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
tabling member printed
Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
uin 267752 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
answer text <p>The purpose of the statutory Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is to make compensatory awards to individual persons who have sustained a serious physical and/or mental injury as a direct result of a violent crime, and to family members of those killed. Businesses impacted by the Manchester Bombing of 22 May 2017 do not fall under the ambit of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Crimes of violence for the purposes of the Scheme include physical and sexual assault, acts of a violent nature that cause physical injury, and threats against a person causing fear of immediate violence (in circumstances which would cause a person of reasonable firmness to be put in such fear).</p><p> </p><p>The Scheme provides for awards based upon a tariff of serious physical and mental injuries. Only injuries which are listed on the tariff can be compensated.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-29T15:25:36.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T15:25:36.547Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4396
label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1134885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making an employer legally liable if they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment at work. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 269629 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answer text <p>Under the existing law employers are already liable for harassment carried out by their employees at work, unless they have taken ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent it. A duty on employers to prevent harassment would not therefore change the legal responsibility of employers to take steps to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.</p><p>However, following a recommendation by the Women and Equalities Select Committee for an explicit duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Government launched a consultation this month which will explore the evidence for introducing such a duty.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1134934
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on ensuring more effective prosecutions of cases involving violent criminals. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 269684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answer text <p>The Home Secretary has not met the Director of Public Prosecutions recently to discuss prosecutions of cases involving violent criminals.</p><p>However, an effective law enforcement and criminal justice response is a very important part of the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy, and the Home Secretary and Ministers have regular discussions with senior police officers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-24T15:38:05.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:38:05.003Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1135194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Housing more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to help people in South Wales that are unable to travel to a housing legal aid provider. more like this
tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Elmore more like this
uin 270393 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) keeps availability of legal aid providers under constant review, and takes urgent action whenever it has concerns.</p><p> </p><p>The LAA has recently tendered for new face-to-face housing contracts across the 134 housing and debt procurement areas across England and Wales. Contracts commenced on 1 September 2018. As of 31 May 2019, there is at least one provider offering housing and debt services in all but 4 procurement areas. Legal advice is still available in these areas through the Civil Legal Advice telephone service, and the LAA is considering how to secure provision in these areas and will set out next steps shortly.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the Civil Legal Advice telephone service offering legal services in a range of issues to those who need it, we are investing £5m in innovative new technologies to help people access legal support wherever they are in England and Wales.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T14:54:44.817Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4572
label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1135478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
hansard heading Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 270808 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members.</p><p>We have no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings, and are not supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) [HL] 2017-19 Private Members Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this