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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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: Reviews more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews the Government Equalities Office has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews. more like this
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Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL9528 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text The Government Equalities Office does not hold this information<p /><p /> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T14:50:01.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T14:50:01.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Commonwealth: Discrimination more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from other Commonwealth countries that those governments will work to prevent persecution of individuals and groups; what assessment they have made of those assurances; how the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, will be implemented; and over what period of time that implementation will take place. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL7242 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 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the agreement by leaders at the recent Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting in London that the full social, economic and political participation of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, is essential for democracy and sustainable development to thrive, as expressed in the official communique.</p><p><br></p><p>​We also welcome Heads' commitments to continued action to prevent barriers to the development and full realisation of all ​girls’ and women’s human rights. They also committed to ratify and implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, through legislation, policies and programmes that mainstream and promote gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in social, economic and political life​.</p><p>​</p><p>The UK will continue to support work towards a fairer, more inclusive Commonwealth during its period as Chair-in-Office, including through a programme working with civil society groups which will support countries wishing to reform outdated legislation on sexual orientation and gender identity, and on women's rights.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T11:06:26.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T11:06:26.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Political Parties: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
1029122
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in October; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL12470 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 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We intend to consult, during 2019, on the planned reforms to allow opposite-sex couples to form a civil partnership.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 HIV Infection: Discrimination more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to include HIV in UK disability laws, in line with the view of UN AIDs that the inclusion of HIV has been an effective means of addressing discrimination based on HIV status and AIDs. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL6019 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Under the Equality Act 2010, HIV infection is already a qualifying condition for disability from the point of diagnosis. People diagnosed with HIV are, therefore, eligible for the protections in the Act available to those with disabilities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T15:55:14.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:55:14.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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: Employment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address gender discrimination at work and to increase the proportion of women in senior roles. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5150 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government strongly supports gender equality and condemns discrimination on the grounds of gender. That is why we are committed to review non-disclosure agreements and any evidence that is coming forward about how they are being used. The Government will also be publishing guidance on employee dress codes, so that employers and employees are aware of how these may constitute discrimination or lead to harassment in the workplace.</p><p>We are also committed to increasing diversity on FTSE boards and in senior executive roles. There is a higher percentage of women on company boards than ever before – more than doubling in the last six years. However, we need to maintain momentum and that is why we are supporting the work of the business led, Hampton-Alexander Review and their voluntary targets for 33% FTSE 350 board directors and senior executives to be women by 2020.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Public Sector: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not bought into force section 1 of the Equality Act 2010; and whether they will now do so following recommendations by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL5426 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to creating a country that works for everyone, where success is based on merit, not privilege, and where everyone has the chance to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them. That is why the Government has in place a number of strategies to address social mobility and improve outcomes for those who experience disadvantage.</p><p>Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 is the public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities, which the Government has no plans to commence in England.</p><p>We believe that specific programmes designed to address social mobility problems in particular areas will be a more effective approach than blanket and potentially burdensome legislation of this type.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:07:39.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:07:39.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Equal Pay: Gender more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pay gap; when they estimate that gap to close; and what steps they are taking to hasten the closure of that gap. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14518 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The rate at which the gender pay gap will narrow is dependent on a large number of complex factors but this government is working hard to help employers close the gap as soon as possible. Whilst we are pleased that the gap is at a record low of 17.9%, having dropped by 9.6 percentage points since 1997, there is more to do to ensure this progress continues.</p><p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We are now supporting employers to develop action plans and take effective steps to reduce their gaps.</p><p>The government is also:</p><p>- Spending around £6billion in 2019-20 on childcare support and we have already doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p>- Set up a taskforce to make flexible working a possibility for all employees; and last year ran a £1.5million campaign promoting Shared Parental Leave.</p><p>- Supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review, aiming to get more women into senior leadership positions and improve gender diversity in the executive pipeline.</p><p>Taking steps to break down gender stereotypes, including funding programmes in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Gender Recognition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to (1) conclude, and (2) publish their review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and what consideration they are giving, if any, to legal recognition for non-binary genders. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL8984 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 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The public consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 opened on 3 July 2018. The consultation is running for sixteen weeks, closing on 19 October, at which point the Government will consider the contributions received and prepare its response.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the consultation, we are asking a question about whether respondents think there should be changes to the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act to accommodate people who identify as non-binary. This will enable us to build our evidence base further on the issues facing non-binary people.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:27:51.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:27:51.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star 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 Part-time Employment: Pay more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking regarding reports of stagnant pay progression for part-time workers, particularly with regard to the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5450 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The majority of part-time workers are women, especially mothers of young children, and they often choose part-time work in order to balance work and family care. The unequal sharing of childcare responsibilities between men and women is a key driver of the gender pay gap. The Government is committed to tackling the gender pay gap, including through introducing a legal requirement for business to report their gender pay gaps in April this year. The Government has also taken measures to help parents to balance work and childcare. We introduced the right to request flexible working in 2014, and we have also introduced tax-free childcare and 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to support working families. We also launched a communications campaign on Shared Parental Leave on 12 February.</p><p>In response to Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report the Government will launch a joint taskforce with industry on flexible working to unlock the potential in the labour market, including amongst women.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this