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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Assistance Animals: Discrimination more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the Equality Act 2010 to prevent fully the discrimination against, and the exclusion of, people with assistance dogs, in the form of denial of access to taxis and minicabs, shops and restaurants by those without health-related exemption certificates. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL13526 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>It is already illegal for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers to refuse to carry an assistance dog or to charge their owner more for a journey. Local licensing authorities should ensure that drivers are aware of their duties, and that appropriate action, including prosecution, is taken where non-compliance is identified.</p><p> </p><p>There is also already a legal duty for service providers to provide reasonable adjustments to disabled people so that they are not put at a significant disadvantage compared to non-disabled people, which may include allowing access for assistance dogs where animals would not normally be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Disability Issues has been facilitating the assistance dog sector to work together to look at access and supply issues, with a view to creating an accredited UK standard. This work is ongoing but if a standard can be achieved this should reduce the likelihood of access refusals.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
940113
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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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4772 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The full-time gender pay gap is the lowest it has ever been but the Government is committed to eliminating the gender pay gap entirely.</p><p>We introduced ground-breaking legislation last year requiring all large employers to report their gender pay gaps. The best employers will use this information to take action to close their gaps.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
832837
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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
unstar 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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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
838122
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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
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
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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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
849941
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the requirements for gender pay gap reporting could allow employers to submit fabricated information or avoid reporting. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5895 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Government introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish specific gender pay gap data.</p><p>Employers have to report their gender pay gap by the deadline, 30 March for the public sector and 4 April for the private and voluntary sector. This is not optional; it is the law.</p><p>Employers who fail to report on time or publish inaccurate data will be in breach of the regulations. They risk facing legal action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has the power to take enforcement action against employers breaching the regulations. This could ultimately lead to court orders and fines.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:37:05.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
849943
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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 Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in addressing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5897 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>For the first time, all employers with 250 or more employees are required to publish their gender pay gap before 4 April 2018. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has powers to enforce compliance with this requirement. The EHRC has published a policy paper on its intended approach to enforcement here https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/closing-gap-enforcing-gender-pay-gap-regulations.</p><p>More generally, the EHRC's 2017-18 Business Plan commits it to working with employers to demonstrate how changes to recruitment, retention, pay decisions and career pipelines can narrow pay gaps.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T16:32:03.52Z
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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
947123
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which suggests that women’s rights, including employment protection rights and funding for women’s services, may be threatened by Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9813 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 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>The EHRC has submitted this report to the United Nations as part of its work on monitoring the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p>The Government is firmly committed to tackling the major injustices across Great Britain that hold women back, including eliminating violence against women and girls and closing the gender pay gap. We have already made significant progress on safeguarding and improving women’s rights.</p><p>The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, once finalised and agreed will allow the UK to continue participation in EU programmes until their closure, including the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Fund, which promotes non-discrimination, combats racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance as well as promoting rights and equality.</p><p>This Government has already made a clear commitment to protect workers’ rights, and ensure that they keep pace with the changing labour market, including in our recent white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We do not need to be part of the EU to have strong protections in the workplace. The UK already goes beyond EU minimum standards in a number of areas, such as entitlement to annual leave, paid maternity leave and parental leave.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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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 Departments: Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 18 September 2017 (HL1445), whether all government departments and executive agencies with 250 or more employees have now published information about gender pay gaps between male and female employees. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5922 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Public bodies with 250 or more employees, including Government Departments, have until 30 March to publish this data. All ministerial departments in scope of the regulations in fact reported their gender pay gap data before the end of 2017. Staff working in executive agencies are included in the relevant department’s gender pay gap reports.</p><p>The majority of non-ministerial departments have also already reported.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T12:44:07.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T12:44:07.017Z
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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 Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
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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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unstar this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce a self-declared gender recognition process to de-medicalise gender dysphoria as a mental health condition. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL7080 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office is currently preparing the consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act, which will be published in due course. The responses to this consultation will be taken into account before deciding how to best reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004. <br> <br> Under the current Gender Recognition Act, trans people can change their legal gender by submitting a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria, alongside other documentation including a second report from a medical professional, proof of having lived for at least two years in their acquired gender, and a statutory declaration that they intend to live in the acquired gender until death.</p><p>We are currently considering options for how we might we reform the current system, including examining how we could de-medicalise the legal process for changing gender.</p><p>The Gender Recognition Act does not, and will not, regulate the status of gender dysphoria as a mental health condition, as listed in medical handbooks. However, we are very clear that we do not consider being transgender to be a mental illness.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T11:11:54.873Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T11:11:54.873Z
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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 Storey more like this