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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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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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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star 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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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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25277
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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
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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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star 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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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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25277
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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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star 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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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the priorities of the Women's Engagement outreach programme for 2014–15 in connection with the consultation response Strengthening women's voices in Government. 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>The women's engagement programme will continue to focus on the priorities identified in the Strengthening Women's Voices to Government document published in November 2011. Ministers have committed to continue the roundtable programme in 2014 and several roundtables have already taken place. We have recently launched a Twitter account ‘@DCMS-Women' to provide an additional channel for direct engagement between individual women, the women's sector and policy officials. We also plan to develop the women's engagement website pages on GOV.UK to include more information about the programme and will publish an evaluation of the programme shortly.</p> more like this
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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3684
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Prosser more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the BBC's decision to withdraw one of its black and minority ethnic (BME) reporter posts and its BBC UK Black weekly Podcast, whether in the negotiations with the BBC in respect of the renewal of its Charter they intend to set requirements relating to the coverage of BME issues in the BBC's output; and if so, what requirements. more like this
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Lord Patel of Bradford more like this
star this property uin HL6773 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The process, scope and timing of the review of the BBC's Charter has yet to be determined. However, the Government is committed to the issue of BAME diversity in TV, film and the Arts, both on and off screen. The Culture Minister recently met with leading figures from these sectors, including the BBC, to consider options to improve representation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patel of Bradford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering extending the mandate of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to cover tending the graves of Victoria Cross holders. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL6864 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations around the world. The Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars with dedication and skill and there are no plans to extend its remit. However, as part of our plans to commemorate the First World War centenary, we are working with the Commission to explore the scope for conserving significant burial sites outside their care. We also recently announced funding of up to £300,000, through the Department for Communities and Local Government, for the specific conservation of graves of Victoria Cross holders outside the Commission's responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the current proposals for restructuring put forward by the National Museums of Liverpool, why the Museums' administration is planning to cut the number of conservation posts to four and a half and to eliminate all posts relating to conservation science; and how the administration will fulfil its responsibilities of conserving and preserving their collections for the benefit of present and future generations. more like this
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Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
star this property uin HL6869 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has an arm's length relationship with its sponsored bodies, such as National Museums Liverpool. Operational and management decisions are, therefore, a matter for the Board and Executive of the Museum.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which official, with what job title, is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Helen Carrier (Head of Strategy, Resourcing and Governance), is responsible and accountable for departmental management information in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reasons for the delay in implementing the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme announced in 2013 that aims to ensure that 90 per cent of premises have access to fibre optic broadband by the end of 2016, and of the effect of that delay on business competitiveness within the South Somerset area. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Connecting Devon and Somerset project is scheduled to deliver superfast availability to 268,494 premises by March 2016. It is currently on track to reach this target and will have delivered to 70,000 premises by the end of July 2014, despite some delays caused by flooding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the progress of the roll-out of high speed broadband, and in particular of the impact on small and medium-sized enterprises in rural areas. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL6945 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government's programme is making good progress and has now made available superfast broadband to over 0.5 million premises in the UK. The pace of deployment has increased from 10,000 premises a week gaining availability of superfast broadband in early 2014 to 20,000 a week now and this will increase to 40,000 per week by the Summer of 2014.</p><p> </p><p>With respect to impact on SME's, the Broadband Impact Study – Impact Report, an expert report by analysts SQW (with Cambridge Econometrics), revealed the Government's investment in superfast broadband will deliver a major boost to the UK economy; for every £1 the government is investing in broadband, the UK economy will benefit by £20 by 2024. It also demonstrated that the benefits will be shared across the UK, helping the rebalancing of our economy; approximately 89 per cent of the benefits will be in areas outside London and the South East of England with rural areas set to benefit most.</p><p> </p><p>The report focussed on impacts of mass market broadband services – i.e. ‘affordable broadband' for SMEs and households – and estimated that by 2024, net annual GVA impacts attributable to intervention include:</p><p> </p><p>· £0.8 billion from safeguarding local enterprise employment,</p><p>· £5 billion from productivity growth for broadband-using firms,</p><p>· £0.3 billion from improved teleworker productivity, and</p><p>· £0.2 billion from increased labour force participation.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of these benefits will be to SMEs, and over half to rural areas.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this