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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Employment more like this
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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
838085
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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
unstar 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 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
unstar 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Directors 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 assessment they have made of progress towards the target of at least 33 per cent representation of women on the combined executive committee and direct reports to the executive committee in all FTSE100 companies by 2020. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL5509 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the FTSE 100 had 25.2% women in executive committees and direct reports. This had barely changed from 2016, showing that robust action is needed from businesses to achieve the Hampton-Alexander Review’s target of 33% by 2020.</p><p>To increase the level of ambition, the Hampton-Alexander Review has now extended the executive pipeline target of 33% women from the FTSE 100 to the wider FTSE 350 – around 1 in 2 of all new appointments needing to go to women to achieve this target by 2020. We will continue to support the Review to work collaboratively with business to disseminate the importance of diversity in executive roles.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T14:14:31.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T14:14:31.47Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Equal Pay 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 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-26more 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
unstar this property hansard heading Equal Pay 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 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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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
unstar 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
star 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 2018-03-05more 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
unstar this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of individuals who self-identify as transsexual; and how many individuals have received a Gender Recognition Certificate since the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6002 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>The Government does not have an estimate of the number of individuals in the UK who identify as transgender. <br>The total transgender population is difficult to estimate for a number of reasons. For example, there is no standardised approach to collecting data on gender identity and some individuals are unwilling to disclose that they are transgender due to privacy concerns. <br>The Ministry of Justice publish statistics on the Gender Recognition Act process every quarter. The latest statistics can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2017</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:06:57.743Z
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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 Blencathra more like this
855413
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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
unstar this property hansard heading HIV Infection: Discrimination more like this
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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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses to their consultation on caste in Great Britain and equality law were accepted after the closing date for submissions; and whether statistics on any responses accepted after the closing date will be declared separately. more like this
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Lord Cashman more like this
star this property uin HL6091 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><br>Following the closure of the Government’s consultation on ‘Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law’ on 18 September 2017, we received 42 late responses in five separate postal mailings. This constituted 0.26% of the total number of responses received, and included responses from both those in favour of and those opposed to explicit legal protection against caste discrimination being included in the Equality Act 2010. Almost all late responses were campaign responses identical to others which had arrived on time.</p><p>Respondents had already had almost six months to reply to the consultation, and late responses were not taken into account in the Government’s analysis of the consultation’s results. The Government will be publishing this analysis and its response to the consultation in due course.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T15:57:45.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:57:45.863Z
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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 Cashman more like this