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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gender Recognition 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 when they intend to conclude the consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>In July 2017, we announced our intention to consult on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We are currently considering the content of the consultation, and we will be publishing the consultation in due course. The consultation will run for at least 12 weeks.</p><p>We have been using the time since announcing our intention to consult, to analyse the responses from transgender people who responded to our National LGBT survey. In this survey, we asked about the views and experiences of transgender people who have applied for a Gender Recognition Certificate under the GRA. We will publish the results of this survey shortly.</p><p>Ahead of the consultation launch, we have also begun engaging with a wide range of people and organisations. These organisations include transgender, LGBT, women’s rights and faith groups.</p><p>The Government recognises that there are a wide range of views on how we might reform the Act. It has been valuable to hear these different voices prior to the consultation and we will continue to engage with stakeholders before, during, and after the consultation.</p><p>We are also working across Whitehall to ensure we fully understand what impact there could be from any reform to the Gender Recognition Act.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T16:56:52.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T16:56:52.357Z
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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 Barker 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
unstar this property hansard heading Gender Recognition 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 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
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Discrimination 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 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 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Departmental Responsibilities: Males 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 intend to appoint a Minister for Men and Boys; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL8616 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to appoint a Minister for Men and Boys. The fact that we have Ministers for Women but no Minister for Men does not reduce our commitment to ensuring equality for everyone. It simply acknowledges that, even in 2018, the UK has not yet reached full gender equality and that we need to deal with some very specific and deep-rooted problems.</p><p>We are and will remain committed to ensuring gender equality works for men and boys, as well as for women and girls.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T15:36:57.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T15:36:57.08Z
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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 Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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: Muslims 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 assessment they have made of whether, and if so why, Muslim women are not progressing at the same rate as non-Muslim women in economic engagement and employment. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL8944 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 Race Disparity Audit, published in October 2017, revealed an unemployment gap between BME and White people. The Prime Minister committed local and national government to “explain or change” the disparities. We are committed to increasing BME employment by 20 per cent by 2020. We have made substantial progress, and we are now 71% towards this target.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:27:23.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:27:23.76Z
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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 Uddin 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
unstar this property hansard heading Gender Recognition 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 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality 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, following the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent), whether they intend to bring forward legislation to change the law in respect of civil partnerships; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9075 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 Government has committed to undertake further work to inform a decision on civil partnerships and will consider carefully the various options for this, including legislation. We set out our plans in ‘<em>The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information’ </em>command paper, published on 10 May.</p><p>We will keep those plans under review in light of the recent Supreme Court judgment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:28:26.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:28:26.367Z
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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 Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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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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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress being made by companies in appointing more women to company boards. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9078 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>Mid-year figures for the Hampton-Alexander Review released last Wednesday showed that 29% of all FTSE 100 board positions are now held by women, an increase from 12.5% in 2011. There are now no all-male boards in the FTSE 100, down from 21 in 2010. While FTSE 100 firms are on track to meet their target, FTSE 250 firms need to take action to address their slow progress which includes 10 all-male boards.</p><p>The Review has now launched an online portal for all FTSE 350 companies to submit wider female leadership data. This will track progress against 2017’s extended targets for 33% of women across the Executive Committee and their Direct Reports, helping to ensure there is a sustainable pipeline of women for FTSE 350 board roles.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:29:02.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:29:02.763Z
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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 Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Reviews 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 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 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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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 Employment: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration has been given to amending the Equality Act 2010 so that employees who experience one off or recurring health conditions lasting less than 12 months are protected by that Act’s provisions. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL9620 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 <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination for those that meet the definition of one or more of the protected characteristics covered by the Act and this includes conditions that might last less than 12 months but are likely to recur.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that there are concerns that the protections offered by the Act may not be available to people with fluctuating mental health conditions, and this is one of the issues the Government is considering in its work on extending protection for those with mental health disorders.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Act is intended to provide protections from discrimination for employees who qualify as disabled, rather than general employment protection for those who experience episodes of ill health.</p><p> </p><p>A number of important statutory employment rights already apply to all workers as soon as they start work or once they have passed a qualifying period, including protection against unlawful deductions from wages and against unfair dismissal. This includes protection from unlawful sanctions by employers for legitimate sickness absences.</p><p> </p><p>Amending the Act in the way raised in the Question would therefore risk duplicating these existing protections, as well as significantly increasing the scope of the Act beyond its protection of disability.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T14:47:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T14:47:55.333Z
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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 Thomas of Winchester more like this