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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more 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
unstar 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 Candidates: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the launch of the EnAble Fund for Elected Office, what support her Department is providing to help disabled candidates standing for parliamentary elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 200689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that political parties have the prime responsibility for supporting their disabled candidates. We are undertaking a programme of work with disability stakeholders to help political parties to better support disabled candidates.</p><p>Alongside this work we have launched the EnAble Fund for Elected Office which is a £250,000 interim fund to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming local elections in May 2019.</p><p>The fund will help cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office which could include items such as British Sign Language Interpreters, Assistive Technology or taxi fares where other modes of transport are not appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:47:07.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:47:07.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1027212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Low Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle low pay for women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 202723 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential in employment, to benefit both the individual and the wider economy. Despite accounting for just under half of all employees in the UK, women are more likely to be in low paid work than men.</p><p>The Government has an aspiration to end low pay, and next year it will set out the Low Pay Commission’s remit from 2020 onwards.</p><p>The National Living Wage (NLW) benefits a higher proportion of women than men. In April 2019, the NLW will increase by 4.9% to £8.21. This is an increase to a full-time minimum wage worker’s annual earnings of over £690, making progress on the government’s objective for the NLW to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020.</p><p>We will be publishing a strategy in the Spring on gender equality and economic empowerment that will include consideration of how we can best support low paid women.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1027450
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Candidates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage women to participate in politics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 908346 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>One of our aims for the Women’s Suffrage Centenary was to ensure more women participate in politics and decision-making. Whether that is to vote, to campaign or to stand for election, women must be there making the decisions.</p><p>Over the course of this year, the Centenary Fund has supported nearly 320 small and large projects. Many of them are designed to encourage participation by offering women across the country information and training to take part in civic society at all levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:02:47.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:02:47.713Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1029122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in October; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL12470 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We intend to consult, during 2019, on the planned reforms to allow opposite-sex couples to form a civil partnership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1029158
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Castes: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress the Government has made on repealing the duty under the amendment to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to caste discrimination. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 908344 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We intend to legislate to repeal the caste duty as soon as we have a suitable legislative vehicle and parliamentary time, and we expect to publish guidance on caste and the Equality Act before the summer.</p><p> </p><p>My Hon Friend will know that I have been determined to ensure this issue is resolved since I became Minister for Women and Equalities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:04:29.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:04:29.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1029319
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendations in the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s strategic plan 2016-19 on tackling the barriers facing women in politics and public life. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 204520 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>In common with other such Plans which it has published, the EHRC’s Strategic Plan 2016-19 sets priority areas and intended actions for the Commission’s own work over the three years in question, but does not make recommendations either for Government or for other EHRC stakeholders. The relevant Priority Area (“Citizenship and Democracy”) of the EHRC’s Strategic Plan 2016-19 accordingly commits it to <em>“focus on delivering improvements in relation to political representation and civic participation; anti-extremism and anti-terrorism legislation and surveillance powers; and freedom of expression and freedom to associate in a trade union.”</em></p><p>The Government notes these commitments, but has not made an assessment of their merits in tackling the barriers facing women in politics and public life, or of whether they support aspects of the Equality Act 2010 such as Section 106. It is for the EHRC, as an independent public authority, to progress the commitments as it sees fit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204521 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T18:02:43.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T18:02:43.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1029320
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of whether the recommendations of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s strategic plan 2016-19 support key parts of the Equalities Act 2010 such as the implementation of section 106 on the Information about diversity in range of candidates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
star this property uin 204521 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>In common with other such Plans which it has published, the EHRC’s Strategic Plan 2016-19 sets priority areas and intended actions for the Commission’s own work over the three years in question, but does not make recommendations either for Government or for other EHRC stakeholders. The relevant Priority Area (“Citizenship and Democracy”) of the EHRC’s Strategic Plan 2016-19 accordingly commits it to <em>“focus on delivering improvements in relation to political representation and civic participation; anti-extremism and anti-terrorism legislation and surveillance powers; and freedom of expression and freedom to associate in a trade union.”</em></p><p>The Government notes these commitments, but has not made an assessment of their merits in tackling the barriers facing women in politics and public life, or of whether they support aspects of the Equality Act 2010 such as Section 106. It is for the EHRC, as an independent public authority, to progress the commitments as it sees fit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204520 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T18:02:43.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T18:02:43.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this
1029330
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tatton more like this
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Esther McVey more like this
star this property uin 204500 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a>). This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T18:03:51.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T18:03:51.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
1037121
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will allocate additional funds to charities supporting abused women to gain (a) employment and (b) training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205927 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to make sure that all women have the freedom and opportunity to reach their full potential. This of course includes women from more marginalised or vulnerable groups such as those who have suffered from abuse.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister for Women and Equalities recently announced £500k of funding to support people with multiple and potentially complex barriers to returning to work, including victims of domestic abuse. This funding will be available for charities and other types of organisations to provide support in the form of training or employment opportunities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>GEO is scoping how best to deliver this programme and will be working closely with delivery partners to publicise how organisations can apply for this funding in the near future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1037122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Cervical Cancer: Screening more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on making the NHS cervical screening programme available to women aged 18 years and over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205928 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The best independent evidence shows that routine screening of women under 25 actually does more harm than good. Cervical cancer in women under the age of 25 is very rare and younger women often undergo natural and harmless changes in the cervix that screening would identify as abnormalities, resulting in many false negatives.</p><p>We offer vaccination to girls to protect against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which protects against 70 per cent of cervical cancers and which is expected to reduce the already low rates of cervical cancer in these young women and allow them to be protected for years to come.</p><p>Young women with symptoms of cervical cancer, largely unusual bleeding particularly after sex, should see their GP and be referred to a gynecologist if clinically appropriate.</p><p>My Rt Hon Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has no plans to discuss this issue with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this