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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the proposed timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 191936 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong. We are determined to bring an end to this abhorrent practice and, as we said in the LGBT Action Plan, we are considering all legislative and non-legislative options to do this.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise this is a complex issue that we need to get right. We want to engage widely, and listen carefully, so that we can develop a range of measures that end these practices for good. We are conducting more detailed research into the experiences of those that have undergone conversion therapy, and will task the LGBT Advisory Panel with looking into this issue as their first priority when they meet for the first time, in the new year.</p><p> </p><p>Ending these practices will take time. It is crucial we get our response right so that we protect people from harm.</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 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1007895
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar 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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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if her Department will take steps to help hold events in Northern Ireland to mark the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to stand for Parliament. 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 191924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>It is for the devolved administrations to decide whether, and how, they choose to mark the centenary.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Executive was provided £171,000. In the absence of Ministerial authority for grants to local groups, the civil service arranged a lecture series, a commemorative album as well as a number of exhibitions and workshops.</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 2018-11-22T16:07:13.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:07:13.223Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1007896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 she is taking to close the gender pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Under new government legislation over 10,000 employers reported their gender pay gaps this year. These regulations increase transparency, driving board level discussions and pushing employers to take real action to close the gap.</p><p>We are now working with employers to help them understand their gender pay gaps, and support them to put plans in place to tackle gaps.</p><p>Mandatory gender pay gap reporting is just one of the steps government has taken to tackle the drivers of the gap including:</p><ul><li>introducing Shared Parental Leave and Pay and running a £1.5 million campaign to promote the scheme to eligible parents.</li><li>extending the right to request flexible working and establishing a taskforce working with business to make flexible working a reality for all employees.</li><li>creating a £5 million fund to support women and men who have been out of the labour market for a long period to return to work.</li><li>spending around £6 billion on childcare support by 2019-20, around £3.5 billion of which is planned to be spent on free early education entitlements.</li></ul>
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 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1012336
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar 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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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188804 on Equality Act 2010, what the timeframe is for the implement Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 194722 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We are looking closely at the issues that limit diverse representation, particularly for those facing multiple barriers to participation. Ultimately, parties are responsible for selecting candidates and ensuring they are fielded in winnable seats.</p><p>Political parties have different challenges to face to improve the diversity of their candidates. Many political parties already publish some candidate diversity data voluntarily.</p><p>Our centenary fund is supporting projects in England to engage more women in politics. In addition, in May 2018 we announced a £250,000 interim fund to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p><p>We continue to keep section 106 under review, as we do with other uncommenced provisions in the Equality Act 2010.</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 2018-12-03T16:13:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:13:39.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1012388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Meetings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, on how many occasions she and Ministers in her Department have had meetings with (a) Mermaids UK, (b) Stonewall and (c) Gendered Intelligence in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194662 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Ministers for the Government Equalities Office regularly meet with a wide range of organisations with an interest in equalities. In the past three years this has included organisations like Stonewall and A Woman’s Place UK.</p><p>Government Equalities Office officials have met over one hundred organisations in the run up to, and during, the publication of the Gender Recognition Act consultation. This includes Mermaids, Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, A Woman's Place UK, Transgender Trend and Fair Play for Women. Officials have also met other women’s and LGBT groups, refuges and domestic abuse charities, unions, service providers, government departments and other European Governments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 194663 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1012389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Meetings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, on how many occasions she has had meetings with (a) A Woman's Place, (b) Transgender Trend and (c) Fair Play for Women in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194663 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Ministers for the Government Equalities Office regularly meet with a wide range of organisations with an interest in equalities. In the past three years this has included organisations like Stonewall and A Woman’s Place UK.</p><p>Government Equalities Office officials have met over one hundred organisations in the run up to, and during, the publication of the Gender Recognition Act consultation. This includes Mermaids, Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, A Woman's Place UK, Transgender Trend and Fair Play for Women. Officials have also met other women’s and LGBT groups, refuges and domestic abuse charities, unions, service providers, government departments and other European Governments.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 194662 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.337Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1545
star this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1019888
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading EnAble Fund for Elected Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, when she plans to publish further information on the scheme; and how candidates for the English local elections in 2019 can apply to the new fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 198797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>On 3 December, the Minister for Women and Equalities launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund for Elected Office to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p><p>This is an interim fund while the Government undertakes a programme of work with disability stakeholders to help major and smaller political parties better support disabled candidates. Disability Rights UK, the largest pan-disability organisation in the UK, supported by the Local Government Association, will deliver the fund.</p><p>The EnAble Fund is now open for candidates to apply and political parties have been notified. Further information is available via this link: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disabilityrightsuk.org%2Fenablefund&amp;data=02%7C01%7CK-Fleming%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7Ca83811582c854972abef08d6560dbe3a%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636791014374268948&amp;sdata=37EH5RdTTrxNwH%2FtZDEscPNn3b8hnd3a%2FWPNttcRRqk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/enablefund</a>.</p>
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 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1020607
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Hate Crime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on using the national curriculum to tackle misogyny. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199794 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe. That is why we are making Relationships Education compulsory in primary schools, and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory in all secondary schools.</p><p>High quality teaching of these subjects will help children understand positive relationships, how to value difference and respect for others, and the law on abuse and harassment in an age appropriate way. The consultation on the draft regulations and guidance closed on 7 November. The Department for Education is analysing responses and expect to publish a response in the New Year.</p><p>The Government Equalities Office continue to support this agenda, and has recently funded Phase 1 of the Law Commission review of online abuse law, to ensure women are sufficiently protected from online misogyny.</p><p>Both the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Secretary of State for Education are committed to ensuring that both girls and boys can achieve their potential in life, and met recently to discuss women’s economic empowerment in the education sector.</p>
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 2018-12-13T17:48:05.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:48:05.84Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1020612
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
unstar 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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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations she has had from civil society organisations on bringing Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199797 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Further to my answer of 13 November to my Rt Hon Friend the Member for Loughborough, I have received a number of representations regarding section 106, including from civil society organisations.</p><p>We continue to keep uncommenced provisions of the Equality Act 2010 under review. Equality is never a one-time fix and it is right that we should keep re-examining the issues.</p><p>This Parliament is the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. Political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving women’s representation. Many are already doing so.</p><p>The Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund is supporting a number of projects that aim to increase women’s participation in politics, and earlier this year we announced funding for disabled candidates to meet the costs of campaigning, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</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 2018-12-13T17:49:00.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:49:00.137Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1489
star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1020614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Menopause: Flexible Working more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 employers to offer flexible working arrangements to women going through the menopause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199799 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>We commissioned an evidence review into the menopause in 2017, which highlighted the important role employers can play in helping women to work during this phase of their lives. We have worked in partnership with the Women’s Business Council to develop and publish a Toolkit for employers: Staying On: The Age of Success. This promotes flexible working alongside other solutions to support and retain women in the workplace who are going through the menopause.</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 2018-12-13T16:09:12.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T16:09:12.453Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this