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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the legislation implementing civil partnerships for opposite sex couples will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL15446 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 requires the Government to make regulations that extend eligibility to form a civil partnership to opposite-sex couples by no later than 31<sup> </sup>December 2019. The Government is working hard to ensure regulations are in place as place as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1088558
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Gender more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pay gap; when they estimate that gap to close; and what steps they are taking to hasten the closure of that gap. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14518 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The rate at which the gender pay gap will narrow is dependent on a large number of complex factors but this government is working hard to help employers close the gap as soon as possible. Whilst we are pleased that the gap is at a record low of 17.9%, having dropped by 9.6 percentage points since 1997, there is more to do to ensure this progress continues.</p><p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We are now supporting employers to develop action plans and take effective steps to reduce their gaps.</p><p>The government is also:</p><p>- Spending around £6billion in 2019-20 on childcare support and we have already doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p>- Set up a taskforce to make flexible working a possibility for all employees; and last year ran a £1.5million campaign promoting Shared Parental Leave.</p><p>- Supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review, aiming to get more women into senior leadership positions and improve gender diversity in the executive pipeline.</p><p>Taking steps to break down gender stereotypes, including funding programmes in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
1056474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the Equality Act 2010 to prevent fully the discrimination against, and the exclusion of, people with assistance dogs, in the form of denial of access to taxis and minicabs, shops and restaurants by those without health-related exemption certificates. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL13526 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 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>It is already illegal for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers to refuse to carry an assistance dog or to charge their owner more for a journey. Local licensing authorities should ensure that drivers are aware of their duties, and that appropriate action, including prosecution, is taken where non-compliance is identified.</p><p> </p><p>There is also already a legal duty for service providers to provide reasonable adjustments to disabled people so that they are not put at a significant disadvantage compared to non-disabled people, which may include allowing access for assistance dogs where animals would not normally be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Disability Issues has been facilitating the assistance dog sector to work together to look at access and supply issues, with a view to creating an accredited UK standard. This work is ongoing but if a standard can be achieved this should reduce the likelihood of access refusals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1047575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 January (HL Deb, col 453), when the details of their consultation exercise on civil partnerships will be announced. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL13068 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 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Our consultation on civil partnerships will issue later this year. It will relate to issues concerning opposite-sex civil partnerships for intimate partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden 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
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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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
star 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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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1122960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition Act 2004 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text When the Government plans to publish its response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 910545 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We have had an exceptional response rate to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, receiving over 100,000 responses. We are currently analysing all of these contributions and we intend to publish a response later this year.</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 2019-04-25T13:51:12.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:51:12.137Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1122959
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Period Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text When the Government plans to establish the taskforce to tackle period poverty in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham East more like this
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Janet Daby more like this
star this property uin 910544 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The first meeting of the taskforce will be in June. Over the last couple of months we have been consulting with a number of charities and other experts on the most effective way for us to use the taskforce.</p><p> </p><p>I will be chairing the taskforce alongside two leading experts in the sector, alongside a number of enthusiastic and skilled experts. The taskforce will build on and promote the great work being done by individual organisations, supporting local partners to make their work more than the sum of its parts.</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 2019-04-25T13:26:16.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:26:16.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Janet Daby more like this
1088614
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 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 What steps she is taking to maintain equalities protections in law after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 909792 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK has some of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in Europe; not only will leaving the EU not change this, but we are committed to ensuring workers’ rights – including anti-discrimination rights - keep pace with the changing needs of the labour market.</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 2019-03-14T17:57:09.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:57:09.177Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1088613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 What steps she is taking to help ensure that companies report accurate gender pay gap figures before the 4 April 2019 deadline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 909791 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Organisations with 250 or more employees are required to report their gender pay gap data by 30<sup>th</sup> March, for those in the public sector, or 4<sup>th</sup> April, in the private sector.</p><p>It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that they report on time and that their figures are accurate. Detailed guidance is available on the Acas website and GOV.UK to help employers with their calculations.</p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission has the power to take enforcement action against employers that breach the regulations.</p><p>In 2018, the EHRC commenced enforcement action against 100 employers suspected of publishing inaccurate figures. The EHRC enforcement found that they were a result of errors, rather than a deliberate attempt to mislead. They have worked closely with employers to identify and correct errors; all of whom have now either verified their figures or identified and corrected calculation errors.</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 2019-03-14T17:54:01.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:54:01.227Z
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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 Geraint Davies more like this
1088082
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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: Re-employment 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 help women return to the labour market after taking a career break to fulfil caring responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 909790 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Returners grant fund supports women returning to work after caring for others. We have launched public sector returner programmes and grant funding to support private sector programmes. Most recently we announced £500,000 of funding to help those with additional barriers – such as those with disabilities or who have experienced domestic abuse - to re-enter labour market.</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 2019-03-14T17:56:02.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:56:02.337Z
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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 Theresa Villiers more like this