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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Down's Syndrome 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, following the Answer to 18 February 2019 to Question 217546 on Down's Syndrome: Abortion, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to ensure that women have a complete picture of all the options available to them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 231431 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equality Office does not provide advice on sexual and reproductive rights and options, which is a matter for the Department of Health and Social Care.</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 2019-03-18T17:55:53.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:55:53.473Z
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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 Fiona Bruce 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
star 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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star 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
unstar 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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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 Baroness Brady more like this
1088613
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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
star 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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star 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
unstar 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies 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
star 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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star 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
unstar 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
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1088680
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Northern Ireland 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 opening statement to the seventy-second session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women by Elysia McCaffrey on 26 February 2019 on women in Northern Ireland, what political structures are required to (a) authorise and (b) approve the UK's response; and what the timescale is for that response to be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 232565 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK was examined by the UN CEDAW Committee on 26 February. The UK was praised for its positive engagement with the Committee. On 11 March the Committee published its Concluding Observations and Recommendations. The UK response is due in our 9<sup>th</sup> Periodic Report in 2023, other than on four areas where the Committee has requested a response by 2021.</p><p> </p><p>On the recommendations relating to changes to criminal law on abortion in Northern Ireland, it is the Government's preference that the issues are addressed by a restored Executive and Assembly with requisite competence over these issues. A substantive response to the Committee’s 2018 Inquiry on these points will be provided once there is a restored Executive in Northern Ireland to consider and prepare a response, as appropriate. In the meantime, the Minister for Women and Equalities has recently written to the Chair of the Select Committee on Women &amp; Equalities with suggestions for more immediate actions that the Select Committee may wish to consider as they finalise their inquiry report on this issue, and she will place a copy in the Libraries of the House.</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 2019-03-19T16:02:38.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:02:38.903Z
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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 Stella Creasy more like this
1088823
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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanitary Protection 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, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on providing sanitary products free of charge in community health centres. 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 232570 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Women and Equalities has had discussions on ending period poverty and stigma with a number of Ministerial colleagues including the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention. A new government-backed Taskforce on Period Poverty was announced by the Minister for Women and Equalities on 4<sup>th</sup> March to build on existing initiatives and develop ideas for a comprehensive, sustainable response in the UK. It will convene the public, private and third sectors, including representatives from the Department of Health and Social Care and grassroots organisations.</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 2019-03-21T16:57:17.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:57:17.373Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
1090945
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Family Planning: Northern Ireland 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 report entitled, Women in Northern Ireland, UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Shadow Report,published by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in January 2019, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on increase women's access to family planning services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 233510 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the sensitivities of abortion law and the strongly held views of stakeholders on all sides of the debate.</p><p>The Minister for Women and Equalities recently gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry into abortion law in Northern Ireland, alongside the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The Minister for Women and Equalities said she was aware of the cases where women are not getting access to information about relevant services, including the travel scheme to enable women normally resident in Northern Ireland to access abortion services in England.</p><p>Since their joint evidence session, the Minister for Women and Equalities has written to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the issues.</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 2019-03-21T16:53:17.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:53:17.633Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this
1090960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
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, what support will be available for disabled candidates standing for upcoming parliamentary elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 233586 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund in December 2018, which provides grants to help cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office, to ensure support is in place for the forthcoming local elections in May.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Minister for the Constitution has recently passed legislation to exclude disability-related expenses from candidates’ spending limits.</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 2019-03-21T16:54:23.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:54:23.98Z
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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 Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1090964
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
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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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 promote the EnAble Fund for Elected Office and ensure aspiring candidates are aware of their rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 233589 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 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has been promoting the EnAble Fund for Elected Office through our communications channels and stakeholders, including political parties and disability organisations.</p><p>We have also worked with the Electoral Commission to ensure the Fund is included in their guidance for May’s local elections.</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 2019-03-21T16:55:06.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:55:06.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1090968
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Parental Leave 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 discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the viability of Shared Parental Leave to parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 233591 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions, as part of our forthcoming strategy on gender equality and economic empowerment, to understand what more can be done to support parents to take Shared Parental Leave.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently evaluating the Shared Parental Leave and Pay scheme - this will look at take-up rates, barriers to take-up and how the scheme is being used in practice. We expect to be in a position to report findings later this year. The ‘Share the Joy’ communications campaign, jointly funded by the Government Equalities Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is currently promoting Shared Parental Leave to eligible parents and is supported by tools and guidance for parents.</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 2019-03-21T16:56:11.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:56:11.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this