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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 249913 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirms no GEO civil servants have been seconded to either the Department for Exiting the European Union or the Department for International Trade in the last three years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1136242
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to amend the definition for assistance dog to ensure that it applies to the Equality Act 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Champion more like this
uin 272199 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Section 173(1) of the Equality Act (the Act) already sets out a definition of an assistance dog in relation to those sections of the Act – applicable to taxis and private hire vehicles - which refer to assistance dogs, as follows:</p><p>a dog which has been trained to guide a blind person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained to assist a deaf person;</p><p>a dog which has been trained by a prescribed charity to assist a disabled person who has a disability that consists of epilepsy or otherwise affects the person's mobility, manual dexterity, physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise move everyday objects;</p><p>a dog of a prescribed category which has been trained to assist a disabled person who has a disability (other than one falling within paragraph (c)) of a prescribed kind;</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:56:24.317Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4267
label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1136517
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Assistance Animals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of the recommendations in the report by the charity Guide Dogs entitled, Access denied: a report into the frequency and impact of access refusals on assistance dog owners in 2019, on the establishment of an equality ombudsman. more like this
tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Champion more like this
uin 272844 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on businesses and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to improve disabled people’s access to goods and services so they are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled people. This reasonable adjustment duty is an anticipatory duty therefore those who provide goods, facilities and services to members of the public are expected to anticipate the reasonable adjustments that disabled customers may require, including auxiliary aids.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act. In 2017, the EHRC published two pieces of guidance - a guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties to assistance dog owners, and a guide to help tourism businesses welcome people with access requirements. The EHRC also supports disabled individuals who have experienced discrimination to take their cases to court. The EHRC has delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. In 2017/18 it offered disabled groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment, education and public services. The EHRC is also increasing its legal capacity to advise on discrimination cases.&quot;</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s view, an equalities ombudsman as recommended by the Guide Dogs report would not usefully add to the EHRC’s functions.</p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:57:02.897Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4267
label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1138423
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Business: Equality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to increase diversity across all levels of FTSE 100 companies. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 276168 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
answer text <p>The Government is working with the business community through the Business Diversity and Inclusion Group to coordinate action to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Government has commissioned and supports several business-led, independent reviews on promoting diversity. These include the Hampton-Alexander Review which has a 33% target for women on boards and in senior leadership positions across the FTSE 350 by 2020. Also the Parker Review to increase the ethnic diversity of FTSE 350 boards by 2024.</p><p>These reviews form part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy which aims to build an economy that works for all.</p><p>Women hold a higher percentage of senior leadership positions than ever before with 32.3% of women on FTSE 100 boards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-25T09:25:18.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T09:25:18.383Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1123416
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Candidates: Disability more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many applications have been made to the EnAble Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 248038 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office launched the EnAble Fund in December 2018, providing grants to help cover disability-related expenses that candidates might face when seeking elected office. There have been around fifty applications to the fund since then.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-01T15:52:21.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T15:52:21.093Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1132280
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Career Breaks: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many women have returned to the labour market as a result of funding from the Women Returners programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dawn Butler more like this
uin 264740 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>Three rounds of funding for Returners Grants have been announced since March 2018, with £1.5 million now awarded to sixteen organisations supporting returners. Successful organisations funded under the first round began their programmes early this year.</p><p>These programmes provide extensive support to returners, supporting them to develop skills, build confidence, and complete accredited qualifications and training before they return to the labour market. Employment opportunities for returners taking part in the first round of projects will be sourced later this year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:58:45.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:58:45.687Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
1489
label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1132281
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Career Breaks: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) disabled and (b) black, Asian and minority ethnic group women who have returned to the labour market as a result of funding from the Women Returners programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dawn Butler more like this
uin 264741 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>Three rounds of funding for Returner Grants have been announced since March 2018, with £1.5 million now awarded to sixteen organisations supporting returners. These programmes provide extensive support to returners, supporting them to develop skills, build confidence, and complete accredited qualifications and training, before they return to the labour market.</p><p>Programmes funded under the Returners Grant Fund will capture data on the protected characteristics of participants as part of programme evaluation. This will include ethnicity, disability, age, education and length of unemployment. Evaluation reports will be published upon the completion of all returner programmes funded by GEO.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:59:41.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:59:41.35Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
1489
label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1135478
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) Bill [HL] 2017-19. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rupa Huq more like this
uin 270808 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government is very clear that there is a significant difference between an intimate partner relationship (for which civil partnerships are intended) and a relationship between siblings or other family members.</p><p>We have no intention of extending civil partnerships to siblings, and are not supporting the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) (Sibling Couples) [HL] 2017-19 Private Members Bill.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:49:43.04Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4511
label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
1133300
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to use the powers in section 2(1) of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to form a civil partnership in England and Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
tabling member printed
Darren Jones more like this
uin 266884 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The Government intends to change the law by regulations to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, as required by the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019, by 31 December 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:31:22.7Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
4621
label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1130964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept id 31 more like this
answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
hansard heading Civil Servants: Ethnic Groups more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people have been employed at each civil service grade in the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Civil Service in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dawn Butler more like this
uin 262295 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>In April 2019, the Government Equalities Office became an integral part of the Cabinet Office. GEO staff are employees of the Cabinet Office, who are responsible for collecting workforce diversity and inclusion data. GEO does not have access to this data as the size of GEO means that individual members of staff could be identifiable. Prior to April 2019, GEO workforce diversity data will have been included in the data of the relevant parent department.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics publishes annual data on Civil Service employment in the UK, including ethnicity data by department: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/publicsectorpersonnel/datasets/civilservicestatistics</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, data regarding numbers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic civil servants by grade is published at: <a href="https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/workforce-and-business/workforce-diversity/civil-service-workforce/latest" target="_blank">https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/workforce-and-business/workforce-diversity/civil-service-workforce/latest</a></p>
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T14:38:10.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:38:10.803Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1489
label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this