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star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she will take to assess the safeguarding implications of reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 178211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are carefully considering safeguarding issues related to reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004. We have been very clear that we are not going to be changing the existing safeguards in the Equality Act. Safeguarding is always a priority and, in line with the usual obligations on Government, any proposed new gender recognition system will be rigorously assessed in terms of its potential effect on other groups in society, as well as its implications for safeguarding processes in specific contexts, such as prisons. As part of the Gender Recognition Act consultation, we are keen to hear from respondents on these points.</p><p>Any new system that is proposed in the Government’s response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation will be subject to a full impact assessment.</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 2018-10-17T15:04:33.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:04:33.16Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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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 Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar 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 command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, what specifications her Department issued on the opinion polling to be conducted when appointing an organisation to undertake opinion polling on demand for extending civil partnerships; and for what reasons the Office for National Statistics was so appointed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 147775 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 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
star this property answer text <p>This survey is intended to help us understand how many unmarried people in an opposite-sex relationship may enter into a civil partnership if the option was open to them.</p><p>Creating a new survey mechanism to ask a small number of questions would have been disproportionately time-consuming and would not have been efficient, so it was decided to use an existing polling structure.</p><p>The ONS Opinions and Lifestyle survey offered the only regular omnibus survey of the general population using a random sample, rather than drawing on pre-screened panels.</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 2018-06-20T16:45:03.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-20T16:45:03.103Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
905539
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar 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 recent representations she has received on extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 144777 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Rt. Hon. Penny Mordaunt MP became the Minister for Women and Equalities on 30 April 2018. The Minister discussed the issue of civil partnership with Stonewall at a recent meeting; she has not yet had any other meetings.</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 2018-05-23T16:44:59.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T16:44:59.267Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
905524
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding her Department has allocated for legal proceedings in relation to the case brought in the Supreme Court on 14 May 2018 by Keidon & Steinfold on civil partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 144774 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the start of the proceedings in 2014, the Government has spent £64,923 in legal costs as a result of this judicial review. The case is still ongoing, and so we are likely to incur further costs.</p><p>The Department has a central budget for legal costs, but does not allocate budgets to individual cases as the costs for each case varies.</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 2018-05-23T14:11:26.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T14:11:26.947Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
905537
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar 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 command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, for what reasons the public consultation will not start before 2020; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 144776 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 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to resolving the difference in treatment between same-sex and opposite-sex couples with respect to their ability to form a civil partnership. We want to do this as quickly as possible.</p><p>The command paper, “The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information” (Cm. 9606), details four pieces of research that the Government are undertaking to assess the demand for civil partnership and help inform a decision about their future. We will use this research to understand the total impact of a change in the law, including the cost of either extending or closing civil partnership. Our intention is to complete this research prior to a full public consultation taking place, and to use it to inform the proposed way forward. We anticipate all research will be complete by September 2019, at which point we would prepare the consultation taking account of the evidence gathered.</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 2018-05-22T16:06:42.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T16:06:42.273Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
905527
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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 Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar 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 command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, what additional information is being sought by her Department in its latest consultation on extending civil partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 144775 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 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The command paper, “The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information” (Cm. 9606), details four pieces of research that the Government are undertaking to assess the demand for civil partnership and help inform a decision about their future. These are to:</p><p> </p><p>(1) Assess trends in civil partnership and marriage formations amongst same-sex couples</p><p> </p><p>(2) Undertake surveys to assess demand for civil partnership and marriage amongst unmarried people in opposite-sex relationships in the UK</p><p> </p><p>(3) Undertake research into the motivations of same-sex couples who continue to choose civil partnership</p><p> </p><p>(4) Review the experience of other countries to understand the choices people actually make when faced with a choice between marriage and other forms of relationship.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The command paper also commits to a full public consultation following the completion of this research.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p />These activities will help us to put forward a specific recommendation about how civil partnership should change in the future. This differs from previous consultations, which asked people about a range of options including maintaining the status quo<p /><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 2018-05-22T16:04:30.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T16:04:30.83Z
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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 Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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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 Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Appeal Court ruling in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan on opposite sex civil partnerships; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 67372 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 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government carried out a consultation on the future of civil partnerships in 2014. Views were invited on three options: abolishing civil partnerships; phasing them out; or extending them to opposite sex couples.</p><p>The review found that there was no clear consensus on the future of civil partnerships. A majority of respondents to the consultation were against extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples and several significant stakeholders thought it was too soon to consider making changes to civil partnerships until the impact of extending marriage to same sex couples is known. Given the lack of any consensus, the government did not change the Civil Partnership Act 2004.</p><p>The decision not to change the law was judicially reviewed last year and the Government won in the High Court. The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the High Court judgment this week and confirmed that the Government’s approach is lawful.</p><p>We welcome the Court’s ruling. Before we take any action on this issue, it is right that we evaluate the impact that same sex marriage has on the take-up of civil partnerships. We will also carefully consider this judgment and its implications before deciding on our next steps.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T16:30:17.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T16:30:17.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil partnerships have been (a) conducted, (b) terminated and (c) converted to marriage status since such partnerships were established. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 24071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Based on the latest publicly available data from the Office of National Statistics, since the Civil Partnership Act came into force in December 2005, the total number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales up to the end of 2014 is 62,621.</p><br /><p>From January 2007 to December 2014, there were 4,527 civil partnerships dissolutions in England and Wales.</p><br /><p>A total of 7,732 couples chose to convert their existing civil partnership into a marriage in the six months between 10 December 2014 and 30 June 2015 in England and Wales.</p><br /><p>This information is available from the Office of National Statistics: <a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Civil+Partnerships" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Civil+Partnerships</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T13:49:11.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:49:11.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: UK Membership of EU more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what contingency arrangements the Government Equalities Office has made for the eventuality of a majority leave vote in the upcoming EU referendum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 21944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>We refer the Right Hon. MP to the response submitted by the Cabinet Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-01-14T17:39:44.18Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T17:39:44.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether plans to amend the Civil Partnership Act to allow opposite sex partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham remove filter
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Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Ireferthe Right Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 14 July to the written question below.</p><p><strong>Answer referred to</strong>:Civil Partnerships Act 2004: written question - 5833</p><p><strong>Tim Loughton:</strong>To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has any plans to bring forward an amendment to the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 to permit opposite sex civil partnerships.</p><p><strong>Caroline Dinenage:</strong>The Government has no plans to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to opposite sex couples.</p><p>The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership.</p><p>The Government published a report, following the review, which concluded that the Government would not make any changes.</p><p>(14 July 2015 : written question 5833)</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T16:34:03.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T16:34:03.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this