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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is taking to retrieve money owed by absent parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 266704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) replaced the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in 2012 and brought significant reforms to the Child Maintenance system in Great Britain. Child Maintenance in Northern Ireland is a devolved issue, although they run a broadly similar scheme. Any questions should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>We support separated parents to make their own family based arrangements wherever possible. This allows families to create flexible arrangements that work for their individual circumstances and, where parents are able to work together, this can be better for their children. Where this is not possible, the CMS offers an effective and efficient statutory scheme for those parents who really need it.</p><p> </p><p>Under the statutory scheme, where paying parents fail to pay on time and in full, we aim to take immediate action to recover the debt and re-establish compliance. Where compliance is not achieved we are committed to using our wide ranging enforcement powers proportionally, and in the best interests of children and separated families.</p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:42:19.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:42:19.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Misuse 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Drugs Strategy, published in July 2017, whether a (a) National Recovery Champion and (b) Steering Committee has been appointed; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 188112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preventing drug use in our communities and supporting people through treatment and recovery and we expect to make an announcement about the Recovery Champion in due course.</p><p>We have established a Drug Strategy Board which includes representation from Government departments and wider partners who are critical to the successful delivery of the Strategy, including those in education, health, criminal justice, housing and employment. The Board is chaired by the Home Secretary and its purpose is to oversee and drive implementation of the commitments in the 2017 Drug Strategy. The Board has met twice since the Drug Strategy was published, the next meeting will take place in early November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:13:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:13:57.893Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Misuse 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made on the implementation of his Department's Drug Strategy, published in July 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 188113 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Nationally, the Government is already delivering a range of actions through the 2017 Drug Strategy to prevent drug misuse in our communities, support people to recover from dependence on drugs, and support enforcement partners to tackle the illicit drug trade.</p><p>We have established a Home Secretary-chaired Board which includes representation from Government departments and wider partners that are critical to drive implementation of the commitments in the 2017 Drug Strategy.</p><p>However, we recognise there is still further to go to tackle the problems caused by drugs, which is why the Home Secretary recently announced an independent review of drugs. The review will provide an in-depth assessment of some of the challenges we face and identify where there are opportunities to step up our approach.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:15:49.827Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:15:49.827Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to help SMEs tackle domestic abuse in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government are committed to transforming their approach to domestic abuse, and that includes improving the response of employers to this devastating crime.</p><p>We have therefore awarded £1 million to the charity Hestia for its “Tools for the Job” pilot project, which will help employers to improve their HR policies on domestic abuse and will fund specialist employment domestic violence advocates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:14:42.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:14:42.513Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Candidates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if her Department will take steps to help hold events in Northern Ireland to mark the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to stand for Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
unstar this property answer text <p>It is for the devolved administrations to decide whether, and how, they choose to mark the centenary.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Executive was provided £171,000. In the absence of Ministerial authority for grants to local groups, the civil service arranged a lecture series, a commemorative album as well as a number of exhibitions and workshops.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:07:13.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:07:13.223Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
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 To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to close the gender pay gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 191925 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Under new government legislation over 10,000 employers reported their gender pay gaps this year. These regulations increase transparency, driving board level discussions and pushing employers to take real action to close the gap.</p><p>We are now working with employers to help them understand their gender pay gaps, and support them to put plans in place to tackle gaps.</p><p>Mandatory gender pay gap reporting is just one of the steps government has taken to tackle the drivers of the gap including:</p><ul><li>introducing Shared Parental Leave and Pay and running a £1.5 million campaign to promote the scheme to eligible parents.</li><li>extending the right to request flexible working and establishing a taskforce working with business to make flexible working a reality for all employees.</li><li>creating a £5 million fund to support women and men who have been out of the labour market for a long period to return to work.</li><li>spending around £6 billion on childcare support by 2019-20, around £3.5 billion of which is planned to be spent on free early education entitlements.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:05:08.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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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: Low 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 To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle low pay for women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 202723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential in employment, to benefit both the individual and the wider economy. Despite accounting for just under half of all employees in the UK, women are more likely to be in low paid work than men.</p><p>The Government has an aspiration to end low pay, and next year it will set out the Low Pay Commission’s remit from 2020 onwards.</p><p>The National Living Wage (NLW) benefits a higher proportion of women than men. In April 2019, the NLW will increase by 4.9% to £8.21. This is an increase to a full-time minimum wage worker’s annual earnings of over £690, making progress on the government’s objective for the NLW to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020.</p><p>We will be publishing a strategy in the Spring on gender equality and economic empowerment that will include consideration of how we can best support low paid women.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:03:50.237Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Domestic Abuse more like this
star 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, if she will allocate additional funds to charities supporting abused women to gain (a) employment and (b) training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205927 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government wants to make sure that all women have the freedom and opportunity to reach their full potential. This of course includes women from more marginalised or vulnerable groups such as those who have suffered from abuse.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister for Women and Equalities recently announced £500k of funding to support people with multiple and potentially complex barriers to returning to work, including victims of domestic abuse. This funding will be available for charities and other types of organisations to provide support in the form of training or employment opportunities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>GEO is scoping how best to deliver this programme and will be working closely with delivery partners to publicise how organisations can apply for this funding in the near future.</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 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Cervical Cancer: Screening more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on making the NHS cervical screening programme available to women aged 18 years and over. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205928 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The best independent evidence shows that routine screening of women under 25 actually does more harm than good. Cervical cancer in women under the age of 25 is very rare and younger women often undergo natural and harmless changes in the cervix that screening would identify as abnormalities, resulting in many false negatives.</p><p>We offer vaccination to girls to protect against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which protects against 70 per cent of cervical cancers and which is expected to reduce the already low rates of cervical cancer in these young women and allow them to be protected for years to come.</p><p>Young women with symptoms of cervical cancer, largely unusual bleeding particularly after sex, should see their GP and be referred to a gynecologist if clinically appropriate.</p><p>My Rt Hon Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has no plans to discuss this issue with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care<em>.</em></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 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 Employment more like this
star 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 representations she has received on the work of (a) Home Start and (b) other charities providing support for young families and carers; and if she will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the provision of additional funding for those charities to enable more help to be given to people returning to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 206356 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The government launched a £1.5 million grant fund in the private sector to support people to return to work. Our grant fund is enabling charities and other organisations to launch projects for people who are currently out of work due to caring responsibilities and want to return to permanent employment. Home-Start have previously applied for this GEO funding.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently announced further funding to support those with additional barriers to participating in the labour market – including people who speak little English, people with disabilities, and those who are homeless or have been victims of domestic abuse. GEO is scoping how best to deliver this and will engage closely with HMT in advance of the next spending review to decide whether and how further funding should be allocated to helping people return to work.</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 2019-01-15T17:39:41.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T17:39:41.67Z
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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