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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Public Appointments 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, how many (a) men and (b) women her Department has publicly appointed in each of the last five years; and how much has been paid to each (i) man and (ii) woman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211836 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office made the following public appointments to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in each of the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female*</p><p> </p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* includes two reappointments</p><p>The EHRC Chair and Deputy Chair posts are salaried and the salaries over the period are shown below. The significant reduction in the remuneration is a result of the reduction in terms and conditions following the Government’s comprehensive review of the EHRC:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (male)</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£147,000</p></td><td><p>£65,000</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (female)</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£55,838</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deputy Chair (both female)</p></td><td><p>£59,533</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£85,000 (including period as interim Chair)</p></td><td><p>£23,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Commissioners receive £400 a day plus expenses. In addition, two male Disability Commissioners were required to carry out additional work during the period, therefore additional payments were made as shown:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair of the Inquiry into disability related harassment</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£8,875</p></td><td><p>£11,750</p></td><td><p>£2,375</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lead on Disability Committee Review</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£18,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total of fees and expenses paid each year to each Commissioner is available in the relevant EHRC annual report and accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
1012336
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Political Parties: 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 To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188804 on Equality Act 2010, what the timeframe is for the implement Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 194722 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We are looking closely at the issues that limit diverse representation, particularly for those facing multiple barriers to participation. Ultimately, parties are responsible for selecting candidates and ensuring they are fielded in winnable seats.</p><p>Political parties have different challenges to face to improve the diversity of their candidates. Many political parties already publish some candidate diversity data voluntarily.</p><p>Our centenary fund is supporting projects in England to engage more women in politics. In addition, in May 2018 we announced a £250,000 interim fund to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p><p>We continue to keep section 106 under review, as we do with other uncommenced provisions in the Equality Act 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:13:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:13:39.43Z
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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 Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1012388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Meetings 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, on how many occasions she and Ministers in her Department have had meetings with (a) Mermaids UK, (b) Stonewall and (c) Gendered Intelligence in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194662 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Ministers for the Government Equalities Office regularly meet with a wide range of organisations with an interest in equalities. In the past three years this has included organisations like Stonewall and A Woman’s Place UK.</p><p>Government Equalities Office officials have met over one hundred organisations in the run up to, and during, the publication of the Gender Recognition Act consultation. This includes Mermaids, Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, A Woman's Place UK, Transgender Trend and Fair Play for Women. Officials have also met other women’s and LGBT groups, refuges and domestic abuse charities, unions, service providers, government departments and other European Governments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194663 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.257Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1012389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Meetings 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, on how many occasions she has had meetings with (a) A Woman's Place, (b) Transgender Trend and (c) Fair Play for Women in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194663 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>Ministers for the Government Equalities Office regularly meet with a wide range of organisations with an interest in equalities. In the past three years this has included organisations like Stonewall and A Woman’s Place UK.</p><p>Government Equalities Office officials have met over one hundred organisations in the run up to, and during, the publication of the Gender Recognition Act consultation. This includes Mermaids, Stonewall, Gendered Intelligence, A Woman's Place UK, Transgender Trend and Fair Play for Women. Officials have also met other women’s and LGBT groups, refuges and domestic abuse charities, unions, service providers, government departments and other European Governments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194662 more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T14:26:19.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1545
unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People, HCWS695, when she plans to publish further information on the scheme; and how candidates for the English local elections in 2019 can apply to the new fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 198797 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>On 3 December, the Minister for Women and Equalities launched the £250,000 EnAble Fund for Elected Office to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p><p>This is an interim fund while the Government undertakes a programme of work with disability stakeholders to help major and smaller political parties better support disabled candidates. Disability Rights UK, the largest pan-disability organisation in the UK, supported by the Local Government Association, will deliver the fund.</p><p>The EnAble Fund is now open for candidates to apply and political parties have been notified. Further information is available via this link: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disabilityrightsuk.org%2Fenablefund&amp;data=02%7C01%7CK-Fleming%40dfid.gsx.gov.uk%7Ca83811582c854972abef08d6560dbe3a%7Ccdf709af1a184c74bd936d14a64d73b3%7C0%7C0%7C636791014374268948&amp;sdata=37EH5RdTTrxNwH%2FtZDEscPNn3b8hnd3a%2FWPNttcRRqk%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/enablefund</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:16:33.907Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1020607
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Hate Crime 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 Education on using the national curriculum to tackle misogyny. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199794 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe. That is why we are making Relationships Education compulsory in primary schools, and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory in all secondary schools.</p><p>High quality teaching of these subjects will help children understand positive relationships, how to value difference and respect for others, and the law on abuse and harassment in an age appropriate way. The consultation on the draft regulations and guidance closed on 7 November. The Department for Education is analysing responses and expect to publish a response in the New Year.</p><p>The Government Equalities Office continue to support this agenda, and has recently funded Phase 1 of the Law Commission review of online abuse law, to ensure women are sufficiently protected from online misogyny.</p><p>Both the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Secretary of State for Education are committed to ensuring that both girls and boys can achieve their potential in life, and met recently to discuss women’s economic empowerment in the education sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:48:05.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:48:05.84Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1020612
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Political Parties: 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 To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what representations she has had from civil society organisations on bringing Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199797 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Further to my answer of 13 November to my Rt Hon Friend the Member for Loughborough, I have received a number of representations regarding section 106, including from civil society organisations.</p><p>We continue to keep uncommenced provisions of the Equality Act 2010 under review. Equality is never a one-time fix and it is right that we should keep re-examining the issues.</p><p>This Parliament is the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. Political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving women’s representation. Many are already doing so.</p><p>The Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund is supporting a number of projects that aim to increase women’s participation in politics, and earlier this year we announced funding for disabled candidates to meet the costs of campaigning, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:49:00.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:49:00.137Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1489
unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1020614
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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 Menopause: Flexible Working 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 the Government is taking to encourage employers to offer flexible working arrangements to women going through the menopause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 199799 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>We commissioned an evidence review into the menopause in 2017, which highlighted the important role employers can play in helping women to work during this phase of their lives. We have worked in partnership with the Women’s Business Council to develop and publish a Toolkit for employers: Staying On: The Age of Success. This promotes flexible working alongside other solutions to support and retain women in the workplace who are going through the menopause.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T16:09:12.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T16:09:12.453Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1489
unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1020642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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: Meetings 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, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 194662 and Question 194663 on Government Equalities Office: Meetings, on how many occasions (a) she and (b) officials in her Department have held meetings with (i) Mermaids UK, (ii) Stonewall and (iii) Gendered Intelligence, (iv) Transgendered Trend, (v) Fair Play for Women and (vi) A Woman's Place in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 199833 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>A) Since becoming the Minister for Women and Equalities in April this year, The Minister has had one introductory meeting with Stonewall to discuss LGBT policy, and one meeting with The Founder of a Women’s Place.</p><p>B) Since beginning its consultation engagement work in September 2017, the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) consultation team have met with the named organisations on the following number of occasions:</p><p>i. Mermaids: once</p><p>ii. Stonewall: four times</p><p>iii. Gendered Intelligence (GI): three times</p><p>iv. Transgender Trend: twice</p><p>v. Fair Play For Women (FPFW): twice</p><p>vi. A Woman’s Place (WP): three times</p><p>During the GRA consultation, officials in the Government Equalities Office also held roundtables with various groups, including: one on the topic of prisons and offender management, which was attended by FPFW; one with women’s organisations and charities, which was attended by FPFW and WP; one with LGBT organisations, which was attended by Stonewall, GI and Mermaids; and one focused on Wales, which was attended by Stonewall Cymru.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:15:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:15:02.58Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the launch of the EnAble Fund for Elected Office, what support her Department is providing to help disabled candidates standing for parliamentary elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 200689 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that political parties have the prime responsibility for supporting their disabled candidates. We are undertaking a programme of work with disability stakeholders to help political parties to better support disabled candidates.</p><p>Alongside this work we have launched the EnAble Fund for Elected Office which is a £250,000 interim fund to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming local elections in May 2019.</p><p>The fund will help cover disability-related expenses people might face when seeking elected office which could include items such as British Sign Language Interpreters, Assistive Technology or taxi fares where other modes of transport are not appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:47:07.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:47:07.38Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this