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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cycling more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2017 to Question 68586, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the opportunities to increase off-road cycling as part of that Department's environment strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72000 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Appointments: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies and practices they advocate to encourage boardroom diversity and equality; what advice and encouragement they have given on diversity and equality to Channel 4; and to what effect. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL5546 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office Centre for Public Appointments, which works across Whitehall, as well as with the private sector and different stakeholder groups, has modernised recruitment practices and attracted a more diverse field of candidates from an ever-wider range of social and professional backgrounds by:</p><p> </p><p>· Placing an emphasis on ability, rather than prior experience, ensuring key roles in public bodies are open to those with skills required</p><p> </p><p>· Increasing awareness of public appointments through a central online advertising website, events and social media</p><p> </p><p>· Simplifying the application process to just require a CV and cover letter</p><p> </p><p>· Assessing every job advert to ensure they are fit for purpose and are open to a wider number of applicants to ensure a diverse pool of candidates.</p><p> </p><p>In 2013 the Government published its strategy for Increasing Diversity in Public Appointments. The Cabinet Office will be publishing an update to this strategy later this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-08T12:13:22.55Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-08T12:13:22.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
693660
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star this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Dormant Assets Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission will publish its report. more like this
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Lord Blunkett more like this
star this property uin HL5566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The attached Dormant Assets Commission Report was published on Friday 3 March.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T12:04:18.007Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T12:04:18.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name Tackling_dormant_assets_-_recommendations_to_benefit_investors_and_society__1_.pdf more like this
star this property title Dormant Assets Commission Report 3rd March 2017 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Dormant Assets Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Dormant Assets Commission last met; when it is due to meet again; which stakeholders the Commission has consulted; and what is the scale and scope of the Commission’s investigation. more like this
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Lord Blunkett more like this
star this property uin HL5567 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The independent Commission on Dormant Assets’ final meeting was held on 1st December 2016. The Commission published its report on 3 March 2017 and is not scheduled to meet again.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission met a wide range of stakeholders, convened industry working groups and ran a call for evidence sent to around 200 organisations.</p><p>The Commission worked to Government-agreed Terms of Reference, to provide expert, independent and impartial advice and evidence on:</p><ul><li>which dormant assets can be brought into an expanded dormant asset scheme, and how they can be identified by industry;</li><li>the projected size of the funding pot this could produce for good causes;</li><li>whether, with the potential increase of dormant assets being released by industry, the current system is able to manage the burden; and</li><li>whether any new legislation should include a requirement for improved transparency from industry on disclosing the level of assets within their sector</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T12:19:23.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T12:19:23.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Dormant Assets Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial resources, including salaries, have been made available to establish and run the Dormant Assets Commission. more like this
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Lord Blunkett more like this
star this property uin HL5568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Membership of the Dormant Assets Commission was an unpaid appointment with the Chair and the nine Commissioners not receiving salaries for their roles. Incidental travelling expenses were reimbursed to the Chair and the Commissioners if requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T12:18:08.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T12:18:08.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blunkett more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Enterprises more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people employed by social enterprises in each year since 2010. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL5577 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The attached “Social Enterprise: Market Trends 2014” report found that the social enterprise sector employed roughly 2.27 million people in 2014. Estimated employment had increased by approximately 300,000 since 2012, when data were last collected. Data for 2016 are being collated and reviewed and will be published later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T15:50:57.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T15:50:57.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property file name SOCIAL_ENTERPRISE-_MARKET_TRENDS_2015.pdf more like this
star this property title Social Enterprise: Market Trends 2014 report more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Investment Advisory Group more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government<i>, </i>further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1857), who is on the advisory group set up to open social investment products to individuals, how frequently will the group meet, when was the group’s first meeting, and what are its terms of reference. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL5578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The advisory group is chaired by Elizabeth Corley, VC Allianz Global Investors, and is made up of senior industry representatives from across the savings and investment sectors, with a balance of CEO’s, senior practitioners and product experts. A full list of organisations that are involved can be found at Annex A.</p><p>The group’s first meeting was on the 18th January and will meet four more times before July, when the group will announce their initial recommendations to government and industry. The three working groups, that have been set up to look at specific issues around Product, Distribution and Customer Engagement, will meet more frequently. Terms of reference can be found at Annex B</p><p>Annex A – List of organisations involved in the advisory group</p><p>The advisory group is split into:</p><p>(a) An advisory committee acting as a high-level sounding board</p><p>(b) A steering group which shapes the work</p><p>(c) Three working groups looking in-depth at specific issues around Product, Distribution and Customer Engagement</p><p>The Chair of the advisory group (which encompasses all of the above) is Elizabeth Corley, VC Allianz Global Investors, and it currently has representation from the following firms (subject to change/additions):</p><ul><li>Aberdeen Asset Management</li><li>Albion Ventures</li><li>Architas</li><li>Axa Investment Managers</li><li>Barclays</li><li>Big Issue Invest</li><li>Big Society Capital</li><li>Blackrock</li><li>Bridges Ventures</li><li>Centapse</li><li>CFA Society UK</li><li>City of London Social Investment Board</li><li>ClearlySo</li><li>Columbia Threadneedle</li><li>Esmee Fairbairn Foundation</li><li>FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)</li><li>FRC (Financial Reporting Council)</li><li>Grant Thornton</li><li>Hargreaves Lansdown</li><li>Henderson Global Investors</li><li>Hermes Investment Management</li><li>HSBC</li><li>Invesco</li><li>Investment Association</li><li>Legal &amp; General Investment Management</li><li>Lloyds Bank</li><li>M&amp;S Bank</li><li>Mercer</li><li>NEST (National Employment Savings Trust)</li><li>New Philanthropy Capital</li><li>Nutmeg</li><li>PLSA (Pensions &amp; Lifetime Savings Association)</li><li>Social Finance</li><li>St James Place</li><li>Standard Life</li><li>Squaremile</li><li>Triodos</li><li>Trust for London</li><li>UBS</li><li>UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing</li><li>Virgin Money</li><li>Worthstone</li><li> </li></ul><p>Annex B: Terms of Reference</p><p>ADVISORY GROUP TO GOVERNMENT:</p><p>CREATING A CULTURE OF SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT AND SAVINGS</p><p>ENHANCING INDIVIDUAL CHOICE</p><p>Summary:</p><p>How can the savings, pensions and investment industries, with the support of government, engage with individual investors to enable them to support more easily the things they care about through their savings and investment choices?</p><p>Detail:</p><p>The advisory group has been formed at the request of the Minister for Civil Society and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.</p><p>It has been created to discuss how the savings, pensions and investment industries, with the support of government, can engage with individual investors to enable them to support more easily the things they care about through their savings and investment choices, whether through retail options or in collective schemes.</p><p>The aims of the advisory group are to:</p><p>1. Explore barriers to the development of products with social impact components</p><p>2. Explore barriers to the demand for and distribution of such products</p><p>3. Consider who is best placed to identify and implement solutions</p><p>4. Consider how existing best practice, regulatory incentives and further measures can reduce or remove barriers</p><p>5. Develop ideas for how best to explain social impact savings and investment choices to individuals and to provide feedback on impact to any fiduciaries and advisors involved</p><p>6. Discuss timescales for solutions, including possible next steps for any longer-term work to be taken forward beyond the advisory group.</p><p>Elizabeth Corley, Vice Chair of Allianz Global Investors (and previously CEO) has been asked to Chair the group. The group has been asked to make an initial report to the Minister for Civil Society and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury in Summer 2017.</p><p>Conclusions and recommendations are those of the group, but may not represent any individual member’s view. Any decisions on government policy rest with the ministers of the day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T15:52:51.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T15:52:51.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-24more like thismore than 2017-02-24
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Enterprises: Offenders more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1856), what steps they are taking to enable more private, local authority and charity investment in social enterprises which support or employ ex-prisoners. more like this
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Lord Watts more like this
star this property uin HL5605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Charities and social enterprises play an important role in the government’s mission of building an economy that works for everyone. The government is building on its role as a world leader in soc`ial enterprise by championing procurement for social value, supporting social enterprise awareness campaigns, building the social investment market, using social enterprises to address issues at scale and expanding the social investment tax relief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-03-09T16:00:56.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-09T16:00:56.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Watts more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Centres: Closures more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth centres have been closed since 2010 and what assessment they have made of the impact of those closures on young people. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services, according to local need. Individual local authorities would be best placed to advise on any changes there have been to the number of youth centres in their local area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:01:14.177Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:01:14.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth service staff posts have been removed since 2010 and what assessment have they made of the affect of the reduced provision for young people. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1555 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services and as part of this, youth service staff posts, according to local need. There is an existing statutory duty on local authorities through Education Act 2006 (Section 507B) to secure, as far as is practicable, sufficient services and activities to improve the wellbeing of young people. Individual local authorities would be best placed to advise on any changes there have been to the number of youth service staff posts in their local area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:01:40.13Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:01:40.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Voluntary Work: Young People more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what purpose is served by the National Citizen Service; who benefits from its provision; and what diversity data is available relating to that service. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1556 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>NCS was created to help build a more responsible, more cohesive, more engaged society. The government is committed to providing a place on NCS for every young person who wants one.</p><p> </p><p>Social mix is at the core of National Citizen Service and all young people, regardless of background, are supported to take part in the programme.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014, 17% of NCS participants were eligible for free school meals, compared with around 8% of young people of the same age in the general population.</p><p> </p><p>The national picture of NCS shows that young people from disadvantaged and minority ethnic backgrounds are well represented. The latest evaluation showed that 30% of NCS participants were from Black, Mixed or Asian backgrounds compared with 19% of the general population.</p><p> </p><p>The 2014 evaluation demonstrates that NCS graduates are more confident leaders and decision-makers. 7 in 10 NCS graduates felt more confident about getting a job, and more than 9 in 10 graduates felt NCS helped them develop useful skills for the future. Data from the summer 2014 programme showed that participants who were eligible for free school meals generally showed larger increases in personal resilience than others.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T12:02:31.657Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T12:02:31.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports Competitors: Finance more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Olympic Games in Rio, and the potential adverse impact on funding for elite athletes of Brexit, what steps they will take to ensure proper funding for such athletes to support their successful participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL1582 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The London 2012 Olympic Games were a huge success with sold-out venues and the best British performance for over 100 years in winning 65 medals. The Games left a legacy of increased participation and world-class sporting venues which are now being used by our elite athletes as well as local communities.</p><p> </p><p>The commitment from the Government immediately following the London 2012 Olympic Games to confirm and sustain Exchequer support for the UK Sport World Class Programme was a significant moment in underpinning the success of Rio, providing UK Sport, and the National Governing Bodies of sport, with the necessary financial support to invest in medal success across the Olympic and Paralympic sports.</p><p> </p><p>I am confident that this success will continue at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, and through to Tokyo in 2020 and beyond. Since 2012, UK Sport funded athletes have given back over 18,000 days visiting schools and local projects as part of our commitment to inspire the next generation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T10:44:54.943Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T10:44:54.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Sports: Public Participation more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Olympic Games in Rio, what steps they will take to encourage greater participation in sport in the UK, in particular among women and ethnic minorities. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL1583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The brilliant performance of Team GB at this year’s Olympic Games will have inspired many to take part in sport and physical activity. We are determined to get more people from under-represented groups including women and ethnic minorities taking part in sport and physical activity and to remove any barrier that prevents them from doing so. Government’s sport strategy ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for An Active Nation’ states that in future government will, via Sport England, support work designed to get more people from under-represented groups engaging in sport and physical activity and wherever possible, this focus on under-represented groups will run through all Sport England funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T10:46:19.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T10:46:19.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Busking more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution that busking makes to community life. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL1709 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that live music and street entertainment play an important role in community life and can generate a positive atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all. It can help in introducing performers to new audiences and contributes significantly in establishing and developing new talent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T13:20:07.07Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T13:20:07.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC: Royal Charters more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the draft BBC Charter and Agreement will be laid before Parliament. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL1745 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The BBC's draft Charter and Framework Agreement published was published on Thursday 15th September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T10:43:59.61Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T10:43:59.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Museums and Galleries: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow publicly owned museums and art galleries to impose charges for entry. more like this
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Lord Temple-Morris more like this
star this property uin HL1830 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining free admission to the permanent collections of major museums and galleries, as set out in ​the 2015 ​manifesto, and government funding to national museums is provided with this condition. ​​DCMS-sponsored museums can and do charge for temporary exhibitions and special events. Charging at other publicly owned museums is the responsibility of the organisations that operate them, for example local councils.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T10:45:48.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T10:45:48.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Temple-Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gap between men and women in the workplace, in the light of the World Economic Forum report on Britain's ranking in respect of gender equality. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2472 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>As a result of steps already taken by this government, there are now more women in employment than at any previous time. There are now 711,000 more women in employment and 157,000 fewer women unemployed than in May 2010. The proportion of businesses that are led by women is increasing. In 2012, 20% of SMEs were either run by women or by a team that was over 50% female, an increase from 14% in 2008. Unprecedented progress has also been made in equality on company boards, with the latest data showing 22.8% of FTSE 100 Directors are now female, up from 12.5% in February 2011.</p><p> </p><p>The government continues to bring forward a range of measures to further improve equality between men and women in the workplace: a new system of shared parental leave will be implemented from April 2015, a significant step towards changing workplace culture; and almost 2m families will benefit from new tax free childcare scheme from autumn 2015, worth up to £2,000 per child.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T14:08:01.603476Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T14:08:01.603476Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Obesity more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 26 September (HL1920), how they reconcile the proposed "hard-hitting national action on obesity" described in the NHS Five Year Forward View with the Government Equalities Office body image programme which promotes positive representation of a diversity of body types. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2811 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that obesity and poor body confidence are both part of a wider public health issue. This is the relationship that people have to their bodies, and how they integrate physical and emotional wellbeing. There is a strong relationship between poor body image, disordered eating and weight problems. Research shows that people with low levels of body satisfaction are more likely to gain weight over time (regardless of starting BMI); whereas those who have higher levels of body satisfaction are less likely to gain weight.</p><p>This is partly because people with low body image are less likely to be physically active and more likely to use unhealthy weight control behaviours. Poor body image is also linked with depression and low self-esteem. People who do not feel good about their bodies are less likely to look after them, so supporting people to value themselves and take care of their bodies is crucial in tackling obesity.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling obesity and tackling the causes of poor body image. The Public Health England Change4Life campaign has been widely acclaimed for its positive approach and for not using “fat shaming” imagery. Instead, it focuses on motivating healthy behaviour change rather than achievement of a particular body type.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T12:03:01.933Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T12:03:01.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to launch a further public consultation on treatment of caste-based discrimination as an aspect of race within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL2600 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>We are currently considering the form and timing of the public consultation in the light of ongoing caste discrimination litigation in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. We will await the outcome of the judgment before deciding in what form to issue the public consultation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T16:36:05.863Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T16:36:05.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May (HL6447) stating that the consultation on the implementation of the amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 amending section 9(5) in the Equality Act 2010 adding caste to the list of protected characteristics, agreed by Parliament in April 2013, would begin in the autumn, whether they will now issue the consultation. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3205 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We are currently considering the form and timing of the public consultation in the light of ongoing caste discrimination litigation in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. We will await the outcome of the judgment before deciding in what form to issue the public consultation</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:21:38.89Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:21:38.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Females more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish their response to General Recommendation No. 32 from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, published on 14 November 2014, in particular those recommendations concerning female interviewers and interpreters for women asylum-applicants, and those relating to legal representation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4121 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 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Unlike the concluding observations which the CEDAW Committee issues to the UK specifically after each of our periodic examinations, General Recommendations are issued by the Committee to all 188 States which are party to the Convention. That means that not all the General Recommendations will actually be relevant to the UK's circumstances and policies, and it is not the normal practice of the Government to respond specifically to the publication of General Recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>If a General Recommendation is relevant to the UK, then the Committee will assess us against it during our periodic examination. We will receive their evaluation and we will have the opportunity to respond fully at that stage. The Government has, however, noted the publication of General Recommendation No. 32 on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women by the Committee, and the content has been conveyed to the Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office will of course be able to answer any specific questions the noble Lord has on female interviewers and interpreters for women asylum applicants.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T17:08:22.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T17:08:22.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Recruitment more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of press reports that recruits to the armed forces are to be questioned about their sexual orientation, other public organisations require such information to be revealed by job applicants. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4051 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Monitoring the diversity of job applicants is a matter for each public body, though many public bodies do this in order to improve their equality and diversity monitoring more generally.</p><p>Public authorities may often collect such information to demonstrate they are complying with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010.</p><p>Job applicants should always have a choice about whether to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2015-01-23T12:02:45.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-23T12:02:45.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Religion: Equality more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of public sensitivity caused by Marks and Spencer's refusal to acknowledge and use the words "Jesus Christ" in a greeting attached to a gift purchased within its premises, they have issued guidance on the application of equality legislation to policies to be adopted by companies in respect of words and phrases they are prepared to reproduce when offering such a service; and if so, in what terms. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL5444 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>Statutory guidance about compliance with equality legislation is issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is intended to give businesses and service providers the information they need to understand the Act and meet their responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>A copy of the guidance can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/services-public-functions-and-associations-statutory-code-practice" target="_blank">http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/services-public-functions-and-associations-statutory-code-practice</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has no current plans to supplement this guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T16:59:58.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T16:59:58.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
224937
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek advice from the Propriety and Ethics team in the Cabinet Office about launching the consultation on adding caste to the list of protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 in a 12-week period that overlaps the general election. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5381 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answer text <p>General election guidance for Government Departments published by the Cabinet Office includes advice on carrying out public consultations.</p><p> </p><p>That guidance primarily covers situations where an election is called once a public consultation is already under way, rather than any consideration that would be necessary about whether to launch a consultation when an election is known to be imminent.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of caste, that consultation has been delayed because of legal developments in a caste-related case – <em>Chandhok v Tirkey</em>. The Employment Appeal Tribunal issued a judgment in December 2014 opening the possibility that claims of caste-associated discrimination may already have a legal remedy under existing legislation, namely the “ethnic origins” element of Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are now carefully considering the judgment’s implications for discrimination law in respect of caste in order to ensure the appropriate level of protection against caste-associated discrimination exists.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T15:49:14.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T15:49:14.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes: Discrimination more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 4 August 2014 (HL1061), when they received the report of the feasibility study commissioned by the Government Equalities Office; and why the report has not yet been published. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5534 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 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We received a final copy of the report in January 2015, and its findings are currently under consideration. We will publish it as soon as we are in a position to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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less than 2015-03-12T15:48:41.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T15:48:41.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this