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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund 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, how many people have applied for the Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund in each year since its establishment; and what estimate she has made of the total grants from that date to May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 223992 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The number of people who have made applications to the Access to Elected Office fund by year is in the table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of applicants</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15 (to date)</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The total value of Grants awarded to date (from July 2012 to January 2015) is £399,061, and applications totalling £92,442 are currently pending. Total grant expenditure will depend on the final number of successful applications between now and the end of March 2015, after which date the fund will cease to take applications.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-02-19T16:12:50.197Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:12:50.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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4083
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
168384
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office who are paid less than the Living Wage are (i) white British and (ii) from an ethnic minority background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217440 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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217419 more like this
217461 more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.74Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.74Z
star this property answering member
1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168385
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Directors 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, how many members of the Government Equalities Office's executive board are (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217377 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. The DCMS Executive Board has 7 white British members and 1 from any other ethnic background.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T12:17:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:17:19.66Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office's staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office who are paid less than the Living Wage are (i) women and (ii) men. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217461 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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217419 more like this
217440 more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.897Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Directors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many members of the Government Equalities Office executive board are (a) male and (b) female. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217356 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. The DCMS Executive Board has 1 male and 7 female members</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T12:18:02.357Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:18:02.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Directors more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many members of the Government Equalities Office's executive board are disabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217398 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Director of the Government Equalities Office is a member of the DCMS Executive Board. No members of the DCMS Executive Board have declared a disability.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-12-15T12:15:56.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:15:56.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
168389
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star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many and what proportion of (a) the Government Equalities Office staff and (b) staff working for companies contracted by the Government Equalities Office are paid less than the Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the living wage.</p><p>GEO, as part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. Where appropriate, the Department will include a clause in its contract terms and conditions encouraging suppliers to pay at least the living wage to their employees. For existing contracts where payment of the Living Wage is an issue, the Department has entered into negotiations with those suppliers to encourage to pay it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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217440 more like this
217461 more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.55Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:49:39.55Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition 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 progress she has made on the Government's Transgender Action Plan, published in December 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 219354 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made good progress implementing the actions set out in Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action, and the majority have now been completed.</p><p>We continue to liaise regularly with representatives of the transgender community to understand their priorities in tackling remaining areas of inequality and discrimination.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-01-07T10:50:52.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T10:50:52.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she plans to take to raise awareness of transgender issues and transphobia; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 219356 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling transphobia and raising awareness of transgender issues. The Government Equalities Office regularly meets representatives of the transgender community to understand their key concerns, and we raise awareness of transgender issues across Government.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 November this year, as we have previously, the Government Equalities Office flew the rainbow flag to mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance to raise awareness of transphobia and to pay respects to those whose lives have been cut short by it.</p><p> </p><p>Current Government initiatives to raise awareness of transgender issues and transphobia include:</p><p>- a £2m fund launched in October 2014 to provide grants to organisations to provide support to schools to prevent and address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying;</p><p>- guidance for service providers on how to meet the needs of transgender customers and service users;</p><p>- guidance for employers on how to recruit and retain transgender employees;</p><p> </p><p>- advice for transgender individuals on privacy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-01-07T10:53:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-07T10:53:38.943Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices 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, how many apprentices employed by (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19 to 24 and (iii) 25 years or older; and how many of those apprentices employed in each form of body and of each age group were previously employed by the Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 225069 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The answer is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>(a) one apprentice, aged 19 to 24, not previously employed by the Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) None</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2015-03-02T18:05:35.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T18:05:35.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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4128
unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this