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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Assistance Animals: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the Equality Act 2010 to prevent fully the discrimination against, and the exclusion of, people with assistance dogs, in the form of denial of access to taxis and minicabs, shops and restaurants by those without health-related exemption certificates. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL13526 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>It is already illegal for taxi and Private Hire Vehicle drivers to refuse to carry an assistance dog or to charge their owner more for a journey. Local licensing authorities should ensure that drivers are aware of their duties, and that appropriate action, including prosecution, is taken where non-compliance is identified.</p><p> </p><p>There is also already a legal duty for service providers to provide reasonable adjustments to disabled people so that they are not put at a significant disadvantage compared to non-disabled people, which may include allowing access for assistance dogs where animals would not normally be permitted.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Disability Issues has been facilitating the assistance dog sector to work together to look at access and supply issues, with a view to creating an accredited UK standard. This work is ongoing but if a standard can be achieved this should reduce the likelihood of access refusals.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:58:22.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to identify the cause of the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL18021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced ground-breaking regulations in 2017 requiring large employers to publish gender pay gap data.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that reporting is just the start; we are committed to ensuring that the UK is an international leader on gender equality research.</p><p> </p><p>This year, we published the Case for Change, an in-depth analysis of how economic gender inequalities develop across people’s lives. In this, we highlight research we published in 2018, led by the University of Manchester, that identified four key drivers of the UK Gender Pay Gap:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Occupational segregation - the types of jobs that women tend to do are less well paid than the types of jobs men do.</p></li><li><p>Industrial segregation - the sectors of the economy that women tend to work in are less well paid than the sectors that men work in.</p></li><li><p>Differences in the ways men and women participate in the labour market - women tend to spend more years out of the labour market undertaking unpaid care work than men, and tend to have fewer years of full-time work experience.</p></li><li><p>Other factors that cannot be explained by the data we have, but could include discrimination, harassment, preferences and choices.</p></li></ul><p>To address these drivers, we published the Gender Equality Roadmap in July, setting out the Government’s vision and actions to address the persistent gendered barriers people face across their lives. Furthermore, our new annual Gender Equality Monitor brings together 24 indicators on gender equality from all areas of life to help us better measure progress over time.</p><p>We are also running two research programmes, Women and Gender Equality and Gender and Behavioural Insights, to develop the evidence base on gender equality in the workplace. Findings from this research is being used to identify practical actions for employers and organisations to support women’s progression in the workplace and reduce their gender pay gap.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:39:07.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1167266
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to ensure that companies publish their action plans for closing the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL534 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Gender Pay Gap among all employees in the UK continues to decline, currently at a record low of 17.3%.</p><p> </p><p>This year, mandatory reporting regulations have seen over 10,000 employers report their gender pay gap for the second time, with around half of all employers in-scope of the regulations publishing action plans.</p><p> </p><p>To close the gap entirely we need a much wider cultural change, which can’t be imposed from above. We strongly encourage all employers to publish action plans, prompting discussions about the drivers of the pay gap in their organisations. To support employers, we have published advice on how to diagnose their gaps and develop an effective action plan, alongside evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap. We actively disseminate this guidance to employers throughout the year to ensure they have the information they need to create an action plan.</p><p> </p><p>This position is kept under review. If we do not think that employers are making enough progress, we will act.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:08:02.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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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 Females: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which suggests that women’s rights, including employment protection rights and funding for women’s services, may be threatened by Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL9813 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The EHRC has submitted this report to the United Nations as part of its work on monitoring the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women.</p><p>The Government is firmly committed to tackling the major injustices across Great Britain that hold women back, including eliminating violence against women and girls and closing the gender pay gap. We have already made significant progress on safeguarding and improving women’s rights.</p><p>The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, once finalised and agreed will allow the UK to continue participation in EU programmes until their closure, including the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Fund, which promotes non-discrimination, combats racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance as well as promoting rights and equality.</p><p>This Government has already made a clear commitment to protect workers’ rights, and ensure that they keep pace with the changing labour market, including in our recent white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We do not need to be part of the EU to have strong protections in the workplace. The UK already goes beyond EU minimum standards in a number of areas, such as entitlement to annual leave, paid maternity leave and parental leave.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T12:10:57.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1029122
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in October; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL12470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We intend to consult, during 2019, on the planned reforms to allow opposite-sex couples to form a civil partnership.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:34.307Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 January (HL Deb, col 453), when the details of their consultation exercise on civil partnerships will be announced. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL13068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Our consultation on civil partnerships will issue later this year. It will relate to issues concerning opposite-sex civil partnerships for intimate partners.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:40:05.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967496
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Home Office: Correspondence more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake any consultation before bringing forward proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; if so, which stakeholders they plan to consult; and what is the timetable. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL10457 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong and we are not willing to let it continue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the LGBT Action Plan, we have committed to bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. We have committed to consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting these practices whether they are occurring in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.</p><p> </p><p>This is a complex issue that we will be approaching sensitively. We intend to engage widely before bringing forward proposals, and we will consult on the final package to ensure that the actions we take are effective and have broad support.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Private Rented Housing: Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken research on the equalities impact of potential discrimination by lettings agents which exclusively prevents applications for private lettings from people who are in receipt of benefits administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL17571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not undertaken research into this issue. We are however clear that landlords and agents should look at all potential and existing tenants claiming housing benefit on an individual basis, regardless of whether or not they are in receipt of benefits. The How to Let and How to Rent guides help landlords, agents and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Any tenant or prospective tenant who believes they may have been unlawfully discriminated against should contact the Equality Advisory Support Service on 0808 800 0082 (text phone 0808 800 0084).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T10:11:09.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality Act 2010 in order to improve the provision of assistance for people with such conditions. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for any person with a condition that meets the Act’s definition of disability – that is, “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-day activities.”</p><p> </p><p>The 2010 Act does not, except in a few specific instances, mention by name the conditions that automatically fall within the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>This is because in most cases, it is <em>the impact on the person’s life that is the qualifying criteria rather than the condition itself</em>. The only specified disabilities in the Act are <em>Cancer</em>, <em>HIV</em> and <em>Multiple</em> <em>Sclerosis</em>.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington more like this