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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
unstar this property uin 237692 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1087268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Down's Syndrome 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, following the Answer to 18 February 2019 to Question 217546 on Down's Syndrome: Abortion, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to ensure that women have a complete picture of all the options available to them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
unstar this property uin 231431 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equality Office does not provide advice on sexual and reproductive rights and options, which is a matter for the Department of Health and Social Care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:55:53.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:55:53.473Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1082227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Equal Pay 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many companies were asked to refile their gender pay gap data for 2017-18 due to inaccurate or missing data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
unstar this property uin 228618 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>100% of employers believed to be in scope of the regulations reported their figures by August 2018.</p><p> </p><p>It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that they report on time and that their figures are accurate. The vast majority of the over 10,500 that reported last year have completed the calculations correctly. In 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commenced enforcement action against 100 employers suspected of publishing inaccurate gender pay gap figures.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC enforcement found that they were a result of errors, rather than a deliberate attempt to mislead. They have worked closely with employers to identify and correct errors - all of whom have now either verified their figures or identified and corrected calculation errors.</p><p> </p><p>Employers have until 30 March, for the public sector, and 4 April, for the private and voluntary sector, to submit their data for the second year. The data for the 2018-19 reporting year will be reviewed once the deadline has passed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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228616 more like this
228617 more like this
228642 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T10:33:36.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T10:33:36.997Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1061198
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Government Equalities Office: Pay 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many employees in her Department are paid below £8.75 per hour; and how many of those employees are women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
unstar this property uin 221829 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office staff are all paid at least £8.75 per hour.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T17:06:31.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:06:31.63Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1029330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Government Equalities Office: Brexit 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tatton more like this
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Esther McVey more like this
unstar this property uin 204500 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 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a>). This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T18:03:51.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T18:03:51.43Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
1045504
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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 Religion: Community Relations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding her Department has allocated to interfaith projects in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
unstar this property uin 210564 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has not allocated any funding to interfaith projects during the last three years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T16:07:34.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T16:07:34.21Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1037121
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answering body
Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will allocate additional funds to charities supporting abused women to gain (a) employment and (b) training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 205927 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to make sure that all women have the freedom and opportunity to reach their full potential. This of course includes women from more marginalised or vulnerable groups such as those who have suffered from abuse.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Minister for Women and Equalities recently announced £500k of funding to support people with multiple and potentially complex barriers to returning to work, including victims of domestic abuse. This funding will be available for charities and other types of organisations to provide support in the form of training or employment opportunities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>GEO is scoping how best to deliver this programme and will be working closely with delivery partners to publicise how organisations can apply for this funding in the near future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:53:50.96Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1037122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Cervical Cancer: Screening more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on making the NHS cervical screening programme available to women aged 18 years and over. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 205928 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 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The best independent evidence shows that routine screening of women under 25 actually does more harm than good. Cervical cancer in women under the age of 25 is very rare and younger women often undergo natural and harmless changes in the cervix that screening would identify as abnormalities, resulting in many false negatives.</p><p>We offer vaccination to girls to protect against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which protects against 70 per cent of cervical cancers and which is expected to reduce the already low rates of cervical cancer in these young women and allow them to be protected for years to come.</p><p>Young women with symptoms of cervical cancer, largely unusual bleeding particularly after sex, should see their GP and be referred to a gynecologist if clinically appropriate.</p><p>My Rt Hon Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has no plans to discuss this issue with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T17:39:22.723Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1082211
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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 Equal Pay 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an estimate of the number of companies that have not yet filed accurate gender pay gap data for 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
unstar this property uin 228616 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>100% of employers believed to be in scope of the regulations reported their figures by August 2018.</p><p> </p><p>It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that they report on time and that their figures are accurate. The vast majority of the over 10,500 that reported last year have completed the calculations correctly. In 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commenced enforcement action against 100 employers suspected of publishing inaccurate gender pay gap figures.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC enforcement found that they were a result of errors, rather than a deliberate attempt to mislead. They have worked closely with employers to identify and correct errors - all of whom have now either verified their figures or identified and corrected calculation errors.</p><p> </p><p>Employers have until 30 March, for the public sector, and 4 April, for the private and voluntary sector, to submit their data for the second year. The data for the 2018-19 reporting year will be reviewed once the deadline has passed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
228617 more like this
228618 more like this
228642 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T10:33:36.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T10:33:36.903Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1489
unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
1081719
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make it her policy to update the Government’s guidance on positive action; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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Jess Phillips more like this
unstar this property uin 228058 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Both the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have issued guidance - including in EHRC Statutory Codes - on how employers, service providers and other organisations can use positive action measures in a proportionate way, to address under-representation, disadvantage or low participation in activities by people with specific protected characteristics.</p><p> </p><p>The guidance can be found at the following links: <a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/equality-act-codes-practice" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/equality-act-codes-practice</a> for the EHRC Statutory Codes and <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85014/positive-action-recruitment.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85014/positive-action-recruitment.pdf</a> &amp; <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85015/positive-action-practical-guide.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85015/positive-action-practical-guide.pdf</a> for Government Quick Start Guides.</p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps the Equality Act 2010 and its related guidance under review; however, we have no current plans to revise the guidance on positive action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T10:46:18.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T10:46:18.777Z
star this property answering member
4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4370
unstar this property label Biography information for Jess Phillips more like this