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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Employment: Equality more like this
unstar 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, whether she has plans to introduce further auditing and fines for employers who cannot prove their gender equality practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 249918 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Organisations with 250 or more employees are now required to publish specific gender pay gap data on an annual basis. We believe that this transparency is motivating employers to take action, but these regulations are new and we will be monitoring them closely.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to urge employers to go beyond the reporting requirements by publishing an action plan, setting out the steps they are taking to improve gender equality, just under half of employers did this in the first year. I intend to write to all public sector employers urging them to develop a plan, and will meet influential business leaders to press them to take action in their sectors.</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 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:56:14.73Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1125354
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 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, for what reasons the UK has not accepted the obligation under Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter to recognise the right of men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 251971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government supports the work of the Council of Europe and continues to support the European Social Charter (1961). Since the European Social Charter came into force in the UK we have introduced a number of policy and legislative reforms that provide equivalent or greater protections for individuals in the field of equal pay.</p><p> </p><p>We have also ratified a number of international conventions which provide equivalent protections and which the UK has implemented via national legislation.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to the Equal Pay protections in the Equality Act 2010. In 2014, we introduced equal pay audits for when employers are found to have breached equal pay law and in 2017 we introduced gender pay gap reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Our equal pay legislation complies with EU requirements, which are reflected in Article 4.3 of the European Social Charter. We are committed to ensure that the robust protections provided by Equality Acts 2006 and 2010 and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU, as will Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which will become part of EU-retained law.</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 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:59:14.277Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1127763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Disability: Access more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve enforcement of requirements of the Equality Act 2010 on access to facilities for disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 256978 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 contains strong, enforceable protections for disabled people who experience discrimination, including a failure by employers or service providers to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to access work and services like everybody else.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Government committed to the commencement of section 36 of the Equality Act, which will enable disabled tenants to require that landlords and building owners to make reasonable adjustments to the common parts of dwellings, such as entry points, landings and stairs. Work to determine the cost of implementation is proceeding and an announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which enforces the Equality Act, recently delivered a Legal Support Project to increase access to justice for people experiencing disability discrimination. It offered groups £189,000 for legal assistance across 94 cases in areas including employment.</p><p> </p><p>The EHRC has increased its capacity to advise on discrimination cases in its new strategic plan, and has supported several court cases which resulted in strengthened rights for disabled people, including those wishing to make reasonable adjustments to their homes and disabled children who may demonstrate a tendency to physical abuse as a result of their disability, whose schools must now make reasonable adjustments in such cases.</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 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:58:15.313Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1128431
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 257608 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department provides services to around 22 million people, and has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences, in a similar way to other government departments. Newspaper advertising contributes to our routine communications activity that has been running alongside the rollout of Universal Credit since 2013.</p><p>The Universal Credit Uncovered media partnership with the Metro is currently underway and running for a further six weeks so we are unable to provide accurate spend to date figures for the partnership. However, we can commit to publish final full spend on the partnership at the end of July once all activity has concluded.</p><p>The information used for the partnership was sourced by DWP officials. The content features actual claimant case studies and interviews from Jobcentre work coaches, and the advertorials have been developed in partnership with the Metro.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:35:19.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:35:19.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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121129
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1128623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount is of arrears owed to the parent with care that has been written-off by the Child Support Agency since March 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Somerset more like this
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Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg more like this
star this property uin 257743 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost. Information on cases written off since 13<sup>th</sup> December 2018, when the write off process began, will be published in June 2019 (number of cases) and September 2019 (amounts). Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy</a></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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less than 2019-06-11T16:51:40.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:51:40.203Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
star this property tabling member
4099
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg more like this
1128814
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot scheme for housing associations in the Midlands, and whether he has plans to extend that pilot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 259010 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Voluntary Right to Buy pilot is giving thousands of housing association tenants in the Midlands the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. The pilot will be fully evaluated after completion, and future policy decisions will be taken on the basis of that evaluation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:31:25.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:31:25.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1128815
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Cannabis: Medical Treatments more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all patients who would benefit from medical cannabis are able to access that treatment on prescription on the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 259011 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Cannabis-based products for medicinal use are no different from other medicines, and existing systems for the funding of both licensed and unlicensed medicines apply.</p><p>Any medicines which receive a marketing authorisation from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency or European Medicines Agency will be assessed for cost effectiveness by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. This is the foundation of National Health Service decisions about routine funding, and applies to all licensed medicines. For unlicensed medicines, the normal NHS medicines governance systems apply, as they do to all locally funded unlicensed treatments. These processes support good clinical practice and safe and effective prescribing. Decisions will be taken, at NHS Trust level on a case by case basis, based on the needs of the individual patient and the evidence of efficacy and cost effectiveness available.</p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has heard patients report difficulties in accessing medicinal cannabis. As a result, he asked the Department to work closely with NHS England to undertake a rapid process evaluation. This is underway and will review NHS system processes to identify and make recommendations to address any barriers to clinically appropriate prescribing, should they exist.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:52:22.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:52:22.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1128822
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Wales, whether he has taken steps to enable English local authorities to claim back funding for childcare places for children living in England who access free childcare in Wales; and if he will make a statement . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
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Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property uin 259118 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a statutory duty to secure free early education in their area for children who are eligible. Education and the entitlement to free childcare for pre-school children in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and I will be raising this issue with the Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:32:34.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
star this property tabling member
1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
1128824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of children living in (a) Wales accessing free childcare entitlement in England and (b) England accessing free childcare entitlement in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
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Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property uin 259119 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As of January 2018, there were an estimated 495 children resident in Wales accessing free childcare entitlements of up to 15 hours a week in England. The provision of free childcare entitlements in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, and as such the UK Government does not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
star this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T09:33:47.343Z
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4086
star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
star this property tabling member
1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
1128832
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dentistry: Training more like this
unstar 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 Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Department has to increase the number of Foundation Dentist's places. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 259397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for the provision of training places for foundation dentists rests with Health Education England (HEE). HEE advises it has no current plans to increase the number of training places.</p><p>HEE aims to ensure there are dental foundation training places for all qualified graduates of English dental schools. HEE advises that in the last two years, all qualified graduates of English dental schools who applied for a training place in England obtained one.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:48:15.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:48:15.087Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this