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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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: Gender more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pay gap; when they estimate that gap to close; and what steps they are taking to hasten the closure of that gap. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14518 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The rate at which the gender pay gap will narrow is dependent on a large number of complex factors but this government is working hard to help employers close the gap as soon as possible. Whilst we are pleased that the gap is at a record low of 17.9%, having dropped by 9.6 percentage points since 1997, there is more to do to ensure this progress continues.</p><p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We are now supporting employers to develop action plans and take effective steps to reduce their gaps.</p><p>The government is also:</p><p>- Spending around £6billion in 2019-20 on childcare support and we have already doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p>- Set up a taskforce to make flexible working a possibility for all employees; and last year ran a £1.5million campaign promoting Shared Parental Leave.</p><p>- Supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review, aiming to get more women into senior leadership positions and improve gender diversity in the executive pipeline.</p><p>Taking steps to break down gender stereotypes, including funding programmes in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1110679
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Sales more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the online sale of machetes in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL15143 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 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>In 2016, the Government agreed a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives, including machetes, in their stores and online. This also covered staff training, the display and packaging of knives. A number of major retailers have signed up to this, including Tesco, eBay UK, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Asda, Poundland, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Waitrose, Boots, the Co-op, B&amp;Q, Aldi, TKMaxx and Debenhams. We continue to work with retailers to strengthen the agreement, including in relation to the display of these products in stores.</p><p><br>It is an offence to sell articles with a blade, which includes machetes, to a person under 18, whether that be face to face or online. In addition, the Offensive Weapons Bill will further strengthen the law, with specific new knives offences, including making it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping bladed products being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online unless the seller has made arrangements with a delivery person or company not to hand that item over to a person under 18 at that address.</p><p>This means that businesses will still be able to sell and dispatch bladed products, which could include machetes, to residential addresses, but they will need to have the necessary arrangements in place to ensure that their products are not delivered into the hands of anyone aged under 18.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T14:24:52.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T14:24:52.473Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4339
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1110677
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Automatic Number Plate Recognition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology is used only to detect and deter criminal activity rather than to enable the generation of parking fines. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL15141 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 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government has prohibited the use of CCTV and ANPR for local authority on-street parking enforcement since 2015 under the Deregulation Act 2015 and the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2015. For reasons of child safety and congestion management, parking restrictions near schools, on red routes, in bus lanes, and at bus stand clearways are exempt from this ban. As part of its work to improve the safety of cycling, the Government intends to introduce another exemption that will enable the use of approved camera devices for enforcing parking restrictions in mandatory cycle lanes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T10:06:54.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T10:06:54.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1088557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to test the effectiveness of aid spending through the UK Official Development Assistance budget. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14517 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>UK ODA is scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which focuses on the delivery of value for money and maximising the impact and effectiveness of UK aid. ICAI reports directly to Parliament through the International Development Committee (IDC) ensuring both independence and accountability of the ODA. The National Audit Office also scrutinises departmental spending including the effectiveness of ODA spending.</p><p> </p><p>As part of DFID’s programme approval process, an accredited Evaluation Advisor reviews the evaluation plan for the ongoing effectiveness of the programme. DFID reviews all programmes annually, providing an assessment of performance, ongoing relevance, value for money, lessons learned, and any remedial action required. Individual government departments are responsible for design, evaluation and governance of their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget. However, DFID makes available some relevant evaluation tools to support other departments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1110678
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the rates of interest charged on student loans to ensure they properly reflect the Bank of England interest rate. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL15142 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The system for setting interest rates on student loans is set out in The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2009, as amended. The Department for Education sets the interest rate as instructed by the regulations.</p><p> </p><p>For post-2012 student loans, the department regularly monitors the interest rates set on student loans against the interest rates prevailing on the market. The most appropriate comparators for undergraduate student loans are the effective interest rates available on unsecured personal loans, as published by the Bank of England (data series CFMBJ77 and CFMBJ94). Both rates continue to be above the maximum interest rate charged on student loans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:52:48.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:52:48.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1088559
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Females more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of girls aged between 14 and 18 years old who stop participating in sports in and outside school; and what steps they intend to take to actively encourage such girls' participation in sports. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14519 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The first set of data from Sport England’s world-leading Active Lives: Children and Young People survey was released in December 2018. It shows that only 10% of girls in years 9-11 (13-16) are reaching the Chief Medical Officers’ guidance of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Levels of activity for girls aged over 16 are captured by the Active Lives (adult) survey, which has a slightly different methodology and so cannot be directly compared. Both surveys are available on Sport England’s website.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to addressing the gender gap in physical activity levels for boys and girls, including the drop-off in engagement from primary to secondary school. It is important that girls have access to the right sporting opportunities, both in and out of school.</p><p>This is something government committed to tackle in the Sporting Future strategy. This will also be addressed as part of the new School Sport and Activity Action Plan which will be published in the spring.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T11:57:24.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T11:57:24.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4339
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady remove filter