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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the legislation implementing civil partnerships for opposite sex couples will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL15446 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 requires the Government to make regulations that extend eligibility to form a civil partnership to opposite-sex couples by no later than 31<sup> </sup>December 2019. The Government is working hard to ensure regulations are in place as place as soon as possible.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Z
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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 Baroness Whitaker more like this
1137103
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage: Humanism more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant legal recognition to humanist marriages; and if not, what are the reasons for not doing so. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL16967 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Law Commission review that the Government announced last month is a fundamental review of the law on how and where people can legally marry in England and Wales. As part of that review, we have invited the Law Commission to make recommendations about how marriage by humanist and other non-religious belief organisations could be incorporated into a revised or new scheme for all marriages that is simple, fair and consistent. The Government will decide on provision on the basis of the Law Commission’s recommendations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:39:53.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:39:53.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1156341
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Travellers: Caravan Sites 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 the Equality and Human Rights Commission report Gypsy and Traveller sites: the revised planning definition's impact on assessing accommodation needs, published on 13 September. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL422 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:11:02.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:11:02.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1042929
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bulgaria: Travellers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bulgaria about (1) the demolition of Roma homes in Voivodinovo and other places with no offer of new housing, and (2) the adequacy of roads, water, sewage systems, and rubbish collection in Roma settlements in Bulgaria. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL12920 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Sofia regularly engages with the Bulgarian government and local authorities setting out the economic and social benefits of Roma integration. It is active in promoting minority rights in Bulgaria, with our Ambassador playing a prominent role in the ‘Friends of Roma’ Ambassadors Group, which supports initiatives related to inclusion and education.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T16:09:20.97Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2510
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1124909
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty 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 the communiqué from the government of Mauritius on 30 April that the UK’s actions over the Chagos Archipelago are “in flagrant disregard of the … conclusions of the International Court of Justice”; are “an affront to the rule of law”; and have perpetuated “a historically wrongful act vis-à-vis the forcibly evicted inhabitants of those islands.” more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL15584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>​I refer to the statement I made on 30 April 2019, <em>Official Report</em>, col HLWS1491. An International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion is advice provided to the United Nations General Assembly at its request; it is not a legally binding judgment. The Government respects the ICJ and has considered the content of the Opinion carefully, however, we do not share the Court's approach. This and former Governments have expressed sincere regret about the manner in which Chagossians were removed from the British Indian Ocean Territory in the late 1960s and early 1970s.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:51:06.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:51:06.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ilois: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador for Human Rights will take to promote the human rights of people who were evicted from the Chagos Islands between 1968 and 1973. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL16181 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador for Human Rights engages bilaterally with States to support the Permanent Representative in delivery of their human rights obligations and represents the Government's position in the Human Rights Council in Geneva.</p><p>The Government recognises that the manner of the removal of Chagossians from the British Indian Ocean Territory in the 1960s and 1970s was wrong. Substantial compensation (around £15.5 million in current prices) has been paid to Chagossians since that time. British courts and the European Court of Human Rights have confirmed that compensation has been paid in full and final settlement.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:44:16.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:44:16.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2510
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1078304
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star this property date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
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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 Health Services: Travellers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the eight key recommendations they plan to implement from the final report by Leeds GATE, the University of Dundee and the University of York Enhancing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples’ trust: using maternity and early years’ health services and dental health services as exemplars of mainstream service provision, published on 14 September 2018. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL14076 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department is currently considering the recommendations set out in the report Enhancing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples’ trust: using maternity and early years’ health services and dental health services as exemplars of mainstream service provision to improve uptake of services and reduce inequalities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:09:45.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:09:45.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 General Practitioners: Travellers 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 steps have been taken to address concerns raised by the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities are frequently refused registration at GP practices. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL14762 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Registering with and access to primary medical care services is the same for all patients, whether they are gypsies, travellers, homeless or vulnerable migrants. People do not need to provide proof of address to register with a general practice (GP). NHS England is working with a range of community groups to redesign the patient registration leaflet so that people are aware of this when registering. The free NHS 111 service can assist anyone who has faced difficulty finding a GP or accessing other services in their local area.</p><p>NHS England is aware of difficulties some individuals have faced when trying to register with a GP and is taking steps to address shortcomings with individual practices, working in partnership with the voluntary sector.</p><p>The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a partnership arrangement with the aim to facilitate integrated working between the voluntary and statutory sectors, to promote equality and reduce health inequalities. It receives £1.2 million for core work from the Department, with each member receiving funding of up to £60,000. Friends, Families and Travellers is a member of the Alliance and has supported the Department on a range of work to date including the Inclusion Health Audit Tool, on maternal health, mental health, end of life care and dementia.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T13:58:16.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T13:58:16.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1061390
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Education: Travellers 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, further to the Written Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 4 February (HLWS1264), what action they will take to improve access for Gypsy, Traveller and  Roma young people to further and higher education. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL13770 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher and further education is a priority for this government. Everyone with the capability to succeed should have  the opportunity to benefit from a university education, regardless of their background or where they grew up. On 1 February 2019, we announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education. The announcement is attached and can also be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/universities-must-do-more-to-tackle-ethnic-disparity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/universities-must-do-more-to-tackle-ethnic-disparity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The new regulator for higher education, the Office for Students (OfS) has a statutory duty in regards to students who share particular characteristics, (protected under the Equality Act 2010), and where there is specific evidence that barriers exist that may prevent equality of opportunity, including those from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.</p><p> </p><p>Through Access and Participation Plans agreed with the OfS, higher education providers are expected to reduce the gaps in access, success and progression for under-represented groups amongst their students.</p><p> </p><p>Eligible 16 to 19 year olds do not pay tuition fees for post-16 further education (e.g. A Levels and approved technical qualifications). This enables young people to meet the requirement of continuing to participate in education or training beyond the age of 16.</p><p> </p><p>Eligibility to receive public funding for further education for adults (those aged 19 and above), is based on age, prior attainment and a learner’s circumstances. Skills provision is prioritised and focussed towards young adults, those with low skills and unemployed people who are actively seeking work.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the government also provides financial support to enable learners to participate in post-16 further education, whatever their financial situation. This includes contributions to costs such as transport, childcare, essential books, equipment and accommodation.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T12:25:55.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T12:25:55.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL13770__tackling_ethnic_disparity.pdf more like this
star this property title HL13770_Tackling_ethnic_disparity more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 Arts: Curriculum more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofsted's new criteria make their assessment of the role of the creative arts in the curriculum essential to educational establishments receiving a "good" report. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker remove filter
star this property uin HL13890 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted is currently undertaking a consultation on its proposed new education inspection framework. The consultation runs until 5 April. Under its proposals, inspectors will assess the extent to which schools are providing a broad and balanced curriculum for their pupils. Ofsted has proposed that the benchmark for coverage and content of a school’s curriculum should be the national curriculum, which includes the arts.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-01T12:47:03.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:47:03.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this