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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Women and Equalities remove filter
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 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 more like this
star 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 Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to use the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 to encourage more women to stand for public office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling remove filter
star this property uin 190523 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office is providing financial assistance to ensure every MP in this House can invite a woman constituent to parliament for the day. Campaign group 50:50 Parliament’s #AskHerToStand event asks MPs to mentor a woman from their constituency for the day.</p><p>The Government Equalities Office is also hosting a conference to celebrate the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act on 21 November 2018. The conference will celebrate and learn from women law-makers who have made a difference to the country.</p><p>The women attending have been involved in the Suffrage Centenary year including grant recipients, grassroots groups, gender equality organisations, and aspiring politicians.</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 2018-11-20T15:00:30.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:00:30.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Candidates more like this
star 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, what steps the Government is taking to encourage women to participate in politics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling remove filter
star this property uin 908346 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>One of our aims for the Women’s Suffrage Centenary was to ensure more women participate in politics and decision-making. Whether that is to vote, to campaign or to stand for election, women must be there making the decisions.</p><p>Over the course of this year, the Centenary Fund has supported nearly 320 small and large projects. Many of them are designed to encourage participation by offering women across the country information and training to take part in civic society at all levels.</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 2018-12-20T16:02:47.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:02:47.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Voting Rights more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124453, what further plans there are to celebrate the centenary of women being allowed to vote. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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star this property uin 146983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The government’s £5 million suffrage centenary fund supports a whole range of projects throughout 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In December 2017, the Women’s Votes Centenary Grant Scheme opened and has funded 94 projects awarding around £750,000, including in Essex. More information regarding the application process and criteria can be found online: <a href="http://www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk" target="_blank">www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>April 24th marked the unveiling of the first female statue in Parliament Square, honouring leading suffragist Millicent Fawcett. The funding for the statue came from the £5 million centenary fund.</p><p> </p><p>Projects are ongoing in the seven centenary towns and cities that received a share of £1.2 million from the fund- Bolton, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham.</p><p> </p><p>The fund has contributed to PROCESSIONS, a public artwork by Artichoke and 1418Now who are working with a range of collaborators. On 10 June, the procession will see crowds of people dressed in green, white and violet moving as a live suffragette flag through the streets of the four capital cities.</p><p> </p><p>More information on future events across the country can be found on the events hub here: <a href="https://celebratingvotesforwomen.campaign.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://celebratingvotesforwomen.campaign.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Centenary fund is supporting a suite of education projects to increase young people's knowledge of UK democracy and its importance, and increase their democratic participation.</p><p>The remainder of the £5m will fund projects including:</p><ul><li>A programme to help develop the leadership potential of young women</li><li>The closing ceremony for the 3-month festival of The Great Exhibition of the North, which will commemorate the centenary and encourage more women to participate in politics</li></ul>
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 2018-05-24T15:19:39.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T15:19:39.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Women and Equalities remove filter
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 Candidates: Females more like this
star 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, what recent steps she has taken to encourage more women to stand for public office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling remove filter
star this property uin 157254 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>There are more women in Parliament than ever before – 208-won seats in the 2017 election. Women now make up 32% of all MPs - up from 22% in 2010. While we cannot be complacent, the percentage of women MPs elected has increased at every general election since 2001, so the direction is positive.</p><p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has commissioned qualitative research with women and men in Parliament, to demonstrate the range of experiences, career paths and skills that Members bring to their role, and to understand the information and opportunities that enabled MPs to stand as Parliamentary candidates so that we can identify the factors involved in their success. We will publish this work in 2018.</p><p>The GEO supports a range of projects through the £5m suffrage centenary fund, which encourage more women to participate in politics so that they have an equal voice in democracy. The fund will help build a legacy for the future while also celebrating the many inspiring people who campaigned for women’s suffrage.</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 2018-07-02T16:19:06.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:19:06.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Women and Equalities remove filter
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 Candidates: Females more like this
star 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, what steps she is taking to encourage more women to stand for public office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling remove filter
star this property uin 172552 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 2018-09-20more like thismore than 2018-09-20
star this property answer text <p>Further to my previous answer on 2 July 2018, I can confirm that this year the Government Equalities Office has been funding several projects, through the Government’s £5m Suffrage Centenary Fund, that help deliver our aim to increase women’s participation in politics across the country. Some of these projects are providing practical training to women who want an active role in politics. For example, we are supporting a political leadership programme for women in Bradford and Birmingham, and a project training women in the East Midlands, West Midlands and London in public speaking and media relations. <strong><em> </em></strong></p><p>Also, in July this year the Centenary Fund supported an Ask Her to Stand event in London where 350 women interested in elected office heard from women politicians across the political spectrum encouraging them to stand, engaged with women’s political organisations and took part in workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life.</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 2018-09-20T15:59:52.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-20T15:59:52.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this