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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 16 October 2018 to written questions 176113, 176114 and 176115.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 16 October 2018 to written questions 176113, 176114 and 176115.</p> more like this
1002565
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unstar this property answer text <p>The gender pay gap reporting website was created to enable over 10,000 employers of 250 or more employees to comply with their legal obligation to report their gender pay gap data. The website can be found at: <a href="https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/</a></p><p>The total cost of creating and maintaining the website to September 2018 in line with Government Digital Service guidelines was £2,349,808. The cost reflects several stages of digital design and development from the initial discovery phase £84,000, Alpha phase £249,600 and private beta £544,733 through to public beta and maintenance £1,471,476.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We have received a number of representations regarding section 106, as we have for other uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010, and we continue to keep these provisions under review. Equality is never a one-time fix and it is right that we should keep re-examining the issues.</p><p>This Parliament is the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. Political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving women’s representation. Many are already doing so.</p><p>The Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund is supporting a number of projects that aim to increase women’s participation in politics, and earlier this year we announced funding for disabled candidates to meet the costs of campaigning, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.</p> more like this
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unstar 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
100761
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unstar this property answer text <p>I receive regular representations on many issues including the role of women in public life.</p><p>We are removing barriers that prevent women from progressing in public life. For example, the Government has established the Centre for Public Appointments (CPA) in the Cabinet Office to ensure best practice is followed. As a result, the proportion of new female appointees to public boards has increased to 39%. We have also supported political parties to increase women’s representation thorough a combination of legislative and voluntary measures.</p><p> </p> more like this
1007690
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unstar this property answer text <p>The gender pay gap for women between 40 and 49 has actually fallen since 2010. Employers reported their gender pay gaps for the first time this year and we now expect them to take action to close them.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published the Fuller Working Lives strategy last year, and continues to work with businesses to ensure everyone can adapt to the changing face of the workforce.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong. We are determined to bring an end to this abhorrent practice and, as we said in the LGBT Action Plan, we are considering all legislative and non-legislative options to do this.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise this is a complex issue that we need to get right. We want to engage widely, and listen carefully, so that we can develop a range of measures that end these practices for good. We are conducting more detailed research into the experiences of those that have undergone conversion therapy, and will task the LGBT Advisory Panel with looking into this issue as their first priority when they meet for the first time, in the new year.</p><p> </p><p>Ending these practices will take time. It is crucial we get our response right so that we protect people from harm.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is for the devolved administrations to decide whether, and how, they choose to mark the centenary.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Executive was provided £171,000. In the absence of Ministerial authority for grants to local groups, the civil service arranged a lecture series, a commemorative album as well as a number of exhibitions and workshops.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Under new government legislation over 10,000 employers reported their gender pay gaps this year. These regulations increase transparency, driving board level discussions and pushing employers to take real action to close the gap.</p><p>We are now working with employers to help them understand their gender pay gaps, and support them to put plans in place to tackle gaps.</p><p>Mandatory gender pay gap reporting is just one of the steps government has taken to tackle the drivers of the gap including:</p><ul><li>introducing Shared Parental Leave and Pay and running a £1.5 million campaign to promote the scheme to eligible parents.</li><li>extending the right to request flexible working and establishing a taskforce working with business to make flexible working a reality for all employees.</li><li>creating a £5 million fund to support women and men who have been out of the labour market for a long period to return to work.</li><li>spending around £6 billion on childcare support by 2019-20, around £3.5 billion of which is planned to be spent on free early education entitlements.</li></ul>