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Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap (12 Oct 2017)

Dawn Butler: Two days ago, the First Secretary of State made a statement to the House on the race disparity audit. He also told the House, as a white man with privilege, that he knew more about race than me—a black women with lived experiences—and Opposition Members, who are a broad church. As there are seven Ministers here today, will the Minister for Women and Equalities highlight seven of...

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Dawn Butler: I thank the First Secretary of State for early sight of his statement. There is value in putting all the data together in one portal, but what matters most is what the Government are going to do about the problems that have been identified. For some years, the Women’s Budget Group and the Runnymede Trust have been looking at some of the burning issues, including the impact of austerity...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (29 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 2770, what steps are being taken to monitor the provision by local authorities or otherwise of emergency guidance in high-rise blocks in languages spoken by all residents; and if he will make a statement.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. I thank the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Mims Davies) for securing this important debate. Women make up 51% of the UK population—and if it were not for them, the other 49% would not be here. It is no big ask for Parliament to be represented 50:50. I am proud that Labour has more women than all the other political parties put...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: I agree. I am sorry to disappoint the right hon. Lady in breaking the consensus, but it is my job to talk about the uncomfortable truths on the barriers to women entering Parliament.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: The right hon. Lady is right. I will come to some more solutions and ways to ensure that we make this place more acceptable and accessible to women, to which I hope the Government will respond. Sometimes, the issue is not with women standing. Women often stand for positions but find that other barriers stop them from being selected or elected. Some of that is racism, discrimination, sexism...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: That is an extremely valid point. We are a Parliament that should seek to hear the voices of all Members of this House, and that includes women. There should not be all-male Committees in this day and age.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: Absolutely. It can be difficult and uncomfortable, but we do have to challenge our colleagues. The other day, I challenged a Member who used a racist slur while speaking on a panel at the East India Club a few weeks ago. I found that deeply offensive—and there were other Members of Parliament on that panel who did not challenge that language. That kind of attitude is a barrier to women...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: I have been very generous. Would the hon. Lady mind if I continued a little longer? We can come to some of the solutions; I hope that when the Minister responds she will tackle some of them. In February 2016, the Law Commission published its interim report, which urged the Government to redraft electoral offences in a more modern and simple way so that they can be more readily understood and...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women (13 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: That is an important point. We have already spoken about pairing and having people subbing for others, but it does not help when the Government act in such an irresponsible manner when conducting the business of the House—threatening to keep MPs here until three o’clock in the morning, with mothers and fathers having to bring their babies through the Lobby. When the Government do...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Cricklewood (12 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of limited (Exchange Only) internet speeds on businesses operating in the Cricklewood Broadway area.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Fees and Charges (11 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to review the fees charges for UK visa applications.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sign Language: GCSE (11 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will encourage exam boards to offer GCSEs in British Sign Language.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Ethnic Groups (7 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, who is responsible for the timetable on publishing the findings of the Government's race audit of public services.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Brent (7 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department holds data on the number of rejected EHCP applications in the London Borough of Brent in 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Football: Ethnic Groups (4 Aug 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase representation of black and minority ethnic individuals in the football coaching profession.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards Review (26 Jul 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Parker Review on corporate boards.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judiciary (25 Jul 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase diversity in the judiciary.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Equality and Human Rights Commission: Finance (24 Jul 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what budget has been allocated to the Equality and Human Rights Commission for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20.


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