Results 1–20 of 1011 for speaker:Amanda Solloway

Written Answers — Home Office: Clothing: Manufacturing Industries (20 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Exploiting vulnerable workers for commercial gain is despicable and this Government will not stand for it. Operation TACIT was set-up to investigate allegations of widespread exploitation and modern slavery in Leicester, and to take appropriate action where non-compliance was found. To date (7th September 2022), a total of 484 visits have been undertaken at commercial premises, as part of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Termination of Employment (20 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The number of leavers of the Home Office is published annually as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (ACSES). Civil Service statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – Tables 42 and 43

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner (20 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The role of the Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) as set out in the 2015 Modern Slavery Act is to encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offences and the identification of victims. The process to recruit a new IASC follows the principles set out within the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments....

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (20 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: There are no current plans to publish in draft for pre-legislative scrutiny the Modern Slavery Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech in May.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Sports (20 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The annual Home Office Sports Day is organised by the Home Office Sports and Social Association (“ETHOS”). This is a staff network group, not a Home Office managed unit. Civil Servants pay a monthly subscription to the Civil Service Sports Council (“CSSC”) or pay ETHOS a yearly subscription directly. ETHOS is funded by annual grants from the CSSC and direct funding from members. As...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay (13 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: There is growing evidence to show that, when pay is negotiable, asking applicants to disclose previous earnings and not including salary information in the advert increases the risk that historic disparities will be replicated. Research from the Fawcett Society suggests that questions about salary history particularly disadvantage women's confidence in pay negotiations. On International...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Servants: Training (13 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: This information is not held centrally. Proceedings under the Equality Act 2010 are brought against individual Government departments, or the employing public sector body.

Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen (9 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: It is the greatest honour to be here today to pay tribute on behalf of my constituents in Derby North and of course to make my own tribute. Since the heartbreaking news yesterday that simply took my breath away, I have been reflecting on the influence that the Queen had on me and many people across the world. All my life, I have known the legacy that she has given us. All my life, I have...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Greater London (7 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The Government is determined to tackle and prevent VAWG wherever it occurs. To support preventing and tackling these crimes in London, we have:Allocated over £1.5 million was allocated to projects in London through the Safer Streets Fund and Safety of Women at Night Fund which support areas to put in place measures such as extra CCTV and streetlighting and projects which work to change...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse (7 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The Government is committed to tackling violence against women and girls in all its forms. The landmark Domestic Abuse Act 2021 established a wide-ranging statutory definition of domestic abuse that incorporates a range of abusive behaviours beyond physical violence, and brings in important new protections including Domestic Abuse Protection Notices (DAPNs) and Domestic Abuse Protection...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences: Trials (7 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence is a key priority for this Government. In June 2021, we published the End-to-End Rape Review Report and Action Plan which outlined a robust programme of work that aims to achieve a significant improvement in the way the criminal justice system responds to rape and sexual offences against adults....

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Period Poverty (7 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Period poverty is an issue the government takes very seriously and has taken a number of steps to address the problem. Since January 2020, a Department for Education scheme provides free period products in schools and 16-19 education institutions in England. 94% of eligible secondary schools had accessed this scheme by December 2021. We are pleased to confirm that the continuation of free...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Protecting women and girls from violence and supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence is a key priority for this Government, and we expect cases to be dealt with sensitively and effectively. In June 2021, we published the End-to-End Rape Review Report and Action Plan which outlined a robust programme of work that aims to achieve a significant improvement in the way the criminal...

Written Answers — Home Office: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: On 21st July the UK ratified the Istanbul Convention sending a strong message to women and girls across the UK, and around the world, that the Government is committed to tackling VAWG. The UK applied two reservations, including one on Article 59 which relates to support for migrant victims of domestic abuse. The last annual progress report on ratification of the Convention confirmed that the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: The Government is committed to strengthening our approach to modern slavery and building on the world-leading legislation on modern slavery in supply chains introduced in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As part of its response to the 2018 Independent Review of the Modern slavery Act, the Home Office conducted a public consultation on potential changes to the Modern Slavery Act’s transparency...

Written Answers — Home Office: Gender Based Violence (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a government priority. VAWG is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of millions. One year on from the publication of the Tackling VAWG Strategy, we have made significant progress and delivered a number of key commitments to help ensure that women and girls are safe everywhere - at home, online, at work and in public...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a government priority. VAWG is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of millions. One year on from the publication of the Tackling VAWG Strategy, we have made significant progress and delivered a number of key commitments to help ensure that women and girls are safe everywhere - at home, online, at work and in public...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: In July 2021, the Government published a cross-Government Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy to help ensure that women and girls are safe everywhere – at home, at work, online and on the streets. This was followed by the complementary Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan, published in March 2022. In developing these strategies, we engaged closely with charities and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage: Disadvantaged (6 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: Forced marriage is an all too often hidden crime and we are determined to tackle it and give more victims the confidence to come forward. The joint Home Office and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Forced Marriage Unit leads on the government’s forced marriage policy, outreach and casework. It operates both inside the UK (where support is provided to any individual) and...

Telford Child Sexual Exploitation: Inquiry (5 Sep 2022)

Amanda Solloway: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Telford (Lucy Allan) for securing this incredibly important and moving debate. She has worked tirelessly on these issues. Her perseverance has helped to ensure that the report has been published and that the horrendous way in which more than 1,000 children in Telford were failed has been exposed. I am sure that hon. Members will join me in commending...


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