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Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I rise to speak to my amendment and in support of the amendment moved by the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, with specific reference to paragraphs (3) and (4). Many of us will have received an update from our party Whips about today’s business. My update stated unambiguously that, “Even though this is government policy, it will be a free vote.” There is no beating about the...

House of Lords: Allowances - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion ( 6 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, and a pleasant novelty to agree with every word that he has said. I speak in support of the amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Alderdice. When I entered your Lordships’ House four and a half years ago, I spoke of the deep sense of privilege. But I was also very aware that that was underscored by the knowledge that I am...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to review the Voluntary Reporting Framework on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing, published in November 2018; and how many (1) employers have reported data, and (2) employees have had their data reported, via that Framework.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of UK employers are currently signed up to Disability Confident; and what percentage of employers they estimate will be signed up by the end of 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of UK (1) private, and (2) public, sector employers are currently signed up to Disability Confident; and what percentage of (a) private, and (b) public, sector employers they estimate will be signed up by the end of 2020.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to (1) measure, (2) monitor, and (3) reduce, the (a) gender, (b) ethnicity, (c) disability, and (d) LGBTQ+, pay gap.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure transparent and consistent workforce data reporting to support (1) women, (2) BAME, (3) disabled, and (4) LGBTQ+, graduates to realise their potential and, on merit, reach the top of their professions.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay ( 5 May 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incentivise and reward those businesses that report on the (1) gender, (2) ethnicity, (3) disability, and (4) LGBTQ+, pay gap.

Disability Employment Gap - Question (12 Feb 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, can I add another idea to my noble friend the Minister’s list? It is testament to the influence of your Lordships’ House that only last week I introduced a Bill on exactly this issue, which already has the backing of major corporates such as EY and Enterprise Holdings. They know that there must be a level playing field for rewarding and incentivising best practice. Will the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups (16 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting Consultation, first published on 18 October 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of job outcomes for disabled people that can be definitively attributed to the Disability Confident Scheme; and what methodology they used to support that estimate.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) total employers, and (2) the total workforce, in the UK who fall within the Disability Confident Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence there is that organisations signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme (1) are more inclusive of disabled employees and jobseekers, and (2) employ disabled people in larger numbers, than employers who have not signed up to that scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the briefing by Kim Hoque and Nick Bacon Response to the UK Government's reforms of Disability Confident level 3, published in November 2019.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation has been made of the decision to implement mandatory gender pay gap reporting.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) ( 9 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, I was really pleased to see in the gracious Speech a focus on enabling individuals to develop their skills and realise their potential. This reminded me of a powerful point made by the Prime Minister during the election campaign that talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not. As he said, and as many other noble Lords have said, we need to level up. To do that, I believe...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 7 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make the framework for voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing a mandatory requirement for Disability Confident Leaders.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 7 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing framework to include the number or proportion of disabled employees in each pay quartile.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 7 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require large employers to publish data on the (1) number, and (2) pay, of disabled employees.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Disability ( 7 Jan 2020)

Lord Shinkwin: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the wording in the framework for voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing so that it matches the definition of disability in the Equality Act 2010 and the Government Statistical Service's disability disclosure question.


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