Dawn Butler: On 22 April, we marked the very first National Stephen Lawrence Day. It has been 26 years since his tragic racist murder. Sadly, as the Prime Minister acknowledged, racism and racial discrimination are still very prevalent in our society. In 2018, the UN special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance stated that any measure that...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals with leave to remain revoked in the UK have waited more than two years for a review of their immigration status.
Dawn Butler: I know that there is not a lot of time left to sum up—you may need to stop me if I get close to time, Mr Deputy Speaker—but I want to thank and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington South (Faisal Rashid) on today’s excellent debate. If we look at the diversity around the House, we can see that there are lots of people who want to contribute. I also thank the Backbench...
Dawn Butler: (Urgent Question) To ask the Minister for Women if she will make a statement on the Government action to close the gender pay gap.
Dawn Butler: I am not sure whether the Minister has been reading the same statistics as me, but analysis so far has shown that the median pay gap has actually got bigger than it was last year. The companies that have been reporting this morning show that, on average, 78% reported a pay gap that favours men. The Government and public sector should lead by example. As we know, the public sector deadline was...
Dawn Butler: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I have just contacted the chief executive of Brent Council, Carolyn Downs, and she has informed me that Brent Council submitted the gender pay gap report on Friday 29 March via the Government’s own portal. I wonder whether the Minister would like to stand and make an apology to Brent Council.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 4 February 2019 to Question HL13127, whether his Department relies on the assurances provided by the Bahraini Government in assessing the case of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei’s family members; and what assessment the Government has made of information provided by independent bodies such as the UN, Amnesty...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether officials from his Department attended the proceedings in Bahrain on 25 February 2019 in which the three-year prison sentences against family members of Sayed Alwadaei were upheld.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Bahrain on the case of the family members Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what equalities assessment his Department has undertaken on access to student finance for individuals of Muslim faith.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of alternative funding arrangements for student finance that is compatible with sharia law for individuals of Muslim faith.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps they will take to escalate engagement with the Libyan authorities on securing justice for the descendents of Major Farouk Hamadalla who was forced off the British Overseas Airways Corporation VC10 en route from London to Khartoum on the 22nd July 1971.
Dawn Butler: I thank Amika George, the Red Box Project, the British Medical Association, the Communication Workers Union, Girlguiding UK, Plan International, Bloody Good Period, Beauty Banks, On The Ball, Hey Girls, Bloody Big Brunch, my hon. Friends the Members for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff) and for Midlothian (Danielle Rowley), and Monica Lennon, the Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament, who helped...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Government portal for gender pay gap reporting contains accurate and up to date information.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an estimate of the number of companies that have not yet filed accurate gender pay gap data for 2017-18.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Guardian article of 28 February 2019 entitled Lack of sanctions makes a mockery of gender pay gap reports, if she will make an estimate of the number of companies that have provided mathematically impossible figures for gender pay gap data for (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many companies were asked to refile their gender pay gap data for 2017-18 due to inaccurate or missing data.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether there are companies that have not filed their gender pay gap data for 2017-18.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department missed the deadline or refiled its gender pay gap data for 2017-18.
Dawn Butler: It is great to have this International Women’s Day debate today, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Janet Daby) for leading on the tabling of the motion. I also thank the Select Committee chaired by the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) for its work. As I have said publicly, she does an amazing job on the Committee; it is just a disappointment that the...