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Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many independent domestic violence advisers have been employed in each year since 2010.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals have an independent domestic violence adviser service based permanently on-site.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of hospital independent domestic violence advisor clients, were (a) women, (b) from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and (c) over the age of 55 in each year since 2010.
Dawn Butler: The reality is this: women who work, women without children, women with children, disabled women, black, Asian and minority ethnic women and women fleeing domestic violence have all been punished by universal credit. Report after report has issued stark warnings about the design of universal credit and its impact on survivors, but the Government refuse to listen. Instead, they make claims...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what Government funding has been allocated for women’s refuges in each year from 2015 to 2020.
Dawn Butler: We welcome the fact that upskirting has been made into a specific sexual offence. It cannot be right, therefore, that victims of revenge porn are not afforded the protection of anonymity. The Government’s new victim strategy, which was released on Monday, failed to address the lack of protection for victims of image-based sexual abuse. When will the Government close this loophole in law and...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Prime Minister, when her office plans fully to respond to the letters of the hon. Member for Brent Central of (a) 18 April 2018 on Windrush landing cards, (b) 20 April 2018 on next steps to address the Windrush scandal, (c) 30 April 2018 on deportation flights and (d) 18 May 2018 on the lack of responses to previous letters of the hon. Member for Brent Central.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil servants are employed by the Government Equalities Office.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for the introduction of legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to tackle biphobia.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make it its policy to fund PrEP from central government funding for all at risk groups.
Dawn Butler: I echo the sentiments of the Leader of the House and thank the programme team and the cross-party steering committee. Some of the programme team are in the House today. I thank them for interpreting our ramblings in all the discussions—both agreements and disagreements. I thank all the specialist advisers, who were informative and progressive, and actually mentioned intersectionality before...
Dawn Butler: Does my hon. Friend have any comments about women who are on zero-hours contracts, the gig economy and the rise in women among the working poor?
Dawn Butler: rose—
Dawn Butler: I am not, but let me correct the Minister. We have not had a female Prime Minister, but my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby South (Margaret Beckett) was a female leader of the Labour party.
Dawn Butler: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Buck. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) on securing this important debate. It has been great to listen to all these names, which are now in Hansard in perpetuity, and know that we have done our bit to recognise working-class women who have been, and are still, often ignored. In history, working-class...
Dawn Butler: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention and I absolutely agree, because only then will we be able to measure how far we have come and what still needs to be done.
Dawn Butler: How amazing would it be to walk around different parts of London and the country, and see statues of women, and learn about their history, and know that we have made that happen? People always bang on about Britain having had two female Prime Ministers. Well, we have a female Prime Minister—I am not saying that I want statutes of the female Prime Minister going up all around the place, but...
Dawn Butler: Urgent Question To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will make a statement on the Government’s LGBT action plan.
Dawn Butler: I thank the Minister for her answer to the urgent question. The Government’s action plan is a welcome first step. Although I would like to have seen more action, the action that it does contain is welcome. It is built on the foundations of the Labour party manifesto—I am grateful for that. I am more than happy for the Government to appropriate Labour’s ideas and policies because the...