Domestic Visits

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East

To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2014, Official Report, column 409W, on domestic visits, what domestic visits (a) she and (b) her predecessors have made since January 2013; and what the purpose of each such visit was.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Education) (Women and Equalities) , The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Rt Hon Maria Miller MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

10/5/13

Bury

To launch pilot scheme to get more women and girls active and tackle the gender gap in sport.

14-18/10/13

USA

Included discussions on women and the economy.

1-4/12/13

China

Included equalities related activity.

15-17/12/13

Russia

Included discussions on LGBT rights.

10/1/14

Wiltshire

Included visit to Riding for the Disabled, to see how the organisation supports disabled people.

11-14/3/14

UN Commission on the Status of Women

To promote women’s rights and help ensure a strong set of agreed conclusions.

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

21/5/14

Brighton

Included an interview with a local LGBT publication.

2/6/14

West Midlands

Visited Birmingham LGBT and interview with local online LGBT publication.

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

7/5/14

The National Science Museum, London

To launch the ‘Your Life’ campaign to motivate more girls to continue to study maths and physics.

13/5/14

Google Campus for Mums, Shoreditch, London

To announce a new £1million challenge fund to help female entrepreneurs benefit from superfast broadband.

05/06/14

Paris

Attended a Conference to explore practical strategies and best practices in accelerating women’s economic progress worldwide

Helen Grant MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

19/6/13

Pimlico Academy, London

To encourage girls in their career aspirations.

25/6/13

St Mary’s Primary school, Moss Side, Manchester

To encourage girls in their career aspirations.

3/12/13

Bury

To see the progress of Sport England pilot.

2-3/6/14

Malta

Undertook equalities meetings as well as tourism events.

Jo Swinson MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

31/1/13

Durham

To raise SMEs awareness of the Equality Act 2010.

7/3/13

Epsom

To raise SMEs awareness of the Equality Act 2010.

8/3/13

The National Science Museum

To celebrate International Women’s Day and speak to young girls about careers in science, engineering, technology and maths.

14/3/13

Big Bang Fair - ExCeL centre London

To encourage interest by women in science and engineering.

4/10/13

Wiltshire

To visit military personnel and spouses benefiting from Rural Growth Network.

21/11/13

Bridge Academy London

To launch project to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying Project.

Jenny Willott MP

Date

Visit

Purpose

2/6/14

Royal Free Hospital London

To launch report into body image during pregnancy and after birth.

4/6/14

Highams Park School, Highams Park, London

To launch the ‘Opening doors’ pilot scheme aimed at encouraging more girls to undertake A’ Levels in subjects traditionally dominated by boys.

18/6/14

Liverpool

To promote the role of women in the economy at the International Festival for Business.

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