What is a Parliamentary Question?
A Parliamentary Question (PQ) is a question put formally to a government minister about a matter they are responsible for by an MP or a member of the Lords. They are used to seek information or to press for action from the Government.
This page shows the Parliamentary Questions (PQs) which relate to the work of this APPG, asked by APPG members and their answers (as we receive them). (Note: the PQ is asked by the member, not by the APPG.)
It also contains suggestions for questions.
Members are asked to let us know when they ask a PQ so we can record it here. This will make it easier to ask a wider range of questions.
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- To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, further to the value of having a minister responsible for female-specific issues, if she will consider a parallel role responsible for male-specific issues.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures his Department have to close the learning gap between girls and boys.
- To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are his Department developing to address the specific health issues affecting men and boys.
Suggestions for questions
- Minister for Health: The ONS shows that 1/3 of victims of Domestic Abuse are male. Will the government provide proportional funding support to male-victim service providers?
- Minister of Justice. Given the high percentage of separation or divorce proceedings which end up in the adversarial family court system, what measures does the minister plan to introduce so that more of these are resolved using less adversarial services such as mediation?
- Minister of Education: Currently, at every stage of education, boys underachieve, relative to girls, . Given that this starts in early years with language and vocabulary, what measures does the minister plan to close this learning gap?