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INVITING DEBATE

PARITYs intention in posting this data on our website is to create an opportunity for public debate on this particular funding issue.

 

The 26 charts featured in this Paper, covering a range of local authorities, show a disparity in discretionary funding between expenditure on males and females which is generally large and consistently in favour of females. This is a different perspective from that usually presented in the media, where females tend to be seen as disadvantaged.

 

Issues debated might include whether these funding allocations should be numerically equal between males and females. If not, then what are the grounds, legal or otherwise, for favouring females. A broad comment to the effect that female needs are greater may not be sufficient.

 

There may be a view that males are poorly funded because men generally do not apply for discretionary funding. In this case, there may be an obligation on local authorities to invite males to apply. It may be relevant also to examine the gender composition of committees awarding funding.

 

Needless to say, comments from local authorities and any other interested parties would be of interest and potentially valuable to PARITY. Please contact us at:

 

postmaster@parity-uk.org

 

 

LOCAL AUTHORITIES DISCRETIONARY FUNDING BY GENDER

 

PIE CHARTS FOR WHICH WE HAVE AN FOI NUMBER
AS AT 15-03-2013

 

1. ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL

2. BROMLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

3. DUNGANNON SOUTH TYRONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

4. GRAVESEND GRAVESHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

5. HACKNEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

6. HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

7. HULL CITY COUNCIL

8. ISLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

9. KIRKLEES METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

10. LEEDS CITY COUNCIL

11. LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL

12. MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL

13. MIDDLESBROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL

14. MONTHMOUTHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

15. NEWHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

16. NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

17. NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

18. PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL

19. SAINT HELENS DISCTRICT COUNCIL

20. SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL

21. SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL

22. SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

23. SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

24. WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

25. WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

26. WEST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

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April 2013

 

 


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