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Cabinet Office remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 26 October (HL2496) and 8 November 2016 (HL2803), what progress they have made in creating an online electoral registration checking tool to assist people seeking to know whether or not they are already registered, and to reduce the number of duplicate registrations. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1028 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to create an online electoral registration checking tool. Registers are held locally rather than centrally. There would be major technical, security and privacy issues around consolidating the registers to allow a live registration check, especially given that a checking tool would require an elector to prove their identity in the course of making an application. The investment costs required to overcome these barriers would significantly outweigh the cost of processing duplicates.</p><p>The Government nevertheless recognises that duplicate registrations represent a burden to administrators and that this may be the case in particular at the time of major elections. We are currently examining evidence collected during the recent general election to understand the scale of this issue and to identify more practicable solutions than a checking tool. For example, there may be the potential for improvements to the online journey to reduce duplicates. It may also be possible to exploit electoral management software systems to improve duplicate processing. The Government is taking forward this work with the Association of Electoral Administrators, the Scottish Assessors Association and the Electoral Commission.</p><p>At the same time, it is clear that online registration has led to a boost in registration levels. Compared to other means of increasing registration, such as the issuing of Household Notification Letters in advance of polls, online registration is highly cost efficient, even accounting for duplicate applications.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753341
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which detecting incidents of the same person voting more than once in the same election from different addresses will (1) require the creation of a national database based on collating the local electoral registers as maintained by each Electoral Registration Officer, (2) compilation of the marked registers from each election in electronic format, and (3) enabling such information to be used by those investigating such allegations more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1029 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1030 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753342
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the prevention of multiple voting in the same election by the same person using different addresses may require a change to the electoral registration process such that an individual may only be included on a particular register for a general election, regional assembly or referendum from somewhere other than their sole address, if that individual has been resident at that alternative address on most days in the preceding year more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1030 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1029 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753343
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the form of identification accompanying a postal vote should be amended to also require signed confirmation (1) that the ballot paper has been completed only by the person entitled to do so, (2) that this has been done, together with the sealing of the ballot paper in the envelope provided, in conditions of privacy, and (3) that the envelope was returned directly by that person to a Post Box, the Electoral Registration Officer/Returning Officer, or to a polling station on polling day, save only for those people requiring assistance from someone such as a carer, and as is necessary on the grounds of disability more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1031 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>There are already measures in place designed to safeguard the security of postal voting, including the use of personal identifiers by postal voters. Sir Eric Pickles’ review of electoral fraud, published in 2016, considered postal voting and identified a number of areas in which the existing rules around postal voting could be tightened. The Government responded to the review, addressing each of its recommendations in turn, and setting out a number of measures for tackling the risk of fraud.</p><p>The Government is continuing to consider how to improve the integrity of postal voting and electoral processes in general, and will keep these matters under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753663
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Advertising more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental public bodies and (ii) executive agencies in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 5882 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and therefore can only be provided at disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T13:02:27.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T13:02:27.843Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4453
unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
753661
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 5880 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Figures for the department's overall carbon emissions are published annually in the Cabinet Office's Annual Report &amp; Accounts. Carbon emissions from the Cabinet Office estate are as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2015 - 5,950.34 Tonnes of CO2e</p><p>2016 - 5,092.77 Tonnes of CO2e</p><p>2017 (Jan-Mar) - 1425.5 Tonnes of CO2e</p><p> </p><p>Total CO2e emissions = 12468.61</p><p> </p><p>The Cabinet Office is fully committed to meeting the Government's Greening Government Commitments (GGC). The GGC departmental commitment is to reduce carbon emissions from a 2009/10 baseline by 35% by 2020; to date the department has achieved a reduction of over 50% in its overall emissions reductions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T13:36:58.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T13:36:58.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4453
unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
753662
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Consultants more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is responsible spent on external consultants and advisers in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 5881 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The overall amount spent on external consultancy by the Cabinet Office is published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts available on page 52 on the below link. The Crown Commercial Service executive agency hold this information in their own accounts, which are available online.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2015-to-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-annual-report-and-accounts-2015-to-2016</a></p><p> </p><p>Accounts for 2016-17 will be published in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-09-05T13:28:11.953Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T13:28:11.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
753356
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many officials of his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies have the word trade in their job title. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 5734 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We do not currently hold data on roles in the Cabinet Office that would enable us to provide you with a response.</p><p>I can confirm that no current roles in both the Big Lottery Fund and the Crown Commercial Service have the word “trade” in their job title.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T15:30:49.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T15:30:49.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
753359
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Elections more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to bring forward legislation to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission's 2016 review of electoral law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 5813 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government looks forward to the review by the Committee on Standards in Public Life and will wish to consider in due course how to respond to its findings.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government will continue to work with the Law Commission on how best to implement their recommendations from their review of electoral law in collaboration with other stakeholders.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 5351 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:10:22.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:10:22.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this
753664
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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Elections: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government has taken to implement the recommendations of Sir Eric Pickles' review of electoral fraud entitled Securing the ballot. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 5952 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s view is that electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. Sir Eric Pickles’ review made a number of recommendations for strengthening the integrity of the electoral process, including requiring voters to provide a form of identification at polling stations before voting. In line with the manifesto commitment, the Government plans to run pilot schemes in a number of local authority areas in 2018 that will test the requirement for voters to present ID before voting. Pilots will help to identify the best way of administering this new requirement.</p><p>The Government is considering the way forward on the other recommendations made by Sir Eric Pickles, and will continue to consider how to improve the integrity of electoral processes more generally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:39:24.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:39:24.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this