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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753341
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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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
753342
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar 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
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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unstar 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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the instruction included on the 2016 London Mayoral election that voters should “Vote once [x] in column A for your first choice, and Vote once [x] in column B for your second choice”, whether they instructed the returning officers for (1) that election, and (2) other mayoral elections, to make it clear to voters that they must vote both for a first choice and for a second choice candidate; if so, on what basis that instruction was given; and whether they intend to review their instructions for future mayoral elections. more like this
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Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
star this property uin HL923 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 did not issue instructions to Returning Officers for the May 2016 London Mayoral and other mayoral elections to inform voters they must vote for a first choice and second choice candidate. The instruction on the ballot paper reflects how the supplementary vote works but it is for the voter to decide who they wish to vote for and whether they want to vote for one, two or any candidates. The Government is happy to consider any additional information on how to complete a ballot paper for polls using the supplementary vote system but, as was said in our manifesto, we are keen to move to the First Past the Post system for such polls which we think will be clearer and easier for electors to use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
751955
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to establish a register of research commissioned by Government departments. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL790 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 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the need to ensure government research is available and can be easily accessed.</p><p>Departments can already publish research in a single place, the<a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank"> GOV.UK </a> website, and we are constantly improving this website to make it easier for users to find the information they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T16:10:17.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T16:10:17.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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751977
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the average time period within which invoices issued by small and medium-sized enterprises are paid by public sector bodies in England; and what evidence they have for that estimate. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL812 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally, but public sector buyers are required to publish annually on their payment performance.</p><p>Central government departments are required to pay 80% of undisputed and valid invoices within 5 days, with the remainder paid within 30 days. Government departments publish performance against these targets on a quarterly basis on GOV.UK.</p><p>Data published in 2015-16 shows that by the final quarter all major departments, apart from one (at 76%), were meeting their 5 days target and that all departments were paying at least 96% of their invoices within the 30 day target, with several departments achieving 100%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T16:14:02.743Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T16:14:02.743Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Cabinet Office remove filter
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many representatives of Kensington and Chelsea Council have attended courses at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College at Easingwood in the last ten years; and for each course attended, to provide, (1) the name of the course, (2) a brief summary of advice given on preparedness for major civil or natural emergences and, (3) the number of Kensington and Chelsea representatives attending the course. more like this
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Lord Jopling 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Between January 2007 and June 2017 a total of twelve (12) representatives of Kensington and Chelsea Council attended courses at, or run by the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College.</p><p>Of those twelve, ten attended courses relating to the specifics of crowd and public safety management, one attended a course on crisis management in schools and colleges, and one attended a wide-ranging professional development seminar titled ‘reflections on resilience’.</p><p>The table below disaggregates overall course attendance by course name and date:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Course </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Delegates per event </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Delegates per course </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Demountable Structures (TDS)</p></td><td><p>8th Feb 2016</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Working in Safety Advisory Groups (SAG)</p></td><td><p>2nd April 2014</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21st May 2012</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Crowd Modelling, Management and Movement and Crowd Dynamics</p></td><td><p>10th March 2014</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4th March 2013</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Event Organisers Group (LAEOG) Event</p></td><td><p>9th October 2012</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Seminar - Reflections on Resilience</p></td><td><p>04th Dec 2012</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Introduction to Crowd and Public Safety Management</p></td><td><p>22nd Feb 2012</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Public Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings</p></td><td><p>28th Nov 2011</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crisis Management in Schools and Colleges</p></td><td><p>21st Nov 2007</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The table below provides a brief summary of the content of each course that representatives of Kensington and Chelsea Council attended between 2007-2017.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Course </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Summary of course content</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Temporary Demountable Structures (TDS)</p></td><td><p>The principal guidance and legislation applying to TDS; risk control in the design, erection and use phases; safety considerations in TDS procurement; the impact of external factors such as site conditions and weather on TDS safety; identification of good practice and lessons from events and incident case studies.</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Working in Safety Advisory Groups (SAG)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Determination of appropriate terms of reference for SAGs; the roles of members of the SAG; application of the legislation and guidance on licensing and safety certification; application of relevant guidance to determine safe capacities and practices for a range of venues and events.</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Crowd Modelling, Management and Movement, and Crowd Dynamics</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Principal guidelines, legislation and regulations for safety and contingency planning for crowds at venues and events; differentiating crowd management and crowd control; the phases and nature of crowds and their psychology; calculation of for flow rates and density for people in crowded places; management of potential crowd behaviours in emergency situations.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Local Authority Event Organisers Group (LAEOG) Event</p></td><td><p>A two day professional development event that focused on the composition and conduct of Safety Advisory Groups, understanding crowd behaviour and guidelines for emergency planning.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Seminar - Reflections on Resilience</p></td><td><p>A one day professional development event that covered: 'Resilience in an Age of Austerity'; ‘The Olympic Spirit - lessons for the resilient practitioner'; 'Interoperability' and 'Health -Threats to lasting resilience'.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Introduction to Crowd and Public Safety Management</p></td><td><p>A foundation course which introduces the subject of risk management, systematic approaches to the planning process, communications, crowd dynamics and crowd behaviours.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Public Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings</p></td><td><p>Site risk assessment, evaluation of safety features of an event proposal and the benefits of multi-agency co-operation in the planning for event.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Crisis Management in Schools and Colleges</p></td><td><p>A course for education managers who are responsible for planning and and managing the consequences of crisis and emergencies affecting schools, their staff and students, which enables them to meaningfully evaluate their organisation's state of preparedness.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:05:58.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:05:58.987Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the WebRoots Democracy report, Inclusive Voting: Improving access to elections with digital democracy, published on 5 June; and, in particular, what assessment they have made of (1) the call for pilots of an online voting option in elections, and (2) the conclusion that it is highly questionable whether voters with vision impairments and other disabilities have access to the right to cast a secret and independent vote. more like this
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Lord Knight of Weymouth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government notes the recommendations in WebRoots Democracy report. The Government is committed to building a modern democracy that works for everyone.</p><p>All voters have the right to vote independently and in secret. To assist blind and visually impaired voters, Returning Officers must ensure each polling station is equipped with a tactile voting device which fixes over the ballot paper and allows the voter to mark the ballot paper independently, and in secret, after a member of polling station staff has read out the list of candidates on the ballot paper to them. An enlarged version of the ballot paper is also displayed in each polling station and a large handheld copy provided on request to assist visually impaired voters. Disabled electors may also take a companion into the polling station with them for assistance, or make use of postal voting or appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf, in the same manner as other electors.</p><p>The introduction of electronic voting (‘e-Voting’) would raise a number of issues which would need to be considered carefully. The selection of elected representatives for Parliament is regarded as requiring the highest possible level of integrity and, at present, there are concerns that e-Voting, by any means, is not seen by many to be suitably rigorous and secure, and could be vulnerable to attack or fraud. To provide a system over which there are doubts held by part of the electorate would not be appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T16:12:41.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T16:12:41.477Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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unstar this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any review of the lessons learnt from the Iraq Inquiry; and if so, when they intend to publish that review. more like this
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Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government has received the report of Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Iraq Inquiry, and will be responding in due course, setting out the lessons learned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:32:11.58Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:32:11.58Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield more like this