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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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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more 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
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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
star this property answering dept id 53 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more 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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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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star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more 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
753343
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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
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more 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
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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
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star 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 less than 2017-09-06more 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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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 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
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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star 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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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>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 label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 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 guidance is given by HM Treasury to government departments, agencies and public bodies on the time by which those departments, agencies and bodies should pay the invoices of small and medium sized enterprises. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL720 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>Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually on their payment performance.</p><p>In addition, central government departments are required to pay 80% of undisputed and valid invoices within 5 days, with the remainder paid within 30 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T16:08:18.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T16:08:18.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward proposals to establish a Veterans Board in the Cabinet Office as outlined in their 2017 Manifesto. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL740 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>Details of how the Board will be set up are currently being considered and will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T16:09:50.63Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T16:09:50.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Cabinet Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 11 July (HL 291), why changing the system of courtesy titles for (1) the spouses of women members, and (2) the same sex spouses and civil partners of members, of the House of Lords is not a priority for the current parliamentary session. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL753 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>The Government does take the issue of inherent inequalities seriously, however, the Government’s priorities for the coming Parliamentary session were set out in The Queen’s Speech.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:40:20.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:40:20.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this