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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 260725 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>My officials and I meet regularly with representatives of local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132540
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260725 on European Parliament: Elections, which local authorities and electoral administrators he or his ministers have met with since the 2019 EU parliamentary elections; and whether the matter of EU citizens being prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections was discussed at any of those meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 265604 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials meet frequently with local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss<br>a wide range of electoral issues</p><p>Details of external meetings by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries are published quarterly and<br>are available on gov.uk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T15:32:58.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:32:58.4Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133646
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Electoral Register: EU Nationals 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons EU citizens were not issued with an EU election voter registration and declaration form when they voted in local elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267294 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>It is for individual Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to decide how to fulfil their statutory duty to encourage participation by electors in the electoral process in the area in which they act and take the necessary steps to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:59:10.5Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133647
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what support he provided to local authority electoral registration officers to ensure that EU citizens had sufficient time to return their declaration forms to vote in the 2019 European elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267295 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government took all the legal steps necessary to prepare for the European Parliament elections and put in place all the legislative and funding elements to enable Returning Officers to make their preparations required for the polls on 23 May. We also worked with Returning Officers and the Electoral Commission and other agencies such as the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to support the smooth running of the polls.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:08.143Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1133650
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department decided not to extend the deadline for EU citizens to return their voter registration and declaration forms for the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 267296 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest date in which an EU citizen can submit a European Parliament Voter Registration Form (known as a UC1 form) to register as an elector in the European Parliamentary elections is 12 working days before the date of the election. For the recent European Parliamentary elections that deadline was 7th May. The 12 working day deadline is based on two provisions relating to the application process and the publication of, and alterations to, the register before the election. The provisions are contained in section 13B of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and regulation 29 of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001; and the equivalent provisions in the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 as applied by Schedule 001 of the European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001. To change the 12 working day deadline would require changes to the legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The UC1 form implements a requirement under EU law. EU Council Directive 93/109/EC requires all Member States to send the details of any EU citizens’ declarations to the state they are a citizen of “sufficiently in advance of polling day” to ensure an EU citizen does not vote twice in the same European Parliamentary election. This is not a new requirement and has been in place for previous European Parliamentary elections.</p><p> </p><p>On 5 April the Electoral Commission published guidance for Local Returning Officers and EROs on the upcoming European Parliament elections. In this the Electoral Commission reminded EROs to prepare and issue UC1 forms to EU citizens on the electoral register. It also encouraged EROs to agree plans and timings for postal vote despatch (including how to prioritise the despatch of overseas votes). This latter point covers UK citizens living in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>On 3 May the Electoral Commission published guidance advising EU citizens to avoid registering to vote using unofficial registration sites. In this guidance, they further stated that “any EU citizen who wants to vote in the European Parliamentary election in the UK must also print, complete and return a declaration form stating that they will only vote in the UK.” This guidance also included a link to the Your Vote Matters website where the form could be downloaded.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:26.063Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132083
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Fraud 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to prevent postal vote electoral fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 264439 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. There are already measures in place designed to enhance the security of postal voting. In response to the Pickles report on electoral fraud, the Government accepted recommendations to strengthen the postal vote system and, in line with our manifesto commitment, we are working to reform postal voting to ensure our elections are secure.</p><p> </p><p>Cabinet Office coordinates cross-Government work to protect and secure our democratic processes and ensure those involved in delivering our elections receive cyber, physical and personnel security advice from experts at the National Cyber Security Centre and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:21:13.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:21:13.987Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1144625
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading List of Ministerial Responsibilities 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to publish an updated List of Ministerial Responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 286680 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Details of Ministerial responsibilities can be found on GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers).</p><p><br>The List of Ministerial Responsibilities was last updated in December 2018. An update to the document is expected in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:00:56.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:00:56.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
1138088
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Fraud 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle postal vote fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275735 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Electoral fraud is unacceptable on any level. There are already measures in place designed to enhance the security of postal voting.</p><p>In response to (the then) Sir Eric Pickles report on electoral fraud, the Government accepted recommendations to strengthen the postal vote system and, in line with our manifesto commitment, we are working to reform postal voting to ensure our elections are secure.</p><p>The Government will look for opportunities to introduce measures that will restrict the handling of postal votes by people who may seek to abuse or subvert them. We will also look to introduce controls on the return of postal votes via polling stations, which has been a cause for concern in past elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T14:08:12.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:08:12.433Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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3939
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1138089
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Elections: Corruption more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to tackle bribery during elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 275736 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Under section 113 of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) 1983 it is an offence for a person to give money or a gift to any other person in order to induce them to vote or to refrain from voting at an election. There is a similar offence at section 114 of the RPA 1983 in relation to the treating of voters.</p><p>Furthermore, the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) replaced an old and outmoded mix of common and statutory law and was designed to provide the courts, prosecutors and investigators the tools they needed to tackle bribery in the UK and overseas in the 21st century. The Act reflects the UK's continued commitment to combat bribery and provides a modern, comprehensive scheme of bribery offences.</p><p>If anyone has evidence of abuse of the electoral system, this should be reported to the Returning Officer or the Police who have powers to investigate.</p><p>We will continue to keep electoral law under review to ensure the electoral system is safe and secure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:08:27.537Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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3939
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading European Parliament: Elections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter (a) registration and (b) turnout at European Union Elections in 2019 in the event that the UK has not left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 247634 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission has a statutory responsibility to promote awareness of elections, including public awareness campaigns on voter registration. Electoral Registration Officers have a statutory duty to ensure that people who are eligible to vote in relevant elections have the opportunity to do so. For both this includes the European Parliamentary elections.</p><p><br>The Cabinet Office report, Respecting, Protecting and Promoting our Democracy, sets out the recent steps that Government has taken to modernise voter registration. For example, the introduction of online applications; changes to the anonymous registration process; and co- production of Mencap Easy-Read guides have made the system more accessible and built on record levels of voter registration. On voter turnout, this remains a matter for political parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster remove filter
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less than 2019-05-02T14:57:52.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T14:57:52.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this