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star this property date less than 2014-02-27more like thismore than 2014-02-27
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Ministry of Justice with regard to the 13 questions asked of that department out of the 27 which remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5681 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Of the 13 questions to the Ministry of Justice that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 27 February, all but one have now been answered. <br><br>I take the matter of late answers to Questions for Written Answer very seriously. My office reviews the &lsquo;Questions unanswered after 10 working days&rsquo; in <em>House of Lords Business </em>every day. As soon as a question appears in this section of <em>House of Lords Business</em>, my office contacts the relevant department&rsquo;s Parliamentary Team, and they remain in contact with the Parliamentary Team and the Minister&rsquo;s Private Office until the question is answered. <br><br>I have also recently taken the opportunity to discuss the need for timely answers with members of the front bench in this House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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less than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
11895
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star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 153906 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
41455
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2014, Official Report, columns 509-10W, on electoral registration, if his Department will sponsor a national registration week. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 190814 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government welcomes initiatives that promote democratic engagement, such as the British Youth Council&rsquo;s Make Your Mark campaign and the recent Parliament Week programme. In February it announced that all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain, and five national organisations, will share &pound;4.2 million funding to promote voter registration.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to consider further ways to promote voter registration and welcomes discussions with national organisations about such initiatives.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
41278
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star this property date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what requirements there are for a political party operating in another country which has a branch in the UK to register with the Electoral Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 190541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Political parties are regulated by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA) 2000. Under its provisions, parties that wish to field candidates at elections and have their name appear on the ballot paper must be registered with the Electoral Commission (section 22). There are separate registers for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much the 10 most highly-paid returning officers in the UK are paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 190165 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The amounts recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at different national polls vary and have been set out in successive Orders. It is the size of the electorate which determines the maximum amounts that Returning Officers can claim. </p><p> </p><p>Any Returning Officers acting in an additional capacity, such as Regional Returning Officers at European Parliamentary Elections or Police Area Returning Officers at Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, are entitled to recover an additional flat rate amount for their services in co-ordinating the election over a number of local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Returning Officers are not required to claim the full amount. They can choose not to claim or to claim only part of the amount available. They can also choose to re-distribute some or all of the amount amongst any deputies and other staff to whom they delegate their duties. </p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the 10 highest maximum recoverable amounts for services rendered available to Returning Officers at the 2014 European parliamentary elections. Regional Returning Officers will be entitled to claim an additional &pound;12,000. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Local Authority</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>RO fee</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>&pound;39,564</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;29,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>Glasgow City</p></td><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>&pound;22,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>Sheffield</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;20,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>Cornwall</p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>&pound;20,190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>&pound;19,711</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>County of Durham</p></td><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>&pound;19,455</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Bradford</p></td><td><p>Yorkshire &amp; Humberside</p></td><td><p>&pound;18,270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>&pound;16,918</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>City of Bristol</p></td><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>&pound;16,914</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is up Local Authorities to determine whether or not Returning Officers are entitled to recover an amount in respect of services rendered at local polls. </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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534
star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
40936
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of and interest in politics among young people aged 16 to 24 years old. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 190282 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 5<sup>th</sup> February, the government announced that all 363 local authorities and valuation joint boards in Great Britain and 5 national organisations will be sharing &pound;4.2 million of funding aimed at ensuring every eligible person in the country, including young people, is signed up to the electoral register and has their chance to vote.</p><p> </p><p>To improve registration levels for young people, The Government has made the Rock Enrol! learning resource available, which promotes democratic engagement and encourages young people to register to vote.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also manages a student forum that brings together key people within the Higher/Further Education (HFE) sector, the National Union of Students and local authorities with the highest student populations. The forum aims to reinforce the maximum registration of students and increases Individual Electoral Registration awareness across the HFE sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
40937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 18 to 24 years who vote in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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John Robertson more like this
star this property uin 190283 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has made no such estimate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Robertson more like this
40938
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how the performance of returning officers is monitored. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 190154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Electoral Commission publishes performance standards for Returning Officers as provided for in the Electoral Administration Act 2006. The Commission monitors and reports on the performance of Returning Officers. It also provides support and guidance to enable improvements in electoral practice.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 provides for a Returning Officer&rsquo;s fee to be reduced by the Secretary of State following a recommendation by the Commission, in the event of inadequate performance at a UK Parliamentary election. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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1578
star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
40939
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star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, how much was paid to returning officers in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 190155 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The amount recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at national polls in the last 10 years has been set out in successive Orders. Fees paid to Returning Officers in local polls are the responsibility of their local authorities.</p><p> </p><p><strong>2004/05:</strong> No overall total is available. In 2004 and 2005, the calculations for Returning Officers&rsquo; fees were not listed by individual counting areas in the Orders.</p><p> </p><p><strong>2006/07/08:</strong> No national elections were held</p><p> </p><p><strong>2009: </strong>Total paid: &pound;2,386,069</p><p> </p><p><strong>2010:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,160,811</p><p> </p><p><strong>2011:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,468,766</p><p> </p><p><strong>2012:</strong> Total paid: &pound;2,068,931</p><p> </p><p><strong>2013:</strong> No national elections were held</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-06T12:00:00.00Z
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1578
star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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534
star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
40940
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
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star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, (a) how and (b) by whom pay levels for returning officers are set. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 190156 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The amounts recoverable by Returning Officers in respect of services rendered at different national polls vary and have been set out in successive Orders. It is the size of the electorate which determines the maximum amounts that Returning Officers can claim. </p><p> </p><p>Returning Officers are generally entitled to a sum of &pound;475 for every 10,000 electors in their area on a pro rata basis with a minimum of &pound;2,500. This rate has remained unchanged since 2009. </p><p> </p><p>Any Returning Officers acting in an additional capacity, such as Regional Returning Officers at European Parliamentary Elections or Police Area Returning Officers at Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, are entitled to recover an additional flat rate amount for their services in co-ordinating the election over a number of local authorities.</p><p>Returning Officers are not required to claim the full amount. They can choose not to claim or to claim only part of the amount available. They can also choose to re-distribute some or all of the amount amongst any deputies and other staff to whom they delegate their duties. </p>
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1578
star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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534
star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this