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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Election Offences 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 21 December 2017 (HL3975), 16 March 2018 (HL6045), 20 November 2018 (HL11393 and HL11394), and 17 May (HL15556), what plans they have to introduce legislation to prevent any abuse of the electoral system in the UK. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass remove filter
star this property uin HL16199 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>On 5th May the Minister for the Constitution announced a range of new measures to safeguard UK elections by cracking down on intimidation, influence and disinformation.</p><p>As part of that, the Government has committed to: legislating for a new electoral offence of intimidation; clarifying the electoral offence of undue influence of a voter; implementing an imprints regime for digital election material; and launching a consultation on electoral integrity. Before formally launching the consultation, the Government will be inviting the views of interested groups to establish what the consultation could seek to address, and also see what scope there is for broad cross-party agreement.</p><p>Any legislative changes relating to issues or specific cases in Northern Ireland would, however, be a matter for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-17T14:10:20.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:10:20.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1130834
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading By-elections: Peterborough 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 3 July 2017 (HL3), 15 September 2017 (HL1448), and 13 October 2017 (HL1671), and by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 21 December 2017 (HL3975), 16 March 2018 (HL6045), 20 November 2018 (HL11393 and HL11394), and 17 May (HL15556), what assessment they have made of whether there was any abuse of the electoral system in the conduct of the by-election for Peterborough on 6 June; and if there was any such abuse, what assessment they have made of whether this is part of a wider pattern of abuse of the electoral system. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass remove filter
star this property uin HL16201 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>We take the security and integrity of our democratic processes very seriously.</p><p>The running of polls is a matter for independent returning officers, not the Government. The Electoral Commission engage with the returning officers, electoral staff and registered parties providing assistance in disseminating information and advice to individuals delivering or participating in elections.</p><p>We have processes in place to defend against electoral fraud. There is ongoing work with electoral administrators to ensure our elections remain secure and robust, both now and in the future. Measures like voter ID are the latest in our efforts to respect, protect and promote our democracy.</p><p>Where abuse of the electoral system is alleged, it is for the Electoral Commission or Police to investigate such claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:55:39.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Elections: Peterborough more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of (1) electors, (2) postal votes cast, and (3) proxy votes applied for, in the Peterborough constituency for (a) the general election in 2010 and (b) the by-election on 6 June. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass remove filter
star this property uin HL16202 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of electors, postal votes cast, and proxy votes applied for in general elections or by-elections are not collected by the Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-17T14:10:41.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:10:41.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Cost of Living 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 30 April (HL6934), when the Office for National Statistics expects to be able to produce regional price indices, including for Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass remove filter
star this property uin HL7465 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 2018-05-15more like thismore than 2018-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Letter from John Pullinger CB, National Statistician, to Lord Maginnis of Drumglas , dated 3 May 2018.</strong></p><p> </p><p>Dear Lord Maginnis,</p><p> </p><p>As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 30 April (HL6934), when the Office for National Statistics expects to be able to produce regional price indices, including for Northern Ireland <strong>(HL7465)</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statisitcs (ONS) commissioned the University of Southampton to produce a feasibility study into producing price indices for all the Government Office Regions, including Northern Ireland, using current price and expenditure data. The results of this research were published in November 2017[1]. Following this publication, we have further commissioned University of Southampton to continue the study. While still underway, initial findings of the study suggest that we will be unable to produce reliable regional price indices without a significant increase in the price sample for this area, which would be costly. We expect the study to be completed by December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We are actively pursuing access to retailers' transactional databases as part of our work exploring alternative data sources for consumer price statistics under the Digital Economy Act’s framework to access data for statistical purposes. At such a time as we receive access to these data we will have a sufficiently detailed data source to explore more reliable regional consumer price statistics; however, our timescales are dependent on when retailers might provide us with such data.</p><p> </p><p>Yours sincerely,<br></p><p><strong><br> John Pullinger</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/methodologies/feasibilitystudyintoproducingcpihconsistentinflationratesforukregions" target="_blank">Feasibility study into producing CPIH consistent inflation rates for UK regions</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2018-05-15T16:18:12.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-15T16:18:12.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Cost of Living more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage cost-of-living increases nationally during each of the last five years; and what was the annual percentage increase in rates in Northern Ireland over the same period. more like this
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star this property uin HL6934 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 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>​The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p><p><em><strong>Letter from John Pullinger CB, National Statistician, to Lord Maginnis of Drumglass, dated 20 April 2018</strong></em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Dear Lord Maginnis,</p><p> </p><p>As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking what was the percentage cost-of-living increases nationally during each of the last five years; and what was the annual percentage increase in rates in Northern Ireland over the same period <strong>(HL6934)</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>The Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) is our most comprehensive measure of inflation, and measures the change in price of a fixed basket of goods and services. The 12-month percentage change in the index is published on a monthly basis. The table below summarises the average 12-month percentage change for each of the last five years.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Annual average percentage 12-month change, CPIH, UK, 2013 to 2017</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Annual average 12-m change (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>0.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These data are taken from Table 10 of our <em>Consumer Price Inflation </em>bulletin[1]. In this publication you will also find the 12-month CPIH inflation rates, and similar figures for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI, the Monetary Policy Committee’s current inflation target). CPIH is the same as CPI but includes Council Tax and a measure of owner occupiers’ housing costs, which are not included in CPI. CPIH and CPI are both National Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>Unfortunately, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not currently produce an inflation measure for Northern Ireland. This is because the price sample is optimised at the national level and therefore regional price samples are small. Nevertheless, I do recognise that there is an important user need for regional measures of inflation, and to address this ONS have asked the University of Southampton to carry out a feasibility study into calculating regional price indices[2].</p><p> </p><p>You may also be interested to know that ONS analysis suggests that prices in Northern Ireland were on average 2.3% lower than the UK average for 2016. (Note that this analysis refers to the relative difference in price between regions, which is distinct from the rate at which prices change over time). This is taken from our <em>Relative Regional Consumer Price Levels of Goods and Services, UK: 2016</em> publication[3], which is based on estimates produced for Eurostat once every 6 years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Yours sincerely <strong>John Pullinger </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/ukconsumerpriceinflationmar2018" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/ukconsumerpriceinflationmar2018</a></p><p>[2] See our <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/articles/consumerpricesdevelopmentplan/2016-10-11" target="_blank">Consumer Prices Development Plan</a>, section 3.3.5</p><p>[3]<a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/articles/relativeregionalconsumerpricelevelsuk/2016" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/articles/relativeregionalconsumerpricelevelsuk/2016</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2018-04-30T16:57:34.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:57:34.137Z
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star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Absent Voting 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 Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of postal votes issued in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, for each general election from 2010 to 2017; and what were the comparative (a) percentages of the total poll in each of the four UK electoral areas, and (b) percentage increases in each region, at each general election. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass remove filter
star this property uin HL6046 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 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not hold this information. The data required is provided by each Returning Officer directly supplying information on postal votes to the Electoral Commission, which collates and publishes it.</p><p>The information can be found at <a href="https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/our-work/our-research/electoral-data/electoral-data-new" target="_blank">https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/our-work/our-research/electoral-data/electoral-data-new</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2018-03-15T17:40:18.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T17:40:18.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this